Originally Posted by sneeringco
I dont understand how is the 3rd person more likely to lose? If they are both so willing to take risks like you say, won`t he be up against weaker ranges than he thought? Or are you saying he has less fold equity than he thought when he makes a big all in bluff? But then isnt it his prerogative to adjust? Why is it false image of someones play, would it also be a false image if the person was just a risk lover or immune to risk (due to roll, testicles, ...) but he looked like a risk averse nit? Is that cheating too? Cheating equates to a rule being broken, I am failing to see what rule is being broken with the practice?
How about when people have pieces of one another in tourney? When they dont announce to the whole table that they have 10% of their Main Event Run, is that also cheating and if not how is it different?
How can a person adjust if he does not realize the 2 players are colluding to split equity?
How you can equate this with having an equity stake in someone playing a tournament is incomprehensible. Although, if you have an equity stake in someone and you play soft against them because of it, that is wrong, too.
Here is a link to what some pro's think:
"While not explicitly illegal, partaking in equity chops with one player excluded and unaware is quite unethical." http://burbspoker.blogspot.com/2011/...eating-in.html
"Splitting the cash afterwards without the knowing and consent of a third party player involved in the game is blatant cheating, technically because the extra action produces a fake perceived dynamics and the mark will ill-adjust according to a pseudo gameflow. He who doesn’t see this would better avoid playing poker unless supervised by wiser people." http://www.aintluck.com/guy-laliberte-cheated/
But most importantly, here is the definition of COLLUSION: Collusion is two or more players acting with a secret, common strategy
So, in short, anyone who wants to equity chop needs to tell the table. I doubt the equity choppers would get any action if they came clean, or if anyone even stayed at the table.
If anyone wants to equity chop because they think it is fair, then tell people at the table. If it isn't sleazy people won't care. Right?