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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

This FAQ will answer most of your questions about Official Poker Rankings and the abbreviations used on the website.
Let's us know, if your have additional questions but please read this FAQ before you mail us. You will find our feedback email address at the bottom of this faq.



Q: What is Official Poker Rankings?
A: Official Poker Rankings (OPR) is the free online poker ratings site with poker statistics, poker rankings, tournament poker results and poker rankings for online poker players
Q: What does OPR mean?
A: OPR is an abbreviation for Official Poker Rankings. Official Poker Rankings is the name of this site.
Q: What does ITM mean?
A: ITM is an abbreviation for "in the money". To place high enough in a poker tournament to win prizes.
Q: What does MTT mean?
A: MTT is an abbreviation for "multi table tournament". A poker tournament that involves more than one table of players. Commonly used for scheduled poker tournaments.
Q: What does SNG mean?
A: SNG or SnG is an abbreviation for "sit and go" tournament. Instead of having a scheduled start time, a sit and go poker tournament begins as soon as a limited number of tables are full.
Q: What does ABI mean?
A: Abbreviation for "average buy-in". Sum of buy-in incl. rake divided by number of tourneys played. Note: For R/A (re-buy/add-on) tournaments, buy-in is calculated as an avg. of the total prize pool divided by the number of players in that tournament (It is not possible to track how many times a player actually re-buys in a tourney)
Q: What does AFS mean?
A: Abbreviation for "average field size".
Q: What do the R/A column in the poker player statistics page represent?
A: Shows how many percentage of tournaments played was R/A (re-buy/add-on) tournaments.
Q: What do the "1st ties" field in the ITM Finishes column represent?
A: Tournament places won where seat or amount won is equal to 1st prize
Q: What do the avg. finish column represent?
A: The tournaments are divided into 5 groups:

10% Early (first 10% to burst out)
20% Early-Middle (10%-30%)
40% Middle (30%-70%)
20% Middle-Late (70%-90%)
10% Late (90%-100%)

