I love playing this site to test out new poker strats, ways of reading others, or play styles. However, one thing that makes this difficult is that the play timer is really fast. I know the point is to keep tournies going, but in a few key hands, it’s nice to have time to think over a play. This is especially true when you’re late in a tourney, and facing an all-in on the river with a moderately good hand. Usually, one would try to think over their opponent’s play street by street to put them on a tight range, then call or fold accordingly. With such little time, though, this is essentially impossible to do.
Since this is only a big problem on a few hands a tournament, I suggest that replay adds “Time Bank Chips” to MTTs. Chips you could play to get an extra bit of time to think over your action, say 30 seconds to a minute. This strategy is used in a lot of EPTs and shows like The Shark Cage.
Here’s a general idea of how they would work: At the start of each MTT, each player would have 2 or 3. In tough situations, they could use one or multiple of these chips to bank more time for a decision. After a break, each player would be reset to the original amount, no matter how many they had used. To use a time bank chip, there would be a button by the action HUD, and once you played it, your timer would reset to 0 and run for however long the time bank is. When your timer got close to 0 you could use another or decide your action. This would let player’s have more time for key decisions, but wouldn’t slow down the tournament too much.
TLDR: Replay should add time bank chips to MTTs which would allow players to add time to their play clock in tough decisions, like those used in EPTs.