Pairing software

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Pairing software

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:33 am

Hi.
This Friday, I tried to pair 20 players using Swiss Manager, but it excluded 3 of b them and so the arbiter was forced to do it via paper. What should I use for the following Friday?
Thanks

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IM Jack Rudd
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Re: Pairing software

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:19 pm

That's odd. Why did it exclude three of them?

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Re: Pairing software

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:29 pm

That was strange to me. Our female coach and Fide arbiter had assured me that Swiss Manager works for 5 rounds w/o needing a code, wile some other IA told me it works only for 4 rounds.
We had 20 players.

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Re: Pairing software

Post by Brian Towers » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:38 am

Whether or not you had a code is irrelevant. Absence of the code does not make the program make random errors. The error in this case is almost certainly, actually scrub the "almost", a case of operator error. You pressed not one wrong button but several. The most likely explanation is that you marked 2 or 3 of the players as excluded for that round.

The intelligent thing to do before using a piece of software which has been flagged many times in this forum as difficult with an often counter-intuitive user interface, is to practice all the aspects that you are going to want to use for a real tournament. You obviously didn't do that.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Pairing software

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:38 am

Swiss-Manager only works for 3 rounds without a code.

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