# Tie break

In a tourney last night, I took 3rd. Someone won 2nd with the same record. How do these tiebreaks work?

If you’re the higher guy you get before lower guy

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your tie break score is the total of the points earned by everybody you beat plus half the scores of everybody you drew with

In a tourney last night, I took 3rd. Someone won 2nd with the same record. How do these tiebreaks work?

Different tourneys use different tie-breaks, but all are efforts to quantify the strength of your opponents. This article lays most of the common possibilities clearly with examples.

http://chessskill.blogspot.com/2016/02/swiss-tournament-tie-breaks.html

"""Someone won 2nd with the same record. """"  Guessing, you mean, the same touney result as you...  OK, if the two of you were not seperated by 'rating class' and one not in an open section as opposed to say, for example, class (rating)...  You got screwed, the prize, if any and any kudos, should have included you.  Keep in mind, they are trying here and don't always get things the first few times...

Tijuanaboomboom wrote:

your tie break score is the total of the points earned by everybody you beat plus half the scores of everybody you drew with

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Flocelliere wrote:
Tijuanaboomboom wrote:

your tie break score is the total of the points earned by everybody you beat plus half the scores of everybody you drew with

+1