Personal Earning Index (PEI)
Your Personal Earning Index (eg., 34, 63, 257) gives an indication of your moneygame– how well you handle money and resources. Players with higher numbers generally have more skill and win more games. And generally, the more you play, and come in first (+2) or second (+1) the more your PEI increases. This number stays with you regardless of who, when and where you play.
All first-time players start with a PEI of 10. At the end of their first-ever 4-player game, the winner with the most chips gets +2 pts. added to his/her PEI equaling a total of 12 pts. (10 + 2). The second-place finisher gets 1 pt. added, the third player gets 0, remaining at 10, and the last place finisher gets -1, a point taken away from his/her PEI.
So at the end of the first game, the winner will have a PEI of 12, the second-place finisher will have 11, the third-place finisher remains at 10 and the last player has 9 having lost a point. Players' PEIs cannot go below zero. If a player with a PEI of zero loses, his/her PEI stays at zero. All 4-player games must be scored for PEI.
[Research is needed to show, or not show a relationship between this number and general success– however success is defined.]