# Automatic Sitewide Tournament lengths

A common question asked is, “How long do tournaments typically take?” After a lot of research, I made this handy little table, with the approximate average lengths in minutes, given how many players are in the tournament.
There are 4 kinds of tournaments, as shown in the table below. Some require 6 players to start, some require 4. All your games will be pre-decided by the server.
I am constantly updating this table, so this may change.

Players Blitz 13x13 Swiss Live 19x19 Swiss Blitz 19x19 Elimination Live 9x9 Double Elimination
4 24 27
5 34 34
6 44 100 37 40
7 44 100 39 43
8 50 116 41 46
9 50 116 51 53
10 55 131 54 56
11 71 131 56 59
12 77 168 58 62
13 77 187 60 65
14 84 207 62 68
15 84 207 64 71
16 109 270 66 75
17 109 271 75 83
18 118 295 79 87
19 118 295 81 90
20 127 320 84 93
(1 standard deviation = 10%)
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Disclaimer: This is assuming players are not disqualified and do not resign from the tournament. A rule of thumb is to subtract 7 minutes for every player disqualified. (The way a player gets disqualified is by timing out before making a move.)

It's not a very good rule of thumb. More like a rule of pinky finger. Those are pretty weak, and half the promises they make are broken.

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Wow if twenty people join a live Swiss tournament and I am in it I have to be online for five hours and twenty minutes and couldn’t do anything else except a small break between games maybe 5 minutes of video games or maybe eat some chicken nuggets or go to toilet.Is there a way this tournament will happen ?Only if twenty people join.Any formula for doing this math?i am too last to find the formula but I sure do want to find out how many minutes does it take for various numbers, or is this a pattern?Also staying on a birthday party when they are singing the song is disrespectful and I did that once before because a live tournament lasted about four hours and stayed on for about 6-7 hours

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