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  1. 19 Dec '05 11:05
    tournaments.
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    19 Dec '05 12:33
    Originally posted by dottewell
    tournaments.
    Swiss tournaments are used in OTB chess because many other types of tournaments (grouped elimination) would be impractical as only two games per day (at most) can be played. As in correspondance chess games can be played simultaneously there is no need for swiss tournaments.
  3. 19 Dec '05 13:08
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Swiss tournaments are used in OTB chess because many other types of tournaments (grouped elimination) would be impractical as only two games per day (at most) can be played. As in correspondance chess games can be played simultaneously there is no need for swiss tournaments.
    But they are quicker than all-play-all & fairer than knock-out. I don't see how it could hurt to have it as an option.
  4. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    19 Dec '05 15:11
    Originally posted by dottewell
    But they are quicker than all-play-all & fairer than knock-out. I don't see how it could hurt to have it as an option.
    Even a small swiss tournament would require 6 rounds. 6 rounds will take upwards of a year even with short timecontrols. Compare that to Tournament 898 (an all-play-all) which will finish in 60 days at the most.

    Also there is nothing unfair about knock-out tournaments, the best performing player will still win. Yes, it can suck to draw a top player in the first round but take heart from the fact that you wouldn't have won the tournament anyway and RHP doesn't track placings just winners.

    Swiss tournaments are especially useful as a single tournament can give results for many classes (the overall winner being the Open winner, the highest placed sub-2000 being the U2000 winner etc.) however RHP has banded tournaments for this.

    All in all swiss style tournaments just aren't suited to correspondance chess.
  5. 19 Dec '05 15:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Even a small swiss tournament would require 6 rounds. 6 rounds will take upwards of a year even with short timecontrols. Compare that to Tournament 898 (an all-play-all) which will finish in 60 days at the most.

    Also there is nothing unfair about knock-out tournaments, the best performing player will still win. Yes, it can suck to draw a top player in t ...[text shortened]... ts for this.

    All in all swiss style tournaments just aren't suited to correspondance chess.
    Okay, you win.

    See you in the dead-thread tourney (it's a Swiss, I believe).
  6. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    19 Dec '05 18:13 / 1 edit
    [emptyness]
  7. 19 Dec '05 19:23
    Originally posted by Aiko
    [emptyness]
    [loneliness]
  8. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    27 Dec '05 16:00
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Even a small swiss tournament would require 6 rounds. 6 rounds will take upwards of a year even with short timecontrols. Compare that to Tournament 898 (an all-play-all) which will finish in 60 days at the most.

    Also there is nothing unfair about knock-out tournaments, the best performing player will still win. Yes, it can suck to draw a top player in t ...[text shortened]... for this.

    All in all swiss style tournaments just aren't suited to correspondance chess.
    IECC and other correspondence chess organizations run Swiss tournaments. I've played in these. They take years. (It's not much fun when you get a bye, however.)