Suicide pools are a very simple concept to learn, and a nigh-impossible concept to master. The suicide pool tests your ability not only to pick a winner, but to project winners through the ups and downs of a Grand Slam draw. You'll have to know what players can easily win an early round match for you, but also which can be counted on to falter as you go through the 13 days of the Wimbledon 2019 (there's not supposed to be play on middle Sunday, but rain in week one might change that plan).

For each day of play, you have to pick 1 - yes, just one - winner each from the men's and women's draw. That is out of only the matches played that day. But, once you pick someone, you cannot choose them again for the rest of the tournament. So you likely don't want to pick Roger or Serena to win in early matches.

Each day, a thread will be started that reads in the header something like : "WSP '19 Men's Day __ Pick". There will be separate threads for the men's and women's game. The Day 1 threads will be posted sometime shortly after the order of play for Monday, July 1 is released, and then you will then be able to make your first picks.

To survive in the suicide pool, you will have to go through up to 13 daysof picking winners. 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.

Again, Men's and Women's draws are played separately. So if you lose on the men's side but are still alive on the women's, you continue playing the women's draw.

Picks will begin with the release of the Order of Play for Day 1 - you will have until the scheduled start of play for Day 1 (Monday July 1, 2019) to make your selections. Your selections have to be for a Day 1 match. Subsequently, you can pick your Day 2 winner as soon as the Day 2 order of play is announced and the Day 2 thread is opened, and so on.

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Have fun!