My guess is (almost) nobody care or read all the rules I don't think even every personal in BWF knew about this. The authors of the articles didn't either, he talked about Chan/Goh wouldn't get any point from Korea Masters because they were top committed players. But he included Lin Dan's name in the ones who could still have chance to qualify for WTF after playing in Korea. The rule was that top committed players only allowed to play 4 Super 300 and apparently BWF had already made exemptions for LD to play in Australia Open. "2.8. Top Committed Players are allowed to play a maximum of four Grade 2, Level 5 Tournaments unless BWF give a special exemption or provided that the Player participates in all Grade 2, Level 1-4 Tournaments. World Ranking Points will be deducted for participating in more than four Tournaments if the requirements of clause 2.8 are not met." LD had played in : 1. Thailand Masters; 2. German Open; 3. Swiss Open; (After qualification started) 4.New Zealand Open; and 5.Australia Open (exemption). No idea if LD knew about this when he registered. They should have told him when he registered or they didn't bother. If it was for the points, I guess all his trip and effort were in vain. He should have skipped those extra (pointless) 3 Super 300 before the qualification started.