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Thibault de Vassal    (2010-12-17)
7 players tournament with fee & prize

Hi, 2 players recently asked for a 7 players tournament with entry fee & prize... Initially there were one in waiting lists but no players enough to play it, but it was years ago.

Would you be interested to play it? (just trying to see how many interested players one can find)

Scott Nichols    (2010-12-17 18:07:34)
7 players tournament with fee & prize

I would play in a second, I wanted this long ago...

Jimmy Huggins    (2010-12-17 19:16:31)
7 players tournament with fee & prize

How is this any different than a normal round robin?

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-12-17 20:43:24)
7 players tournament with fee & prize

Ah, good question actually... well now that there is an Epoints prize in several free tournaments, the interest is a bit different.

The prize would be near 100% of the entry fees, so about 70 Epoints for a tournament with a 10 Epoints entry fee. As the rules state that players have to win a tournament/game with an entry fee to cash out a prize in real money, this is the other interest. Well, the main thing is probably always the "stakes" as an excitement after all.

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-12-17 20:45:40)
7 players tournament with fee & prize

... and there wouldn't be any rating range there like in class tourneys. So another question is : must these tournaments be rated or not.

Scott Nichols    (2010-12-17 20:59:08)
7 players tournament with fee & prize

Make it "not rated", just play for the cash, :)

Jimmy Huggins    (2010-12-17 21:06:59)
7 players tournament with fee & prize

By the way Thib I've read a few threads here today about prizes and classes for tournaments. And how you would want to win a tournament to move up in a tournament class or that was the debate. With that thinking, I wonder if that is part of the reason. Why my tourney is as popular as it is. It gives some players of lesser rating a chance to play higher rated players. An as you said in your next line. My tournament will technically not be rated. Even tho ratings will be used for pairing purposes. With the system in place. I believe a lot of the lower rated players will get a chance to play players 200 rating points or higher at some point in the tournament. Anyway thanks for the explanation. Getting excited with less than 2 weeks to go before pairing and 3 weeks after that before the tournament is underway. I've had a couple more names to my list and was happy to hear kam was going to play.

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-12-18 20:22:34)
7 players tournament with fee & prize

Good luck with the tournament Jimmy, definitely I cannot play, but be sure that I'll keep an eye on it! I'm quite certain that it will be very instructive.

Patrice Gosteli    (2010-12-22 14:35:43)
7 players tournament with fee & prize

I wonder since my ''initiation'' to your site if a lot of members enter the fee systen. I have belived it was mostly for the poker fans.
I supose you think of a tournament with fee & prize to the big majority of chess players.
What about a GO tournament with same conditions?

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-12-22 14:50:42)
7 players tournament with fee & prize

There are GO tournaments (2 players matches) with entry fee & prize, not really (or really not) popular yet, so we probably do not have Go players enough for such 7 players tournaments :/





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