This is a discussion on Deals formula in tournys within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I’m trying to work out a forumula telling you what deals you should/shouldn’t take in a tourno. Basically it should be (prob finishing 1st x 


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Deals formula in tournys
I’m trying to work out a forumula telling you what deals you should/shouldn’t take in a tourno.
Basically it should be (prob finishing 1st x prize for first) + (prob finishing 2nd x prize for second) +(prob finishing 3rd x prize for third) +(prob finishing 4th x prize for fourth). I’m taking the percentage of chips you hold as your prob of finishing first, how would you calculate the prob of finishing second, third or fourth? 
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i doubt u wil get a formula ur forgetting that its ppl not jus numbers and as always many factors come into play not least unless they jus want the money most ppl at a final table will still think they can win if they are 2nd,3rd,4th in chips

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The problem is that deals are usually to lessen the steep payout structure. I've yet to get far enough in a big tournament to get to make deals, but I'm pretty sure it's basically they try to keep similar ev but less difference between the payouts. For example say it's HU deep in a big tourney, 5k for 2nd and 13k for 1st. Say they're around even in chips, they could say "we're both going to get 5k so now we're playing an 8k HU tourney. Let's just give each of us 3.5k and play for 1k.
So then 1st would get 9.5k and 2nd would get 8.5k. ev is still the same Say 1st instead has a 2:1 chip lead. In that case you say "we each have 5k, now for the remaining 8k take 7, 1st gets 4.67k and 2nd gets 2.33k of that, and we play for the last 1k. At least that's how I'd format deals if I were in charge of one I was in. I'm not sure how others are proposed, but the overall point is to lessen the variance I'm pretty sure, because although like in cash games people are playing many many hands and smaller tournaments people play again and again, that one situation may never come up again in a player's life even. Basically the logic is I would flip a 6040 coin 10,000 times for my life's savings, where each flip represents playing for a 10,000th of my life's savings but I would not flip once with that coin for my life's savings. Same exact ev, totally different expected result. If I'll see the situation 10,000 more times I'm fine taking it as it is, but when it's a once in a lifetime chance, some people prefer the security over gambling big. 
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