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    Tournaments that pay more than 10% of the field

    I just played a tournament that payed about 14.5% of the field. Is it considered -ev to play in any tourney that pays more than the standard 10% of the field? I didn't pay attention to the payout structure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xbaddboy View Post
    I just played a tournament that payed about 14.5% of the field. Is it considered -ev to play in any tourney that pays more than the standard 10% of the field? I didn't pay attention to the payout structure.

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    Yeah, I noticed that both Merge and Cake pay 15% to 20% of the field. I think that it is great for building a bankroll. However, the min cashers usually barely get their entry fee back. I have actually seen some where the min cash was less than the buy in.
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    I think it's all a matter of personal style and preference. Some people can get rich in "double or nothing" tournaments, where 50% of the filed gets paid, and others do best in a "winner takes all" environment.
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    I forgot about the double or nothings where half the field gets paid. At one time I was told to avoid tourneys that pay more than 10% of the field because the dead money players cash when they normally would not cash at all and reduces your payout. If these tourneys attract
    softer fields I might play these more often.

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    The double or nothing tourneys were a great way for me to build a small bankroll....sometimes you could cash and not even have to play a hand

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