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Old 11-26-2007, 03:06 PM
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Default 17 way chop - was it a good decision

Blinds 5k/10k, 17 players left, 20 got paid. $25 buy in, Chip leader had around 70k, short stack had about 15, I was sitting around 55k. Decided to chop 17 ways for $240 a piece (4th place money). Was this a good chop?
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: 17 way chop - was it a good decision

Wtf, were you all late for something?
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: 17 way chop - was it a good decision

No, but when the chipleader only has 7 bb, the only move is all in preflop for everyone
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:13 PM
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No, but when the chipleader only has 7 bb, the only move is all in preflop for everyone

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So the short stacks will be dropping like flies, why pay them off?
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: 17 way chop - was it a good decision

chopping 17 ways just seems like a ridiculous waste of time
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:17 PM
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No, but when the chipleader only has 7 bb, the only move is all in preflop for everyone

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So the short stacks will be dropping like flies, why pay them off?

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Everybody's a short stack
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: 17 way chop - was it a good decision

the first mistake seems like playing a tournament with a structure where this can happen

but yea most people are probably going to panic and start shoving...this chop doesnt make that much sense...wait it out play proper shortstack strategy and pick your spots
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: 17 way chop - was it a good decision

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So the short stacks will be dropping like flies, why pay them off?

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Mathematically I don't think it was too bad - your chance of finishing less than 4th was very high. That of course assumes you wouldn't have another opportunity to chop at a later time for more money, which is almost certainly not the case.

A 17 way chop is pretty lame. I would rather take my chances and talk about a chop when we get to 6-8 players. What was the approx total prize pool?
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: 17 way chop - was it a good decision

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So the short stacks will be dropping like flies, why pay them off?

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Mathematically I don't think it was too bad - your chance of finishing less than 4th was very high. That of course assumes you wouldn't have another opportunity to chop at a later time for more money, which is almost certainly not the case.

A 17 way chop is pretty lame. I would rather take my chances and talk about a chop when we get to 6-8 players. What was the approx total prize pool?

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Total prize pool was around 4200. Everybody wanted to chop at 20 players when the blinds were 3/6k but I was the only one who objected and then when the blinds raised to 5/10k with 17 players and the chip leader only had 7bb I decided to agree with the chop.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:45 PM
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Default Re: 17 way chop - was it a good decision

Meh. I'd want to keep playing, but it sucks being the only holdout to a chop. If you're comfortable with being singled out and having people gun for you, then keep playing - otherwise just chop and get to the cash game.
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