Originally posted by soulbyI agree with you. My old coach used to tell me that winning was a waste of time, because you only learn from losing.
i've mentioned something about this in a previous thread (Want More Tournaments Now Please), like i said they are the ones that will not gain from the tournament.
Originally posted by RavelloActually... Take a look at the Pi Banded 1500 - 1599 Tournament. Dustin is in that one.
Same for the Rho 1500-1599 where Gyr entered,he was 1800+ in November,then got timeouted in many games and went 1500............
Sportmanship is something unknown in tournaments.
Kudos to Dustnrogers who withdrawn from some tournaments after that some people complained about him entering tournies rated far under his real skills.
Originally posted by Faith No MoreYes,you're right,even if I insisted until he withdrawn from the 1100 banded (YES,he entered that tourny two weeks ago!!)
Actually... Take a look at the Pi Banded 1500 - 1599 Tournament. Dustin is in that one.
The sad thing is that I PM'd and asked him to withdraw but he blatantly ignored me.
I was looking forward to that Banded Tournament, but when I saw Dustin isn't going to do the honorable thing and withdraw, I chose not to enter.
Originally posted by GatecrasherI don't think this would work cause say a 1100 player wins a bunch of games that have been sitting around and his rating jumps to say 1300. He probably wouldn't want to enter any banded tourneys cause he would be playing people of a higher skill level. It's not fair cause of higher rated players going down (by timeout usually) and lower rated players have temporary rating jumps. I think that from now on if we know a player who couldn't play for a while and gets t/o'd we should try to have that person removed cause we know their most likely gonna win.
The 30 day high rating helped a bit on this score.
Maybe it is time to use a longer envelope, say the highest rating over the past 6 months and/or the highest rating over the past 300 games, which ever is highest. The idea being that your rating for tournament entry would then take far too long to fall sufficiently to allow your entry into lower rate ...[text shortened]... s is necessary. But, quite clearly, some players can't always be trusted to exercise integrity.
Originally posted by RavelloOn the other hand, chance are that Dustin will leave the siteand get timed out in all his games sometime in the near future. So maybe I should've entered the tournament, dragged out my games with him, and wait for Dustin to leave as he always does and then take the timeout?
Yes,you're right,even if I insisted until he withdrawn from the 1100 banded (YES,he entered that tourny two weeks ago!!)
I'll retire my kudos to him and wait to see him enter a 1800-1900 tournament,his real skill level.
I guess that by entering those tournaments he's only searching an ego-boost,since he knows his real skills but wants a bunch of easy wi ...[text shortened]... eel better with himself.
For the record the guy is rated 1780 now and soon will hit 1900 again.