The TD Show Episode 9 - Non-Monetary Tie-Breaks

This week's “The TD Show” topic will be "Non-Monetary Tie-Breaks" and will air at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific on Thursday, June 25 on the US Chess Twitch channel at

The show will be hosted by NTD Chris Bird and this week’s guest will be NTD Enrique Huerta. We will provide a quick overview of the main individual Swiss non-monetary tie-break methods, Modified Median (including Median), Solkoff, Cumulative and Cumulative Scores of Opposition. We'll provide you with the details on how to calculate these tie-breaks and show some examples of them in use.

For folks tuning in live, Twitch will provide some interaction between the show and the audience, allowing you to ask questions in real-time and we’ll also finish each episode with some light-hearted fun in the form of trivia based on the topic discussed. However, if you cannot tune in live, each episode will be archived in the TD Videos playlist at the US Chess YouTube Channel.

Schedule for upcoming The TD Show episodes:

  • July 2 - Determination and Completion of move with ANTD Steve Lampkin
  • July 9 - Spectators with NTD Tom Brownscombe
  • July 16 - Scoresheets with ANTD Alan Hodge
  • July 23 - 50-move Rule with NTD Mike Regan
  • July 30 - Player Conduct - Behavior with NTD Mike Hoffpauir
  • August 6 - Player Conduct - Using Additional Resources with ANTD Jim Hodina

Replay last week's episode here: