Originally Posted by Vitaliy Popik
Can somebody explain that for deal on the final table of the tournament at PokerStars? When the final players plays 1x1?? What the deal? And what is it for?
I don't get this part about the "1x1". Yet for a deal, generally speaking, the way It works, Is that "ICM" comes Into play, so generally It's deter timed by the one with the most chips and than the next and so forth and so on. Also most players (If they feel as If they have an "Edge"), don't go for deals at all. Deals also aren't 9 handed most of the time, It's usually down to like final 4-3, but when the "Prize Pool" Is so great, players generally wish to take deals In that case to reduce the "Variance" of the game.
Assume for a moment, you're at the FT of a huge "Poker-Stars" event and that the first place money paid $1.5 Million, and that you had the largest stack. Once at the FT than you all could ask each-other "If you want to make a deal", since that's life changing money, after talking about the numbers with the "Stars staff", they come up with a number like $1.3 Million, and that you all than play for the remaining $200k+the title, this wouldn't be a bad deal, even though you're technically losing out on $200k, but you than secure $1.3 million (Even If you end up finishing In 9th place), wouldn't you take this deal than?