1. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    29 Sep '10 17:11
    If i enter a tournament with four player groupings and end up in round two with 6 people in my group, i think it's safe to say that something is broken here...and that i've been unfairly given more games than i signed up for. If two players end a group with equal points, they should play deciders until there is one left...it's the only fair way for everyone involved
  2. Standard memberzozozozo
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    30 Sep '10 10:02
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    If i enter a tournament with four player groupings and end up in round two with 6 people in my group, i think it's safe to say that something is broken here...and that i've been unfairly given more games than i signed up for. If two players end a group with equal points, they should play deciders until there is one left...it's the only fair way for everyone involved
    Bad idea. Tournaments take a long time already. Adding two more games makes everyone else wait even longer. And if you set up two equally-good players against eachother it could take more then two games befor a winner is decided.

    Besides, theres a warning in every tournament: "Group size may vary depending on number of entrants" so you knew it could happen. If you cant handle it; dont play tournaments.
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    30 Sep '10 11:30
    i hate agreeing with zozo.

    so i'm just going to pretend i didn't see this thread 😏
  4. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    30 Sep '10 20:081 edit
    Tournament 9605

    Why not split the 7 players into two groups for round 2. Sure, the groups are uneven, but so what?
  5. THORNINYOURSIDE
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    30 Sep '10 21:49
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    If i enter a tournament with four player groupings and end up in round two with 6 people in my group, i think it's safe to say that something is broken here...and that i've been unfairly given more games than i signed up for. If two players end a group with equal points, they should play deciders until there is one left...it's the only fair way for everyone involved
    I wondered about this so I looked through some completed tournaments and found that there are quite a few with 5/6/7 player final rounds.

    Another 7 player final round was Tournament 4893

    It would appear that the way they are set up that they expect only 1 player to progress from each group and so the final round would consist of only 4 players. Where more proceed then unless the tally reached 7 or more then the players that progress are in the final round.

    Haven't found any normal penultimate round where there were 8 players or more progressing to see if they they were all put into a final group playoff or if they would be split into two groups.

    I can just see the complaints now if your idea was to be followed through, especially in longer time control tournaments. You could also argue that if you and player B end up with same points then the player with the best record against the other should progress rather than play two extra games.
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    01 Oct '10 00:35
    Originally posted by adramforall

    Haven't found any normal penultimate round where there were 8 players or more progressing to see if they they were all put into a final group playoff or if they would be split into two groups.
    always split into 2 groups.
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