# Best poker table to play

1. Apr 22, 2009

### ctcannon

Two poker tournaments. One has 8 players heads up(one on one)(starts with 4 tables, then 2 then 1.) 1st place wins $104, 2nd$56, with $22 entry. Other tournament has 4 people(2 tables) and 1st wins$80 and costs \$21.50 to enter. Given random order of wins and losses, which table has a higher expected return(given hundreds of games), with a single table win percentage of, for example, 85 out of 100(85%). How do you calculate this? At what win %(per single table) would the worst order of 4 player tournaments win/losses be more profitable than the best order of win/losses of 8 player tournaments(given many tournaments)?

Thanks to the smart person who solves this!