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    When you play in tournaments and they set up the score sheet it says "M-Buch", "Buch" and "Progr" that have numbers next to them, what do they mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megaman
    When you play in tournaments and they set up the score sheet it says "M-Buch", "Buch" and "Progr" that have numbers next to them, what do they mean?
    Thanks!
    They are tie-breaking mechanisms, Median-Buchholz, Buchholz and Progressive. The higher the number the better, but they are only used to differentiate players on the same score.

    They have no effect on ratings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cox
    They are tie-breaking mechanisms, Median-Buchholz, Buchholz and Progressive. The higher the number the better, but they are only used to differentiate players on the same score.

    They have no effect on ratings.
    Meaningless info no1.:
    'Buchholz' is really the German word for a fine type of wood often used in the building of cupboards and tables etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGB
    Meaningless info no1.:
    'Buchholz' is really the German word for a fine type of wood often used in the building of cupboards and tables etc.
    It is also the surname of the inventor of the tie-breaking system. My post provided the full names of the systems, identified them as tie-break systems and nothing to do with ratings.

    The interested reader could then do further research or ask more questions. No point answering questions that weren't asked. Unless of course you have plenty of free time.

    So not meaningless at all. Just google "chess tiebreak buchholz" and see the world that unfolds.

    To save you the trouble, the following page explains them all (It was the first hit on Google).

    http://www.swissperfect.com/products...5Ctiebreak.htm
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