- 26 May '06 00:35

From the Help section:*Originally posted by huckleberryhound***What is original pairing??**

Pairing

This may either be 'Original' or 'Random'. In a 'Random' tournament players are allocated between groups randomly. In an 'Original' tournament players are distributed by rating between the groups so the best rated players do no meet until later rounds. - 26 May '06 02:54

translation. . . .keep out of unbanded tournaments LOL*Originally posted by Nordlys***From the Help section:**

Pairing

This may either be 'Original' or 'Random'. In a 'Random' tournament players are allocated between groups randomly. In an 'Original' tournament players are distributed by rating between the groups so the best rated players do no meet until later rounds. - 26 May '06 03:19Sort the tournament into descending rating order, that is the top seed is 1 and the bottom seed is X where X is the size of the tournament.

Pair the players up so that the top half plays the bottom half. For example with 32 players;

1 plays 17

2 plays 18

.....

16 plays 32

That's original pairing. - 31 May '06 00:28

must be doing something right if you have to poke fun to score points.*Originally posted by The Slow Pawn*

considering i played my first game in 13 years on this site, and the fact that before that i've never played in a chess club. . .i think i'm doing pretty well.

so how come you've been on the site for nearly three years, and you haven twon a tournament?