Different events have different time limits, different default times (see up thread) and different provisions about whether or not "Sofia Rules" apply. Why should the same not be true of the provisions regarding half point byes?Keith Arkell wrote:I guess I would prefer it if the rules were clear cut.
Surely the important thing is that the rules for each event are clear to those who choose to enter that event. I accept that that may not always be the case.
However, the entry form for the London Chess Classic Open states quite clearly "Untitled players can take up to three half-point byes between Rounds 1-8 provided they are requested before the end of the previous round" (my emboldening).
Hence when you entered you knew, or should have known, that you had no entitlement to take a half-point bye. I really can't see that you have any cause for complaint because another GM has been allowed half-point byes at a different event.
Am I missing something?