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10th Carolina Invitational: Option Base Pool and Equity Pool explanation needed

Posted By: TarHeelFan
Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2013, at 11:22 p.m.

In Response To: 10th Carolina Invitational: Option Base Pool and Equity Pool explanation needed (Bob Koca)

1. Yes, in addition. So, if a Championship player enters both optional pools, they would pay \$25 registration, \$175 entry, \$100 Equity Pool and \$200 Pro Pool for a total of \$500.

2. There is only one ABT formula for Swiss, so that's what I'll use. The main difference between Southern and More is that with Southern players keep playing to improve position, even after the pool of "cashing" players is known. Everyone plays until they have 4 losses or a winner is determined.

3. I use the ABT points formula to determine fraction of the pool that each player gets. It's not directly related to the number of ABT points each person gets, since there may be a different number of players involved.

As soon as round 10 ends, we are able to calculate the ABT points, as well as the payouts for the Base and Equity Pools. The Pro Pool has to wait, since it will pay 2-4 players, depending on how they finish.

Let's look at a Championship-level example:

Say that after round 10, there are 9 players (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I) at 7-3 or better. All 9 will win ABT points, so the ABT points formula will be used out to 9 places to determine how many points each finishing position gets.

The Base Pool is required, so all 9 are in it. The ABT points formula will be used to calculate 9 places, and the payouts will be computed and posted.

Say Players C and H did not get in the Equity Pool. The ABT points formula will be used to calculate SEVEN places. If the players finish in alphabetical order, player A will get first, player B 2nd, player D 3rd (skipping C), etc.

Likewise, A and B also declined the Pro Pool (along with C and H). In another alphabetical finish, player D would get first in the Pro Pool. Second, third, fourth will be based on how others in the Pool finish. The method will be on the website.

Since ties will combine and split, the amounts calculated above will remain valid, regardless of order of finish.

There will be examples on the website.

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