There’s a particular format that’s not that popular that I excel in.
There another player who also loves this format, he’s extremely good putting out very strong lineups, likely an overall winner, but I’m regularly beating him by about 5% points so I win roughly 70% of the time.
Since the two of us are only high volume players of this format and there’s no way to block the other player, I started feeling bad once our sample size made it abundantly clear I had a huge edge.
At one point I stopped joining all his contests, only joining half, then completely stopped, but then he kept joining mine so I figured he wanted action and kept playing him.
Now he’s stopped sitting mine but will occasionally join a slate of mine but leave most alone while still creating many of his own.
I have a similar experience with another player, one who nearly always has a lineup identical to my own (must use similar analytics for lineup construction) or one or two guys differently and his pivots are usually better than my own. I see no interest in paying rake to tie or sightly lose to him so avoid playing him at all costs, it was incredibly annoying needing to drop out and create new contests whenever he joined.
Thing is this other guy doesn’t drop out when I join his contests but maybe he doesn’t know he can do that?
What do other high volume players think about this, they must certainly run into dominated situations. What do you guys do?
Part of me thinks he’s down to play and I’d be leaving money on the table not to join, the other part of me thinks I’m being an asshole, talking all joy out of dfs just joining all his contests whenever I see them in the lobby. I’ve played this guy in hundreds of contests, I don’t see him playing other formats, he’s probably 2/3 my total contests like this, I imagine I represent similar % if not more of his.