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Update & Clarification on "Lodden Thinks"
Level 9: 800-1,600, 200 ante
After a brief chat with Barry Greenstein, we need to correct and expand a few points from the earlier "Lodden Thinks" post.
First, Greenstein immediately felt that the number ($44,000) was twice as high as it needed to be. He felt that $20,000 was a more reasonable number. He needed time to deliberate on the definition of "ridiculous" in the context of a game of "Lodden Thinks." When they play it during the Big Game, they often get numbers much more ridiculous than twice as high -- often numbers are off by a factor of 10 or more.
Second, Greenstein said the masseuse claimed she would take $15,000 to shave her head, which is about a third of what the player originally guessed.
As a final point, Greenstein added that if someone gives a number like that in a hypothetical situation ($15,000), the real number is likely to be somewhat lower if the actual cash were put on the table in front of them -- she might take $10,000.
Of course, all of this is hypothetical, and nobody is raising money to shave the masseuse's head. Yet.
06:16 PM, 12/15/09