This is a discussion on ACR MTT refund scheme within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; Given the recent hiccups, I think it would be useful for everybody if someone explained how ACR refunds the frozen tournaments.
Could you make money
Depending on how long the tournament has been playing for they pay the prize out according to ICM chip stacks. So if you had a big chip stack when the tournament froze you can benefit nicely. As far as a scheme, I don’t think that’s something I would say you can do because you do not know when tournaments will be frozen. In the TOS there is specific rules regarding cancellation of games. No scheme there , obv if ACR is down they lose not gain.
ACR's tournament refund policy is fair and based on your chip stack and position in the tournament after registration. Obviously, if you've already busted out there isn't a refund.
Actually I do not think you are correct about that. If you bust out and the tournament is canceled you will be refunded the buy in. I have had it happen. But this is only if the tournament was still registering players. If they do icm
Payouts I think your buy in is divided up to those remaining when frozen.