Running a game with a kill

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Anybody out there run a regular game with a kill or a half kill? I have a ton of O8 players in my player pool and I'm going to start running fixed limit game. I thought it would be fun to do $2/$4 with a half kill. Rules tend to vary from room to room and I am curious if anybody has any preferences when running a game like this.

The only thing I could find online regarding the trigger stated that 10x the big bet was a standard pot size to qualify for a kill pot. $40 qualifier seems a little high to me. Should I set it at $20-$30? More action never hurts, right?:D

I'm also leaning towards the kill blind acting in turn.
 

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We use a half kill. For $2/$4 the kill is triggered by a scoop with $20 or more in the pot (5x). For a kill to continue on the next hand, the minimum pot is $30 (also 5x). Kill blind acts in turn except for when the killer is UTG, in which UTG+1 is first to act.
 

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+1 to Abby since we play in the same game. Wanted to comment more about that lanyard which reminds me of some awesome times!
 

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I have hosted an 8/16 with a half-kill and we used 10x the BB as the qualifier (i.e. $160 in the pot scooped). I find 5x to be too small to activate the kill myself, but it varies from game to game. Do whatever you feel is best for your group.
 

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We use a half kill. For $2/$4 the kill is triggered by a scoop with $20 or more in the pot (5x). For a kill to continue on the next hand, the minimum pot is $30 (also 5x). Kill blind acts in turn except for when the killer is UTG, in which UTG+1 is first to act.

This all sounds about in line with what I was thinking. Maybe I will start here and adjust up if kill pots are too frequent.

+1 to Abby since we play in the same game. Wanted to comment more about that lanyard which reminds me of some awesome times!

I had a blast when I was down there. It would be fun to play together again sometime!

We hate counting the pot. We run $2/4 with a half kill, if we see a flop and the pot is scooped then the kill is on.

Simplicity is often the best!;)
 

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I had a blast when I was down there. It would be fun to play together again sometime!

You should come down for WCB and then you'd get to play with us again and a bunch of the other PCFers!
 

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The one I play in is $5/$10 with a full kill on a $60 scoop. They might as well just make it a $10/$20 game.

Also it pretty much sucks to scoop a pot and then have to put in 1/3 of your profits blind. :rolleyes:
 

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Thanks for all the replies! This is the kind of feedback I was looking for. I think I will give $30 qualifier a shot first and adjust from there.
 

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Windy City Blowout? When is it this year?

July 23-25. Here's the thread: linky

Not only will you get to play with our crew and PCF/CT'ers from near and far, you'll be able to play with several custom sets.

To quote the announcers from The Price is Right, "Come on Down!"
 
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