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Leave the guy a chip :) - Mon May 07, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Gotta leave him a chip
 
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Mon May 07, 2012, 04:48 PM
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While the act of leaving an opponent a single chip can feel satisfying to your ego, there is a BIG danger in doing it...

Jack 'Tree Top" Strauss ended up winning the 1982 WSOP main event when he moved his stack in without announcing all in. After LOSING the hand, he discovered that he had a single chip left in under a napkin (that he did not know he had), and that was enough for him to go on to win the entire event...

this is the origin of the famous saying "a chip and a chair".

Sure, you crippled this guy, but as long as an opponent has even a single chip left he still retains SOME equity in the prize pool. and the fact he has some equity in the prize pool means YOUR equity is less than it could be...

So your decision here has to be whether you want to play to "look cool", or whether you really want to WIN. If you are playing for the win, take his last chip and eliminate him from the MTT!


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Mon May 07, 2012, 04:56 PM
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He was giving me a hard time in the chat box, that is why i left him 1 chip.

Cool story bro i never knew that.
 
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Mon May 07, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Hey M!

I came back from 1 chip in Vegas to win a daily tourney once.... it isn't what I'd want to be doing.
Nice hand.

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Mon May 07, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Off course i play to win
 
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Mon May 07, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Keep those 1st's going!

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Mon May 07, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Flips why do i bother

Last edited by m.bisland; Mon May 07, 2012 at 05:30 PM..
 
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Mon May 07, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Thats better
 
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Mon May 07, 2012, 07:18 PM
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1st and 2nd
 
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Mon May 07, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by m.bisland View Post
Pardon the whole image quote, but... with all the mod decks you make, you give us a capture with a standard deck? (Booo ;)

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Off course i play to win :)
Try that on course ;)
 
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Tue May 08, 2012, 01:39 AM
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Nice run, Mike!!

 

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