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  1. Georgia, USA
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    18 Jun '19 12:09
    Can someone inform me of what the various tournament types are? Such as “Octet”, “Mini-duel” and the like? I’m thinking about joining one, but don’t want to get swamped with games. Please point me to a FAQ or earlier post if that’s more efficient.
  2. SubscriberRuss
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    19 Jun '19 11:421 edit
    @FastEddieB

    When reviewing the open tournaments check the "Grp" (Group) column which will indicate the size of the group and therefore the number of games in each round.

    So, an octet tournament ( for example, Tournament 31325) will show each player with one game as white, one game as black.

    Competing against 8 players will result in a maximum of 7 white games and 7 black games in each round.

    If you progress to the next round, you will again receive a similar number of games.
  3. Subscribervenda
    Dave
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    19 Jun '19 11:45
    @fasteddieb said
    Can someone inform me of what the various tournament types are? Such as “Octet”, “Mini-duel” and the like? I’m thinking about joining one, but don’t want to get swamped with games. Please point me to a FAQ or earlier post if that’s more efficient.
    Click on a tournament and look at the group size.
    If it's 8 for example you will get 14 games whereas if its only 2 you'll just get 2 games.
    Simple formula: group size -1 *2.
    The group size will only vary when there's an odd number in the round, such as if an uneven number of players go into the next round as a result of draws
  4. SubscriberRuss
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    19 Jun '19 11:46
    In RHP Tournament parlance :

    "mini" means 'small number of entrants'. These tend to fill and start relatively quickly.

    "hardcore" generally refers to lack of timeout period (players use timebank only)
  5. SubscriberRuss
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    19 Jun '19 11:48
    @venda

    Thanks for answering - despite sitting unanswered for a while, we both jumped in at the same time there.
  6. Subscribervenda
    Dave
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    20 Jun '19 10:12
    @russ said
    @venda

    Thanks for answering - despite sitting unanswered for a while, we both jumped in at the same time there.
    ok
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