I am confused about the bye-rule in the reykjavic tournament. If I understand it right, a player can take a half point for free under some conditions.

  • Does anyone know the exact rules ?
  • What is the sense of this rule ?

The exact rules are on the tournament rules page. If your schedule does not permit you to play every game or you just need some rest, you can can take a half-point bye instead, getting 1/2 point instead of playing. This is pretty much the same bye rule used in every Swiss System tournament.

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