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  1. Standard member srpurchase
    Close to the Edge
    18 Jul '06 18:26
    First apologies if this has been covered before....just point me to the thread if so....

    I have noticed that in duel tournaments, the pairings are done a bit differently than I would expect....I think an example best illustrates my point.

    Imagine a duel tournament with only 4 entrants....the way that pairings work, The top rated player (#1) would play the third rated player (#3), and #2 would play #4. What I would expect is the model more commonly seen where #1 plays #4 and #2 plays #3.

    The impact this has is for players in the 1400-1500 rating (usually), in a 64-person tournament, they will either be ranked #32, in which case they will get the easiest matchup in the tournament (#64), or else they will be ranked #33, and thus get the toughest matchup in the tourney (#1). Would seem to me that #1 should play #64 and #32 should play #33.....

    Or is there a reason for this that I'm not aware of.

    Thanks.
  2. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    18 Jul '06 22:01
    Originally posted by srpurchase
    First apologies if this has been covered before....just point me to the thread if so....

    I have noticed that in duel tournaments, the pairings are done a bit differently than I would expect....I think an example best illustrates my point.

    Imagine a duel tournament with only 4 entrants....the way that pairings work, The top rated player (#1) would pl ...[text shortened]... and #32 should play #33.....

    Or is there a reason for this that I'm not aware of.

    Thanks.
    It was explained somewhere, but it probably all evens out over time.
  3. Standard member BillyVoltaire
    Achiever
    18 Jul '06 23:31
    Those are standard swiss system pairings.

    BV
  4. 20 Jul '06 15:59
    Originally posted by srpurchase
    First apologies if this has been covered before....just point me to the thread if so....

    I have noticed that in duel tournaments, the pairings are done a bit differently than I would expect....I think an example best illustrates my point.

    Imagine a duel tournament with only 4 entrants....the way that pairings work, The top rated player (#1) would pl ...[text shortened]... and #32 should play #33.....

    Or is there a reason for this that I'm not aware of.

    Thanks.
    This is the case for all tournaments that do not use random pairings...
  5. 28 Jul '06 18:09
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_system
  6. Standard member Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    05 Aug '06 18:45
    You're talking out tournaments which use 'Original' pairing instead of standard 'Random' pairings. 'Original' tournaments ensure the top players don't meet till the end.