There are a couple of characteristics of Playground-style Tag Team events that seem to be true over time: A) many players play extra cautiously, perhaps because they don’t want to make what they feel could be a mistake that would be embarrassing to their partner, and B) that has an impact on the run-out of the tournament, in that stacks can find a way to remain in play even though the player goes below the 15bb, 12bb, 10bb, or even the 8bb threshold.
And that leads to hands like this:
Action folded around to Team Gagne in the small blind, playing a stack of just 19,500 chips (under 5bb). The player shoves and finds a quick call from Team Lauze – who isn’t that wealthy in chips either.
The board ran out safe for Lauze – – and he added the 5bb to his team’s stack. There are now 49 teams left after almost 7 hours of play…