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  1. 20 Jun '06 07:06
    How is it possible that 1 player can enter for 2 diffent level rated banded tourneys at the same time? I feel a player is either in 1 group or the other. Is that possible or am i just sour grapes?
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    20 Jun '06 08:56
    It's possible, I've done it with 1800-2000 and a 2000+ bands. To enter a banded tournament you must have a highest in the past 30 days rating within the band. It is only checked upon entry. So if your highest in the past 30 days rating increases or decreases from one band to another after you entered the first then you could enter a second.
  3. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    20 Jun '06 09:06
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    It's possible, I've done it with 1800-2000 and a 2000+ bands. To enter a banded tournament you must have a highest in the past 30 days rating within the band. It is only checked upon entry. So if your highest in the past 30 days rating increases or decreases from one band to another after you entered the first then you could enter a second.
    Thats the spirit Xanth. Gets my rec.

    skeeter
  4. 20 Jun '06 09:23
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    It's possible, I've done it with 1800-2000 and a 2000+ bands. To enter a banded tournament you must have a highest in the past 30 days rating within the band. It is only checked upon entry. So if your highest in the past 30 days rating increases or decreases from one band to another after you entered the first then you could enter a second.
    Thanks for clearing it up for me- I was a bit mind boggled.
  5. 21 Jun '06 22:17
    Originally posted by Lucardo
    How is it possible that 1 player can enter for 2 diffent level rated banded tourneys at the same time? I feel a player is either in 1 group or the other. Is that possible or am i just sour grapes?
    I've seen a player enter three bands of the same tournament before. He wouldn't even withdraw from the lowest banded tourney after I PM'ed him, *****.
  6. Standard member dweezil
    Canuck savant
    02 Jul '06 14:41
    Originally posted by Lucardo
    Thanks for clearing it up for me- I was a bit mind boggled.
    If you really want to do well in a banded tournament, do it like this guy:User 175603

    Last fall his rating was high enough he was in a 1600-1799. Tournament 878

    Then you let yourself be t/o'd in dozens or hundreds of games until your rating is in the toilet.

    Then you start joining the lower banded tournaments and thrash your opponents. Fun, eh?
    Tournament 1123
    Tournament 1140
    This is the best one:
    Tournament 1132

    When I questioned him about his reasons for joining this last tournament, the 0-1249 banded, he told me: "it is my first time, i did not know about it, thanks for telling me. next time i wont 🙂"

    Pretty good chess player, but an awful memory!
  7. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    02 Jul '06 20:57 / 1 edit
    User 176590

    Three wins in different bands at the same time.

    Although with barely 50 points separating all three bands (and the other one in between, a 4th place in the final group), it's quite easy not not be too strong for any. He also entered the one above these too.

    And i don't think he was particularly unsporting here (his rating has risen since entry) and I don't think he'd peaked much above these bands beforehand.
  8. Standard member The Slow Pawn
    HIT THE LIGHTS
    03 Jul '06 14:14
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Thats the spirit Xanth. Gets [b]my rec.

    skeeter[/b]
    Skeeter, kettle, black