To mark the 900,000,000 poker tournament, PokerStars offered a $109 no-limit hold'em tournament with an amazing $1,000,000 guarantee ($100k in giveaways during the first two hours) yesterday. In total, the tournament attracted 18,711 entrants that generated a total prize pool of $1,871,100.
2,475 players received a slice of the cake (the prize pool) and after many action-filled hours of play, the[...] Read more » 3-Way Deal in Tournament Number 900 Million On PokerStars
Joined: May '13
Age: 25 (M)
Wow i would have took the deal too, better to give up why ahead and make more money balancing it with the 3 players left when you are tired and just want to go to sleep and you already got a big nice cash. Anyway cheers I wonder whe this will happen to me. Cheers nice piece of news here. And have fun at the tables guys!
I don't get it. I remember that the requirement of the deals on FT in Riverstars is always they had to take a certain percent of the money away for the 1stplacewinner, they can only share the rest. So, I still don't get it how could this time be differenet than any other occasion. I know it's a special tourey but it's interesting they wouldn't go with the rulebook.
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Winners no longer matter in poker tournaments. It's just about 2-way and 3-way chops. Fucking lame. The chances for alot of players ever getting to that stage in a big big tournament is minimal, therefore when you have a chance to take a bigger win away i.e. one justified by your finishing position, then you should never do a deal.
Joined: Sep '13
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Age: 29 (M)
noonlion, well yea i dont like it either but considering how much luck you need in headsup or even 3 man final table those deal really make sense, even more so to people who are actually there and have to make decision to either gamble or well take sure money.
Because hu really is just a huge gamble most of the time, now if you add too big (imo ofc) prize differences for 1st and lets say 3rd or 4th place, its only natural to expect most people to make deals.
Heck you might be the best player there is, but in hu all it takes is one lost allin and ur done :=p
That's a huge prize pool 18000 plus entrants with a 100 buy in did Poker Stars make or lose money on this tournament with there added prizes hmm the fee alone in profit is 168399 Poker Stars always coming up with new and interesting promotions and is the biggest online poker site in the world and will remain that way in the future