Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:01 am Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
This weekend we have an Incredible 100 at 2pm on Saturday, first we have had for a long time and even though the reg fee is included we are still guaranteeing the prizepool at £20,000, you can last reg or take the +1 re entry option up to 7.30pm and it has 15,000 chips , up from the old 10,000 and our new structure so will be great to play.
Sunday the Grand Prix starts with 6 Day 1's, we need 2000 entries to cover the €100,000 guarantee. The days are filling up fast so get online and buy in.
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:16 pm Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
This week has seen the impact of running a £1,000,000 tournament the week before, all event6s have had low turnouts and today's Incredible 100 is no different. We are into level 3 and have just 104 entries. Although the buy in is now £100 inclusive of £10 reg fee we have kept the guarantee at £20,000 meaning we need 222 entries. Late reg + 1 re entry are available up to 7.30pm, i still think it will be close as for once the weather is good which doesn't help.
The Grand Prix starts tomorrow. This is an event i am not worried about, i think we will get 2500+ entries smashing the €100,000 guarantee.
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:01 pm Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
Just finished Day 1a of the €100,000 Grand Prix.
We had a total of 534 entries, after 15 levels 88 remain with an average stack of 91,000. There were 190 Golden Chips in play today, tomorrow i will let you know how many are left, should any go on to make the final they will win a £6000 package to the Carribean Poker Party in St Kitts November 20th to 27th..
Friday is looking like a sell out at 405 whereas tomorrow there are just 120 registered so far. All this week the day 1's will start at 5pm ending at 1.45am. You are allowed 1 re entry during the first 9 levels and today a third of the 400 players took this option.
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:41 pm Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
Day 1b of the Grand Prix had 223 players and 78 re entries for a total of 301 to add to the 534 from Day 1a so 40% of the 2000 required to hit the guarantee, good start!
Of the 190 golden chips Sunday 34 have made it through to day 2, there were 99 last night, awaiting the figure for day 2. Average stack at end of Day1b was a little higher at 100,000 compared to the 91,000 on Sunday.
Tuesday and Wednesday currently only have 70 - 80 players registered so plenty of seats if you want to play those days, we can seat 405 on Friday, there are 150 seats left but these will go as previous Day 1 players re enter.
On target for 2100 - 2300. May only be 150 - 180 total tonight so best chance to make it through to day 2.
Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:00 am Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
Quick Grand Prix update
Day 1d ended up with 281 entries and of the 96 Golden Chips 11 made it through so now 65 in total through to day 2, today we had the second highes entry of 347 including 86 Golden Chips.
There are just 60 seats left for Friday, once sold we will be sitting alternates / late registrations throughout the first 9 levels and expect the highest re entry %age as many will be travelling players willing to fire two bullets to make day 2, the €100,000 guarantee will definitely be exceeded.
Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:01 am Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
We have just checked the figures and when i announce shuffle up and deal tomorrow we will already have hit the €100,000 guarantee, this of course means every single alternate, late reg and re entry will add to the payout! I expect to get at least 50 - 100 new players and up to 200 re entries, this could add a further €10,000 to €15,000,
Join the fun and get in before the 10.30pm cut off, who knows it could be your event to win and what a return the winner will get.
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:59 pm Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
Friday Day1f of the Grand Prix broke the previous record for entries with 651 bringing the total to 2325 creating a prizepool of £116,250. 353 returned for Day 2 and we recently made the money, 234 will be getting paid with the winner receiving €21,913.
We have decided to Super Size the Grand Prix, so the next one will have €5 Golden Chip satellites, a €120 buy in and more importantly a €200,000 guarantee!!! Satellites start in a weeks time after next weekends £200,000 guaranteed £500 Deepstack.
Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 11:55 pm Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
Starting Tuesday 8th May 7.30pm we will be launching a single nightly brand new tournament for all weekly players. Buy in will be £25, just £5 more than the current £20 that has a guarantee of only £500 and you will have the option of 1 re entry during late reg which ends at 9.30pm, the reason that this event will also appeal to our current £50 players is the guarantee wilL be... a phenomenal £5000, double the current £50 guarantee for half the outlay!!!
When we first opened we had a £25 event with just 3000 starting chips that used to get 200 players, we will need 250 entries to cover the £5000 guarantee and these players will be getting a 10,000 starting stack. We expect until the event is well publicised to get £1000 a night overlays but we would like to see players travelling to play for this value as it is unheard of for such a big guarantee at this level of buy in.
Spread the word please and lets see if we can make this a success.
