re: Poker & Bubble Etiquette...
Originally Posted by thejuanupsman
I've played a lot, live and online, although never in AC or Vegas and never heard of doing this. I can't imagine why it would be expected. I probably wouldn't agree either. I don't make deals either.
First off, yah I hear of folks paying off the bubble in many small tournaments I've played in locally. It's usually such a negligible amount to those who are cashing that it is nothing to pay off the bubbleboy.
For above poster "I don't make deals either". You might want to re-consider one day when you're on the final table of a big payout with very high blinds. Variance is a huge factor in these situations, hence the reasoning behind deal-making. I don't know how many people I've seen on Fulltilt final tables who refused to make a deal because they held a marginal chip advantage, only to end up losing out on 10's of thousands of dollars. Even if one's stack is double of another's... it means very little. One double thru and the tides have turned completely.