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  1. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    29 Aug '07 00:56
    ain't running too well, who ever came up with this should be pretty embarassed since not too many 1800+ players join tournaments. It's been 6 entrants for the last few days or so.
  2. 29 Aug '07 03:37
    It's not labelled as 1800+ though, you only find out when you try to enter it.

    Have you noticed how many 1800+ banded tournaments remain unfilled a lot longer than the others? The system must generate them automatically in batches and all ratings must be required to be included.
  3. Standard member LekZ
    Why am I here?
  4. 29 Aug '07 05:32 / 1 edit
    Those 4 were all specified as 1800+, and did you also notice 2318 was called a Duel but is actually Quartet? The Grunfeld is asking for 128 players which indicates it wasn't meant to be banded at all.

    The 7 oldest Open Tournaments are all 1800+ bandeds.
  5. 29 Aug '07 13:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    ain't running too well, who ever came up with this should be pretty embarassed since not too many 1800+ players join tournaments. It's been 6 entrants for the last few days or so.
    I'm convinced that to be that good, you generally have to moderate your game load way lower than most subscribers. Between this and the fact that there are only 512 1800+ players (and how many of those are subscribers?) you will have trouble filling such tournaments.

    By comparison there are 1351 players between 1600-1800. Of course tournament ratings will up both these numbers slightly, but it's clear that there are twice as many in the 1600-1799 band as in the 1800+.