Originally Posted by mrsuccess
will I be compensated for the 440 if they find collusion?
Even if they were cheating, you lost in round #1 just like the other guy. There's no way you'd get first place money unless all three were cheating.
In that case, you have a group paying $345 for a 3:4 chance of winning $440. That is, each of them risks $115 and if you lose they each get a $31.67 profit (which is less than 3/4 of their investment).
Originally Posted by atownshed
Knowing two extra cards, or that one player will not call you raise ect. is a huge advantage. This gives each player a positional advantage on the other players in the game as well as better reads of the cards the opposition can have. This is definitly cheeting.
You missed that this was a 4 player heads up game. There are only two people at each table. These "colluders" play against each other in round #1 1/3 of the time. At no point can they pass on extra hand information because they are not in the hand unless they are playing against each other.
You can't collude in a HU match.
One-on-one, a partner has no influence on the game.
I guess it's possible for two people to take a 50% stake in each other to minimize variance, but so what? *You* still have to win two games to beat them. Sometimes you play one of them, sometimes you play two of them. But at no point can they help each other out by colluding (chip dumping, passing on hand information, soft playing, etc.).
If it was a double-or-nothing game, yeah, those are ripe for collusion. But not heads up.