Originally posted by cheshirecatstevens
Just for kicks got through the completed tournaments and see how many winners are over the band by a substantional margin. I was reading through the results and they make the whole tournament win thing look stupid. It dose'nt look as though the new system is working.
You have to remember that most of the completed tournaments were started before the new system was implemented.
Hopefully banded tournaments started since December 2006, looking at tournament 1650 ->. Only one tournament started since then has finished that was
and the winner is only 57 points higher than the ratings limit for the tournament.
One banded tournament I am in started way back in December 2005 for 1200-1399 Tournament 914
looks likely to be won by someone rated 1700+
However when you look at the ratings of their opponents most have been 1350 or less. Wins against opponents rated 1550+ are very few, so is this really a 1700 rated player or just a good 1450 player winning a high %age of games against lower rated opponents which has boosted their rating?