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Point distribution of an "average" tournament

Maybe this is a bit too much towards math, but we have Noam :-) If you view the final point standings of any tournament, you'll probably see many players with an average number of points, but few with ...
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How does the likelihood of a pairing jam change as the number of players increases?

Background A few weeks ago I was asked to be the arbiter for one of a sequence of 15 round Swiss blitz tournaments. At the pre-tournament briefing a few days before we were told that if the number of ...
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What is a good approach to conduct a round robin event for 20 players in order to select top 6?

I need to have a selection event for 20 players to select 6 players for a team. Plan is to have a round robin event since it is fairer compared to a swiss event. Then each player will have to play 19 ...
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Do you lose/gain rating if you withdraw in the middle of an OTB tournament?

Magnus just withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup. Does that affect his rating at the end of the tournament? Will he gain or lose rating based on at the time he left the tournament in the next fide update?...
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What are the pairing regulations for round-robin tournaments?

I am writing a pairing program for round-robin/double round-robin/swiss tournaments. I am looking for the rules to follow while generating the pairings. There seem to be no rules in the FIDE handbook. ...
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How do I determine the bye player in a given round of a round-robin tournament?

The Berger tables for round-robin tournaments state: Where there is an odd number of players, the highest number counts as a bye. As far as I understand this statement correctly, this means that, ...