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Tournament Pause button

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:27 am
by riclesb
in the same vane as the ready button from a few posts ago...
there should be an option if all players have it checked to pause a tournament (without admin help) so that near the end if all players left want to pause the game to discuss a chop they can do that without it effecting the play
sometimes as blinds are getting high one or 2 hands auto played can make a real difference in people stacks.
It would be even better if they could enter the amounts they decide on as well, and have that either alert me as admin, or adjust accounts accordingly (now i get an email asking for account adjustments players agreed to).

Re: Tournament Pause button

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:51 am
by Kent Briggs
This is unlikely to happen. For one thing it would be very hard to get every player to request a pause at the same time. Some of them probably aren't even looking at the chat. And then you would need an agreement to resume so someone could refuse that and freeze the game. And that's not even addressing the chop agreement which could be very complex.

Re: Tournament Pause button

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:15 pm
by riclesb
yes and no .....
if one player unchecked pause game would continue, must be a consensus.
also only likely to happen with a few players left at end of tourneys at least most often happens with 3-4 people left. as chops can be complicated they need time to sort it out.

Re: Tournament Pause button

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:44 pm
by BizProMedia
I agree that it is very difficult to discuss a chop in these online games because of how fast the chips are moving. I think this is a great idea. Tournament only stays paused as long as there is unanimous consensus to stay paused and allow a discussion to take place.

Yes, it would be problematic to automate the reporting of what the chop agreement was. But that is just the gravy. Having the ability to pause the game when players all want to talk is where the real value is.