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Papa Zoom: seems one of the games was never created (the next number is another unrelated game). That is an easy fix for Fencer. If he doesn't see this here, you could send him a PM. He typically acts on those.
winterangels Since the uncertainty of this site a lot of people have not renew their membership which is understandable. There are also many others who would like someone to pay for a membership. I think you have to accept that you can play in this game site for free albeit limited.
Marshmud: This only applies to "single elimination" tournaments.
"Warning! If a normal game ends as a draw, the player with lower BKR would advance to the next round (in case of equal BKRs, the one who didn't start the game - the black player in most games). If you want to avoid such situations, create this tournament with 1 win matches instead."
coan.net: I thought the Sonneborn-Berger system is used to specify an order of players with the same number of points and is based on a theory that points earned with a stronger opponent are more valuable than with a weaker one. So there should be no tie unless both players have the same BKR.
coan.net: The actual S-B total sum has been incorrect for some time but the order has been correct. I was explained in the past that if a tie the lower rated player wins. However I think it was in a prize tournament I ran and fencer paid it out that way. Your correct there is a bug .I've noticed the sum of the S-B total has been incorrect in many of the tournaments I've been in
Marshmud: Actually it does look like a bug, the S-B should be 33 for both. Ratings don't matter for the S-B.
S-B is just you add the points for each win they have.
Each players had 1 win against a player that had 9 points.(x1 = 9 points) Each player had 2 wins against a player that had 6 points (x2 = 12 points) Each player had 2 wins against a player that had 4 points (x2 = 8 points) Each player had 2 wins against a player that had 0 points (x2 = 0 points) Each player had 2 wins against a player that had 2 points (x2 = 4 points)
So each player should have ended up with a 33 S-B rating.
Thom27: Not necessary. If tosty had a lower bkr when this tournament started (feb 2012) and since you two split your match the player with the lower bkr wins. Both of you also won all your other matches.
Carnie: you have some contradicting asumptions here...
You talk about the end of brainking - there is no defined end, only in the mind of some fatalists. But even if brainking 'ends', then you would not 'time-out', and even if you would, it wouldn't matter anymore. So where is the problem?
Also, there is a resign button at the bottom. Keeps you from timing out, if it is so important for you.
Did you contact your opponent and ask for a draw (or offer a draw in the game)??
Finally, which part of 'Time per move: 7 days' did you not understand when you signed up for the game? It is well known that many players fully use the alloted time; and it has been discussed about a gazillion times in detail here. If you don't want to play that slow, don't sign up for such games.
I know I'm being annoying, but would an administrator please delete this game or call it a draw? I picked it off waiting games not knowing I could be stuck in it without getting to play before the end of Brainking. I'm trying to whittle my games down to 0. I don't want to risk timing out when I leave. It started in November and is still in 1st match.