Perfectly reasonable imo. You could have 30k already in the prize pot but if you don't have enough people back for the final round chances are the chaser will beat you. If I'd won 9k I'd be telling others to take the lower offers too. Even if they answer nowt they get you 1 extra step in the final. Although -2k is a bit of a piss take. Still nee need to get greedy, I'd much rather have 4 people back for the chance to win 1k than just myself for 9k.