Originally Posted by lapp3r30
@phil_hellmuth: Finished in 4th place for $2.6 Million, a lot of money, but I had only 15% of myself...$18.3 Million would have come in handy!
So he basically owned his markup.
I dont think he had markup. He didnt actually win the satellite, when there were 8 people left they made a decision Hellmuth would play and reprsesent the group of 8. All of them got shares according to the chips they had at the time of the deal. avg would be 12,5%, and if Hellmuth got 15% so he had slightly over avg stack.
There were a few billionaires in there as well, so I doubt they made any deals and paid markup, just realized it's unlikely they will win the satellite but wanted to have a sweat. I dont know though, just speculating. Of course it might be Hellmuth got a few percentage points more than he should have, but for some reason I kind of doubt it. Everyone probably wanted to play (who wouldnt, cool $1 million buy-in tournament) but decided it's better to let him play. I know I would not give him markup if I was in the satellite, I would want to play and would have without markup obviously