Why no 2nd place?

  • #1

    I was in a tournament recently called "rtl" and got 2nd place, but it doesn't show up in my online profile. How come?

  • #2

    Hiya, depends on the number of players - in that one ye mention there were only 5 players. Help file here   says:

     "In Chess.com tournaments any tournament with fewer than 13 players will only have 1 winner. Tournaments with 13 or more players will have 1st - 3rd place."

    Cheers


  • #3

    Interesting! Thanks for the reply.

    But you still get points for any tournament, ok, makes sense.


  • #4
    so do you get points if you dont get first?


  • #5
    Yes, you still get tournament points if you don't get first.
  • #6

    What are tournament points anyway?

    I've looked all over for a definition but all I ever find are explanations of the tie break system.

    Thanks.


  • #7

    Mr Vaughn: Here is a good explanation of what tournament points are:

    http://www.chess.com/tournaments/help.html#points


  • #8

    Thanks Mr. Cobblepot. Yes. I have come across that explanation a few times. And though it explains how points are accumulated, it doesn't really say why the points are there in the first place. What can I do with those points? Do they allow me special priveleges somehow? Things like that. And this is just a curiosity. That is why I haven't really pursued it with all that much vigor.

    Thanks so much for responding.

     

    Jason


  • #9

    To paraphrase one opponent of mine, they are there "just for kudos".

    For now.


  • #10

    Just for clarification, Tournament Points are separate from Member Points.  Correct?


  • #11

    Correct.


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