Originally Posted by zjohnzzz
if its the final table makes sense monetarily to ensure that hes eliminated
Actually, final table can be most dangerous.
The check-down does not ensure
that the all-in is eliminated, it just gives all hands a chance to win, and the hope is that the all-in will be gone when the dust settles. By pitting more than one against the all-in, there is an increased likelihood that someone other than Mr. All-in will win the hand.
However, if the all-in wins, he has tripled up, at least. So he is now likely to be back in the game, and two others have decreased their stacks.
It is, therefore, rather important that anyone who calls an all-in at the final table has a hand that is reasonably capable of winning.
Then again, that is what usually happens. Final tables get wild, often, and the lead can shift many times.