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Everybody, here is what I will be running on chess.com, a swiss tournament! Since the auto-tournaments do not have a Swiss option, this should be a fun change. You and your opponent will be paired, it will be posted here, and a personal message will be sent to both of you. The Swiss System is a pairing system used in many OTB tournaments.
-Must be active on chess.com (log in at least every day on average)
-Must have a time per move average of less than 5 hours, we need the games done decently quickly.
-Must be human.
-Swiss system rules here :
-You must create the game against the opponent I give you by challenging them.
-You must send me the link.
-You must make sure to be the colour I assign to you.
-Will be 5-7 rounds depending on entries
-Entries must be made in a personal message to me, or posted in this forum.
-Pairings will be assigned every 30 days or when all games are done (whatever comes first)
-If when a round is ready to start, a player has not been online for 10 days, he will be withdrawn from the tournament
-When the game ends , report it to me.
-2 time-outs at any point in the tournament will result in disqualification.
-Three first place finishers get trophies and special entry into a private group.
time control 3 or 5 days
vacation allowed, but try not to be gone for too long
Concept sounds interesting, but 3-5 days per move is too slow for my liking.
It doesn;t really matter the days per move (shudve said "less than 5")
so what wha do you mean
Why the 5 hrs/move constraint? A 3-day time control with one swiss game in progress allows 72 hours per move. Something to think about. You'll get more players (I think) if you set the time control on its own and leave time-per-move out of it.
Kudos to trysts for taking part in the most jumbled tournament on chess.com!
Online Swiss? I see some problems....
You say 5-7 rounds, that would be 16-64 games. In a Swiss the next round can't start before the previous round is complete, and with (some) vacation allowed I guess the slowest game could take 6 months, if you're lucky.
7 Rounds of that would take 3 and a half years. How many players will commit for that long? Will the organizer commit for that long?
OTB swiss tourneys work, because everybody is in the same venue, every round has a fixed start and finish time, and the whole thing is over in days.
I think you're biting off more than you can chew :)
Well what I like to do is bite large hunks off, spit some out and pick them back up once my mouth is clear... Not entirely sure how one could do that in this situation but just thought i would point that out.
after 30 days, the people who's games have not finished will play each other
over in days.
If one's head is up one's arse, it seems possible to chew twice. If recursion is permitted, the chewing possibilities become endless. Arse-endless.
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