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    Default Tournaments--cashing often or a few big cashes?

    I can do the math, and I understand that an occasional win of 100 buy-ins is worth a lot more than a bunch of small cashes. But what if winning is only 20 buy-ins?

    I play $50 NLHE tournaments at my local charity poker room. I don't go to casinos because the closest one rakes $50 tournaments at exactly the percentage as my charity room. I could play at either my local charity room (1.8 miles from my home) or the casino (103 miles.) That's a no-brainer.

    A few times I have taken a chop at my charity room. Recently I was one of four players left, I was the small stack and I was offered a chop where everyone would get at least third place money. I took the chop and got $300.

    Of course I would rather be playing for first, and online I will do always do that if first place is 100 buy-ins. Johnathan says that a good tournament player, who is always trying to win, will cash as little as 8% of the time. In a tournament where first place is a big deal, I understand that. But in the tournament that I described, where first place would have paid only $1,000, it seems to make sense to take a chop or try to cash more often.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.

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    Default win ratio?

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    [QUOTE=Poker Clif;327708]I can do the math, and I understand that an occasional win of 100 buy-ins is worth a lot more than a bunch of small cashes. But what if winning is only 20 buy-ins?

    I play $50 NLHE tournaments at my local charity poker room. I don't go to casinos because the closest one rakes $50 tournaments at exactly the percentage as my charity room. I could play at either my local charity room (1.8 miles from my home) or the casino (103 miles.) That's a no-brainer.

    A few times I have taken a chop at my charity room. Recently I was one of four players left, I was the small stack and I was offered a chop where everyone would get at least third place money. I took the chop and got $300.

    Of course I would rather be playing for first, and online I will do always do that if first place is 100 buy-ins. Johnathan says that a good tournament player, who is always trying to win, will cash as little as 8% of the time. In a tournament where first place is a big deal, I understand that. But in the tournament that I described, where first place would have paid only $1,000, it seems to make sense to take a chop or try to cash more often.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.[/QUOTE


    wouldn't it depend on your win ratio @$50.00? @$300.00 chop, you have to win 1 out of 6 buy-ins, to break even. @$50-00= 1 buy-in (game)
    @ $1200 you have to win 1 out of 24 buy-ins to break even. what is your win ratio?

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