Top Heavy

word type: adjective

  1. A distribution of prizes in a poker tournament in which most of the money is awarded to the top few finishers.

Ain't No Mountain Top Heavy Enough

Poker players will find a way to complain about anything and everything, and one of the most common complaints heard about pay structures in poker tournaments is that they are too "top heavy," awarding an amount of money to the winner that is disproportionate to the amount of work it took to win.

Just as many complaints are heard when online poker sites "flatten" their pay structure, and there are also people who would be happy to play winner-take-all tournaments.