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why is there an odd number of players in the tournament? (if everyone is paired what happens to the odd person?)

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asked 6 years ago in Monthly by (Big Bird) Word Rookie (300 points)

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One lucky player gets a first round BYE. Actually any tournament that doesn't have a number of players which are a factor of 2 (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, etc) is going to have one or more players with BYEs in order to clear the brackets out.
answered 6 years ago by scooteristi Word Freak (7,150 points)

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