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New standard method for resolving 3way ties on the ABT
Posted By: Bob Koca
Date: Monday, 18 June 2018, at 6:30 a.m.
In Response To: New standard method for resolving 3way ties on the ABT (Rich Munitz)
"A standard elimination playoff is undesirable because the late bye awards a very large equity bump to one player at the expense of the others."
Suppose that tournament X has a field of 48 and has 3 groups of 16 leading to the three way tie situation. Suppose that tournament Y also has a field of 48 but instead uses a grid of 64 with 16 byes in the bottom half (which I believe is the more common situation).
At some point there will be 3 players in both tournaments who are 4  0. In tournament X having a bye at that point is undesirable Is it also undesirable that in tournament Y that one player at 4 0 has twice the equity of the other two 40 players?

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