Originally posted by chicagod95
Could you please explain where you see the format of each tournament - whether you are playing 4 people within a group or are playing 50 people at one time
In the tournament May 2011 One Zero Split I 1500-1525, which you are playing in, when you are looking at the grid with all the players arranged with the games, the description says 2 Groups. Winners play off. No timebank.
So you are right you can't seem to tell after the fact.
But if you look in the tournament list (link from the menu bar), or in the My Active tournament list, you can see that there are 3 columns over on the right with players min, max and group size.
The group size for the one you entered was 12. (which would be 22 concurrent games)
This is bad enough, however, Russ's explanation is saying that the tournaments kicked off before they had enough players for 2 groups (24 players) - hence the single large group.
You can see other tournaments with group size 2 and 3 and 4 etc, so they are the ones to look for perhaps in the future. I had another post in the forum asking for ideas on how to play these large groups - but not too much response yet