Listing prize payouts , is this unusual?
Recently went deep into a tournament with a guarantee prize pool. In looking at the payout structure all prizes were listed as % of prize pool + a $ amt. So for example Place X prize was 5% of prize pool + $40.00 I read this to mean you won the 5% plus $40 (which assumed came from the GTD). Running the math the percentage lined up exactly with the "prize pool total" after late registration closed but i only received the % amt not the "+ $$" amt.
I found this to be extremely misleading as clearly the prize pool was equal to the sum of buy ins/add ons/rebuys minus the "fee." And clearly the "+" amts added up to the GTD amt.
I brought this up with support who ran the tourney and they told me the + sign was either a hyphen or minus sign but agreed with how I saw it as misleading.
If you see X Place pays % + X $$ amt wouldn't you assume it's the % of prize pool plus the listed dollar amount. So like 10% of 1000 would be $100 and if it had + $30 wouldn't it be $130 won?
I understand a GTD tournament generally means the site provides up to the listed amt in prizes if the pool is less than the amt listed. But this was labeled as % + x amt $$ so I was quite confused.
I'm awaiting a response from support but what do others think?