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Hutton Pairing

Hutton pairing is a system of matching many teams while demanding only one game from each player taking part. It was devised in 1921 by a Scottish clergyman, George Dickson Hutton (1866 - 1929), and has been used regularly for correspondence team events and for matches where many teams assemble on one day, for this reason it is sometimes called "jamboree pairing".

The players in each team are ranked in order of strength and each player meets someone of similar ranking. When the number of teams is one more than the number of boards, each team meets every other team on one board only. Organisers use pairing tables which enable them to cope with any number of teams and any number of boards.


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Digest Mode

Since we can have many simultaneous games here, moves of our opponents' usually come all the day, sometimes disturbing us in our regular work, in having time with our family or else.

The digest mode tries to solve this problem: the moves will not be sent to us immediately, but will be put into our queue instead. Then the queued messages will be sent out at the given one or more hours of the day in one message.

This way we can set, for example, that no message from the server of the club will disturb us during the day, but later, all the today's moves will come in one digest message.
 
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