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Swiss is a pairing-system.  The idea behind this pairing system is that you will always play against people who have the same (or similar) score as you.  You will only play a person once.

To determine the final standings, the following tie-breaks are used:

  1. Score
  2. Sum of scores of opponents, but adjusted in the following way:
    • If an opponent does not play a round, it counts as if he scored 0.5 in that round. This holds for latejoin rounds, bye rounds, forfeits or games set by the manager.
  3. Average rating of opponents
  4. Random number given at start of tournament