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muodonovan

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Help With Setting Up Point Structure
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:06:28 AM »
Hi Everyone,

        I need some help setting up the points functions for my league. Here is what I am trying to do

1.  I am using the pokerleaderboard.com wordpress plugin and trying to figure out what data is required for the xml file import. What I would like to do is run a tournament where the point structure is based on the the number of players that enter the tournament but then we also have a "Fantasy Buy-in" Amount for each tournament (It is a free poker league).  What I would like to do is be able to change the "Fantasy Buy-in" amount for different tournaments to push players to come out to other venues.  Then I would like for the exported data to be displayed in graphs like this one on the pokerleaderboards website:  http://www.thepokerleaderboard.com/wordpress/poker-players-3/?player=Bart-Naidoo

You can see at the bottom there is a graph for profit/loss.  In my case, this would be the profit/loss of the fantasy money.

So basically what I need is

1. a formula that bases the number of points on the total number of players (with more for finishing at the final table) and also includes a fantasy buy in amount that I can change.  most importantly, formatted properly so that the data imports into the pokerleaderboard plugin properly.

Thanks to anyone who tries to help me figure this out! I really appreciate it

Mike

Corey Cooper

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Re: Help With Setting Up Point Structure
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 08:44:42 PM »
The simplest formula I know that is based on number of participants is:

n - r + 1

n is the number of players
r is the player's rank

This gives 1 point to the first player to bust out, and one additional point to each subsequently busted out player.  I don't really know how to incorporate your "Fantasy Buy-in".  Is the Fantasy Buy-in the a pretend amount that it costs to enter the tournament?  So some tournaments could (were they not free) cost more to enter than others, and thus should be weighted differently as far as points outcome?  If that's the case, you can set the buy-in amount on the Game tab, even though no one really pays it to enter the tournament, then reference the buy-in with the bc variable (buy-in cost).  But how you would like to incorporate that is a different matter.  How much should it influence points?

As far as the Poker Leaderboard plug-in, as long as you use the corresponding export to export your tournament, your formula shouldn't make any difference.

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Re: Help With Setting Up Point Structure
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 11:01:55 AM »
Hey Corey,

    The Buy-Ins dont actually have to influence the points so i guess I can just make up what buy-in I want and leave the buy-in out of the formula. 

As for the formula n -r +1 just gives a linear progression with the last player getting 1 point and the 1st player getting n points...I would like something that more heavily weights the final table or last 20%

Thanks for your help

Mike

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Re: Help With Setting Up Point Structure
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 12:37:07 PM »
How much should the final table influence the points?  As an example, the following change gives players reaching the final table double points:

(n - r + 1) * if(finalTable, 2, 1)