To all you retards that don't get wtf Mike the Masterful Orator Matusow is saying, pay attention:
Mike was told that:
1) You can add on chips so your stack equals starting stack.2) The SAME type of chip is used.Hence:3) A weasel could take 70k chips off and leave 10k, and then add-on 70k extra. And afterwards smuggle in those 70k that was shaved off. So your stack is now 150k, since you had 80k, hid 70k and bought 70k. 4) Mike then thought "Are you crazy (tournament director)?!" and "that is atrocious", and he thought that because it is an obvious security flaw.
Also, Phil Ivey is the cheater.
When I first saw Mike in a tournament I literally was laughing out loud how he worn his emotions on his sleeve, actually to be more precise on his face. The would stick his bottom lip out like a baby when doing badly, who could not read this guy. But over a short time I began to respect his pAssion and enjoyed watching him play! Mike is not perfect but he is an asset to poker
allow 1 rebuy within the first few flights, that at least prevents a cooler hand scenario. allowing people to play like idiots and rebuy 7 times is stupid. the ones who get away with it build a chip count playing bad poker.
for the ones that a little confused by Mike hahaha(like me trying to understand my Math teacher in high school) what he is talking is about "rebuys" while for you or me let say entering a 10 grand tournament with a "rebuy option" you and me are very unlikely to rebuy like Phil Ivey 7 TIMES or more, for him 70 grand IS SPARE CHANGE! so HE IS MORE LIKELY TO WIN A TOURNAMENT THIS WAY.
Rebuy is nothing if the field is not limited to so many players. If it is then you have something. As you are basically making the limit not a limit. As you are basically bringing in a new player with each rebuy. So either have a limited amount of players and when they lose their out or don't.
I have only played a few micro stakes rebuy tournaments, but I never rebought once even in them. I think rebuy tournaments are kinda stupid, and so I almost never play them, and when I do, I dont rebuy.
I don't need to cheat to beat Mike Moo-tusow. Moooo bluff mooo bluff mooo bad call mooo bitching mooo busts out.. His typical tourney or cash game! Lmao when we play and someone makes a Massive Donk play.. We call it a matusaw!!!!!!!!!
i think what mike is saying is 100% true, i think the only way that they could do the whole buy-in both days is to change the colour of the chips but at the same time that would make a lot of hassle when it comes to day 1 & 2 playing each other on day 3 or what ever
I think what Mike doesn't make clear, is that the reason players get worried that players may be bringing in more chips, when they re-enter, is that seated players don't get notified of how many times each player rebuys and when they see the player, they don't know if he is playing as a rebuy or not, because players are frequently moved from table to table in the course of normal tournament play. But if the floor people were monitoring players changing tables properly, it wouldn't be an issue.
Also, if people rebuying to increase their stack size is the problem, changing chips overnight doesn`t really help. People could enter and re-enter on a single day. I think it would be really hard to remove a significant amount of chips from the table- one player notices and you are out. The supervisors can easily a record of the total chips on each table, and confirm that they are all there. Any discrepancies can be checked on camera. And, does it even provide a significant advantage?
I guess you could try. Most likely, you would be disqualified. "Chips in Transit: All chips must be visible at all times. Participants may not hold or transport Tournament chips in any manner that takes them out of view or out of the Tournament area. A participant who does so will forfeit the chips and face disqualification. The forfeited chips will be taken out of play. " "Participants must have zero (0) chips remaining to re-enter, or be subject to disqualification."
No, you couldn`t take 35000 out of 40000 and just stick it on your stack tomorrow, because if you do, what happens when you lose your 5000 and are out of the tournament? Sure, you could never go all in, but if you are going to do that, then you may as well just keep your chips at the table.
poker is his job...
Why would he boycott his only form of income because of a relatively new House Rule that can be very easily scratched out of the rule book if awareness is raised? But you think instead of making thousands every week playing a fun card game, he should throw away the cards forever...
go to big events and its "team poker" with large groups of poker clubs descending upon the field with 20 or more people playing for the "team". when there is money involved people will find ways to collude and cheat. look at online poker, the biggest rip off next to the stock market and wall street.
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