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Old 04-04-2012, 04:25 PM   #2501
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Anyone have an estimate on the number of runners for the big stack tournament on April 7?
Numbers have been pretty good the last couple months but with it being Easter weekend not sure if thats good or bad for the numbers. I will be registering tomorrow so can provide an update on what number of people pre-registered.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:44 PM   #2502
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Numbers have been pretty good the last couple months but with it being Easter weekend not sure if thats good or bad for the numbers. I will be registering tomorrow so can provide an update on what number of people pre-registered.
They'll have about 10-15 registered by Friday night. It's meaningless, nobody ever pre-registers at Talking Stick. We like long lines. LOL I'll guess 180 runners. Spring training tourists are gone now too.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:10 AM   #2503
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Can we do a regular BBJP deathwatch itt on Wednesdays when it got two 20k infusions without hitting? I have no idea if it's still big. But I swear the poker room started gaining people at 2am Wednesday morning.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:16 AM   #2504
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Can we do a regular BBJP deathwatch itt on Wednesdays when it got two 20k infusions without hitting? I have no idea if it's still big. But I swear the poker room started gaining people at 2am Wednesday morning.
It's amazing to see the limit tables start to grow like crazy when the BBJP grows from Tues/Wed... Good people watching for sure!
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:48 AM   #2505
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It's 62k right now.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:44 PM   #2506
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They'll have about 10-15 registered by Friday night. It's meaningless, nobody ever pre-registers at Talking Stick. We like long lines. LOL I'll guess 180 runners. Spring training tourists are gone now too.
Ended up at 226. I built up a 60k stack in around an hour and a half and then blew up, blowing all of it after tilting from a lost coin flip.

I need to get better at controlling myself =/
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:01 AM   #2507
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Ended up at 226. I built up a 60k stack in around an hour and a half and then blew up, blowing all of it after tilting from a lost coin flip.

I need to get better at controlling myself =/
I played well and ran good which was unusual for me... until this hand happened with about 50-60 players left.

1K/2K/200 blinds (I think), there's an all in from middle position with about 25K... then a reraise (from a well known reg who has me and entire table covered), then a THIRD all in from a 15K stack... and I wake up in the BB with cowboys... no way I'm ever folding kings in a monster pot so I call for my entire 62K and the whole table goes nuts seeing all this action. LOL

Hands: initial shove flips A3o, reg has JJ, other all-in also has JJ. Feelin pretty good obv, only three outs to dodge. No suspense, no surprise - ace right in the window. Yawn. What else is freakin new? I run worse than a 1975 AMC Pacer with no oil in it.

After the eternity it took to sort out the stacks, I realized I did end up with a 10K profit on the hand to get me to 72K... so I wasn't crushed, just disappointed knowing I could've had over 160K in front of me and probably been one of the chipleaders. By the time blinds got to 4K/8K I was in desperate shove mode and my 4BB A8s push ran into the same lucky dude who held queens in the blinds. No miraculous ace for me (obv) and I walked out 10 short of the money in 35th. Fun day, but meh. gg, gl and FML.

We all need to get better at controlling ourselves. My new plan is to only play once a month, and only in the $345 deepstack. It really is a great tournament - the best we have here locally by far. The 10% rake is absolutely fair and the payout structure is well worth the shot ($16K+ for first with 226 runners and mincash was for twice the buyin at $667 which is exactly how it should be). No more Tues/Wed nites or Bounty for me, sick of being raked to death and the awful payout structures. 30 days between tourneys seems like an awfully long time, but I think it will ensure I show up mentally ready to play - happy, positive, focused and patient.

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Old 04-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #2508
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Doesn't this weekend have an identical structure, just with half of the buy-in going towards bountys and a $35 rake on $200 compared to a $45 rake on 300? 17.5% to 15%, not much difference imo... and the bounty thing decreases variance by a bajillion since two knockouts is equivalent to breaking even. Cashing is no longer of insane importance to realizing your equity.

Obviously the $35 rake on $125 is just plain obnoxious, and the structure is terribad, so I can understand avoiding that tournament but avoiding next week for anything other than a break seems -EV.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #2509
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What time does the bounty start and do you need to get there pretty earlier or can you just show up 15 till and sign up?
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:34 AM   #2510
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What time does the bounty start and do you need to get there pretty earlier or can you just show up 15 till and sign up?
You can just show up and stand in line like a majority of people...

www.talkingsticksresort.com
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:36 AM   #2511
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We all need to get better at controlling ourselves. My new plan is to only play once a month, and only in the $345 deepstack. It really is a great tournament - the best we have here locally by far.\
I agree its the best we have locally and the structure and payout allows me to not be frustrated with tournaments in general like the Tues/Wed events...
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:57 AM   #2512
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I thought there were 236 people. Got 10th for $1770, had AK twice at FT when someone had KK and got it in with A6<QJo who limp called my shove and spiked his J..oh well sick tourney to FT
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:36 PM   #2513
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I thought there were 236 people. Got 10th for $1770, had AK twice at FT when someone had KK and got it in with A6<QJo who limp called my shove and spiked his J..oh well sick tourney to FT
How many hours did it take to reach FT?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:52 AM   #2514
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How many hours did it take to reach FT?
Started at 8:40 was over around 11:30
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:25 AM   #2515
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BBJP up to 110k tonight. games unbearable. Someplease tell me it hit whenever I wake up tomorrow
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #2516
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BBJP up to 110k tonight. games unbearable. Someplease tell me it hit whenever I wake up tomorrow
What was so unbearable?
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:40 PM   #2517
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still 110k as of 45min ago
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:43 PM   #2518
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What was so unbearable?
I'm guessing a combination of nits and nonstop jackpot talk.

I dislike it when it hits right as I was going to leave the room and have to hurry up or else stay an extra 30 minutes.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:06 PM   #2519
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I'm guessing a combination of nits and nonstop jackpot talk.

I dislike it when it hits right as I was going to leave the room and have to hurry up or else stay an extra 30 minutes.
I for one park outside the garage for better escape route. and the games after it hit are terrible.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:38 AM   #2520
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my buddy just texted me saying it just hit within the last few mins
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:54 AM   #2521
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Showed up at 9:00am today, determined to stay until it hit. Every table was essentially in use from the 11:15 tournament until the jackpot hit around 9:30pm. I was playing at one of the 6 8-16 tables and had a pretty good day. I was glad it ended when it did as I had no idea how many more hours/days I would be forcing myself to play.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:11 AM   #2522
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Showed up at 9:00am today, determined to stay until it hit. Every table was essentially in use from the 11:15 tournament until the jackpot hit around 9:30pm. I was playing at one of the 6 8-16 tables and had a pretty good day. I was glad it ended when it did as I had no idea how many more hours/days I would be forcing myself to play.
Any idea on table/stakes and hand details? Wanna stop torturing myself about leaving too soon
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:33 AM   #2523
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Likely 3-6 lhe?
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:40 AM   #2524
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Any idea on table/stakes and hand details? Wanna stop torturing myself about leaving too soon

It was on table 9. 4-8 Game. A9 v 1010, board was AAx x A. I don't remember the 2 small cards on board, 4 6 or something like that, obviously the 9 played. Shortly thereafter, the line at the cage was 50-60 deep, it was pretty amusing.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:06 AM   #2525
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they had one on a 3-6 with a counterfeited kicker last night. I would have been happy to leave. Nonetheless, thanks everyone for the updates.
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