Here are some point formulas:

**MN poker League** : pe = players entered, a3 = player rank, this gives points to top 30%, everyone else gets 10

IF(A3<(pe*0.3),ROUND(15*SQRT(SQRT(pe)*(pe-6)/A3),0),10)

until an if statment is implemented the players all get points

**Poker stars**: pe = players entered, a3 = player rank, buyin1 = buyin price

ROUND(10*(SQRT(pe)/SQRT(A3)) * (1+LOG(byin1+0.25)),0)

**Pokerworld**:pe = players entered, a3 = player rank, buyin2 = buyin price

ROUND((SQRT(byin2)*POWER(pe,1/3))/(A3+1),0)

**TO COMPARE** these formulas I used 19 players (random number) and adjusted buyins until 1st place was close or identical, at $39 poker stars results are = to MNPL, as players increase the buyin increases and results are IDENTICAL

Poker world needed a 7200 buyin to make 1st place equal, the rest are highly weight to top, and very few points for lower 2/3

as to which is best? they all have their respective advantages, and disadvantages , try the formulaes on a spread sheet and decide for your self.