Heads up deals
Oh maybe one question. In a tourney like Poker After Dark, when down to the final two, should a chop (or partial chop with some money to play for) be based strictly on stack size? Is there a case or situation when you would not accept this type of deal?
I watch poker on TV but I don't pay attention to what it is I'm watching, so I'm not sure if Poker After Dark has some kind of special rules or anything.
But, in terms of heads up deal making, I think deal making is best done with a focus on what the other guy might be thinking, not a focus on chips.
Normally, I'm not interested in a chip count split. If someone proposes such a split I won't turn him down, but I won't accept it either. I'll say I want to think about it.
Then if something happens shortly that might disappoint him, like he loses a pot, or his wife comes up to the table and says she's hungry, I'll make a counteroffer that gives me a little extra.
But then again, all the heads up splits I've been involved in has been small tournaments with not so experienced opponents (or experienced but underbankrolled opponents).
Will rockspark email me about a free book preference, and address.
Here's an old rgp thread on splits (not headsup) that I think is interesting.
Here's another old rgp thread.