Well, the BAM website notes that the 2005 WC points will come off before this year's WC's seedings are done. Add to that, the loss of the 2005 HK Open points and the ranking points would be as follows for any top men's singles players who enter neither the Korea nor Hong Kong Open this year: Lee Chong Wei - 35073.02 Chen Jin - 32329.32 Peter Gade - 30829.17 Lin Dan - 30403.13 Hafiz - 27333.91 Lee Hyun-il - 27148.8 Chen Hong - 26880 Jonassen - 24948.18 Bao Chunlai - 22745.36 Boonsak Ponsana - 21620.05 5400 points should be up for grabs for the winner of each tournament. If seedings mean anything for these guys, they have to play both tournaments. On the other hand, since it looks so unlikely that Lin Dan will end up in the top 2, if he's the guy they all want to avoid, then being in the top 2 will not necessarily prevent a match with him prior to the finals. There are so many permutations. The other thing is that because the IBF only counts the top 10 events in the last year, winning the Korea Open will mean, for most of them, adding 5400 points but then removing their 10th best result from the last 12 months. For most of them, that means around 2000 points.