Kind of old news now, but this is the email i got, which will give you an idea of how they handled the money. I love how they spell canceled with the extra L. Technically I guess both are correct?
(Oddly enough I was only playing here because Bodog was having problems.)
PokerStars Tournament #59620358, No Limit Hold'em
Total Prize Pool: $9.00
Tournament started - 2007/08/28 - 23:25:00 (ET)
Tournament #59620358 has been cancelled due to technical reasons.
When a tournament is cancelled before players are in the money, we
each player their tournament fee, and then divide up the prize pool
on the following formula:
- 50% of the award pool distributed evenly between remaining players
- 50% of the award pool distributed proportionally according to the
At the time of cancellation there were 8 player remaining, and your
count was 1,540. Total chips in play were 13,500.
Prize pool to be divided equally: $9.00/2 = $4.50
Prize pool to be divided based on chip count: $9.00/2 = $4.50
Your share in money equally divided: $4.50/8 = $0.56
Your share based on chip count: $4.50 x (1,540/13,500) = $0.51
Your entry fee refunded: $0.20
Total money refunded to your account: $1.27
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The PokerStars Team