Multi-Tabling Fraud?

    • billnmex
      billnmex
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      Joined: 26.04.2014 Posts: 56
      Can someone explain this to me on William Hill you can have multiple entries in the same tournament. How does this work? You are able to be at up to 3 tables in the same game so what happens if all 3 entries make the Final Table. Any way I look at it it smells.. from an advantage of getting to the final table and then combining your chips or do you play with the 3 man advantage or is the so called RNG set up to prevent this. I am fairly new to on line poker but have never seen or heard of anything like this.
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    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,479
      Hey billnmex,

      Several rooms now run Multi-Entry tourneys. You will never end up on a table with yourself.

      Say if you had 4 entries left with 4 tables left. When it goes to 3, your two lowest stacks will be merged into 1 and likewise for every table break.

      Regards

      Laz
    • billnmex
      billnmex
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      Joined: 26.04.2014 Posts: 56
      Thanks for trying to help me understand how this is not in some way unfair. using your example players getting to the final table can get hit with a big surprise. To make it easy, 9 players each with 5000 chips get to the final table...BUT WAIT one is a multi entry player and now this guy has 10000 chips and so instead of 9 players there is only eight or do I still have it wrong?
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,479
      Hey billnmex,

      That's the player's reward for being good enough to run deep with multiple entries. Some rooms have tourneys you can enter up to 8 times. You have to factor in cost of buyins to potential profit.

      If you were to buy 8 entries into a large MTT, you would probably need 1 entry to make the final 50 just to break even.

      Cheers

      Laz
    • tonypmm
      tonypmm
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      Joined: 11.01.2009 Posts: 3,854
      Don't forget that one who enters a tourney thrice is charged a triple buy-in, so the ROI doesn't increase.

      Merging the stacks of multiple entries of a player that reach the final table is actually a punishment. The reason is that, according to the ICM, a chip in a big stack is worth less than a chip in a small stack, and tripling the stack increases the personal prize equity by less than three times. I'd even advocate giving a few bonus chips to someone who reaches the FT with two or more entries, as a way to offset this negative effect.