Total points are calculated by multiplying the point factors of the three criteria:

Place finished: first place receives 120 points; second place, 100; third place, 80; fourth place, 60; fifth place, 50; sixth place, 40; seventh place, 30; eighth place, 20; ninth place, 10. In events with at least a $10,000 buy-in, the entire second table receives 6 points and the entire third table receives 3 points.

Buy-ins: $300 (645.000) - $999 (2.147.850) = 1 point, $1,000 (2.150.000) - $2,499 (5.372.850) = 2 points, $2,500 (5.375.000) - $9,999 (21.497.850) = 3 points, $10,000 (21.500.000) - $24,999 (53.747.850) = 4 points, $25,000 (53.750.000) or more = 5 points. The buy-in in rebuy tournaments is calculated by dividing the total gross prize pool by the number of entrants.

Number of entrants: 60-64 = 0.6 point, 65-74 = 0.7 point, 75-84 = 0.8 point, 85-94 = 0.9 point, 95-100 = 1 point. Every 10 additional number of entrants increases the number of points by 0.1 up to 3.9, with the number of entrants rounded to the nearest 10. 400-1,999 entrants = 4 points, 2,000-3,999 entrants = 5 points, 4,000+ entrants = 6 points. The maximum number of points is 6. Examples are: 57 players = 0 points, 72 players = 0.7 points, 132 players = 1.3 points, 135 players = 1.4 points, 382 players = 3.8 points, 650 players = 4 points, 8,565 players = 6 points.

Here is a hypothetical total point calculation example: You finished in eighth place in a $500 buy-in event that had 200 entrants. You receive 20 points for eighth place; the buy-in is $500, which is a 1-point event; and there are 200 entrants, which is good for 2 points. Thus, you receive 40 total points (20 x 1 x 2 = 40).