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Subject: Re: Strange pairings for round 9

Author: John Merlino

Date: 10:41:38 10/26/02

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On October 26, 2002 at 13:35:16, Andrew Dados wrote:

>On October 26, 2002 at 12:39:19, John Merlino wrote:
>>On October 26, 2002 at 12:15:43, Andrew Dados wrote:
>>>Why Insomniac is paired with last one? Isn't it supposed to play Warp, which has
>>>4 pts? I assume it is swiss tourn...
>>These kinds of things can happen when you take into account colors. Both Warp
>>and Insomniac have played White and Black an even number of times, it's true.
>>But both played Black last round, so I guess the algorithm tried to find a way
>>that both could play White this round. This is not an uncommon occurrence.
>One may try to pair such a small tourn by hand since pairing software is really
>bad for swiss tourns with few participants.

Perhaps, but even with 16 participants, it's not guaranteed to be trivial. And
the schedule doesn't appear to allow too much time between rounds (15 minutes,
it looks like). I personally wouldn't want to be under that kind of time
pressure. :-)


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