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August 16th, 2020 at 6:53:44 PM permalink
I don't play much poker, but I like to keep my hand in. I was playing a $10 bounty tournament today with about 300 people and managed to make it to the final table (eight-handed). So the way bounty tourneys work is half the entry money goes into the prize pool and half is a bounty you carry around. We each started with a $5.50 bounty on us.

When I got to the final table, I was last in chip count with 100,000. Here's the wild part to me, which I had never seen before. The guy to my left had 200,000 chips (you start with 5,000), and his bounty tally was exactly as he started, five dollars and fifty cents. That seemed almost impossible. The chip leader at the time had $150 in bounties attached to him. If someone had told me they had seen such a thing at a final table, I would have rolled my eyes. But there it was.

Just unbelievable.
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August 17th, 2020 at 4:34:07 AM permalink
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I don't play much poker, but I like to keep my hand in. I was playing a $10 bounty tournament today with about 300 people and managed to make it to the final table (eight-handed). So the way bounty tourneys work is half the entry money goes into the prize pool and half is a bounty you carry around. We each started with a $5.50 bounty on us.

When I got to the final table, I was last in chip count with 100,000. Here's the wild part to me, which I had never seen before. The guy to my left had 200,000 chips (you start with 5,000), and his bounty tally was exactly as he started, five dollars and fifty cents. That seemed almost impossible. The chip leader at the time had $150 in bounties attached to him. If someone had told me they had seen such a thing at a final table, I would have rolled my eyes. But there it was.

Just unbelievable.



The one and only reason I think that itís crazy is because Iím an all in or nothing type of player. I love bounty tournaments because you can win your buy in back while still playing and then freeroll. Mentally itís much more relaxing you will be playing for free hopefully. If I have aces Iím usually all in and what not so when I play I am bounty hunting mostly. But the thing is people like me usually never make it to the final table and Iíve only been to a few because of the bounty hunting and Iím pretty sure most of the time people like them make it and just collect the bounties that the others have worked so hard for. You can tell Iím on the fence about this subject because Iíve seen people be made fun of because they donít bounty hunt... but then again it seems stupid to just play to bounty hunt
redietz
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August 17th, 2020 at 6:22:14 AM permalink
I have not played all that much poker, but I prefer bounty tournaments. I just was taken aback when somebody arrived at the final table with 40 times the starting chips and no accrued bounties, while another guy's bounties were up to $150. The low end thing seemed impossible to me. Looking at one on the left and the other to my right was bizarre.
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August 17th, 2020 at 9:22:06 AM permalink
That is weird. There are levels in most tournaments where many players are short-stacked, because of the size of the blinds and antes, and are going all-in quite frequently, So it is hard to get through those stages of the tournaments with a large stack without busting out anyone.

He may have doubled up several times against larger stacks and stolen lots of blinds and antes. Also, some players feel they have an advantage post-flop (because of their skill) so they try to avoid playing against players who have gone all-in pre-flop.

But I agree - its unusual.
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August 17th, 2020 at 1:16:48 PM permalink
Okay, maybe I'm wrong about the weirdness quotient. I played in a $5 bounty today with 244 players and made it to the final table with (drum roll) one bounty won. So the strangeness continues.

People did comment, "OMG, that is terrible" about the one bounty.
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August 17th, 2020 at 2:23:20 PM permalink
this was one of the first tournaments i won i posted about it the other day but look at this flop i knew when i saw this flop it was my tournament (lol)
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August 17th, 2020 at 2:41:16 PM permalink
That is a beauty.

The hand I remember most for losing was what I thought was a nut flush, and I realized just as the final card was about to be shown that if the other guy had x and y and z hit, I was going to lose to a gut straight flush. Well, it happened.
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August 17th, 2020 at 2:54:23 PM permalink
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That is a beauty.

The hand I remember most for losing was what I thought was a nut flush, and I realized just as the final card was about to be shown that if the other guy had x and y and z hit, I was going to lose to a gut straight flush. Well, it happened.



never will i ever chase a gut straight, open ended thats a different story

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