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I have a suggestion. #1
For such non real-time games as we have here between players around the globe it can be useful to use somehow modified Round-Robin scheme. After sorting the players by theirs ratings and before distributing them among the groups to make "local" optimizing rearrangement (shifts) by the criterion - minimum of difference between players' time zones inside each group. This could speed up the first round as well as next ones (if this option will be applied to them too). I see "local" as constraints for that optimization shifts - this could be maximum allowed rating tolerance (for example inside +-50) or max allowed shift distance between more optimal and pure Round-Robin position (for example +-10% from number of groups: +- 2 for 20 groups, so one player from 7th group according to Round-Robin can be in groups from 5th to 9th after optimization) or both restrictions.
I have a suggestion. #2
Sorry. I had in mind a suggestion about temporary restriction on participation in new tournaments for the players that ignored theirs games in previous tournament. But now after typing it I see such penalty conflicting with the style of chess.com.
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I'm just wondering, how long will this tournaments last? I do have a suggestion and this should be effective for tournaments with the same time zone. What if we do it on the guest room of the live chess?
Point taken but this is a tournament with a set start date. I would suggest that at least after three days the clock should start automatically. I checked and some of them have been online but not started. I'm just wondering at what point something will happen as in theory they might never move and yet never time out.
they will timeout within 3 days
This is a blast. So glad I found chess.com. Forgot how much I love the game and how much I've forgotten. First tournament since High School and that was a long time ago. Congrats!! AJD
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You have been "kicked" next time "banned"
by now_and_zen 7 minutes ago
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Faking a LOW rating to win !!
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