Re: Rounding is for number of coin CHIPS--not dollar quantit
Bid is 3 (2+1) - half chips, pays just the 1, half money pays 2.
Bid is 4 (2+1+1) - half chips & half money pay the same
Bid is 5 (2+1+1+1) - half chips, pays just 2 (1+1), half money pays 3
So, using the 2 chip, one can effective round down the payment instead of rounding up. Appears to make the decision easier and cheaper instead of more meaningful.
Only in the case of a singlet 2 chip bid, do I believe the number of chips to be at a disadvantage.
As I fail to see the agony or meaning of using the chip count instead of the dollar quantity, perhaps someone who plays this way can lay out a cleaner example so that I can see what you are seeing.