12136 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
As you can see below it clearly says 2 players advance, not 1. This may have been the second round in the tournament but it still says nowhere that only 1 player will advance.
This probably has something to do with the round only have 3 players, instead of 4. I still feel robbed of my rightful place in the tournament, as it says nowhere that only 1 player will advance. Chess.com needs updating because I'm sure that I'm not the only one that was expecting to go through.
Dan, I believe there is a rule that 50% of players is the maximum that can advance in multi-round tourneys. Unless there are ties, as what happened in round one of Forts. Since there are now 9 players (instead of 8), the 2nd round was put into groups of three. This is because of the max. group size as determined by TD. If there were no ties in round one, eight players would have advanced, and there would have been two groups of four, where two can then advance to round three. So, with a group of three, the only way more than one can advance is if there are ties.
Hope this helps.
It does, but it really should say that only 1 advance. That would avoid any confusion. Thanks anyway
Wow, dude, chill out. It's not Tata Steel.
Dan, it only gets confusing when ties allow additional players to advance. The combination of the 50% rule and max. group size then may allow this type of situation.
It certainly confuses some the first time it happens, but try to remember it for future tournys.
Kohai! I didn't do it! I swear!
Why don't they just say two players will not advance out of a group with a maximum of four players? That seems to be a simple change to make in the wording so that people won't get their hopes up.
Trysts, did you mean two advancing out of a group of three?
If anything, there should be a notification if ties change the parameter of two advancing. It confuses a lot of people when it happens the first time.
Hmmm....maybe it doesn't help to re-word it
"two players will not advance out of a group with a maximum of four players"
Which one of these five animal species would make the best chess players?
by Walter0508 3 minutes ago
My Paul Morphy Impression
by jaaas 3 minutes ago
7/27/2016 - Dual Threats
by BryanCFB 11 minutes ago
I am quitting chess.
by BISHOP_e3 14 minutes ago
we all make mistakes?
by OnceUponaCheckmate 20 minutes ago
Explain this blunder
by pestebalcanica 21 minutes ago
Musketeer Chess, a commercial chess variant with a large variety of new pieces
by routier1642 22 minutes ago
Is this Magnus Carlsen?
by OnceUponaCheckmate 24 minutes ago
by macer75 26 minutes ago
by ChessPlayinDude47 32 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!