Originally posted by sundown316A 9 round Swiss event with only 18 players?? That's pretty silly. I wonder who dreamed that one up. There must be dozens of good players who can compete in this event. Oh well, it won't require much furniture.
This event has to be one of the biggest jokes FIDE has foisted on the chess world. How can you have a 9 round Swiss event with only 18 players? There are going to be some mighty weird pairings the last 2 rounds! And the players are putting in almost no effort-lots of 15-20 move draws, thought those was illegal!