Originally posted by willatkins
Luck was a member well before tournaments were introduced.
I believe that SOME of the tournaments were randomized (I could be wrong). But, shouldn't #1 play the bottom and work from there? There could be top to bottom matches, matches amongst the top players, and those amongst the lowest.
Correct me if I am wrong, if you have a rating like L ...[text shortened]...
Teddy out of the pram. good one. Kinda like "throwing the baby out with the bath water?"
That is correct, I am one of the original Pawn Stars.
Why I wanted random pairing was because the players who were just above the "cut-off" line, for example, if 128 players were in the tournament, the players who were ranked between 65-69 had a very little change to advance since they had to play the 5 strongest players. On the other hand, the players ranked as 60-64 had a very good change of advancing since they were to play the 5 lowest ranked players.
Another point was that the tournaments took long time, there should have been a chart that told for example the the winner of game # 1 would play the winner of game #31 and so on. This would had helped to speed up the games because the second round could have been started as soon as the two games were completed.
Harri / Luck