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Questions tagged [swiss-pairing]

For questions about the Swiss Pairing method which is used in some (open) tournaments to determine who plays against whom.

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How do I determine the bye player in a Swiss tournament?

The FIDE basic rules for Swiss systems mention: (c) Should the number of players to be paired be odd, one player is unpaired. This player receives a pairing-allocated bye: no opponent, no colour ...
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Multiple teams from the same country in Swiss system

Doesn't it create bias for the country? Disclaimer: I realize that benefits of having more teams from the same country far outweigh possible drawbacks, just trying to reason how possibly "unfair" can ...
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Swiss Pairing Algorithm

I am building a simple Android application for hosting Chess tournaments, I am having some difficulty implementing a Swiss paring algorithm, I need link to an article or a paper that explains how I ...
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Swiss-pairing algorithm

Is there a (simple) algorithm for setting up a swiss tournament? I've searched around a little, but can't find anything specific. Alternatively, is there any good and free software available for ...
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Swiss system chess tournament

In a swiss system chess tournament, how long should a round last? If a player exceeds his time who will be the winner?
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Why can't FIDE use a Non-Deterministic Gender Neutral Swiss Pairing system?

I have been following the controversy surrounding the pairings of Hou Yifan at the IOM chess tournament 2017. She was paired with 4 consecutive female players, this is following her last open swiss ...
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Difference between Swiss Manager Light and Full version?

I just realized that there are two versions of Swiss Manager. Does anyone know the difference?
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Chess pairing program for double round robin

We have regular friendly matches in our chess club. So far we have used an older version of swiss manager for swiss and round robin; but today when we had to pair using double round robin format, I ...
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Swiss pairing parameters

I realize that there are various types of Swiss pairing systems. What would be a minimum set of parameters that needs to be specified in order to avoid ambiguity in pairings? I am thinking of ...
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Intervening with swiss pairing

In connection with the Hou Yifan incident in Gibraltar I read that when doing the pairings they avoided matches between players from Iran and Israel (for whatever reason...). How is this technically ...