re: Poker & Prize Structure - Bigger Prizes fewer players or Smaller Prizes more players
I addressed this issue after last week's FullTilt (or was it UB?) CardsChat freeroll. There were about a thousand players. It paid the top 99 (about 10%), but starting pay was 34 cents. I think it's kind of silly to play for a couple hours for thirty-four cents. One of the mods came on and said CardsChat tried to get a different payout structure, but the poker sites
apparently won't allow custom structures.
Then a handful of people wrote in, most of whom said 34 cents was fine to them - it could start them on the road to riches, or maybe it was just the thrill of cashing.
Top place paid $45 out of - I think - a $200 prize pool.
So you'll get a mix of opinions about this. My goal is to win or at least make the final table. If I can do that, then I'd like bigger money. If I finish 99th, 34 cents is not much of a thrill. I'd just as soon forgo it and give it to those who outplayed me that day.
Doesn't really matter what we think, though. Sounds like it's a done deal on whatever site we play on.
G the W