Often you must have seen in poker tournaments that the min-cash offered is always higher than the buy-in amount of that event. It is either marginally higher or in some cases even double or more. But have you come across a situation where the min-cash was lesser than the buy-in? It is very rare or rather impossible that this happens.
But such a rare incident recently happened at a tournament. And it wasn’t just any other tournament, it was a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet event. Four-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus took to Twitter to share this one-of-a-kind incident. “What’s up with these WSOP bracelet event payouts today. Buy-in 3,200 min-cash 2,300🤔” (sic) he wrote.
Have a look at his tweet:
What’s up with these wsop bracelet event payouts today. Buyin 3200 mincash 2300 🤔 pic.twitter.com/3iLiHHovvZ
— Jeremy Ausmus (@jeremyausmus) September 12, 2022
The tweet attracted mixed reactions from Twitter users. One user by the name Andrew Barber wrote, “It actually solves some bubble problems. I think it’s a clever solution.” To this Ausmus replied “Ya I’ve considered this also, it would really help bubbles. But most players complained a lot when they paid more of field and smaller mincash. Don’t think that’s what many people want.”
No one is ever happy.
“You can’t please all the people all the time. And last night all those people were in my tournament.” -Mitch Hedberg, TD
— Andrew Barber 🌐 (@abarber1) September 12, 2022
Some users lauded the move calling it a ‘great to avoid bubble’ and ‘nicely done.’
Ah the good ol 40% payout structure very nicely done.
— DC (@DColpoys23) September 12, 2022
Is paying greater than 33% of the field normal? The last 3(!) payout brackets are less than entry…
— MasterChessDojo: NM John MacArthur, FIDE Trainer (@MasterChessDojo) September 12, 2022
Seems great to avoid bubbles? Start at $100 and go up by $100 increments so people just play.
— Ryan Fee (@RyanFeePoker) September 12, 2022
agreed, only ft should be paid
— OLD TIME FISH (@OLDTIMEFISH1) September 12, 2022
Some users also called it ‘old school’ and ‘horrible.’
That’s was horrible payout structure paying 36% of the field 20% fine but 36%?!?!
— Giuseppe Pantaleo (@Pantaleooo) September 12, 2022
That’s old school
— Lou Ouija (@badassidtrip) September 12, 2022
One user also pointed out that paying 36 players out of 93 entries also sounded unbelievable.
Thats very strange
— anton 73 (@Antonio53949028) September 12, 2022
We wonder if it was an error or a deliberate move by WSOP to give the top finishers more value. Let us know what you think.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by expressing herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in anything that satisfies her creative self, like drawing and DIY crafts.
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