I am not sure if the following idea would interest SBR as free poker is an incentive for going Pro.

I wonder; however, what people would think about maintaining the current payout structure but add a 10 point (or less) buy-in from the players.

Then add certain percentages at each payout position (8th-1st) to collect from the player’s surplus betpoints.

8th - 20 points +5%

With 35 players, very common, an 8th place finish would yield 37.5 points. Adjustments to the percentages would need to be made to prevent half points but you get the basic idea.

Food for thought.