Tie-breaks

Stevie65

This-might-sound-an-obviously-stupid-question.

I'm-starting-to-take-part-in-tournaments.

What-and-how-are-'Tie-breaks'?

KeepinOn2

Tie-breaks determine the order of finish when two or more players finish with identical scores.  There are a variety of tie-break methods employed, see the link above for chess.com's version/explanation.