Our £500 Deepstack will also now use the WSOP structure with a 40 minute clock, the £150 2 day event running every weekend between Deepstacks will now have 30,000 chips and use the WSOP structure with 30 mins day 1, 40 mins day 2, even our £150 one day and Super 50's will have 15,000 chips, the WSOP structure and a 25 min clock as well as the WSOP Mega Sats for the 5 x £8000 WSOP packages.
Our standard evening comps ie XXL £25 Mon - Thu and £50 Fri - Sun as well as weekly Mega Sats will use the WSOP structure with the following levels removed 150 300 25, 250 500 50, 500 1000 100, 1200 2400 300 and 2500 5000 500 but as they start with 10,000 chips i have added the 25 50 and 75 150 levels, from level 14 onwards every level is in.
Over the next 3 weekends between the £500 Deepstack and the £500 WSOP Style Main Event we will have a £50,000 guaranteed £150 Deepstack Fri - Sun and i am confident with 30,000 chips and the WSOP Main Event structure this will become as popular as our Monthly £500 Deepstack.
I am expecting huge fields for the new XXL £25 as it becomes established and have structured it to minimise the need for re entry during the first 2 hours to help the £20 player who wants to play it as a freezeout while the final at least will also be a better player experience and should not become a crapshoot but still end at a reasonable time.
As usual, we are the market leaders and willing to try new things all the time, these are radical changes both to schedules / structures and guarantee risk, let's see how it all goes and then give me your feedback.
Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:19 pm Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
The FA CUP has been disastrous for our £500 Deepstack guaranteed at £200,000, to break even we need 444 entries, so far on Day 1a we have only 144, late reg is until 9pm so will probably end up with re entries around 160 - 170 but that still means tomorrow will have to exceed expectations or we will end up with a huge overlay!!!
Tonight we also have a 15 seat guaranteed Mega Satellite int...o day 1b, due to the FA CUP i have pushed back the start time to 8.30pm with late reg till 11.10pm.
Last night we had to add £900 so tonight could be even better value!
All we can hope is that we get a huge turnout tomorrow, ideally need at least 200 players in addition to the 65 qualifers, sure the value hunters will be watching to see what we start with then start driving here for the overlay which will help reduce it.
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 2:17 pm Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
We just started Day 1b with 115 players, i can predict that the overlay will be between £35,000 - £50,000 !!!!!
You have until 9pm to enter and if we are going to lose this sort of money would rather it goes to players tthat have supported us over the last 4 years so tell all your mates and come and take advantage of this rare scheduling disaster.
We definitely got something wrong whether it was the guarantee, the fact that the FA CUP was yesterday or having Day1b on a Sunday bank holiday, anyway, too late to do anything now so come and get it.
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:33 pm Post subject: Re: Latest News at Dusk Till Dawn
Based on the current players qualified for the Chip Leader I have
decided to make some alterations to the live final.
There are 107 players qualified after 49 days with only 32 days
remaining even with a potential uplift closer to the event we are
unlikely to get anywhere near the 405 cap that I put on each of the 2
day 1's. We are projected to have an overlay circa €40,000 and I am not
willing to add to this cost by opening Friday.
I have therefore decided there will be just one day 1 on Saturday 16th
June and the cap will now be 333 players with 36 getting paid. This
makes winning/cashing in this event a lot more achievable than when the
cap was 810 and increases the value of each finalist.
With the €100,000 guarantee the value of each player who makes the
final, assuming we hit the 333 cap, will be ?300 and their minimum
return should they cash will be €450 with the winner receiving approx
It costs just ?5 to play either a 40 runner max MTT where you could win
40,000 chips, or there is the option to play a 5, 10 or 20 seat STT.
Once you have 15,000 chips you are in, once we reach the 333 cap only
these players will be able to play to become the Chip Leader.
Even if you had 30 attempts to accrue chips for the final you will have
effectively got in for half price.
Average stack with 107 qualified is 51,000 but with only 333 players I
am now able to give you a 40 minute clock and the WSOP Main Event
structure. The BB will start at 300 in relation to the average stack
e.g. if average stack is 60,000 blinds will start at 100 200 so even
though two players have 200,000+ stacks and 12 have 100,000+ these would
represent only 4% of the field and even a minimum stack of 15,000 would
have 75 BB.
I am going to start playing this week and set myself a minimum goal of
30,000 chips which is just 3 x 10 seat STT's or 6 x 5 seat STT's, I will
also play a few MTT's and see how little I can qualify for.
I hope now you can all see the huge value this event represents, more of
you will start playing and those that have qualified will be willing to
fire a few extra bullets. This is a concept tournament so I apologise
for having to make some changes but our goal long term is to run a Chip
Leader with a €1,000,000 prize pool so first we need to perfect the
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