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Aganju: If you look at his tournament page it shows that he is enrolled in the tournament though. Since he is a brain pawn it means he can't play any more tournaments until that one is over or until he buys a membership.
coan.net: At first blush it looks like a problem, and maybe it is, I don't know yet, but it is worth pointing out that every single tournament (as of now) is on that very page. There are no tourneys on page 2.
Perhaps the system is designed to make things hard to see "regular" tourneys if there are even more brain tourneys than right now, but there is no evidence right now of that.
For now we just have to scroll much farther to the bottom than usual to see "regular tournaments".
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2014 11-12
SL-Mark: I am also puzzled by that. Maybe I am wrong?
He does have a time control that punishes slow players though. It is a red dot time control of 3 days with a bonus of 3 hours per move made, with a limit of 10 days. Woe to anyone who lets his time left roll down to a low number, then moves, then logs out for the night!
He gave a clear and concise (and logical) explanation, which I seem to have not thanked him for.
To computeropponen , I would like to point out that the game was indeed recorded as a draw for rating purposes, but my lower rated opponent advanced in the tournament because of the unintuitive way that the rules were set up.
My game I posted about was Logik, but it could just as easily have been chess as your post gives an example of. If you read my last link, the you should know that in the world of "real" chess matches and tournaments, that tie break odds of a similar sort are used when it is not practical to allow a system of tiebreakers based on original time controls that could very well extend for an insane amount of time,. It is true however that these are not based on FIDE ratings....
In this tournament DeaD Man's GaMeS to StarT Sep 1 , my logik game and another logik game are draws ( a common outcome). This is an elimination tournament but we didn't start a second game to decide the bracket, like I thought we would.
Does this happen all the time, or is it different this time?
Resher: I still don't understand. The rules specified a playoff format for a 2-player section, so I am still confused as to why there is no round 2.
Is it the case that in all BK tournaments that if it is tied (including S-B tiebreaks of course) with one section left, that there is no longer another round? I just assumed that all ties keep progressing to another round until you reach that 2 player playoff or until there is a clear winner, whichever comes first.
Congratulations to novatis, whom I think is probably the best player in his section, despite some very scary players who would vie for that title. If I calculated correctly (and I think I have), then he finishes on top of his group, Section1, even if s3v3n wins all of his remaining games. S-B tiebreaks can be painful....
Additionally, I think (but I am not 100%) that the best player in section 2 will in fact win that group too. Sadly, the person who fits that definition is not me, as much as I would like to think that I might fit that label (I think I'm not even 2nd)....
With any luck round 2 will end soonish, and we can witness a nice brouhaha amongst Pente giants in round 3. :)))