Originally Posted by pltrgyst
As a rule of thumb, tournaments generally pay 30% of the field. So take that and round up or down, as you prefer.
Doesn't the WSOP pay 10%. 30% seems high. For 40 people, I pay 5. 20-35, I pay 4. Under 20, 30% sounds ok. I couldnt imagine paying 14 people for my 40 person events.
For 1 table, I generally pay 2. I think it stinks to be first in the money and only get your buy in back. I try to give them at least 50% more than the buy in, or up to 100%. So, if you pay 3, I think third should get $30. Generally, my $40 tournament pays $75 to 1st money. With the bounties, they made double the buy in.