Originally posted by SiliconPawn
I disagree. I understand when a tournament runs for months you are going to get that in the later rounds, but this tournament was just announced. He is not a quickly improving player, he is a new player whose rating hasn't peaked. If he had any respectability, he would withdraw from the tournament.
And by the way he is now 200 points over the rating cap and still climbing.
They entered Tournament 2575, which is an August 2007 Banded Duel II 1650-1800.
They were rated 1592 at the start of August and 1792 and the end of August therefore within the acceptable limits.
Also I never said they were a quickly improving player
They are just a good player with a very quickly improving rating.
While it is annoying that someone is obviously better than the banded limits, the tournament entry limits limits were imposed to prevent most examples like this, a new member who has not yet reached their true skill level will always stand out.
However as long as the players meet these tournament ratings limits then they will be allowed to enter.
What next, denying someone who has fallen from 1900 to 1300 due to timeouts from entering banded tournaments for 1850+ rating because their actual current rating is way below their tournament entry threshold?