Originally posted by AikoActually there is a loop hole that allows this. Basically you are unable to enter tournaments if you have a provisional rating except if you are unrated (less than 5 completed games) in which case you can enter bands which contain 1200.
What might seem unfair, is the fact that a provisional player is able to enter the banded tournaments. Right now, DangerMouse has entered the below 1250 one as a p1200 player, while in fact in another tournament to be started, he is listed between Zebano (1550) and cstaffel (1389), which makes him for now (after only two completed games against 1100 players) a 1400 to 1500 player.
And I thought the banded tournaments were save from provisionals.
Originally posted by expressiveoutburstIt's bluddy terrible.
Another example of this stupidity is 'crashandburn' provisionally rated 1200 entered the banded tourney, but he has won 4 out of 4 on the site so far and will therefore be above the bands when they have finished that 5th game, disgraceful!
Originally posted by expressiveoutburstThere is more than one provisional player now. There are at least four at this moment. As long as no solution to solve this problem it will continue and every banded tournament will also have the same problem.
Well ive entered this tourney and if I get one of the provisional players im not going to be happy! Knowing my luck ill get one now!
Originally posted by MorrenIm not actually mad about that, as that will show you are having a good run and playing well, unlike the provisionals that could be alot better than they really are from the start.
If I enter a tourney and win every single game, won't the odds tend to say my rating will (could) be higher than the limit on the band when it started?