Ok Russ, I know the tournameent has some last minute finishes and cannot be viewed yet, but I'm a little curious of the suspicious setup of my games. Are we playing each guy in our pool once and it randomizes what color we have? For example, I have 25 2005 champ games, but in only 4 OF THEM I am white, the rest, black. Will I get a chance to play these guys with white later, or I'm I stuck with trying to win 85% of my games with the black peices? Even the Ironman's of the world might find this somewhat on the overly challenging side, to win with nothing but black everytime, and IMHO, if this is the case, randomizing what color you play is perhabs even worse then randomizing the seeding.
I won't whine about it, I am good with black and I'm up for the challenge, but others will certainly be furious over this if they get 85% black games, like myself, and never get to play white.