Originally Posted by WheelDraw1020
It's just a quick/easy way for Mike to take expensive insurance. If you're upset about what happened there you should be just as upset about insurance and multiple boards.
Well, there is quite a difference in this. Your chip equity does not change in any way if you run the board x times (with x being any number as long as there are enough cards in the deck), while if you take chips back from the pot that you are favorite in, you are actually losing money.
I have really no motivation to calculate this but in one of the older threads about this someone posted that Matusow gave up about $8,000 there.