It seems re-balancing is a random gamble from my limited experience. Should it be a random gamble or should the system prioritise player selection more fairly?
How does RP re-balance the tables in MTT and is it fair?
How do LIVE, “real poker” MTTs get re-balanced?
This is a discussion. I personally rarely play MTTs and have no interest in making suggestions and offering feedback to bring about change regarding this topic. Re-balancing is obviously essential to maintaining “balanced” tables in MTTs. This ensures a fairer system, right?
I’ll personally answer the second part (and is it fair?) by saying NO, poker isn’t fair short term. Any decent player knows short term luck is highly influential to results, unavoidable and unbeatable. That said could the system be fairer and should it be altered and improved? I would presume the system operates very similarly to every other site and also to LIVE or “real poker” MTTs. I find it funny that players like to compare free poker to LIVE "real poker like chalk & cheese.
I rarely play MTTs, and I’m creating this post based on my very limited recent experience playing 2 different MTT - so here it is . I played a MTT for over 52mins without getting re-balanced or pushed to a new table. I was happy obviously and did very well in this tournament, but in a different MTT I was pushed around like a rag doll, 3 times in less than 12 mins. Is that fair and acceptable? I think I was very luck to play over 52mins on the same table and unlucky to get get pushed 3 times and play 4 different tables. Still I don’t feel it had a significant impact on results. Not really the point anyway, nor do short term results determine fairness.
You could easily argue that re-balancing is simply an additional aspect of the random element to playing poker.
Personally I think if I’m sitting at a table for over 30mins in a MTT I should be enlisted as the “man/woman” to join a new table & keep the balance when needed. Also if I have already served and been moved to a new table I should be last on the enlistment list.
It seems re-balancing is a random gamble from my limited experience. Should it be a random gamble or should the system prioritise more fairly?