Sunday, 17 July 2011

0% Draws

A strange set of results at Street Chess today. In a 17 player swiss with 7 rounds, not a single draw was recorded. This was over 54 games (a few players didn't play the entire tournament). I have seen this in some junior events where there is a big spread of strengths, but not in an open tournament like this, especially as the top seed was 1739 and the bottom was as 1114 (about a 600 point spread).
Well, I'm pretty sure I've never seen this happen before. I may well have, but I would think that such results would have jumped out at me.

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