Welcome to the Tournaments Discussion Forum

  • #1

    Please use this forum category to post all your ideas/questions/comments/etc about tournaments. We hope you enjoy the new feature...and the new forum!

  • #2
    if we joined with a score in the target range and won a few games before the tournament starts, do we get kicket out?
  • #3
    no, you don't. but maybe you should. :) I'll have to think about that one! so for now, no, but in the future, maybe :)
  • #4
    can we get implemented other tournament styles? i.e Swiss
  • #5
    perhaps in the future, but right now no. It's a very big deal to build even one format...so it'll take time before we add more. The problem with swiss, is you can only have one game at a time going for each player, and with turn based chess, those types of tournaments would take a VERY long time.
  • #6
    no dont kick them out if the tournament has already started and they have gone over or under the target rating that just creates complications, what should happen is if a player goes Over or Under the target range, before the tournament has started, then they should be promoted/relegated to the appropiate tournament league....
  • #7
    I second the call for more tourney types.  I particularly would like to see knock-out tourneys. 
  • #8

    First of all, thanks to Erik, Jay, and others for this awesome new feature! We appreciate the hard work!

     

    I also second the request for more tournament types, but realize that this will take a long time to be implemented. 


  • #9
    RooksBailey wrote: I second the call for more tourney types.  I particularly would like to see knock-out tourneys. 

     well, we do have knock-out tourney (the round-robin ARE knock-out). do you mean bracketted knock-outs? 


  • #10
    I would like to see friends tournaments. If I could create a private one, that I could invite people into I would very much enjoy it. Maybe that is already one of the premium features.
  • #11
    Lord-Svenstikov wrote: I would like to see friends tournaments. If I could create a private one, that I could invite people into I would very much enjoy it. Maybe that is already one of the premium features.

    Yes, it's a platinum/diamond feature.  See the tournaments help page


  • #12

    Thank you Jay, Eric and the rest of Chess.com staff,

    This should be great!


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  • #14
    SonofPearl wrote: Lord-Svenstikov wrote: I would like to see friends tournaments. If I could create a private one, that I could invite people into I would very much enjoy it. Maybe that is already one of the premium features.

    Yes, it's a platinum/diamond feature.  See the tournaments help page


    Thanky very muchy :)


  • #15

    There had been started a tournament "Great battles at Chesscom", in january.

    I played the first round but was never informed about the second.

    Does anyone know wether this tournament is still going on?

     

    Mandelshtam 


  • #16

    Hi guys,

    I'd like to know if time is restricted somehow. I mean if one single game is very slow (e.g. 50 moves x 3 days), this can spoil the joy of hundreds of players. Not to mention vacations...

     Thx.


  • #17
    aamons wrote:

    Hi guys,

    I'd like to know if time is restricted somehow. I mean if one single game is very slow (e.g. 50 moves x 3 days), this can spoil the joy of hundreds of players. Not to mention vacations...

     Thx.


     nope. they can spoil it :) but if they have no chance to win, we can probably advance the round without them :)


  • #18

    Regarding future tournament ideas:

     

    To address concerns regarding rating changes pushing players out of the rating range; is it possible to integrate glicko RD into the tournament 'guidelines'?  Perhaps future tournaments could funnel players with glicko RD over a certain number into (a) a second bracket -or- (b) a second tournament...?

     

    I'm sure there are many considerations to making a change like this, and it wouldn't even 'solve' the problem necessarily.  I do think that this could however improve the perception of 'fairness.'


  • #19
    interesting suggestion! we're thinking on this stuff now...
  • #20
    Yes, huge thanks/kudos to erik, jay, and all at Chess.com! This was a great site already and the new features are amazing. You'll have my subscription shortly. Good luck to all in the tourneys!
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