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Old 12-19-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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*** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***



From the 5th to the 14th January 2014, Winamax is offering you a week of high voltage poker with a series of 64 special tournaments, each with its own unique structure. In total there will be a massive €5,000,000 in minimum prizes paid out. Not only that, for the first time the Main Event will guarantee €1,000,000 for a buy-in of €150!

Please visit our site to get to know the tournaments schedule > Winamax Series VIII - Tournaments schedule

To offer you the opportunity to play this already infamous tournament without breaking the bank, TwoPlusTwo and Winamax have teamed up for December and January to present two satellite tournaments exclusive to Winamax communities. Enter for just €2 Thursday 26th December and Thursday 2nd January to win your seat for the Million Event, worth €150!

In addition to the regular prizepool, each of the two “WS Communities Qualifier” tournaments has €1,350 in Million Event tickets added:

• 1st to 9th: One entry to the Million Event, worth €150

- How to take part -

To take part, all you need to do is:

• If you do not already have one, create a Winamax account.
• Log in to the Winamax Poker software.
• Go to the “Tournament” lobby and select “Community” from the tournament type filter.
• Select the “WS Community Qualifier” tournaments and click on the “Register” button.
• Enter the tournament password available here: Personal password page
• Confirm your password in the pop-up window.
• Let’s play!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Good luck!


Additional information:

• All prizes are final and cannot be refunded or exchanged.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

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My first request for you is to delete this thread
Hi there BakinC00kies,

I can assure you that we have the required permission to post this thread here.

In fact, we are basically moving our thread over from the Internet Poker forum (which will be closed) and fielding any future questions from the community from here.

I hope that this calms any worries you may have had about this thread
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

make the rebuys 5k/5k/7.5k chips for BI/rebuy/addon or something, its a lot closer to your regular structures and french players seem to like big starting stacks in general.

also friday, 10.01 could use a decent 50-100eur NLHE event. buy ins are very low on that day and there are 3 PLO/HU mtts, def room for improvement there.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

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make the rebuys 5k/5k/7.5k chips for BI/rebuy/addon or something, its a lot closer to your regular structures and french players seem to like big starting stacks in general.

also friday, 10.01 could use a decent 50-100eur NLHE event. buy ins are very low on that day and there are 3 PLO/HU mtts, def room for improvement there.
Hi random btn,

Thanks for your suggestions. It means a lot to us when the community gives us feedback like this!

We have forwarded your ideas to the team responsible for the Winamax Series who will consider them further.

Thanks again!
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:05 PM   #5
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

Who can play this?
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:10 PM   #6
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

Euros. And even for them its a pain in the ass getting an account, as you only receive the emails in french and have to send in a bunch of **** that they sometimes don't even accept. At least that's how it was for me half a year ago or something until I gave up.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

Lame.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #8
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Do u need an eu bank account or something? Or why ffs can't i play on there
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:15 PM   #9
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

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Do u need an eu bank account or something? Or why ffs can't i play on there
yes, I went to Lörrach and opened an account at Deutsche Bank...

too bad I have to start work again on the 6th/7th, looks nice!
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:54 PM   #10
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

The series itself looks legit and it wasn't even remotely difficult to create an acc on ps.fr so I doubt this should be much harder.

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Old 12-19-2013, 06:22 PM   #11
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

Except for being in Eu, that's not super easy.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #12
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The series itself looks legit and it wasn't even remotely difficult to create an acc on ps.fr so I doubt this should be much harder.
My roommate (who also got on stars.fr without trouble) has been trying to set up an account for a month now and still isn't there/has given up.. so yeah, probably not as easy!
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #13
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

Actually it was very easy for me as a uk resident to open account. Deposit. Send required documents and account was opened ASAP. I never had emails sent in French either, software is fast and slick .
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:14 PM   #14
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

It's been a while for me but iirc they open the account immediately but then close it after 30 days if you don't do the passcode check via letter in mail to prove you're in EU, in which case you lose all funds and your account is closed forever. And then the letter gets at least 29 days to come and might take longer. For me it came at the last possible minute and I just got it fixed in time to not lose my funds (I tried opening an account on another .fr site and actually lost $ back then because they didn't send me the letter in time), and I know someone who I think actually got his account permaclosed just because the letter never arrived. So if you don't have an account and wish to play this series it's probably already too late unless you want to risk the letter not coming in time, although I guess it's a freeroll since if you lose who cares anyway.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:32 PM   #15
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Actually it was very easy for me as a uk resident to open account. Deposit. Send required documents and account was opened ASAP. I never had emails sent in French either, software is fast and slick .
True. ANd my letter came in less than a week to Lithuania.
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:36 PM   #16
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:01 PM   #17
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

I think it's ridiculous that you take money from alot of daily tournament's prizepool and convert it to 150 euro tournament tickets to be tossed around the FT.

They are completely useless for any tournament other than your series Main event.

