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  1. Steelers Country
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    15 Jan '03 14:40
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  2. Donationbelgianfreak
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    17 Jan '03 14:42
    does anybody know how the pairings are to be done for this tourney? Random or by rating? Or another way?
    Just my preferance, but wouldn't random be better?
  3. Standard memberhayz
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    17 Jan '03 16:58
    Originally posted by belgianfreak
    does anybody know how the pairings are to be done for this tourney? Random or by rating? Or another way?
    Just my preferance, but wouldn't random be better?
    I'd prefer random as well.
  4. DonationJacko
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    17 Jan '03 17:31
    Just my preferance, but wouldn't random be better?
    I agree, in my last tournament i got the best player and my dad (whos rating was 1 above mine got the lowest player).

    I would also prefer random

    David 🙂
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    18 Jan '03 11:15
    I think that's a big vote for randomness - how about it Russ/Chris ?
  6. DonationJacko
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    19 Jan '03 12:55
    Originally posted by jscar
    I think that's a big vote for randomness - how about it Russ/Chris ?
    please
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    Well, against similarly rated opponents I do okay (win some, lose some) Against people 300 points ( and even 200) above me I have been getting smashed. Maybe you could group players into a range, then go random. Just my two cents.http://www.timeforchess.com/board/newpost.php?threadid=3551&frompage=1#
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    21 Jan '03 17:16
    Totally random. Makes the tournament more interesting for lesser players, especially players in my range.

    mike
  9. Donationlegionnaire
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    21 Jan '03 17:41
    I vote for random as well. I think if the tournament is set up so that the highest rated player plays against the lowest, the second highest plays against the second lowest, then you're almost guaranteeing who will be in the final, whereas with random we could see some very interesting upsets and matchings.

    -mike
  10. Standard memberSchliemann
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    21 Jan '03 19:22
    I have a suspicion that someone with a 1348 rating might have a shot at winning....but that is just a guess.

    So don't think ALL of the top guys will advance.

    Dave
  11. Steelers Country
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    21 Jan '03 19:34
    Originally posted by legionnaire
    I vote for random as well. I think if the tournament is set up so that the highest rated player plays against the lowest, the second highest plays against the second lowest, then you're almost guaranteeing who will be in the final, whereas with random we could see some very interesting upsets and matchings.

    -mike
    What if it was the highest against the 2nd highest
    and the lowest aginst the 2nd lowst...and so on?

    -Adam
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    I'm in and can't wait for it to start.
    I vote for random.
  13. DonationLuck
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    21 Jan '03 20:41
    Originally posted by mariposa
    I'm in and can't wait for it to start.
    I vote for random.
    I do agree with the sweet butterfly despite she has shown her "bee-tendencies" !!!! LOL
    Random, but the path should be stated like the winners from the group 1 and 3 meets in the second round. The winner meets the winner of group 5 and 7 winners!.....

    Sincerely,

    Harri
    a.k.a. Luck
  14. DonationJacko
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    21 Jan '03 21:02
    Originally posted by Schliemann
    I have a suspicion that someone with a 1348 rating might have a shot at winning....but that is just a guess.

    So don't think ALL of the top guys will advance.

    Dave
    your still in the top half and would get a worse opponent thouhg.

    David
  15. Donationlegionnaire
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    21 Jan '03 21:26
    Originally posted by UncleAdam
    What if it was the highest against the 2nd highest
    and the lowest aginst the 2nd lowst...and so on?

    -Adam
    That would be interesting, if a bit unusual. Then for the best player, your toughest games would likely be at the beginning of the tournament and get progressively easier, while the players with lower rankings would face progressively harder games. Again, this is assuming that rating is an adequate barometer of skill, which may or may not be the case (sorry about that, Dave.)

    -mike
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