Originally Posted by Velutha
This seems pretty idiodic on the surface....I wonder if it's a case where the money jump doesn't make that big a difference to the guy. It's easy to say I'd take the deal but then again I'm just a micro stakes wannabe. Maybe this guy is backed or is loaded and would rather have the shot at winning for the glory and the massive payday?
I'm against doing deals if I'm the big stack, because I feel I will win from that position more than I will lose. The big stack is the one that was pushing for the deal. Which is kinda a sign that he is scared to play short handed and he wanted to get as much guaranteed money as possible. The big stack ended up not winning, the guy that was in third when the deal went down ended up winning. So in hinesight, the big stack did make a good deal, cause he walked away with the most money.
As far as that SSer goes, he is push fold at that point, he only really had FE on one stack at the table. So with the deal he would get 35k more guaranteed. They would continue to play and if he did win, he would win 30k more on top of that. I don't care if you have all the money in the world. You are an idiot if you don't take that deal. He's chances of winning the tourney with his stack compared to the other stacks was slim to none.