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Old 03-29-2012, 06:13 PM   #101
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Re: Isildur and Haxton to face off HUNL $200/400 for $500,000 each

Just 12.5 buy ins? Ah, well it's still a huge amount of money so that's fun.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #102
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Re: Isildur and Haxton to face off HUNL $200/400 for $500,000 each

will bet up to $500 on isil at 1.25. pm
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #103
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Leaning towards slight edge for Haxton but would like to bet on Isil pbb. If anyone knows a betting site or wants to give me some odds, pm me

(preferably with escrow / 300$ min. )
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #104
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Looking to bet 5k+ on ike, PM me if you are looking for action.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #105
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i thought haxton was American??? where did he move?
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #106
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i thought haxton was American??? where did he move?
He's living in Malta at the moment.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:36 PM   #107
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now this is what you call a f showdown, no handcap, play until someone goes broke
This is truely one of the best Online matches I think in onlne poker, would be these two heads up and another close second game would be galfond and Durrr.

Amazing match this will be!

Next time OP put match date and time in thread title

I know have to read the whole thread to find the match time grrrrrrrrrrrr
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:41 PM   #108
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Leaning towards slight edge for Haxton but would like to bet on Isil pbb. If anyone knows a betting site or wants to give me some odds, pm me

(preferably with escrow / 300$ min. )
Think matchbook has it

betting on ike at even for $300
escrow a must

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #109
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #110
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Re: Isildur and Haxton to face off HUNL $200/400 for $500,000 each

so there's still not a banner up on stars nor a pokerstars steve post in here confirming this.. hmm

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guy says it's not an april fools joke but also says it would be the perfect time for one. OH COME ON!

Last edited by KansasCT; 03-29-2012 at 09:42 PM. Reason: considering pokerstars is involved in the april fools joke, don't know if this is good or bad
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #111
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i heard these 3 will do it

whos the kid?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:28 PM   #112
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so isildur1 is confirmed as Blom now?
Needs love.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #113
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Really sad I'm going to miss this match. Who's recording it and posting it on pokertube?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #114
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why play for $500,000 when you can play for $500,000,000
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #115
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Any word on whether Stars is staking Blom or Haxton at all or giving them a discount on losses? It wouldn't surprise me if Stars decided to give financial incentives to either or both participants (besides the usual sponsorship fees for Blom) considering the crazy stakes they're playing at and all the press that Stars is getting as well.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:01 PM   #116
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Any word on whether Stars is staking Blom or Haxton at all or giving them a discount on losses? It wouldn't surprise me if Stars decided to give financial incentives to either or both participants (besides the usual sponsorship fees for Blom) considering the crazy stakes they're playing at and all the press that Stars is getting as well.
Wouldn't surprise me either. Cashgames shows like HSP and PAD used to pay hourly rates as incentive for big name pros to play on TV. It makes sense for something similar to happen here only on a smaller scale.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:11 AM   #117
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Re: Isildur and Haxton to face off HUNL $200/400 for $500,000 each

The match is not a joke; it will proceed as announced.

There is no financial incentive to participate in this match for either party beyond the normal sponsorship fee paid to Viktor for being a member of Team PokerStars. These guys are playing because they want to play, and as far as we know they are playing with their own money though they are able to sell pieces to others should they choose.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:46 AM   #118
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There is no financial incentive to participate in this match for either party beyond the normal sponsorship fee paid to Viktor for being a member of Team PokerStars.
Kudos to PS for keeping the match clean!
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:54 AM   #119
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The match is not a joke; it will proceed as announced.

There is no financial incentive to participate in this match for either party beyond the normal sponsorship fee paid to Viktor for being a member of Team PokerStars. These guys are playing because they want to play, and as far as we know they are playing with their own money though they are able to sell pieces to others should they choose.
Thanks for the confirmation Steve. Who are you betting on?
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:47 AM   #120
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Thank you for the reply PS Steve. It's good to know that you're upholding the integrity of the game while also putting on a great show. Once again Stars proves why it's #1.

And I just want to confirm that all the regular showdown matches work the same as far as financial incentives are concerned (not including any general sponsorship fees or if a microstakes player won a contest to play Blom, etc.)?
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:21 AM   #121
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Re: Isildur and Haxton to face off HUNL $200/400 for $500,000 each

are americans able to view this? if so, how?
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:29 AM   #122
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Re: Isildur and Haxton to face off HUNL $200/400 for $500,000 each

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are americans able to view this? if so, how?
This is what I found:

Instructions for railing Pokerstars in the US

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Found it, this worked for others.

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>Hidemyass.com
>Advanced options
>Server: UK
>Copy/paste: http://www.pokerstars.com/PokerStarsInstall.pkg.zip (or whatever the equivalent download link is for Windows users, I can't see it as a Mac user)
>Profit


windows download link should be: http://www.pokerstars.com/PokerStarsInstall.exe I think.


Stars have been banning accounts for hiding your location, so don't do this if you have money on there.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:49 AM   #123
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Thank you for the reply PS Steve. It's good to know that you're upholding the integrity of the game while also putting on a great show. Once again Stars proves why it's #1.

And I just want to confirm that all the regular showdown matches work the same as far as financial incentives are concerned (not including any general sponsorship fees or if a microstakes player won a contest to play Blom, etc.)?
Confirmed.

I can't say that we would never offer incentives ever in the future, but we certainly prefer not to, and any auch incentive would never be in the form of sharing action, inflating the stakes, or doing anything else that would result in the match appearing to be something other than what it really is.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:01 AM   #124
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I really really miss Pokerstars. Best company in the business and there is not even a close 2nd.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:13 AM   #125
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Re: Isildur and Haxton to face off HUNL $200/400 for $500,000 each

I noticed the rake was zero in the last match. Why was that ? And will that be the same for this match ?

Thanks
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