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Alan Shore
16-12-2004, 11:30 PM
If two players have the same rating, how do you determine seeding?

Ian Rout
17-12-2004, 07:11 AM
If two players have the same rating, how do you determine seeding?
This is provided for in the Swiss pairing rules, which state

For pairing purposes only, the players are ranked in order of, respectively

score
rating
FIDE-title (IGM-WGM-IM-WIM-FM-WFM-no title)
alphabetically (unless it has been previously stated that this criterion has been replaced by another one)

Of course it doesn't say whether A or Z is the highest so as long as you're consistent you could justify either.

Recherché
17-12-2004, 09:20 AM
Of course it doesn't say whether A or Z is the highest so as long as you're consistent you could justify either.

Or you could rank them by the colour of their shirts, so long as you'd announced it beforehand. :D

PHAT
17-12-2004, 12:51 PM
Or you could rank them by the colour of their shirts, so long as you'd announced it beforehand. :D

Tone, hue, or texture?