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What is a “slide” pairing method? It’s not defined on the tournament wiki page.

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Slide pairing (a.k.a. cross pairing )

Done by dividing the group of players, ordered from strongest to weakest, into two strength ordered sets, one containing the stronger players of the group, the other containing the weaker players of the group. The strongest player of the stronger set is paired with the strongest player of the weaker set. The next strongest player of the stronger set is paired with the next strongest player of the weaker set, till all players have been paired or there is only one player unpaired.

This method also aims to have the strongest players play each other in later rounds, to produce exciting games at the end of the tournament, but tries to avoid the disadvantage of giving the top players a bad SOS due to their first round pairing.

Slide pairings are especially popular in the first round of Swiss tournaments


Interesting approach. What this method does is basically to seed the players and ensure that the stronger players do not meet ‘each other’ in the first round. In random matchups first round where two strong players meet then one will lose and that player will then be against a mess of potentially weaker players (hence indirectly affecting SOS). So ‘yes’ it helps ensure stronger players avoid a potentially nasty matchup first round.

Doesn’t seem to offer much to players in the bottom half though. ’ oh look come to this competition and get slapped around by a much stronger player first round’.