So we were having a set of 10 private tournaments where points and money were taking along to a grand final where chips at the final were given by the amount of points each player had won in the previous tournaments.
We had a player who couldn’t attend at the final but had quite a few points. We ended up bringing his chips to the table and paying the blinds until there were no left.
Now, I can’t figure out if this is the best decision. The players sitting next to the chips were having kind of a bonus to their pots which doesn’t seem to make sense. It wasn’t like: “he might come by” and then giving him the benefit of the doubt. He couldn’t come.
There must be some kind of pros or mathematical/statistical idea of doing this?