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Deal Making Made Easy for Tournament Fans at Americas Cardroom
Real money poker nowadays gives us the opportunity to enjoy a full-on experience of online poker, complete with all sorts of features that enhance many aspects of the game, from the visual and fun to more practical and important elements.
One such is deal-making, a facility that can be very helpful to all players. Bobbing and weaving our way through to a final table of a multi-table tournament is a hard enough task as it is, but when the matter of deal-making arises, the numbers and can be confusing at best. The vast majority of players have very little or (usually) no experience of making a deal, and it’s with this in mind that Americas Cardroom has invested a lot of time and energy into their Deal Making feature in order to avoid the process being overwhelming for players.
When it comes to online poker tournaments we tend to think about various strategies, tricks and traps, bet-sizing and whatever we can do to progress. Deal-making is a pleasant ‘problem’ to come across, but one which we’d probably have no idea as to what to do if left to our own devices, the danger being we agree to a deal that ultimately works to our detriment. Of course, deal making is optional and cannot be carried out unless all protagonists agree to end the action and share out the prize money. Thanks to ACR’s feature the whole process is player-friendly and ensures that all parties are presented with optimal choices, so inexperience isn’t a factor.
Americas Cardroom Deal Making Feature: How It Works
Assuming that the number of remaining payouts is at least equal to the number of players at the final table, a deal can be made. You can even make a deal in Knockout tournaments - note that deal amounts exclude bounties, which players keep when the deal is made.
Players express an interest in a deal by clicking on the I Want a Deal button that appears once the first hand at the final table begins.
When all players confirm they wish to make a deal, play is paused, and a Make a Deal window appears, after which players are given five minutes to click on the Accept this deal or No deal right now button.
Features such as ACR’s Deal Making facility are a far cry from what can happen in the same situation in a ‘bricks & mortar’ environment. At ACR, for example, proposed deal amounts are arrived at using an ICM calculator and, crucially, are not negotiable (incidentally, for those of you not familiar with ICM, Independent Chip Model is a mathematical means of determining an approximate calculation of a player's overall equity).
If one or more players does not wish to accept the current deal offered, play continues (resuming 20 seconds after this has been confirmed). Of course, at any time subsequently, a fresh deal making process can be triggered.
In the event of a deal being agreed to by all players, amounts agreed upon are paid out and a final, updated list of the tournament winners reflecting the deal appears in the Lobby.
Meanwhile, budding poker geniuses can find the latest online poker bonuses and offers at our dedicated info section.
Have fun at the tables, especially if you reach the final table!