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  1. SubscriberRuss
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  2. Standard memberTychoo
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  3. Standard memberflexmore
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    11 Dec '08 09:37
    Originally posted by Tychoo
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    max entrants 2500

    if there are 2500 entrants then what should the group size be?

    (14*14*14=2744 and 15*15*15=3375)
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    11 Dec '08 18:57
    Perhaps it'll be four rounds.
  5. Standard memberflexmore
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    11 Dec '08 20:59
    Originally posted by Jasen777
    Perhaps it'll be four rounds.
    then it would be best as 8
    8^4 =4096
    7^4=2401
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    they should make it a dual 😵
  7. Joined
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    14 Dec '08 19:14
    somewhere on the website it says that entering tournaments will greatly increase your number of games played. if i enter the 2009 tournament how often will i be required to move and how many games will i concurrently be playing?
  8. Standard memberrandolph
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    14 Dec '08 21:28
    Originally posted by hovercraft2x
    somewhere on the website it says that entering tournaments will greatly increase your number of games played. if i enter the 2009 tournament how often will i be required to move and how many games will i concurrently be playing?
    You'll get 18 games and have 60 days to complete all of them.
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    14 Dec '08 22:29
    18 games in the first 60 days of the year? or 18 games over the year with 60 days to play each one?
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    15 Dec '08 00:07
    Originally posted by hovercraft2x
    18 games in the first 60 days of the year? or 18 games over the year with 60 days to play each one?
    18 games in the first 60 days of the year.
  11. Standard memberrandolph
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    15 Dec '08 00:251 edit
    Originally posted by the one00
    18 games in the first 60 days of the year.
    No, 18 games with 0 timeout and 60 timebank. If you win your group and make it to the next round, you'll get 18 more games with the same time control.
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    15 Dec '08 00:44
    how many games do i play at the same time? I'm assuming in each group i'll have 9 opponents and i play each one twice?
  13. SubscriberPonderable
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    15 Dec '08 10:24
    Exactly. And of coure its 18 games in 120 days, since your opponent might not move immidiately every time.

    So the whole tournament is about 120 days per round three rounds or roughly 360 days.

    Roughly applies since some people will take vacation time and some people won't take timeouts which will prolonge the rounds.

    And yes this are big groups and you play all of your opponents simultaneoulsy.
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    15 Dec '08 12:37
    Originally posted by hovercraft2x
    how many games do i play at the same time? I'm assuming in each group i'll have 9 opponents and i play each one twice?
    2009 will be a long one.

    i can see groups of 10.
  15. San Diego
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    15 Dec '08 21:16
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Roughly applies since some people will take vacation time and some people won't take timeouts which will prolonge the rounds.
    I thought that timeouts are automatic wins (losses) in tournaments, with no action required by the player. Is this true? If not, what prevents a tournament from being held up indefinitely by a player who refuses to take a skull?
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