This is a discussion on Deal-making at Pokerstars within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; Ok, I've just created a decent roll on Stars after years of playing almost exclusively on Party.
Now while Party has it's faults it has
Ok, I've just created a decent roll on Stars after years of playing almost exclusively on Party.
Now while Party has it's faults it has a wonderful interface for deal-making at final tables that makes the whole process very easy.
Now I'm probably jinxing myself by asking but it pays to be prepared and effective deal-making can add a lot to your ROI% in MTTs. I know that on Stars you have to email support to get someone to come and sort out the deal. How exactly does this work when they arrive? and also what are the protocols/standard practices while waiting for them to get there. I've heard of people sitting out, is this accepted practice?
Generally when the players agree to a deal they sit out and email support. They generally arrive pretty quickly and pause the tournament. Support then runs the numbers and no deal is finalised until all the players agree. If agreement is not reached then the tournament is unpaused and continues.
Certain tourneys like the sunday million have some rules for deals, like leaving 30K for the winner.
Straight percentage deals favor the larger stacks.
A fairer way to chop is by ICM percentages.
There was an excellent article on chopping in one of the magazines a while back (cp?) that gave a mathematical formula.