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What are tournament points?

Tournament points (or "tourney points") are a measuring tool to rank yourself against other Replay Poker players. They are used in our toplists and our monthly leaderboards, as well as some of our promotions.  It's important to remember tournament points are only awarded to players finishing in the top 50% (inclusive) of entrants, and who were present (not away) for at least 50% of the hands in their tournament.

You can view your tournament points on your Statistics page, but please note this page only shows your top 10 weekly, 20 monthly, and 100 yearly tournament point earnings, so they're not cumulative totals. Points earned from SnG tournaments will not appear here; instead, you can track them on the leaderboards.

For those of you wondering how we actually calculate tournament points, we use the following formula:
(1,000 × (√Runners)/√(Finishing Position))×(1+log(Buy-in))

For example, if a player enters a tournament featuring a buy-in of 2,000 chips and finishes 6th out of 200 runners, the player will receive 24,884 points.
(1,000 × (√200)/√6)×(1+log(2,000)) = 5,773.5 × 4.301 = 24,832 Points

We're hoping to do a bit more with tournament points in the future, so be on the lookout for some new and exciting things in the future!