Originally Posted by t1riel
Player A stated "You can either split the pot or experience a bad beat."
It sounds like Player A was the one who was afraid of being beat. No reasonable player would offer a chop if they were confident of winning the pot, so it should be obvious to Player B that he's better off sticking it out for the win.
I've never been involved in a chop but was in a situation where one guy asked the poker room manager if five people at the final table could get paid instead of four, if everyone agreed. The idea didn't fly and I wouldn't have been in favor of it anyway, but unfortunately I went out on the bubble that day and would have benefited from that potential deal.