Originally posted by saffa73
Except if the result of the tournament is decided by games played against an ILLEGAL entrant.
Player 1 loses both games against Timtim
Player 2 wins both games against Timtim
Player 2 has an advantage of 6 points.
This is not fair. Ok, so he lost two more games, but not against a leggitimate opponent. All games against illegal and unfair and illegintimate entrants should not count.
Not really a valid complaint. Most tournaments held for various county, state, and national championships allow people from other areas to enter. Winners of titles are the highest-scoring players who fulfil the residency requirements. Have a look at the Commonwealth Championships (which had 5 or 6 russians, and various other non-eligible players), or the various national championships that allow foreigners to play - Rafe Martyn is in this years British Championship, for example, and to the best of my knowledge he is Belgian.
As long as the playing field for everyone is level, there is no problem.