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Player: Croatia  Braco Subject: 3. Championship A, second round


2007-01-13 00:30:55
Why there are in the 1# group only 4 players (one of them even cancelled his games), in the 2# group 6 players and in the 3# 5 players???
It's not fair and not logic!
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1Turkey  aslan2007-01-13 01:24:41
you are right. The following is quoted from the FAQ
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First of all we determine how many groups we will have in a round by dividing the number of players by 4, the highest rated players are assigned to different groups, for example if we have 20 groups then every one of the first 20 highest rated players will be assigned to a different group, then the next 20 highest rated players, and so on. some groups may have 5 players.
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I would expect 3 group of 5 players. This should be reported to Khaled.

Also I think this algo is not good and should be modified to create more balanced groups. With this algo group one ends up having more strong players (according to their ratings of course) than group one.
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2Turkey  aslan2007-01-13 01:25:54
oops. Last sentence should have been:
Also I think this algo is not good and should be modified to create more balanced groups. With this algo group 1 ends up having more strong players (according to their ratings of course) than group 20.
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3England  BERYL2007-01-13 02:19:03
You are both quite right about the 4-6-5 split in the groups, both unfair and bizarre. However I think the algo is correct in that it gives the same relative advantage for the top players in each group compared with their opponents.
If all the groups were arranged so that average ratings were approximately equal (which would probably be impossible for Group 20, or have some strange ratings playing) it would be a lot easier for the No1 player to qualify compared to the No2,3 etc and lead to more ties in the lower groups.
I think (based on my experience in my Ch) that there are already so many tied 1st places that it lengthens the whole tournament enough as it is: [a likely] 18 months is a long time, bound to lead to a lot of 'drop-outs' and there can only be one winner (as well as silver/bronze) at the end of it all.
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4Croatia  GM dominik2007-10-07 08:49:27
braco is best in the worldhe can beat everone-

5United  C_Artist_Think2007-10-07 11:20:39
It should be 5-5-5.-

6United  mistere2007-10-21 13:06:48
braco is ... well I will dethrone him-

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