Originally posted by Ravello
..............those muppets like ItsYouThatIAdore, players of 1900+ strength entering 1400-1500 tournamentsTournament 1379..........just reviewing my active tournaments I came across this one but I guess there are a lot out there............all damned Dustnrogers emulators😞
Are you proud if you're going to win this one?
In need of an ego boost uh?
Yes, it's pathetic for someone who used to be rated over 2000 to enter a tournament designed for players between 1400 and 1550.
Whether he wins it or even qualifies from his group is irrelevant. Just by being in the tournament this player is ruining it for others.
The rules need to be changed. A player's highest ever rating must be taken into account to determine eligibility for tournamants. The current system which uses the highest rating over the last 30 days is hopelessly inadequate.
There are just too many unscrupulous individuals who artificially lower their ratings by resigning or being timed out in masses of games and then take advantage of their falsely low ratings to enter these banded tournaments. I don't see why something can't be done about this.
Here's a simple solution:-
If a player has been rated over 2000, they can never enter a tournament with an upper limit of 1900 (I'm allowing a 100 point leeway in case their highest rating was a fluke).
If a player has been rated over 1900, they can never enter a tournament with an upper limit of 1800.
If a player has been rated over 1800, they can never enter a tournament with an upper limit of 1700.
.... and so on, all the way down to the bottom.
Why wouldn't that work?