|Handbook | C. General Rules and
Recommendations for Tournaments | 04.
FIDE Swiss Rules | 04.2.
Regulations for Swiss System Tournaments | A. Basic Principles of Swiss
A. Basic Principles of Swiss System Tournaments
The basic principles of a Swiss System tournament are:
The number of rounds to be played is declared beforehand.
Two players may play each other only once.
Players are paired with others of the same score, or nearest
When possible, a player is given the white pieces as many times
as he is given the black pieces.
When possible, a player is given the colour other than that he
was given the previous round.
The final ranking order is determined by the aggregate of
points won: 1 point for a win, 0.5 point for a draw and 0 point for a loss. A
player whose opponent fails to appear for a scheduled game receives one point.