The following table shows the match points earned in the Swiss rounds for the top ten players in each fifteen-round GP. The impetus for the table is to give some idea while watching an event what record was needed for top 8 in a "comparably-sized" GP. I included ninth and tenth place to give a sense of what size GP tends to produce a clean cut.

The modern-style "everyone with X record makes day two" rule started in 2009. Before that, only the top 64/128 players advanced, depending on field size. This artifically deflated some day two field sizes, which may have had a minor effect on the record needed for top 8. For this reason I've grayed the lines from events in this era, as they may not be the best points of comparison for a current event. It should also be noted that the numbers in the table are influenced by the number of byes among the field and the number of draws incurred throughout the tournament.

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