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It does bump you to the next bracket. When the tournament starts, not before.
Of course, ratings can change after the tournament has started (even as a result of the tournament games). There's nothing to be done about that.
Let basic users to play on more tournaments,please.
I agree. Let basic users play in at least three tournaments. I know this is a big turn-off to many basic members considering other sites will let basic members play in multiple tournaments.
If you beat the leader, but he/she goes on to win your group, it goes to tie breaks, right? How do tie breaks work?
Hi, do anybody know where I can report a bug?
send an e-mail to email@example.com
Thanks Narz ;) Anybody else who discovered problems with conditional moves?? Dont use it, it can be your last move!!
I read that group placement is done by having players placed sequentially. Would'nt the "snake" approach be more fair? In the example of 25 players in 5 groups, player 5 is in group 5, player 6 in group, 1 and player 10 in group 5. This seems too nice for player 5 and not fair for player 6. With the "snake" approach, player 5 and 6 would be in the same group instead of player 5 being the first choice followed by player 10 and player 6 being second choice preceeded by player 1.
Yes, snake approach seems to be the best structure..
Also agree with above, basic members should be able to play more than one tournment at a time
What can we do to change this?
Question from member of my team!
He would like withdraw from one tour.so his Q is :''Do I lose my
points or just games,If I withdraw ?
How do you withdraw from a tournament before starting? (registered by mistake)
Go into the Tournaments main page, and you should see in your "My Upcoming Tournaments" list, the one you want to withdraw from.
Click on the tournament name. In the new page that opens, on the right side, it'll say "Withdraw".
If you still want to withdraw, you need to do this "Before" the tournament games begin.
How is the winner of a tournament determined. Is it the last person standing or is it the person with the most wins (or points)? I am in a small tournament where I have 4 wins and my opponent has only 1 (because be had no opponent in the last round). Even if I lose both games I will have 4 points and my opponent will have only 3.
I assume in large tournaments it is also possible for someone to last longer than someone else with more points, so how are the places determined?
how do you invite players to your tournement?
Perhaps nobody cares, and I will understand. However, for the sake principles, what pairing is more fair:
Assume 4 players. First player's rating is 1800, second 1601, third 1600 and last is 1200. Current system pairs first rating of 1800 with third rating of 1600 and second rating of 1601 with last rating of 1200. In that scenario player 2 has a far better chance to move up than player 1. With the "snake" approach, player 1 is paired with player 4 and player 2 with player 3, giving full advantage to player 1 and giving equal chances to player 2 and 3. Perhaps I am not making my point clear, but if interest is shown, I will try to explain again, because I am sure I have a point. All this in light that this site is just great.
Getting back to the subject :) and if i've got this right, I enrolled for the 1801 > band, but before the start I dropped below 1801 and was booted from the touney' are we saying that if I'd gone above 2000 I would still be in the 1801 - 2000 group?
Great site by the way, its rekindled my interest in chess after a very long lay-off
it's the first tournament that i join.i have a question.If you know please answer my question.
this morning i saw that it's my move . then i saw an strange thing. i notice that 2 moves has been taken but i do n't know if this is the rule of this tournament or not?
milad1990, its called a thematic game :)
Thematic tournaments require all games to start from a pre-defined starting position (such as the first 3 moves of the King's Gambit, for example). This allows players to play similar games and test each other in certain openings
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