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The Swiss system was first used in a chess tournament in Zurich in 1895, which is how it earned its name.

In a Swiss-system tournament, players are never eliminated. Instead, players will be randomly paired with another player with the same record using a set of rules designed to ensure that each competitor plays opponents with a similar running score unless there is an odd number of players and also each competitor does not necessarily play all other players.

In every round, each player earns a single point for a win and a half-point for a draw. This means that in Round 1, you could be paired up with anyone else in the tournament. However, in Round 2, you'll be paired up against someone else with the same record as you (0-1 or 1-0). This will continue until all rounds of the tournament have been played and the winner will be the player who earns the most points by the end of the tournament.

Swiss tournaments can only be created by tournament organizers. To enroll as an organizer, press the button “Want to hold a tournament” placed on the top right of this page and fill up the related form. After mobile authentication, you would be a swiss tournament organizer and could be able to start holding tournaments.

In order to participate in a tournament, just select your desired tournament by click on its title and click the “JOIN” button.