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Subject: Re: Strange pairings for round 9

Author: Vincent Diepeveen

Date: 15:05:18 10/26/02

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

No hand pairing gets disaster. the current pairing is correct
and solves a lot of color alternation problems. That means
that future pairings will not suffer either, whereas a hand
modified solution would have been problematic.

>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.

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