Originally posted by MIODude
I joined the 1550-1599 tournament.. but.. one day later, my highest rating after 30 days dropped from 1591 to 1531.. which now qualifies me for the 1500-1549..
Is it considered rude for me to be in two of those tournaments? I was going to withdraw from the first, but thought I might stay in.. but don't want people thinking I'm doing something that I shouldn't be doing.
I'm not too sure how I feel about what you are doing. On the one hand, I don't mind it as the ratings spread is very narrow, so its not as though you're joining a tournament which there is no way in hell you should be joining.
But, then on the other hand, I'm really pissed that Jira has joined the 1800-1849. He/she is obviously a 2000+ player, and what's worse is that he has also joined the two bands below as well. I'm withdrawing from the tournament, as I could do without the games, but felt that I had a good chance in such a small band. Other players have also withdrawn, presumably due to the presence of Jira.
I think it's disgraceful, and I think its time Russ did something to prevent this happening. There have been some useful suggestions on how to achieve this...