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Main => Help Me => Topic started by: Hades on March 26, 2010, 01:11:50 PM

Hello,
We organize a poker championship in 10 rounds. Each player gets points for each round with this formula :
switch(r, 1, 15, 2, 12, 3, 10, 4, 8, 5, 6, 6, 5, 7, 4, 8, 3, 9, 2, 10,1)
When someone is missing one game, he receives 0 points. If he misses a second game (and for each game missed after 1), he's got a penalty of 3 points.
Until now, I was using formula :
assign("c", count(scores))
sum(top(c1, scores))
to calculate global score.
But because I m giving to some players 3 for a round (manually changing the daily formula), actually the formula adds him 3 points !!! Furthermore, if a players gets more than 1 penalty, the formula only counts 1.
Any idea to solve theses 2 problems ?
Thanks a lot

Instead of penalizing someone at the tournament level for missing a game (it sounds like at the moment you are adjusting a player's points by 3 in the tournament they missed), you could just let the Overall Score formula do the work.
assign("c", count(scores))
sum(top(c1, scores))
So this looks like you are dropping each player's lowest score. To penalize, change it to:
assign("c", count(scores))
sum(top(c1, scores))  ((nc1) * 3)
That subtracts 3 points for each tournament the player has no score for (and thus did not play in), except for the first tournament the player missed.

Thanks for this help.
Actually, in our championship, we are playing 16 games of 10 players and 2 games of 20 (multi table). We are 20 players total.
It means your formula doesn't work in my case, but I just found what I needed.
Considering I m modifying each tournament with the formula : switch(r, 1, 15, 2, 12, 3, 10, 4, 8, 5, 6, 6, 5, 7, 4, 8, 3, 9, 2, 10,1)
If someone is missing the tournament, he gets 0 (switch(r, 1, 15, 2, 12, 3, 10, 4, 8, 5, 6, 6, 5, 7, 4, 8, 3, 9, 2, 10,0), and at second time 3 (switch(r, 1, 15, 2, 12, 3, 10, 4, 8, 5, 6, 6, 5, 7, 4, 8, 3, 9, 2, 10,3).
The following formula works perfectly :
assign("c", count(scores))
if(sum(top(c1, scores))>sum(scores),sum(scores),sum(top(c1, scores)))
I had to do this to avoid penalty counted as bonus.
Now it gives back the right result.
I hope this should help someone playing with penalties later :)