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Friendly game structure - Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:11 PM
fp_boss77's Avatar
Since: Jan 2012
Posts: 490
Hi guys!

I've been playing pretty much every week live poker with my friends. It's a standard tournament ( 1500 chips ) with $10 buy-in and $10 rebuy (for 1 hour) and blinds every 15 min.
It's usually a weak field,A LOT of limping, lack of knowledge about odds and outs, short stack shoves usually only happens when 3-4BB ( instead of the standard 10BB shove ).
But the prize structure is kinda weird, the 1st place prize is much more than the 2nd. Usually there are 6-9 players. For example, if there are 6 players, the second place only gets $10 and the first gets $40 and all the rebuys go to the first place as well.
If there are 9 players, it would be $10-$20-$60 ( and all the rebuys to the first place ).So even if u get HU in the end, u'll not cash that much if you end up second.

It still profitable to play with this structure ? How different should I play ?
If you guys have any others advices to play the kinda player I mentioned before I would aprecciate.

Thanks !
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:45 PM
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If you're one of the best players in the game then obv. it's profitable. I would play this like it's a winner take all event and go strictly for 1st place at all times, since that's basically what it is. If you get your money back for 2nd or what not consider that a consolation prize but never let it factor into your decisions I'd say.

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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Since: Aug 2010
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With Dave 1000% here fp...this is a "bink or bust" structure. Go for the win every time.

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