tie points

RobboThe1st
The way tie points are calculated in tournaments in my opinion are not fair in the modern game. You can beat the highest rated player in round 1 and get no tie points because he/she quits and lose on tie points because someone beats the lowest rated player in round 1 who doesn't quit.
HorsesGalore

tie breaks are often based on how your competition performs.      that shows your strength of schedule.    If your competition drops out, regardless if they are the highest rated or lowest rated, that's the way it goes.      One tie break system will drop out your highest and lowest score opponents, before adding up all the rest  ( in which case, it takes care of the person who you beat, who immediately dropped out )

RobboThe1st

I don't get that ie:: one tie break system dropping out highest and lowest score opponents. Can you explain that in plain terms. All I can figure from the tie points is you get 1 for every game won by an opponent you beat.

HorsesGalore

you can read more by following this link  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie-breaking_in_Swiss-system_tournaments   or just googling chess tie break systems.