# tie points in live tournaments

• 18 months ago · Quote · #1

hey, gys i'm wondering how are tie points calculated I was tying first with this gy in a live tournament and he came up first with tie points of 18.5 and I had tie points of 17. How are these calculated?

• 18 months ago · Quote · #2

It depends.  Tournaments use different types of tie-breaking prodecures.

For example, any or all of the following may be used:

http://www.swissperfect.com/tiebreak.htm

I won first place in a tourney in 2010, based upon tie-breaks.  In that tournament the tie-breaks were in order, were Modified Median, Solkoff, and Cumulative.  In my case the order wouldn’t have mattered, since I was fortunate to come out ahead on all three of those individual tie-breakers.

Modified Median:  add up all of the final tournaments scores of all of your opponents but throw out the low score.

Solkoff:  add up all of the final scores of your opponents (don’t throw out the low)

Cumulative:  add up the running total of your round-by-round tournament standing score. (Example: 1 2 3 4 4.5 5 = 19.5)

If you supplied the entire tournament crosstable, I could probably figure it out for you which method was used, assuming you're correct with your 18.5 and 17 figures.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #3

Tie breaker points are the total sum of the scores of players you've beaten. For example, after three rounds, you have three wins. Your opponents that you've played have scored 2 points, 2 points and 0 points. Your tie breaker score would be 4 (2+2+0). For a draw, you receive half of your opponent's score.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #4

thx man now i got it