Why no 2nd place?

ozzie_c_cobblepot

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

Pistoleer

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


ozzie_c_cobblepot

Interesting! Thanks for the reply.

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


firestare500
so do you get points if you dont get first?


ozzie_c_cobblepot
Yes, you still get tournament points if you don't get first.
selfevident1

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.


ozzie_c_cobblepot

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

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


selfevident1

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


ozzie_c_cobblepot

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

For now.


lotsoblots

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


ozzie_c_cobblepot

Correct.