# Upset matrix in tournaments

wormwood
Tournaments 17 Jan '07 01:29
1. wormwood
If Theres Hell Below
17 Jan '07 01:293 edits
I just realized something looking at a group table in a tournament. -I was wondering how come there are so many black wins in the lower triangle, and so many white wins in the upper triangle?

like here:
http://www.redhotpawn.com/tournament/viewlg.php?tid=1677&rndid=1&viewgrp=15

then it hit me: in every game in the lower triangle the black player is higher rated, and in upper triangle the white is higher rated. which also means: in every game with a black dot in the upper triangle the lower rated player won, and vice versa in the lower triangle.

so, you can spot the upsets immediately from the 'wrong coloured' dot which will stick out like a sore thumb, and get a good idea how the group is going for different players, just with a one quick glance.
2. rhb
Ginger Scum
17 Jan '07 19:27
Originally posted by wormwood
I just realized something looking at a group table in a tournament. -I was wondering how come there are so many black wins in the lower triangle, and so many white wins in the upper triangle?

like here:
http://www.redhotpawn.com/tournament/viewlg.php?tid=1677&rndid=1&viewgrp=15

then it hit me: in every game in the lower triangle the black player is h ...[text shortened]... nd get a good idea how the group is going for different players, just with a one quick glance.
15 months to catch on... not bad!

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3. wormwood
If Theres Hell Below
18 Jan '07 00:23
Originally posted by rhb
15 months to catch on... not bad!

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the dots appeared only a couple of months ago.

yes, yes, I know... I'll get back to digging my hole deeper...