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  1. Standard member NicolaiS
    Cannabist
    30 Aug '04 16:24
    I like to play tournaments. But ... I also like it when lower rated players (like myself) have a possibility to get into a second or even a third round.

    The last 35 tournaments created were eligible for all players. And call me a sour loser but I am not entering these tours where I get my butt kicked in 6 consecutive matches (or more).

    It gives extra flavour to the tours when everybody entering them have at least a chance to win them.

    Please create some more banded tours.
  2. 01 Sep '04 11:47
    Full of eager naivety I entered a whole bunch of Long Haul and Grouped Random tournaments recently, only to have my ass handed to me on a plate on numerous occasions by some players who are clearly scarily good and really shouldn't be unleashed on the likes of me (which taught me a valuable lesson about over-estimating my chess-playing abilities, but has started to get a bit disheartening by now)

    Which is my long-winded way of saying that I, too, would appreciate the opportunity to play against a few folks of a similar rating on the off-chance that I might one day progress to a second round...

    More banded Tournaments, please.
  3. 04 Sep '04 02:32
    Hear, hear!

    Some thematic tournaments with rating restrictions would be nice also.
  4. Standard member Ravello
    The RudeĀ©
    04 Sep '04 13:29
    In the last banded tournaments there was a problem with the ''max rating last 30 days'' feature.
    The rating taken as a referring to enter the tourny was the current rating,so things were not working correctly.
    Example:if you had highest rating of 1450 but your current rating is 1380,you could enter a 1200-1400 tournament,but it doesn't let you enter a 1400-1600 tourny.
    This system wasn't working properly so I guess that's the reason why Russ doesn't start new banded tournaments,at least until the problem is fixed.
  5. 05 Sep '04 12:59
    Ah, that would explain it then...
  6. Standard member tlai1992
    Retired knight
    05 Sep '04 14:35
    Originally posted by NicolaiS
    I like to play tournaments. But ... I also like it when lower rated players (like myself) have a possibility to get into a second or even a third round.

    The last 35 tournaments created were eligible for all players. And call me a sour loser but I am not entering these tours where I get my butt kicked in 6 consecutive matches (or more).

    It gives extra ...[text shortened]... body entering them have at least a chance to win them.

    Please create some more banded tours.
    3 banded tourneys
  7. Standard member Ravello
    The RudeĀ©
    05 Sep '04 17:48
    Problem is not fixed since you entered both 1000-1199 and 1200-1399 tournys.
    If the rating cap works you shouldn't be able to enter both.
  8. 05 Sep '04 20:36
    I have to echo the original comments. It's much better to have rating based tournaments so you can get far. Let's have more of the same please
  9. 06 Sep '04 21:06 / 1 edit
    Dammit, missed 'em...