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# Question... What happens in a tie with top 5

 Thread Starter Question... What happens in a tie with top 5
Joined: 10/09/2011
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In  golf plays...

I made a couple top 5 and top 10 finishes...

Does top 5 include 5th place or is that a push?

Also what happens in a tie? As in multiple players have the same score in 5th place...

thanks

Joined: 07/22/2009
Posts: 4979

Most books have a "dead heat rule".  The only one I can think of that does not is Bovada.  At Bovada, if you bet \$100 on a golfer at even money that he finishes in the top 10, and there is a 3 way tie for 10th, you win \$100.

As with most books, the dead heat rule would divide those winnings by 3 since 3 people tied.  So you would only win \$33.33 instead of \$100.

You want a handicapping tip?  Spend as much time getting a good number as you do researching games. Depositing/withdrawing/depositing/withdrawing is a bitch, but I guarantee you will lose less, or win more.  I can't guarantee that for any other piece of advice

"There is no such thing as luck, just random fluctuations of probability"

Joined: 07/22/2009
Posts: 4979

Just re-read the dead heat rules.  I had it totally wrong, sorry.  Let's say you have \$100 at 2/1 and two players tie for 10th place.  you stake (\$100) is cut in half.  so \$50 (half your stake) is paid to you at 2/1, a \$100 win.  The other \$50 is considered a loss.  So instead of a \$100 bet paying 2/1 for a payout of \$300, you get a payout of only \$150.

You want a handicapping tip?  Spend as much time getting a good number as you do researching games. Depositing/withdrawing/depositing/withdrawing is a bitch, but I guarantee you will lose less, or win more.  I can't guarantee that for any other piece of advice

"There is no such thing as luck, just random fluctuations of probability"

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