So this weekend was the Curleh Mustache 3 tournament. It had quite the large turnout of about 40+ people from New York, Philly and Maryland. The pot easily grew to over a grand which is big money for a local tournament. The pot in the end was split between 1, 2 and 3 place letting each player take home about roughly $300+.
Now, I don’t mind people taking home money but I think splitting lessens the value of the tournament and game play. I feel that it takes away from that thirst to win and the players in the end not giving a shit about their matches. In the end they were playing to just play it out, not because they truly wanted the title.
I realize that splitting will go on regardless but I guess my main issue was that it was blatant that there was a split. Even Yipes was a bit bothered by it and wanted the players to really play for the title of champ.
What’s your take on it?