November 30, 2010 12:53:18 AM EST
Mike, I don't mind the chop because of the blinds and not wanting to be the ahole reasons. But i think you should have gotten yourself a litlle equity here. When asked to chop in these situations, just say sure, what are you proposing and if they come back with even chop, counter in a friendly manner with "as the chip leader, don't you think it would be fair for me to get a bigger share".
They know this and would have agreed. As it went down, i think they took advantage of your good will. Next time, stand up for yourself, albeit in a very friend way and I think you can get a fairer deal without offending anyone.
Edit to add: With the payout described, I would have said, give me $400 and you guys chop the rest, guaranteeing both of you 2nd place money. I think they would have jumped at that.