I was in a tournament recently called "rtl" and got 2nd place, but it doesn't show up in my online profile. How come?
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."
Interesting! Thanks for the reply.
But you still get points for any tournament, ok, makes sense.
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.
Mr Vaughn: Here is a good explanation of what tournament points are:
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.
To paraphrase one opponent of mine, they are there "just for kudos".
Just for clarification, Tournament Points are separate from Member Points. Correct?