After the group lost one team and the final table was down to 5, the dynamic shifted slightly. After 10 or 15 hands with little chip movement, the group decided to ask for another ICM chop count.
Once Playground staff had determined the split, everyone agreed that their share was fair. However, now we were up against that same sticky issue – how would the $1,000 be split? There is no choice – it is required to be pulled back from the total amount so that it could be added to the eventual winner’s share.
This time, the chip leader insisted that he would not only not pay his equal share (now $200 from each team). He insisted he would pay nothing at all, and that the 4 remaining teams could split the $1,000 evenly or nothing.
Surprisingly, all the remaining teams were so exhausted by the day’s play that they almost instantly agreed!
And, as is common after a chop at the final table, the very next hand was an all in. This time it was Team Sylvain Lessard that shoved. He had pocket 6’s. Unfortunately for him, he came up against Team Stuart Taylor’s pocket 9’s.
The flop was dealt , and Team Sylvain’s night was over. He took home his ICM Chop of $7,265, minus $250.
Congratulations on a tournament well played!