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#1 Writersblock

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 08:09 AM

10 guys in Vegas are playing high stakes poker. Normally, one person comes out on top, but tonight something strange is going on. Each hand, everybody at the table has decent cards, they all call all the bets and all win an equal percentage of hands. The blinds start at $1000 and $2000 dollars and go up by 10% every 10 hands. They play 1000 hands. If they guys are arranged like this:

D 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. With D being the first person on the dealer button and places 2 and 3 being the first blinds, who will go home a winner and who will go home a loser?
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:47 PM

I know what No Limit and Pot Limit mean, what does
High Stakes mean? i.e., how much of their stake is
a player allowed to bet on each hand?

Are we told each player's starting stake? If it's $1000,
say, then all players save one could be wiped out on
the first deal.

If the stakes are unlimited, so that no one is ever wiped
out, then the single player among the ten with the most
chips is the winner and all others, still having chips, only
fewer, are the losers.

Is that the question? Which has the most chips after 1000
hands? Nobody ever goes All In?
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 06:54 PM

Assume nobody is ever all in and everybody always has enough to cover any bet. High stakes just means a very high minimum bet. At the end of the night they all have chips. Who has won some and who has lost some?
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 04:44 AM

I must be missing something, or maybe the riddle is.

The way I see it, there is no definitive answer because:
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But maybe it is just me missing the hook.
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:29 AM

I maybe set it up poorly by not specifying that they all alternated winning hands and all pots were equal value. I can see the confusion. The answer I was looking for is
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