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  1. 17 Feb '10 18:43
    On sites such as this one, which is better to enter (assuming the ratings for the players are the same): a large tourney or a small one?

    thanks - grit
  2. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    17 Feb '10 19:25
    Originally posted by grit
    On sites such as this one, which is better to enter (assuming the ratings for the players are the same): a large tourney or a small one?

    thanks - grit
    That depends, do you like large or small tournaments? lol...

    Non-subscribers such as yourself cant play tournaments tho, you have to subscribe for that.
  3. 17 Feb '10 21:50
    I like the large tourneys (3/7 with at least 12-15 players per section). That's because I use them to try out new openings/defenses and that gives me a large number of games to play with the opening and to study afterwards to see how it worked.
  4. 21 Feb '10 05:52
    Depends on your goals. Obviously, if you're trying to win, less player = less competition. However, if you want to try something new out, more games is compensation for mistakes because most people don't win all of their games in a large group. Mostly, however, it's just personal preference.
  5. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    21 Feb '10 09:47
    I prefer tourneys with only one round, so I don't risk having to play many second rounds at the same time, ending up with too many games going and thus loosing interest.
  6. 21 Feb '10 14:13
    Originally posted by orion25
    I prefer tourneys with only one round, so I don't risk having to play many second rounds at the same time, ending up with too many games going and thus loosing interest.
    This is an important consideration. I do the opposite - I play in tournaments only with multiple rounds (but small pairings sets) so that I keep the number of games I add at any one time relatively small, but can still play in large tournaments and get games with a lot of different players.

    This is definitely a matter of taste