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Bounty question

Discussion in 'Home Poker Rules' started by Johnny5, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. Johnny5

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    I was thinking of incorporating bounty chips into our TOC home game. I was going to put a bounty just on the top 3 players of the TLB. We've never used bounties before & this question came up when I mentioned it to another player.

    What happens in this situation:

    Player A (has bounty chip): T1000
    Player B: T2000
    Player C: T2000

    Player A goes all-in and is called by both B & C. Players B & C have the same hand, knock Player A out, and split the pot. Who gets the chip?

    We had a few ideas, but I'd like to know how others handle it.

    Would it matter if player C has T3000, and puts player B all in (basically, does stack size come into play since they both have A covered)?

    :huh:
     
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    I'll have the value of the bounty split between the 2 winnings hands.

    Some give the bounty to the player with the most chips going into the hand and if the chips are equal, they'll take a full deck of cards and play high card between the winning hands. But I'll split the bounty as I feel both hands equally deserve the bounty.
     
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  3. CaptLego

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    I think the Bounty chip goes into the pot. If the pot is split, the bounty is split.
     
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  4. FreckleDaddy

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    I couldn't have said it better myself.

    fd
     
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    I agree as well.
     
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    I agree with this, but high card for the bounty would be the next best option.
     
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    Definitley need to split this. But I would force the other guy to call my all in, and put him to the test!! :wink:
     
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  8. Johnny5

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    Thanks!

    That was the obvious choice, though it seems to render the 'chip' concept useless.

    I'm not sawing the chip in half that's for sure!
     
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    LOL, me either. In the event that this ever happens, I will remove the bounty chip from play and give the winning hands a chip (from a different chipset) that will be recognized to indicate a split bounty.
     
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    Single chip concepts in a junkies eyes are silly anyway... Sounds like new chip, new group buy!

    :laugh:
     
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    This happened on a recent episode of Poker Royale: Battle of the Ages (although it was a cash bounty,
    no chips involved). They split it evenly on the spot.

    I'm guessing that it will happen rarely enough that a simple agreement to split it will suffice rather than
    paying cash on the spot. Or, you can just take a moment to pay cash on the spot the few times this
    happens and the problem is solved.
     
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    Just curious, how much will the bounties be?
     
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  13. Johnny5

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    Well, the tournament was on Saturday, and we made the bounties $10 each.

    As mentioned, it was our 1st attempt at using them, and since it was a two table $30 Freezeout, the $10 bounties didn't really seem like much of an incentive...
     
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    I had the same problem. Guys were really into it when I proposed the idea...but then when it was time to commit, they weren't real enthusiastic about it!!!:sorry:

    But I am still going to give it another shot next time we play!

    Good Luck with your group!
     
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    That will probably continue to be a problem if only one or a few people are the bounty. I'm guessing something like $50 or more would be necessary to really motivate people.

    I'm going with a $5 bounty on all players for my next game in a few weeks. I'll let you know how it turns out. The $5 is part of the buy-in, and is not optional.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.

    Thanks again guys!
     
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    I plan on introducing the bounty chip this Saturday for $5 as well, but it will be in addition to the $20 buy-in. I expect that all of my players will participate. In coming weeks I would like to up the bounty to $10 or even $20 for variety and to see what influence it has play.
     
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