Õption 2 for me. I t can be that you miss a grandslam or mastertournament, because of holidays, work, or whatever. I think this should be possible, as long as you play 18 tournaments a year! In TT it works really well, why not here?
Well in TT there are some mandatories, at least 4 GS but only if you're well enough ranked to play the tournament ( if you're #200 and you miss AO, you won't have 0 pts )
Of course, everybody can play suicide, so no reason to not count all mandatories.
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