Originally Posted by veroniquem
I don't follow YOUR logic. I am not following the points, quite the opposite. I'm following the status of the event. Monte-Carlo IS a master. Basel was not a gold, it was a world series.
But the fact that it is non-mandatory and the others ARE mandatory (every other one), says something about its' status, right?
Do you think a player would base their decision on playing Basel vs. playing another event that had the same amount of points and similar prize money, on the fact that it's not a Gold?
Same points, equal/better prize money, considerable prestige (many great players have played it over the years). Very little discrepancy, if any.