Originally posted by prn
I agree that this is a great site! Absolutely. By the way, how long overall does a tournament usually run? With a 1 day timeout and 64 players it sounds likelly to take a while. But a 1 day timeout means that you can't leave town for a weekend without running into trouble and over the course of months ...
Tournaments in general last the average lifetime of a chess player. 🙄
Or that's how it feels - the first tournament I joined on the site has yet to make it to round 2. It started last September, and has 256 participants with 7 day timeout games. Still 3 games to go till round two. 🙁
The smaller the tournament though, the larger the group size, and the smaller the timeout period, the faster the tournament will finish.
A 1 day tournament without timebank would indeed mean that you must pretty much be able to play on a daily basis for a while or risk being timed out. The automatic timeout that applies to tournaments kicks in a couple of days after you've gone past your time limit though, so if your opponent isn't too eager to claim a timeout manually, then you might get away with a weekend break.... 🙂