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Old 09-23-2005, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default SUICIDE THAILAND: OOP & DAY 1 PICKS

Instead of waiting for the next slam or masters event, I've decided to start Suicide Tennis with Thailand which will be held Sept. 26 – Oct. 2. It's a small but popular tournament and will be a good way to get everyone hooked on this new game.

It looks like it's going to be a decent line-up, too: Philippoussis, Hewitt, Haas, Ginepri, Srichaphan, Horna, Spadea, Muller, Soderling and Federer are in. Roddick will be away on Davis Cup duty; Henman, Safin, and Gasquet are out with injury/sickness.

I will post Day One OOP here when it becomes available and then you can make your picks known here. A new thread will be created for each day of play to keep everyone's picks in order. I will include both singles and doubles draws to pick from.

FAQ: How to Play Suicide Tennis
Suicide pools test your ability not only to pick a winner, but to project your winner through the ups and downs of a draw. You'll also have to know what players can easily win an early round match for you, but can be counted on (at least by yourself) to falter as you go through the remaining days of the tournament.

For each day of play, you have to pick one - yes, just one - player who you think will win his match that day. That is out of all the matches played that day.

But, once you pick someone, you cannot choose them again for the rest of the tournament. So you really don't want to pick a Federer to win in early matches.

To survive in the suicide pool, you have to choose winners on every day of play. Sure it may sound easy (and probably will be) on the first few days of play - but as you get deeper into the draws, you have to start picking based on not only who you think will win, but who is likely to lose down the road. And remember, if you are still alive come semi-final time, you are not only picking who you think would win a semi, but also who would lose the final, since you could not pick the same player again.

Picks will begin with the release of the Order of Play for Day 1 - you will have until play begins on Day 1 to make your selection. Subsequently, you can pick your Day 2 winner as soon as the Day 2 order of play is announced, and so on.

Picks are made PER DAY, not per round, so if the first round is played in a two day stretch, then you will be picking two players to win, one from the top of the draw, and one from the bottom of the draw.

Click here to see a short example of how this game is played.
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