It is desirable that an even number of players participate in the competition, but an odd number is also allowed. All participants are divided into two equal groups either by rating (group of strong and group of weak), or by lot.
In the 1st round, the pairs of opponents are divided according to the principle: the strongest from the first group versus the strongest from the second, second strongest from the first group versus the second strongest from the second, etc. (In the table, each pair of opponents is highlighted in either black or blue). If, Continue reading