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Old 11-15-2015, 05:46 PM   #151
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There are lot of other hidden factors too like focusing/giving your best on two tables at same time. Usually when we run deep or about to final table a tournament we stop registering any more tourneys and start focusing on that tourney and let's assume those daily double tourneys will end at the same time, it will be very very difficult to give your best or win both tourneys even for a skilled poker player. And even if you win one of those tourneys, there will be huge pressure on you to win second tourney which will force you to make mistakes/lose concentration/thoughts of so close to 1 million. I don't think 2% is the right percentage in practical.
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Old 11-15-2015, 05:56 PM   #152
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There are lot of other hidden factors too like focusing/giving your best on two tables at same time. Usually when we run deep or about to final table a tournament we stop registering any more tourneys and start focusing on that tourney and let's assume those daily double tourneys will end at the same time, it will be very very difficult to give your best or win both tourneys even for a skilled poker player. And even if you win one of those tourneys, there will be huge pressure on you to win second tourney which will force you to make mistakes/lose concentration/thoughts of so close to 1 million. I don't think 2% is the right percentage in practical.
you're right, 2% may be an overestimate but I reckon it will be in that ballpark, maybe more like 1% but it shouldn't be too far off. 0.5% at the very minimum.
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Old 11-15-2015, 05:58 PM   #153
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Also if by miracle a player wins both the tourneys , lots of players(specially those conspiracy theorists lovers) will start doubting stars whether they let that player win by rigging, or if a bot won, whether that player colluded/cheated whatever which will obviously not be good for stars
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:01 PM   #154
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On the other hand, if you're running deep in both MTTs, it may make you ignore the ICM (call somewhat wider, push a lot wider) and amass chips faster on average because your opponents will be tight according to the ICM. That increases your chance for the jackpot and the overall $EV, though it lowers your expected share of the regular prize pools.

What I don't like is the $1M size of the jackpot, I'd prefer to be about to win $100K with 8-10 times bigger probability. I know what I'd do with $100K, but not where to spend the remaining $900K.
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:16 PM   #155
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$1,000,000 a nice gimmick just like when poker sites say "chance to win $50,000,000 gtd, come play scoop, wcoop etc even when we know that a player cannot win all the prize pool of a tourney/series
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:04 PM   #156
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the new daily doubles are supposed to be the same as the big11 and big55 but for this sunday the structure is made with 10 minute levels instead instead of the regular 12minute sunday levels, please fix this!
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Old 11-22-2015, 02:00 PM   #157
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it was done intentionally or else the run time would be too long. not many people enjoy grinding 16-18 hours
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:01 PM   #158
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Run $0.05 Flip 10K GTD Tournament every Ten minutes or maybe an hour



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Old 11-22-2015, 10:40 PM   #159
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it was done intentionally or else the run time would be too long. not many people enjoy grinding 16-18 hours
makes no sense if they are the same as before but just doubled... also they claim that now are looking to give the recs a better and loger lasting experience, so the 2 extra minutes by level should keep people entertained more time and also the structure really gets afected, I really like the fact that in sundays tournaments like the bigs have better structure as you are playing for bigger prize pools
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Old 11-24-2015, 03:17 PM   #160
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I predict they could run this daily double jackpot for ten years and not a soul would win 1million dollars. Just a bunk promo.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:53 PM   #161
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Everytime I complete a step it makes this magical in the money sound I suppose followed by a really annoying farting noise that sounds like a glitch. Anyone else got this?
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:59 PM   #162
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Everytime I complete a step it makes this magical in the money sound I suppose followed by a really annoying farting noise that sounds like a glitch. Anyone else got this?
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...ostcount=24031
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...ostcount=24036

it's a known bug that's being fixed afaict
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:31 PM   #163
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Nice, but still dont understand the reason for not having micro millions this november. You could have mm series from 19th to 29th nov? Can you tell us the exact reason for not having mm?
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We have a new tournament promotion planned for that time period which we will be announcing soon.

tx, Matthew
So MicroMillions a series of 100 events gets replaced by Daily Double Jackpot where the only good thing is we get to play two($1.10 and $11 not counting $55 as that is not micro/low stake) additional tournaments per day which is nothing special as its just another nlhe mtt in the schedule and $94,500 in giveaways as mtt tickets. I have not played a single daily double tourney, but if we had mm series, I would have played few events and would have definitely played the $22 buy-in main event. Oh and that $1 million jackpot is only a gimmick, even you guys knew that nobody is going to win this jackpot.

Still don't get why no MicroMillions this november?

Anyway looking forward to $2M giveaways in December
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:37 PM   #164
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Also earlier this year you posted this:
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We don't have plans for a 'Carnival' but are planning a big year-end promotion as we usually do - it still hasn't been determined the components.
If Christmas Festival includes only 'Christmas Calendar' ($2m giveaways) and '$5 Million GTD Sunday Million' then this year's promotion is nothing BIG or SPECIAL compared to previous two years of December promotions.

