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  1. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    15 Nov '05 17:02
    I just thought it would be good to let know people what is the "Original pairing" in the new tournaments:basically it means that the top player will be paired against the lowest and so on until all pairings are made.
    A warning to avoid people's disappointment when they are paired against some 2000+ and don't know why.......
  2. Standard member TRACKHEAD21
    Total Domination
    15 Nov '05 18:01
    oh no, a 2000 rated player in the first round. I'm shaking in my boots, shaking from laughing so hard lol.
  3. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    15 Nov '05 18:13
    Obviously I was not warning you,since ,before the timeouts,you were rated 2200+,but I was warning other patzers like me who risk to enter a tournament in which they won't find any fun at all.
  4. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    15 Nov '05 18:25
    Originally posted by Ravello
    Obviously I was not warning you,since ,before the timeouts,you were rated 2200+,but I was warning other patzers like me who risk to enter a tournament in which they won't find any fun at all.
    Actually you would probably get the best of it with a rating of approx. 1500 seeing as this is the middle ground of players entering tournaments you would probably get somone about your rating most of the time.
  5. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    15 Nov '05 19:01
    Originally posted by Freddie2004
    Actually you would probably get the best of it with a rating of approx. 1500 seeing as this is the middle ground of players entering tournaments you would probably get somone about your rating most of the time.
    You're right but still this kind of pairings is a lot unfair to lower players and clearly favours top dogs.
  6. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    15 Nov '05 19:17
    Originally posted by Ravello
    You're right but still this kind of pairings is a lot unfair to lower players and clearly favours top dogs.
    The point of Original Pairings is to generate better and more interesting matchups in the later rounds. The first and second seeds (assuming they win each round) will play in the final.
  7. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    15 Nov '05 19:22
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    The point of Original Pairings is to generate better and more interesting matchups in the later rounds. The first and second seeds (assuming they win each round) will play in the final.
    Why not just say the two top seeds play in the Finals and avoid all the annoying bother of having these great players have to waste their time playing the peasantry?
  8. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    15 Nov '05 19:38
    Are you sure this is right Ravello?

    From my own experience of this method I was the 16th ranked player out of 32 (a point above 17th). He got to play the top ranked 2,200+ player, I got the guy ranked 32nd. So 1v(n/2)+1, 2v(n/2)+2, 3v(n/2)+3 etc
  9. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    15 Nov '05 20:39
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    The point of Original Pairings is to generate better and more interesting matchups in the later rounds. The first and second seeds (assuming they win each round) will play in the final.
    i hope the 3(c) penalty is waived for the long haul dual ... our grandkids will have to play the final rounds for us.
  10. 15 Nov '05 21:25
    Originally posted by Ravello
    You're right but still this kind of pairings is a lot unfair to lower players and clearly favours top dogs.
    Depends I enter open tornaments I dont expect to win what I do find is I learn maybe one or two things that I might remeber its a great way to learn being beaten by a knight revealing the queen I have used it a couple of times ...slowly I have gone from a 1000 to a 1200 player...struggling to hold it but trying....the other thing I have found that a lot of the higher rated playrs are generous with advice for us poor "peasents" freely talking about techniques that might help improve our game...... Finally just once in a while you get that real buzz from beating one of the top dogs ok only twice but they do give you a real buzz when you do........
  11. 15 Nov '05 22:07
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Why not just say the two top seeds play in the Finals and avoid all the annoying bother of having these great players have to waste their time playing the peasantry?
    it's very important thet the better players put us peasants in our place periodically.
  12. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    16 Nov '05 00:18
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Why not just say the two top seeds play in the Finals and avoid all the annoying bother of having these great players have to waste their time playing the peasantry?
    Upsets happen all the time.
  13. Standard member abejnood
    Independant Thinker
    16 Nov '05 00:35
    "Life's not fair.

    Get used to it."
  14. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    16 Nov '05 00:44
    Originally posted by abejnood
    "Life's not fair.

    Get used to it."
    Thanks for your pills of wisdom,I couldn't live without 'em.
  15. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    16 Nov '05 00:56
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Upsets happen all the time.
    Those shouldn't be allowed as that might make it impossible to "generate better and more interesting matchups in the later rounds".