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Old 07-13-2017, 08:01 PM   #1
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****unofficial Partypoker Powerfest suggestions thread****

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lets help the sites actually trying to do whats good for the players rather than investors make september a massvie breakout month for all sites but stars as much as possible. in light of the reccent, and lets be honest not very recent changes stars has done i ve grown tired of my constructive feedback constantly being ignored in favor of ripoff rakeback and spin&goes. i hope this thread can serve as a decent idea pool for the big series in september specific to the strenths of each site. i ve made a similar thread for 888's eclipse series.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:16 PM   #2
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Re: ****unofficial Partypoker Powerfest suggestions thread****

i believe a separate thread for this specific series is in order so long as the micro series hasnt popped yet such that valueable ideas specific to a september series dont get lost in a thred where generic suggestions are being made. no disrespect emant to wards bryan ( i m actually a huge fan of yours and hope this is making life a little bit easier)

i ll start this off by mentioning the good the bad and the ugly of past series on party

the good:

structures have been improved not too long ago to allow for variable level timing which has made deeper stages play much more pleasantly

freezeouts have seen quite huge popularity in series

in the past, there have been amazing promos rewarding people just for participating in x number of series events with tickets


the bad:

whats been a striking issue to me in the past is the dull layout of the series. every day has looked the same. a 20k fo, a 50k reentry, a 100k peaktime reentry and a 30k 6max turbo for the 109 buyin range. there s nothing at the $55 buyin level which really should be MASSIVE given all we have seen in miniwcoop, winamax and other sites runnign massive events at 55$ prize point. i cant speak for the above $215 level as i dont play it but variety is key. both in starting times and the buyin and structures. zero rebuys is a terrible thing given u re the only site wehre the s currently any variety of palyable rebuys available. leave the super deepstack games to 888, your niche clearly is well structured rebuys and freezeouts.


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sadly stars has set in stone days wehre action is dominated by big buyins. tuesdays and thursdays are days where its definitely feasible to push the envelope a bit. u have phase technology, dont run phases to the 5k main every day. run them on those days twice. make a 500/1k psko on thursdays. make a spicy 500/1000 fo on a tuesday. make those be 6max in the second week. add an early peaktime 215$ 6max on a saturday and add a phased $215 with a juicy structure for sudnay that has a second day on monday. you have the perfect chance to get massive given how terrible wcoop traditianlally has been for mid stakes players. i d be a massive proponent for SCOOPifying your series with 3 tiers. look at the data. scoop works. it makes ppl happy. you NEED to have lower buyin mtts with the same structures as the higher ones and making them phased is perfect bc that gives u the chance to make them 2-day

i would kill for a $5.50/$55/$530 6max pko multiday or a $22/215/2100 8max freeze on a sunday. and i guarantee the overall response will be huge. having set in stone buyins and structures is a massive bonerkiller.

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Old 07-14-2017, 12:49 AM   #3
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Re: ****unofficial Partypoker Powerfest suggestions thread****

Things to consider for next series;
* variety of buyins/6max 55 and 215s would be super popular and could easily put a guarantee for 1000 players Any given day during september. Will easily reach gtd esp with re entrys.
* previous series didnt feel special at all except on sundays, it was just a bunch of small guarantee events (speaking for 109+), you should rather have a few bigger gtd mtts and the regular schedule Will still run on the side, no need to Make Every tournament on the site to a "powerfest event" just to reach X number of events.
* run 1k freezeouts on tues/thurs/sundays.
* some promo for the 530s IF you're going to run 3 identical Every day. Maybe "reach itm in all of them and you get 1 free 530 ticket" or "finaltable all of them on the same day and you win a Punta Cana package"
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:44 AM   #4
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Re: ****unofficial Partypoker Powerfest suggestions thread****

I think it is extremely important to make it clear what % of the field is getting paid in the phase tournaments, and NOT allow direct buy-in into Phase 2.

Not sure if understand OPs suggestion for phases correctly, maybe he's saying the same but: make a phased tournament where the last phase 1 is on Sunday peak time, and Phase 2 is actually the day 2 of the tournament. You can ensure a big turnout this way, and not need the direct buy-in into Phase 2.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:53 AM   #5
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Re: ****unofficial Partypoker Powerfest suggestions thread****

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I think it is extremely important to make it clear what % of the field is getting paid in the phase tournaments, and NOT allow direct buy-in into Phase 2.

Not sure if understand OPs suggestion for phases correctly, maybe he's saying the same but: make a phased tournament where the last phase 1 is on Sunday peak time, and Phase 2 is actually the day 2 of the tournament. You can ensure a big turnout this way, and not need the direct buy-in into Phase 2.


I feel like having the possibility to buy into phase 2 is great to let lower stakes players play bigger tournaments. Like When buy in to phase 2 is 109 and phase 1 is 11, wouldnt that tournament be super soft for mid-high stakes regs given lots of weaker players advance?


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Old 07-14-2017, 03:52 PM   #6
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Re: ****unofficial Partypoker Powerfest suggestions thread****

That's what sattelites are for - then you play the target with the same starting stack as the others. If you survive phase 1 with a stack below 500k, you will be at a clear disadvantage compared to the people who buy-in directly in Phase 2. Plus you will have paid more rake.

If you manage to be in the 1/10 of the field that goes through to phase 2, you should be itm. Or you should know in advance that you're essentially regging a tournament where only around 1/10 × 1/7 = 1/70 are paid.

Again, the fact that stacks are carried makes this totally different from a sattelite.
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:52 AM   #7
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Re: ****unofficial Partypoker Powerfest suggestions thread****

I was specifically talking about making a way to have mtts be multi day freezeouts. Because things like the 215$ milly took sth dumb like 17 hours in one go starting at peaktime. That's just unbearably long. Make it a phase and finish phase one when there s 80 players left. Easy game
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definitely agree with 2 day tournaments. much needed in big events like these.
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