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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:03 pm
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Alex B wrote:

If it must be deep, what's wrong with 25k chips starting 25/50? Are poker players 'tricked' by this?


This is not a trick, 100k starting @100/200 is a lot better than 25k @ 25/50.

Because although you start with the same % chips/BB, this is improved later in the tourney.

For example after 10 levels you might be at 1000/2000 in the 25k game ( so effective 8% of starting stack), whilst in the 100k game you will be on 2000/4000 (so effective 4% of starting stack).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:26 pm
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robbiebox wrote:
Alex B wrote:

If it must be deep, what's wrong with 25k chips starting 25/50? Are poker players 'tricked' by this?


This is not a trick, 100k starting @100/200 is a lot better than 25k @ 25/50.

Because although you start with the same % chips/BB, this is improved later in the tourney.

For example after 10 levels you might be at 1000/2000 in the 25k game ( so effective 8% of starting stack), whilst in the 100k game you will be on 2000/4000 (so effective 4% of starting stack).


That's true; if those were the levels. If the 25k had smaller increments, then it could be at 4% of stack when the 100k was at 8%!

There probably is often a difference due to the tendency to go 25/50, 50/100 at the start, compared with 100/200, 150/300. This deep, this is a detriment to the 100k structure. Extra levels at insignificant blind levels means fewer levels at the money, The 100k tourney is basically wasting a level of everyone's time while the 25k tourney has an extra level near the bubble.

You can't start with the same BBs, finish at the same time, AND have a slower start and a slower finish.

You are saying that after a particular interval the blinds will be smaller in the 100k, which can only mean that from that point to the finish it will be more of a crapshoot.

That's not good for tournament poker, IMO, especially when the levels added at the start are so boring.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:14 am
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As well as the Main Event and the Mixed Game we're also putting on a Players Championship 200+20 NLH Freezeout (24th-25th November) with 50k starting stacks and a 30 then 40 minute clock. Here's the structure:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:54 am
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robbiebox wrote:
Alex B wrote:

If it must be deep, what's wrong with 25k chips starting 25/50? Are poker players 'tricked' by this?


Yes, most poker players really are that stupid


fyp, you might as well be honest that's the reason to start with higher and higher starting stacks. Most players just look at the starting stack and buy in and ignore everything else.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:35 am
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I wonder who the favourite will be for the 350+30 NLHE Main Event.

Of course the majority of the field will be made of recreational players attracted by the chance to play a three-day event with a 100k/500 BB starting stack for a pretty affordable buy-in.

But there will be a lot of players taking part who have fantastic records at the club, like Umberan Akhtar, Andy Achillea, Joe Whittaker, Ed Roger, and Sam Grafton.

And with a likely prize pool of 84,000 this event will draw a lot of players from across the country, travelling down from Dusk Till Dawn for example, who quite frankly have got stronger records in big UK events.

I'm sure somebody will be keeping a book on this but it really is wide open.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:27 am
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The Players Championship festival at the International gets underway at 8pm tonight with a 50+5 satellite to the 350+30 Main Event. You'll start with 6,000 chips (+2,000 bonus chips for 5) and there's a 20 minute clock.

We're also running 75+5 satellites to the Main Event at 7pm on Monday and Tuesday. You'll start with the same amount of chips but there's a 25 minute clock.

Then on Wednesday we have our first event, the two-day 200 NLHE.

Check out the full schedule here: http://theintclub.com/players/

You can buy-in to any events now at the club, or just call us on 020 7490 5400.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:41 pm
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You have two chances left to satellite in to the 350+30 Players Championship Main Event (27th-30th Nov).

At the International tonight at 7pm,there's a 75+5 NLHE Freezeout satellite. You'll start with 6,000 chips (+2,000 bonus chips for 5) and there's a 25 minute clock.

The last chance, night-before-the-comp satellite is at 7pm on Friday. Again it's a 75 NLHE Freezeout with the same structure.

Check out the full Players Championship schedule here: http://www.theintclub.com/players
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:46 am
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We had 99 runners today for Day 1a of the 350+30 Players Championship Main Event, where you start with an unprecedented 100,000 chips/500 BB starting stack.

The current chip leader is Laurence Houghton with 850k, more than five times the average!

We're expecting an even bigger field for Day 1b which gets going at 3pm Sunday.

Call us now to register - 0207 490 5400 - or just come along to the club.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:27 pm
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Congratulations to Salih (better known as Charlie) who took down the Players Championship Main Event last night after crushing the final table. Well done to him and to all who cashed:

1 Salih Coca Cola Kid 19215
2 Rob Panayi 11225
3 Joe Laming 8000
4 Huy Nguyen 5770
5 Stefano Tomasetti 4480
6 Terence Mitford 3200
7 Ali Shoubber 2240
8 Antoine Hunt 1600
9 Gurpreet Nagi 1280
10 Roland Redhead 960
11 Laurence Houghton 960
12 Ronen Shalom 960
13 Thom "The Com" Currie 960
14 Brian Hallows 640
15 Jack McDermott 640
16 Andy Moc 640
17 Jen-Yue Chiang 640
18 Artan Dedusha 64

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