Originally Posted by MasterOfDisaster
What is the difference between a DON and a 50/50?
And how does this affects Rudy´s explanation?
Not sure exactly. I've never played a single 50/50, but I've played 100s (1000s?) of true DoNs. I believe
that some 50/50s still pay half the field, but 1st still wins more than 2nd, who wins more than 3rd, you get the idea. There is not a flat payout structure.
Not sure exactly how this would change strategy in total, but I can think of several things. As big stack work to actually protect short-stack and continue to bleed chips from mid-stacks who are afraid of bubbling, stuff like that. This all assumes that I'm correct about some (all?) 50/50s having an escalating payout structure. If anyone has a definitive answer, I'd like to hear it.