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A total of 129 players entered a single-elimination hand ball tournament. In the first round of play, the top-seeded player received a bye and the remaining 128 players played in 64 matches. Thus, 65 players entered the second round of play. How many matches must be played to determine the tournament champion?

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  1. first round:
    128
    second round
    64
    third round=
    32
    fourth round
    16
    fifth
    8
    sixth
    4
    seventh
    2
    eigth
    1+ player getting the bye.

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