How are the tournament leader boards classified?
We understand that everybody has their own level of play and it would be unfair to classify all players in to the same group. This is why we have split up our leaderboards up further in to three separate stakes categories:
Bronze - this level includes tournaments with a buy-in ranging from $0.05 to $0.99.
Silver - this level includes tournaments with a buy-in ranging from $1 to $9.99.
Gold - this level includes tournaments with a buy-in ranging from $9.99 and upwards.
Both the buy-in price and buy-in fee are included when making this classification, so for example if you enter a tournament that costs $9.50 + $0.95 this tournament will count towards the Gold level as the total cost is $10.45.
Which tournaments are counted towards the leaderboards?
You will receive leaderboard points for all real money STT's. Certain tournaments however cannot count towards leaderboard points and these are listed here:
STT's not eligible for leaderboard points:
- All 1-Up Sit 'n Go (double of nothing)
- All Instant All-in Sit 'n Go's
- All satellite tournaments
- Any play money tournaments
- All heads up Sit 'n Go's
Barring the above exclusions, all tournaments that accept a US Dollar buy-in will be used towards your leaderboard points. Even if you are using a non-US Dollar buy-in to register for the tournament like Promo Bucks, POP or other treasures, you will still get points as long as one of the buy-in options is US Dollars.
How are the leaderboard points calculated?
We take a few factors in to consideration when calculating your points, these are:
- Your finish position
- Total registrations for the tournament
- Buy-in price of the tournament
These values are then fed in to the following formula to get the points value:
[ Sqrt (Total registrations for the tournament) / Sqrt (Your finish position) ] * [ Log (Buy-in price + 1) * 100]
This formula is run for every completed qualified tournament you enter and the points are added together.
How long do the leaderboard points accumulate for?
Points will be reset on a monthly basis and the players that are at the top of the leaderboards at this time will be deemed the winners for that month.
Points for the following month will start being added to the leaderboards from the 1st day at 00:00 ET.
Points are added based on the tournament finish time, so if a tournament starts at 23:00 ET on the last day of the month, if the tournament only finishes on the 1st day of the new month it will count towards the new months' points.
How often are the leaderboards updated?
The leaderboards are updated every 24 hours.