re: Poker & ft pro's
Originally Posted by Mortis
The bounty isn't "usually $200." The bounty on FT pros are always the buy-in in MTT's. Plus you get a t-shirt.
And yeah, some people do play hands they normally wouldn't, hoping they can get lucky, just so they can say that they KO'd a pro. But I don't think most people do that.
Wouldn't do it just for a lousy T-shirt. LOL
tcummo is correct that the FTOPSmain event and 200k gtd are giving $200 bounties but as you say this isn't "USUAL".
Actually I believe when bounties are in play there is always an incentive to try harder for them.
I think this makes it harder for the Bounty to play.
They will have to stick with more premium hands and will often be played in to by more lesser holdings, many of which suckout against them.
Which also makes it harder for them to determine what they are up against.
(Of course they know this and can adjust their play accordingly and try to take advantage of the weaker hands, so it's swings and roundabouts).
I think it is more a disadvantage overall though because it is like everyone else is ganging up against them, so they are one player against many rather than everyone playing each other.