There are 14, 539 competitors taking part in a single-elimination chess tournament. How many games need to be played to find the winner? (In the case of a stalemate or a draw, the winner is decided by the toss of a coin.)
Can you please explain to me what single elimination is?
the one, who wins the game, stays in the tournament and the one who loses is eliminated
Okay. So it'll be like played in rounds?
yes, and the winner of tournament must in all games with no losses
And we're assuming the match list,as in who plays against whom is decided?
so, still no answer? :)
Thinking. Getting 14538. Something's wrong there. I think.
your answer is good. Since there is only one winner of tournament, 14538 players must be eliminated.And this requires 14538 games to be played :)
Yes. It's correct? Haha. Good question. :) Confused me for a bit there.
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