Sattelite Bubble - Who Gets In?
I experienced a strange situation today. I was playing in a satellite to a bigger tournament. The satellite awarded 20 tickets, and 21 players remained. However, I was sitting on only 185 chips with the blinds at 100/200. But I was in 19th place as 2 players had less than 100 chips.
I opened the other tables up to see who would be blinded out first, and discovered that one of the short stacks would hit the big blind on the next hand. He hit and quadrupled up, so I fell to 20th place, with a guy with only 40 chips in 21st.
The big blinds hit us on the same hand (and at exactly the same time since hand-for-hand play was in progress.)
So I wondered, what if we both lost the hand? Who would get the ticket? I thought of the possibilities......
- It will be based on time. Whoever went to showdown chronologically first, would finish in 21st, since the other player "outlasted" him, at least when looking at the time the 2 players went out.
- I will win because I had more chips entering the hand, even though we were both eliminated on the same hand.
- It will be random. The site will flip a coin since we technically "tied" and the winner of the coin flip will win the ticket.
Sure enough, we both lost, but he went to showdown 10 seconds after I had already been knocked out, because his table was playing more slowly than mine (we were both in the Big Blind and all-in, so neither of us could affect the pace of play.)
Luckily, Full Tilt gave me the ticket and he finished empty-handed. Is this because of reason 2, reason 3, or for some reason I have not considered?