# One pocket and 16 player tournaments Everyone read this

One pocket is basically you have to make 8 balls in your pocket before the other person makes their 8 in their pocket. It is more strategy than shooting balls and be loads of fun. Mostly very experienced players play this game.

Now as for the 16th man tournament.

Imagine if you have a 16 man tournament for a $12 buy in. Same rate as paying for a $20 single match.

16 players put up $12 each equals $192

Winner take all prize money could be around $100 or whatever

I've already done the calculations by taking a 6th if you were to pay out $100 of $192 you would be missing 3 matches in a 16 man tournament with 4 rounds.

My next suggestion if that is possible with the tournament. Why stop at 16 why not 256 players which is 16 times 16 now the prize money is $1600. You make the numerical value for whatever you want. Just a suggestion. That I think would work well.

## Comments

Welcome to the forums! We really appreciate your input here.

One Pocket - absolutely - a great game and is a format that we already have implemented but is not live in the current game. A very strategic game and will fit this format very well.

We need to wait until we have a larger user base before we introduce new game formats (like One Pocket) as we'd fragment the user base too much and no players will get matched.

We have a number of different game formats that we will introduce as the user base grows.

I also agree that tournaments of greater number of players is a great idea and we'd love to have this also. We will discuss the possibility of doing this with Skillz. Hopefully they can support this functionality as we'd also love to have provide this in our game. The prospect of yielding far greater winnings for your buy-in is very attractive for most players.

Again, thanks for your input - you're obviously a very experienced player.

Larku

Just wanted to illustrate two ideals that I think would do very well. I understand the reasons, and having a larger user base.

1.00 prize money is $100

Hope this will be here for pool, getting tired of playing the same people after waiting two days for a straight pool game to end

Agreed, this would be an excellent tournament format.

We will discuss with Skillz to see if we can get some similar format tournaments.

Regards,

Larku

Yes, it's great to have the tournaments live. We'll work on getting the parameters optimised for faster completion etc!

Regards,

-larku

Sorry I'm not sure what you're saying.

Regards,

-larku

You think our rake is 60%? I'm afraid your maths is way off. Our rake is 16.6667%.

Before you expose us "on the news and here"! I'd advise you to double check here....

http://www.geteasysolution.com/2-is-what-percent-of-12

...or it might get a bit embarrassing for you...

;)

I'm not following your maths there.

Two opponents, $12 entered each gives total entry of $24

Skillz takes $4, winner takes $20

4 / 24 = 0.166667 = 16.6667%

Skillz keeps a total of $4 of the $24 entered. Everything else is returned to the players.

Regards,

-larku

You said...

..."We get, $20 back, $12 of it we paid prior to entering, leaving a profit of 8$ To winner. 6$ And the opponents $12 entry fee for you. An $18 profit off the match."

If the winner gets $20 and we take $18 as well. That's $38 in total. Where on earth is all this money coming from?

@chaos626, you're wasted here my friend. Clearly you're a financial genius of miraculous proportions. You can get $38 out of a total fund of $24. :D

But seriously chaos, honestly check your sums. You've made a mistake. Our rake is %16.6667. That's very modest considering the technology, security and quality we provide.

We wouldn't dream of charging 60% rake. That would be absurd. No one would have a chance of winning any money and it would defeat the whole purpose of what we're doing. With a mere 16% rake, we can fund the system and people can win life changing sums of money. It's happening right now!

Stop avoiding stating that you don't make 66% per game. Stop avoiding the fact and statement that you keep, from every game, one entry fee and 16%.

There is no point in us arguing about this anymore - we've expressed our view, you've expressed yours.

Let's move on.

Regards,

-larku

If you play me for $1,Each of us pays $0.60 entry fee

$0.60 x 2 = $1.20 total pot

You win & get back $1.00. Which is your $0.60 initial fee + $0.40 of my fee

Skillz keeps $0.20 of my fee.

The $1.00 you won + the $0.20 Skillz keeps = the entire pot.

There is no more money for Skillz to keep.

You cannot argue grade school arithmetic.

@Larku. HIGHER STAKES SPEED POOL PLEASE!!!!!!