Originally posted by PonderableCan't see what the problem is ......
surprisingly there is a first major upset i the tournament Cambridgean a 1900+ gives up both games against a 1200...
Originally posted by cambridgeianYou shouldn't be able to resign two of your games on purpose just so someone other than yourself goes to round 2. Besides, what if BritC wins enough games to knock you out of the tournament?
Can't see what the problem is ......
I gave BritCommando 2 games so that pretty much evens up the group such that any of the 4 can go through to the next round, including me!
I'm now playing BritC in an unrated game where i can spend some time coaching him rather than just blasting through 2 games with the sole purpose of winning 😏
Originally posted by Dutch DefenseI don't believe the pairings are entirely random (my experience to-date is that in a group of 4 there's at least 1 high-rated and 1 low-rated)
You shouldn't be able to resign two of your games on purpose just so someone other than yourself goes to round 2. Besides, what if BritC wins enough games to knock you out of the tournament?
As for your statement, "I'm now playing BritC in an unrated game where i can spend some time coaching him rather than just blasting through 2 games with the so ...[text shortened]... pull off an upset over you, so you shouldn't underestimate people based on their ratings.
Originally posted by ItsYouThatIAdoreWith hindsight what I should've done was resigned 1 game against each of the lower rated. Eitherway, Brticommando played 1 unrated game with coaching, and he played ok. I think a lot of players play far too many concurrent games here with the result that their true rating is lower than their capability. For the Trigz76 games we discussed each move in both games and again he played better that his rating. Without trying to be smart, i hope both gained more from the games than just playing in a tourney.
I think DD is correct a bit on this one. The pairings are as they are, so what, most players complain about getting placed in a group with 3 to 5 extremely strong players. While in this case, you get an extremely low rated player, which means almost everyone else in the group is going to have a better rating then him anyhow, and then you resign tho ...[text shortened]... was really not needed. But then again, its with in the rules, and you have done nothing wrong.