View Full Version : Starting chips - Poll

03-12-2004, 05:11 PM
10 player sit and go with 800 chips (sound familiar?)
1 out of 3 times you start with 0 chips
2 out of 3 times you start with 1600 chips and only 8 opponents.

Would you play these sit and goes?

Please note you're limiting your "in the money" finishes by 33% by playing these.

This situation is an analogy to a situation that often occurs at the table and would like to get a consensus of how we deal with it.

03-12-2004, 05:26 PM
Pass and its not even close. I'd rather fold the first 30 hands and start with a stack of T700 vs 5 or 6 others which is what almost always happens to me at Party.

03-12-2004, 05:39 PM
The analogy is similar to you being heads up, first hand of a sit and go and your opponent pushes all in on the flop when you're a 2:1 favorite.

The end result is the same as my poll (minus the $45 in blinds if neither of you were in the blinds). Interesting as I think most people would say go for it if you were in the actual hand situation.

03-12-2004, 08:00 PM
So really we're talking about being all-in as a 2:1 favorite on the first hand. I'd absolutely take that. I can't imagine that it isn't +EV for anyone.

03-13-2004, 03:38 PM
I'd be interested in seeing how many of tbhe people who voted for 'pass' would really fold a hand that was a 2-1 favorite...gotta be play.

03-13-2004, 06:55 PM
Play, and even if you value $/tourney more than $/hr., it is not even close.