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Are arenas rigged?!

30fanethan

no, but might be because higher rating player underestimate them and lose and "power does not come from looks, but it comes from inside you"

KingCobra280

possibly sandbaggers, idk

FoxyBoiGamerYT

idk how that happens

Chr0mePl8edSt0vePipe
It’s not because of sandbaggers it’s because of how chess.com made it. You get paired by rating not by rank in the tourney
teju17
ninja888 wrote:
teju17 wrote:
Martin_Stahl wrote:
teju17 wrote:
toxic_rabbit wrote:
teju17 wrote:

before that test tourney, this didn't happen

what test tourney?

they did a cash prize tourney, whcih macthes players according to rating. With separate prizes for each rating group (100 rating points = 1 group)

a 1300 won the tourney and many lower rated players dominated. The other players gave negative feedback but still it's been introduced

 

Arenas here have always attempted to pair players close in rating together. It has nothing to do with score. The idea is that in an Arena, anyone can win, regardless of rating, since arena points are all that matters.

 

https://support.chess.com/article/335-what-are-arena-tournaments

That would allow sandbagging. there should be a restriction on new accounts playing tournaments, Before I used to play less bullet, so I was underrated by a 100 points, I came in the top 20 in that tournament quite easily. But now I've come to my 'actual' rating it's very hard to come to the top 20. 

I suggest that the pairing be done according to score not rating, then sandbaggers will not get an advantage

There is a restriction for new players which prevent them from joining arenas (also tournaments perhaps). If it was by score, then there would be no use for low rated players to play since they will always lose 

I think number of games AND account age should be considered

teju17
Chr0mePl8edSt0vePipe wrote:
It’s not because of sandbaggers it’s because of how chess.com made it. You get paired by rating not by rank in the tourney

YEs, but those who were on a tilt and tilted 300 points have a massive advantage

teju17
gullupakka wrote:

also pairings should be made on score (arena points)

 

+1

teju17
Chr0mePl8edSt0vePipe wrote:
This is the only thing I strongly dislike about chess.com. People should win a tournament because they are the best, not because they are lucky enough to play shorter games. If you want to always win every tournament no matter if your the worst player in the player pool then you shouldn’t be playing chess. It’s just a cheap participation medal. But actually worse than that. The worst people win. If you want to win a tourney so bad then join a below 1000 tourney. Chess.com should atleast put in the option to have arena matchmaking by rank.

+1 Exactly