2013 Christmas Promotion included:

"PokerStars to Award $27 Million in December to Celebrate Holiday Season"
  • $500,000 in Golden Sit N gos
  • Sunday Majors ran twice
  • $1M gtd Sunday Storm , Sunday Million - $5M gtd , Sunday Warm up - $1M gtd
  • Milestone Hands
  • Mission Week
  • WCOOP Challenger Series

2014 Christmas Promotion included:

*Celebrate the festive season and win your share of $15,000,000 in prizes!*
  • $1 Million Spin n go(which we already had in November)
  • $1 Million Milestone hands
  • $5 Million Knockout Week(already had in October)
  • Zoom and Boom
  • Double Vision Sunday
  • $5 Million GTD Sunday Million

2015 Christmas Festival:

*Win your share of more than $10 Million this Christmas*
  • Daily Double Jackpot Tournament Series (November 16-29) - Exclude $1M jackpot from this
  • $2M giveaways in Golden Sit & Go’s, Milestone Hands, Freerolls, PCA Giveaways, Challenges, Christmas Giveaways and Mega Bonuses.
  • $5 Million Guaranteed Sunday Million


Now lets compare 2014 November promotion vs 2015:

2014:
  • $5M MicroMillions
  • $2M GTD Tourney Number One Billion
  • $500K Milestone Golden Sit & Go’s
  • The Daily Bigs: $2,000,000 in increased guarantees and over $100,000 in random added ticket prizes
  • The Hot Turbos: $1,000,000 in increased guarantees and over $100,000 in random added ticket prizes

2015:
  • No MicroMillions
  • $1M Spin n Go 1 year Anniversary
  • Daily Double Jackpot Tournament Series $4.5M in GTD prizes and approx $94,500 in mtt ticket giveaways
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:49 PM   #165
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Apparently that's how little they're now getting in deposits, and don't forget that they now have a corporate debt to pay off, as opposed to 2013.
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:57 AM   #166
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3 Tasks/Challenges appeared, 1 of them is showing "Milestone hands" , others are showing nothing or N/A, what are those N/A?

And Milestone hands will happen only for 24 hrs?
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:01 AM   #167
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yeah i got same thingo
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:02 AM   #168
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^^ came to post similar , something is definitely screwed up there.



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Old 12-01-2015, 03:12 AM   #169
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mine is showing 1.69 of 999,999.00 completed after playing couple of 2nl tables trying to hit milestone :P

Maybe its a task to become supernova in 25 days
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:42 AM   #170
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Nope, you have only 24 hours for those little VPPs to earn (excuse me PS, today is 1st december, not 1st april). But maybe is it correct. Good promotion for those chrome stars you want attract...jokes on you
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:00 AM   #171
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It's fixed now so stop grumbling! I actually love this new advent calendar thing, with a new surprise treat each day! It's like waking up in the morning and finding a chocolate bar by your door, except here it's even better because it's a special surprise, so you'll never know what you'll get until the next day actually starts! So more like trick or treat halloween style, without the spooky halloween effects.

I've been grinding practically non-stop day and night to try and land on one of those milestone tables. Trying to figure out what are the odds if you play 24 tables. I'm guessing a little over 1000 tables in total? So about 2% chance? But then if you play 24 tables for each of the 140 milestones then your odds of winning would be 1-0.98^140=0.94.

So as long as you don't sleep and grind 24 tables nonstop, you have a 94% chance so are basically almost guaranteed of getting a prize! Nice easy money!
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:11 AM   #172
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ok, but not all of us are pros, so 24 tables nonstop is not easy money .

and yes, jokes are okish, because they started spamming w/ december promotions from the beginning of november and 1st december they have problems in matrix
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:29 AM   #173
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Not yet fixed for me, Its showing 3 active, but I can only see 1 task which is Milestone hands and at the bottom of that window its showing 260 of 99999900. Do you know what that is?

And what stakes has higher chance of hitting milestone 2nl or 5nl or any other?
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:33 AM   #174
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yes, it would be nice to see printscreen of fixed challenges. I have the same problem as anuj22.
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:36 AM   #175
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Not yet fixed for me, Its showing 3 active, but I can only see 1 task which is Milestone hands and at the bottom of that window its showing 260 of 99999900. Do you know what that is?

And what stakes has higher chance of hitting milestone 2nl or 5nl or any other?
For me it's been updated, maybe not completely fixed as there is still the weird numbers at the bottom 7055 out of 99999900. But now at least it explains what the milestone promotion is and if you click the info "i" button it goes into more detail and depth about it.

2nl probably has the highest chance because that's where there is the highest frequency of players/active tables. But each milestone table is selected at random so technically you have the same chance of hitting no matter which selection of tables you pick.

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