I think it explains this in the help section somewhere, but it took some help from Corey for me to see this . . . lets see, its section 8.1.1 and you will see the "if" function in the bottom of the box with a bunch of other functions that can be used in points formulas.

For "if" there are 3 parameters and for the example of:

+if(r=1,3,0)

it means that "if the rank is 1 (1st place), then return the number 3, otherwise return the number zero".

So, if a person gets a rank of "1" then the whole condition returns the number "3" and it turns into:

+3 (so 3 points get added to that persons score). If a person gets any other rank, then the condition returns the number "0" and it turns into:

+0 (zero points get added)

So, for +if(r=2,2,0):

if the rank is 2 (second place), then add +2, othewise, +0

And for +if(r=3,1,0):

if the rank is 3 (3rd place), then add +1, otherwise, +0

Essentially I give the 1st place person an extra 3 points, 2nd place an extra 2 points, and 3rd place an extra point. Everybody else starts out with 2 points and gets one point for each place up the ladder they climb.

With 10 people it works out to (without hits, rebuys, add-on point changes):

1st, 14.00

2nd, 12.00

3rd, 10.00

4th, 8.00

5th, 7.00

6th, 6.00

7th, 5.00

8th, 4.00

9th, 3.00

10th, 2.00

For a tourney with 11 people it works out to:

1st, 15.00

2nd, 13.00

3rd, 11.00

4th, 9.00

5th, 8.00

6th, 7.00

7th, 6.00

8th, 5.00

9th, 4.00

10th, 3.00

11th, 2.00

Make sense?

It is impressive how complex you could make these formulas - but fun to come up with different schemes.

Hope that helps.