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    • boschman123
      boschman123
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 1,215
      ok i won a free step.

      can somebody tell me about steps, pls.

      i understand that i must play 6 sngs and then i will win $2000,. np :D
      must i play it like a sng? wich step is hardest to win?
      what are my odds to win the last one?
      is it better to buyin at a higher limit?
  • 4 replies
    • howard182
      howard182
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.10.2006 Posts: 416
      I did some calculations which put me off the idea of ever buying into a step, these are the results:

      Step 1: buy-in inc. fee: $3, actual prize pool value: $12.05, effective fee: $1.80 (60%)
      Step 2: buy-in inc. fee: $10, actual prize pool value: $48.21, effective fee: $5.18 (52%)
      Step 3: buy-in inc. fee: $30, actual prize pool value: $174.74, effective fee: $12.53 (42%)
      Step 4: buy-in inc. fee: $70, actual prize pool value: $476.03, effective fee: $22.40 (32%)
      Step 5: buy-in inc. fee: $170, actual prize pool value: $1337.69, effective fee: $36.23 (21%)
      Step 6: buy-in inc. fee: $500, prize pool: $4700, fee: $30 (6%)

      If you want to confirm this, write out the steps as a system of linear equations and plug it into a solver (or do it by hand if you don't trust computers).
    • locoo20
      locoo20
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2006 Posts: 52
      You won't win, REALLY a lot of bad beats in there, don't trust steps.
    • locoo20
      locoo20
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2006 Posts: 52
      You are much better off playing 6$ and 11$ Shootouts :)
    • boschman123
      boschman123
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 1,215
      well i won a step 4 now. i think i wait a while to play the step 5. need more experience i think. it is getting tougher each step u climb , but to be honest, it is just like a normall sng.

      no change i can claim the $170?

      na dont think so.