Originally Posted by NeVerMuK
No winning player wants to tip upfront considering you only cash in a small % of the tournaments you play.
If you only cash in a small % of the tournaments you play you are NOT a winning player. An average player cashes 10% of the time. A winning player cashes significantly more than that. Believe it or not, I can actually handle simple math. I prefer to tip $10-20 every time instead of a percentage of my take when I win.
At the kennel club I have only heard players ask when they were going to add the upfront appreciation. I have never heard one complaint. I suppose players elsewhere might feel differently.
Of course you are better off w/o the add-on if it is actually your intent not to tip at all. Or if you have a losing percentage.
On the other hand, for example, if your combined winnings for 6 tournaments is $2500, would you not normally tip more than $60? even if you did not cash in 3 or even 4 of those tournaments?
But thanks for your very polite criticism it must be nice to feel so superior.
(By the way I have cashed in 8 of the last 10 tournaments I have entered, not typical but it has been a nice little run. No huge cashes yet, which is all the more reason that I prefer not to give up a chunk)