My finishes so far are 450/1514, 2/883, 173/1556, 287/1601, 112/935 achieved while watching TV. This gives:
a) an average of 1024 out of 6489 or consistently in top 15% average.
b) One 2nd place - ie 1 final table per 5 entries = 20% final tables
c) In a field of 900 and 9 plrs at Final Table - the probability is 9/900 or 1 final table in 100 or 1% as opposed to 20%
Players high in the leaderboardentered dozens of tourneys - why am I only able to enter 5??? (when I tried entering a 6th tourney - got a message "you dont have a ticket"
I have studied pokerstars scoring system and I fear that it may have one fundamental flaw: It only works perfectly when all players play in exactly the same number of tourneys eg everyone plays exactly X tourneys/month. Where X can be say 20 OR 100 OR whatever is agreed (same as SNGs which allow a fixed No of entries for leaderboard of either 20 or 100)
With the current system - mediocre players can earn enough ponts by playing enough tourneys where they can get enough mediocre points to get high up the leaderboard - eg:
Say a player plays just 5 tourneys this month & gets 1st2nd 3rd & 100th + 100th His points will be 1500+ 81+53+ 44 + 9 +9 =1696 and yet he'll rank well below current leaders some of whom never made any final tables but scored high by summing up a large number of mediocre results.
Also the current system encourages players to sit out when in top 10% - in order to increase points - as opposed to playing the game.
I think that this is a serious flaw – it seems the system is designed to maximise player entries into these tourneys – as opposed to quantifying really high positions in tourney.
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