Oh! A new contest! Look very interresting! I love the way it's different! Even though I'm not good in low pieces, if I want a chance of getting to the next round, I would say...about 25 pieces!
25 pieces is my bet
By the way, hope you won't mind if I tell you this, but I'm taking the risk of looking like a fool
If you'd like people to make risky bet, you should put a penality also for a too HIGH bet with the final design. Because the way I understand your rules ( might be a misunderstood of my own), I will have a penality for under betting my solve, but not if I over bet it...so...what if I always bet 150 lines and I can make a 9 pieces solves? (except that I will look like an idiot
) ??? It will turn to be a normal low pieces competitions! Won't it?
BUT! (and here is my idea)If you put a rules of...let say...maximum 10 pieces under your bet...for my instance, I bet 25, so I just CAN'T make a design under 15 pieces!!! This way, if people what to win, they will be in obligation of taking a risky low bet!!!
Anyway! I'm anxious to see and try the full level!