Monday, March 26, 2007

Deal or no Deal ?

Following my exit from Cardiff, I managed to get to Luton for the Sunday £250 f/o - although only 55 runners, still gave a 1st prize of just over £5.5k

Started off very well, but had a couple of accidents along the way- had to grind a bit and with 2 tables left, I turned on the gas - I was helped with Aces six times in 3 levels though ;)

Anyway, with the tourney only playing 9 players, we are at 11 left for a whole level, and someone suggests a saver for 10th and 11th to which I agree to speed things up. Boy how wrong was I?

It took 3 x 30 minute levels to get to the final table!!!! And by this time, the Average stack was 45k with blinds 3000 6000. I was 2nd in chips with just over 60k. Within 4 hands the guy in second place was out, AK into QQ.

With 8 left and roughly equal chips all round, I suggest an 8 way chop giving all of us £1500 which was only just shy of 3rd place money (The comp was never going to play out and would eventually end in a deal or a chip count). A good deal all round I felt, but one guy turned down the deal - which he has every right to do.

So we are down to 6 and someone else suggests another deal, and I say "no more deals while I am still in" - reasons are I felt it was highly unfair on the two players who had exited (taking circa £500) that they missed out on a grand.

Was I right or wrong to do this? Well I don't think there is a right or wrong. If people did not want to deal for £1500, I did not see it was fair to now deal for £2000.

So no deal was done, well not until I exited in 5th place for just over £800 anyway.

I assume that the last 4 did a deal and took £2.5k each.

Now anyone who knows me, or reads my blog will know I was very "ante deal". This was because I wanted to "win" my first live comp outright.
As this has now happened, I find myself more open to do deals.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

An 8 man deal whats the point?ok u make money 1200 in this case.You were right to refuse with 6 left.Doing deals i think is a s ign of weakness people want to make profit.8 way deal ina 55 runner field pathetic.In the long run having the balls to win out right wills erve u well.If u have aggression and not afraid to get knocked out.PEOPLE I PLAY WITH IN DUB CASINOS WOULD SOONER GET ANTED AWAY to climb up a position or two in prize money go for the win

10:02 AM  
Blogger M3boy's Poker Blog said...


Thanks for the comments, and as I have said, I prefer to go for the win.
I suggested this deal as with less than 8xBB it was just gonna be an all in total crapshoot - with a chip count in an hour anyway.

I was happy either way to bo honest.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Alex Martin said...

Im winning the £200 on Monday skip, sorry about mansion, got it in as a fave as always. See you monday.

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Blogger M3boy's Poker Blog said...

Dont be Sorry m8.

Oh, and you may come 2nd , but 1st is locked up ;)

Reminds me, I must update my Blog........

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