Firstly, drunknknite and chessloser are both in (assuming they still want in). There are now 10 players. I’m not doing very good on “make sure to let me know by Wednesday”. As long as you let me know by Sunday night, I’ll probably say OK.
I forgot to address how to deal with tiebreakers! But now that gorckat has offered to donate a prize for first place–some random thing from Seirawan he can’t get rid of–there has to be some way to deal with this, right?
Maybe we could do something like the NFL…
1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the players).
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
3. Strength of schedule.
4. Least number of losses on time.
5. Least average number of moves in games won.
6. Least number of suspicious times player had to go to the bathroom.
7. Performance rating closest to a perfect square, Fibonacci number, or prime…oh, forget it.
8. Most amount of caffeine required to stay up to finish all the games.
9. Best net checkmates in all games.
10. Best net material balance in all games.
11. Best net pawn promotions in all games.
12. Coin flip.
(I just read that over and didn’t laugh…but putting it up anyway.)
In all seriousness, I’m thinking something like who won the head-to-head matchup, and maybe a 10-min blitz if the result was a draw (and if that’s a draw, keep on playing 10-min blitzes until someone wins).
Please don’t ask about if there’s a three (or more) way tie. I will throw games to make sure it doesn’t happen.
Isn’t there some formula they use in Swiss tournaments? Not sure how well it would apply to a round-robin.