You have 3 freaking starting days, do you really piss yourself that much that you're not going to make it?
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:54 AM   #18
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

Hi everyone, loads of questions to get through, so I will just reply to them all in one go!

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Winamax is open to anyone who has an EU bank account and lives in a location where it is legal to play on a poker site licenced in France.

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Euros. And even for them its a pain in the ass getting an account, as you only receive the emails in french and have to send in a bunch of **** that they sometimes don't even accept. At least that's how it was for me half a year ago or something until I gave up.
Judging by your experience with us I would imagine that you tried to register quite a while ago. I can assure everyone here that in the last couple of years we have streamlined the whole operation regarding players located outside of France with dedicated support in English and German as well as our software and website fully available in these languages.

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It's been a while for me but iirc they open the account immediately but then close it after 30 days if you don't do the passcode check via letter in mail to prove you're in EU, in which case you lose all funds and your account is closed forever. And then the letter gets at least 29 days to come and might take longer. For me it came at the last possible minute and I just got it fixed in time to not lose my funds (I tried opening an account on another .fr site and actually lost $ back then because they didn't send me the letter in time), and I know someone who I think actually got his account permaclosed just because the letter never arrived. So if you don't have an account and wish to play this series it's probably already too late unless you want to risk the letter not coming in time, although I guess it's a freeroll since if you lose who cares anyway.
I would like to make it extremely clear that the funds remaining on any closed account are certainly not lost. The balance remains on the account and can be recovered by completing the identity check and validating your postal address.

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I think it's ridiculous that you take money from alot of daily tournament's prizepool and convert it to 150 euro tournament tickets to be tossed around the FT.
I find this question confusing as any tournament we organise that offers tickets instead of cash prizes is listed as a "Qualifier" or "Satellite" in the lobby.

So that we're on the same page, please specify for me which tournaments you are referring to that have this done to the prizepool.

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They are completely useless for any tournament other than your series Main event.

You have 3 freaking starting days, do you really piss yourself that much that you're not going to make it?
As this is the first tournament we are hosting with a guarantee of €1,000,000 we want to ensure that our players have as much chance of making a decent run as possible.

Of course, it would be stupid to deny that we also want to make sure we reach the guarantee. I'm sure you will agree that this is not such a bad thing.



If anyone is having any trouble registering or completing the account validation process, please contact me (in this thread, via PM or skype: winamaxdave) and I will do my best to help you out
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:08 AM   #19
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I find this question confusing as any tournament we organise that offers tickets instead of cash prizes is listed as a "Qualifier" or "Satellite" in the lobby.
Hi everyone,

So after verification with our tournament planning team, I can confirm that in the build up to the Winamax Series VIII, any prize won in a tournament that is at least €1,500 will have a portion of this prize paid as a €150 ticket which can be used to enter the Million Event.

Any tickets that are not used to play this tournament will be refunded in cash after the Million Event has finished.

Sorry about the previous mix-up.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #20
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

Why is this in the Live section ? should be in the MTTc section.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #21
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

Id prefer a longer series and less events per day
More fullring, less 6 max , specially on sundays
A turbo rebuy event, 5r or 11r fullring
Turbo events with 10k starting stacks instead of 20k
Better structure for sunday suprise during this series, 10k starting and 10-12 min blinds
Some daytime events on weekends
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #22
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

1. Move it to MTTc rather than MTTc-live ASAP so 2p2 can improve this since they ask our opinion.

2. I made an account in Winamax in ~late August/early September and the mail with the code thingy came in like 10 days or possibly less & all the e-mails from Winamax support are in English so I don't know who spreads these rumours but they ain't true @ all.

3. Back to the Series: I agree /w the bridler that there should be a half turbo rebuy full ring event and 1-2 daytime events on weekends.

4. Whole series needs changes to the Turbo/half turbo schedule because you guys have overloaded it with Turbos(AKA hypers) and there are only 2 half turbo events compared to 14 turbos. Change events: 7,19,31,38,54 to the half turbo structure otherwise mid-late game it becomes justanother <10bb jamfest.

5. Add a TLB prize pool of some sort. Winner gets free Buy-ins for next series and a Winamax live Open package or something, runner up gets just the package and 3-20 give tickets of some sort.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:45 PM   #23
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

Winamax aint gonna change for 2p2 as the majority of their market is French, they just want more players
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #24
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Winamax aint gonna change for 2p2 as the majority of their market is French, they just want more players
They might not change much but even the input of some players will improve their series and that way they'll get more players. If regs don't like what they see they'll either ask for a change and stay or simply leave. +EV for them to apply some of the changes requested.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:21 AM   #25
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Re: *** Official Winamax Series VIII Thread (Special Offers, Requests + Suggestions) ***

Dave, this is the exact wording I got in an e-mail.

"Please note: starting from the date this letter was sent, you have a maximum of 6 weeks to enter the activation code. Should this deadline not be met, your account will be permanently closed."

It does really sound like if I don't activate in time my account is closed forever, why such a wording if it's not true?
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