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Final Table Deals

by Bryan Devonshire |  Published: Jun 11, 2014


Most final table appearances come with talk of a deal. I’ve been involved in many deals and have always been happy with my end of the bargain. Don’t ever make a deal that you are not happy with, it’s always better to play it out in circumstances like that. When chopping based on chip counts, the Independent Chip Model (ICM) is always the fair version, chip counts are always unfair unless it is a winner-take-all prize pool. Here’s the various dealmaking spots you should find yourself in: The There Shall Be No Deal Deal This one is rarer and rarer as poker progresses, but sometimes the matchup with your opponent(s) is so ideal that you should not make a deal unless it is so much in your favor that you’re insulting people by suggesting it. The last time this happened to me was in January 2012. I found myself heads-up ...

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