Examples:
If you finish within the first 10% of the places you finish in the Early group.
If you finish 25th of 100 players (74 players burst out before you) you finish in the Middle-Late group (75%).
If you finish 2nd of 100 players (98 players burst out before you) you finish in the Late group (99%).
Q: How do you calculate average buy-in for R/A (rebuy/addon) tournaments?
A: For R/A (rebuy/addon) tournaments, buy-in is calculated as an avg. of the total prize pool divided by the number of players in that tournament. (It is not possible to track how many times a player actually re-buys in a tour)
Q: How do you calculate statistics / buy-in for Full Tilt Poker KO/knockout tournaments?
A: For Full Tilt Poker KO/knockout tournaments the avg. knockout bounty value is deducted from the buy-in when calculating statistics. I.e. a $26 KO with a $4 bounty is calculated with a $22 avg. buy-in. In the tournament results list the buy-in is listed as $26 but if you click on the tournament you will see the deducted "avg. buy-in" value is $22 in the tournament summary tab.
Q: Estimated Profit. You got my tournament Prizes stated correctly, but my total Profit is not 100% correct, why?
A: If you play a lot of R/A tournaments your Profit should be accounted as an estimate Profit. We are not able to track how many times a player actually re-buys in a tournament, so for R/A tournaments we use an average based on the prize pool and number of players in the tournament.
Q: I did not re-buy in a particular tournament can you correct my ABI and Profit?
A: No, that's unfortunately not an option.
Q: What does ROI mean?
A: ROI is an abbreviation for "return on investment". Return on investment is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment. ROI=((Prizes–Expenses)/Expenses)x100.  (Expenses includes buy-in, entry-fees and an average estimated number of re-buys)
Q: Do you include final table deals?
A: No, we don't include final table deals as we are not able to track deal making.
Q: Can a chopped tourney be reflected if I send you a screenshot with the chopped results?
A: No, that's not possible.
Q: One of my friends borrowed my poker account and lost/won a tournament. This is messing up my OPR statistics, so could you please remove that tournament from my records?
A: No, that's not possible.
Q: I registered and I didn't receive my confirmation email?
A: First, you should try using the "resend password" option. Second, check your spam filter. Third, send us an email with your OPR username and signup email.
Q: My rating is 85.62% what does it mean?
A: 85.62% meaning that you are ranked higher than 85.62% of other ranked players.
Q: I see losing players with percentages over 90%, how can a loosing player be rated so high ?
A: All the players below this player has a lower rating. The percentile rating is not a "score" but an percentile indication of where you stand among other ranked players.
Q: How are the poker rankings stars distributed?
A:
Stars 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Procentile of players 0.02% 0.18% 0.8% 3% 16% 25% 25% 15% 10% 5%
Rating needed 99.98% 99.80% 99% 96% 80% 55% 30% 15% 5% 0%
How many players will have x number of stars:
Example (600,000 ranked players) 120 1,080 4,800 18,000 96,000 150,000 150,000 90,000 60,000 30,000
Q: How do you calculate poker rankings / OPR Rankings for players with a significant positive estimated profit.
A: The OPR Rankings favour players with a significant positive estimated profit who are able to keep the good results coming again and again. One good result will not bring you all the way to the top, even if your profit is much higher than the best ranked players.
Q: How do you calculate poker rankings / OPR Rankings for players with a negative or low estimated profit
A: For players with a low or negative estimated profit OPR Rankings are computed different, with more weight on where the player finishes in the tournaments he plays.
Q: What kind of Full Tilt Poker tournaments do you track?
A: Please see coverage
Q: What kind of PokerStars tournaments do you track?
A: Please see coverage
Q: What kind of Ongame tournaments do you track?
A: Please see coverage
Q: What kind of Party Poker tournaments do you track?
A: Please see coverage
Q: Do you track free rolls and tournaments with special buy-in restrictions?
A: No, normally not - with a few exceptions.
Q: Do you track satellite tournaments?
A: Please see coverage
Q: I play on PokerStars and you missed a tournament within coverage, can you add the missing tournament?
A: Not always, but there is a chance. Mail us the PokerStars tournament ID number and your player name and we will try to add the tournament to your records and recalculate your statistics. Please wait 48 hours after the tournament finish, to see if the tournament appear automatically. Only poker tournaments that meet the tracking criteria here will be considered.
Q: I play on a Ongame Network poker room and you missed one of the poker tournaments I played, can you add it?
A: Not always, but there is a chance. Mail us the Ongame tournament id ref. number (R-xxx-xxx or O-xxx-xxx) and we will try to add the tournament to your records and recalculate your statistics. Please wait 48 hours after the tournament finish, to see if the tournament appear automatically. Only poker tournaments that meet the tracking criteria here will be considered.
Q: I play on Party Poker and you missed one of the poker tournaments I played, can you add the missing tournament?
A: We are unfortunatly not able to back-track lost Party Poker Tournaments. Only exception is when a tournament is tracked with some kind of error and we are able to correct the error and recover the tournament. We will need the party poker id number. Only poker tournaments that meet the tracking criteria here will be considered.
Q: I play on a Full Tilt Poker and you missed one of the poker tournaments I played, can you add the missing tournament?
A: For the time being we are not able to back-track any lost Full Tilt Poker tournaments. Please see coverage for what tournaments we track.
Q: Are you owned by any of the poker rooms?
A: No, we are not owned by any of the poker rooms.
Q: Where do I find your email contact address?
A: See feedback section at the bottom of this FAQ
Q: Why don't I have any OPR rankings / rating percentile or any of the yellow stars?
A: Play 12 tournaments (buyin: >$0)
Q: Why don't I have any Profit rankings / rating percentile or any blue stars?
A: Play 12 tournaments with a positive total net profit
Q: I used to play on a different player name, but I got my name changed. I can prove that I changed my name legally, can you rename my Official Poker Rankings?
A: No, that's not possible.
Q: I won a tournament on my friend's account, can you move it to my Official Poker Rankings
A: No, that's not possible.
Q: I don't want my poker results and poker statistics on OPR, can you hide my data

A:

Please click here if you are a PokerStars player and want to Opt-Out.
For other pokerrooms on OPR, please forward your request to with your player alias and where you play and we will hide the statistics within 72 hours. Please read the text below before you forward your request.

Once you are hidden you will NOT be able to see the stats yourself. We reserve the right to remove your access to OPR if you decide to hide your stats. In other words do not use OPR to look up other player’s stats if you don’t want them to look up your own stats.
Please note: For the time being we do not accept unblock requests, so please cosider carefully when you decide to block your stats PokerStars has a special policy for opt-in/out players, click here for more info.
Q: Feedback
A: You can mail your feedback to (READ THE TEXT BELOW BEFORE YOU MAIL)
We thank you for your feedback and we will do our best to fulfill your request but please do not expect a reply to your request, especially not if you are able to find the answer in this faq or on the coverage page.
If you are reporting a missing tournament, please read this faq and the coverage page first and remember to include the tournament id number and your player name and we will add it if possible.
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