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Posted 2003-November-21, 07:20

I will be playing in my first Swiss teams event in a couple of weeks (a sectional). Would someone please describe the mechanics of it?

I will will be a B/C event, with about 20 teams, if that makes a difference.

I know the basics of IMPs strategy, I'd like to know about who plays who, etc.

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Posted 2003-November-21, 07:41

In a Swiss event the teams/pairs with most poinst play against each other. Before each round the 1st team plays against the 2nd, the 3rd against the 4th, etc. In case the 1st team already played with the second you see if they can play against the third, etc...
If the movement is a "delayed" swiss the seeding is done with a 1-round delay being the 1st to rounds random or pre-seeded. In the third round you play using the results of the 1st round, in the 4th round you use the results up to round 2, etc.
A common Swiss event strategy is to start "slow" so you don't have to play against the big teams in the beginning. Bah...
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Posted 2003-November-21, 08:50

How do they determine who plays who in the first round?
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Posted 2003-November-21, 09:01

Random i guess...
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Posted 2003-November-21, 09:20

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Random i guess...


Often first round is a mix of random/seeded. That is, some number of teams are considered "high seed" and they are not scheduled to play each other. Everyone else seems to be randomly paired up.
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Posted 2003-November-21, 09:53

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How do they determine who plays who in the first round?


Using some form of seeding:
One way is to make the 1st seeded play against the half+1 seeded, the 2nd seeded against the half+2 seeded, etc... Then it is supossed that all pairings have a similar strength difference.
There're many variants.
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