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New standard method for resolving 3-way ties on the ABT

Posted By: TarHeelFan
Date: Monday, 2 July 2018, at 3:42 p.m.

In Response To: New standard method for resolving 3-way ties on the ABT (Sean Garber)

If you look at how the payouts work and consider each player's total equity, instead of just the chance of winning, it starts to look more fair. Player C in your example cannot finish worse the T2. The loser of A and B could finish T3. Also, it's fairly rare that there has been a bye among the final 3 players. If the event had an even number of players to start, it's not possible for a final 3 player to have had a bye. If there were an odd number, they would have had to get the bye in the first 3 rounds.

I agree that finishing first has it's own intrinsic value. But the equity difference is not as large as your description makes it look. I certainly would not classify that draw as giving anyone a "half bye."

BTW, I'm firmly in UBK's camp re: byes are worth the same regardless of when they are given.

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