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Old 08-31-2017, 05:58 AM   #1
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Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

Sort of surprised this has not been talked about here yet.

Seems a big change in policy and one that regs wont be happy about.

https://www.pokerstars.com/en/blog/2...s-167859.shtml

As a rec player I think this could actually be a good thing.

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Old 08-31-2017, 06:04 AM   #2
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

One full package and one seat per player!


I like it

They shouldve done this long time ago
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:43 AM   #3
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

this is actually a good change, I dont think regs will be unhappy (except for satty grinders specifically, but I dont think theres many of them left)

still, the language that blog post is written in makes my eyes bleed
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:51 AM   #4
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

Clearly a good thing. Hardly good for the fields of live events with end bosses winning multiple seats and banking the $
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:37 PM   #5
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

Good for live games. I was once thinking of playing for a mere seat, but saw the juice and variance being higher and gave up of the idea.
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:44 PM   #6
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

I always thought this should be a rule for basically every type of satellite ever, so this is one change I can't complain about.
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:53 PM   #7
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

I figured they would go this route. For some stops it will work but for others it will be a disaster. I understand sats and feasible turnouts and this move will slightly increase uniques in the long run for the bigger draws but it will bury more obscure stops due to min requirements not being reached in the online sats.
Not to be ignored that this will increase Star's bottom line.
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:23 PM   #8
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

Wonder how much this will affect their Satty Guarantees.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:08 PM   #9
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Wonder how much this will affect their Satty Guarantees.
It really depends on how often the sats run. Daily? Weekly? Depending on this it will greatly affect the feeder sats if this policy applies to them as well.

In general guarantees will decrease in the short run but will increase over time for the bigger draws. But the smaller Live Events will get killed as they need the t grinders just to hit 1 seat guarantee.
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:02 PM   #10
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

Great idea.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:08 AM   #11
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

Thank god. Now people actually have a chance at winning a seat. When you have satty grinders who have solved every spot and always know exactly what to do, that greatly reduces the chance a rec or weaker player will win a seat. A lot of value was being lost by having regs win multiple seats and the sats were infinitely tougher. It's not as bad now but used to be terrible back in the day. Same guys always winning multiple seats and packages. Not to mention there was talk of collusion happening in the old EPT sats. Great move stars!
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:37 AM   #12
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

Congrats Stars, the positive:negative change ratio from the past few years is now only 1:350. If only they had a live tournament series that anyone actually cared about left... RIP EPT

Last edited by Chuck Bass; 09-02-2017 at 10:38 AM. Reason: srsly good change tho
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:09 PM   #13
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

I remember back in the day getting to a step 5 or 6 WSOP Stars sat ususally with Stevebets who I think one year won almost $1 million in seats there was others but he was the one I saw the most I remember. And Telefonkiosk on a euro site winning a bunch of seats...ahh good times!
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:08 PM   #14
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

This will hurt the GTDs big time i think... Another really bad decision by the "Smart Heads" behind Stars IMO.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:39 AM   #15
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This will hurt the GTDs big time i think... Another really bad decision by the "Smart Heads" behind Stars IMO.
A 3 seat guarantee sending 3 people to a live event is better than a 5 seat guarantee sending nobody.
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:03 AM   #16
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This will hurt the GTDs big time i think... Another really bad decision by the "Smart Heads" behind Stars IMO.
facts on this? regs playing satties 24/7 and winning it over recs is the exact thing that causes less entry.

you are thinking opposite
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:11 AM   #17
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facts on this? regs playing satties 24/7 and winning it over recs is the exact thing that causes less entry.

you are thinking opposite

That´s a fair point - i guess we have to see how this all will workout in the End. I don´t mind obv that the Sats won´t be full of the grinders anyway.
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:26 AM   #18
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

This is great - considering Stars have recently started doing sats for GPS events, and I expect they'll do more for some other regional events soon it will only be better for those events.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:26 PM   #19
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Re: Stars limits the seats you can win to a live event

definitely a good change...after a hundred bad changes they do a good one
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:54 PM   #20
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Never take joy in a "winning player" been put out of work by an operator even if it's to your short run gain. Because the last part of that sentence will be the operators next mission.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:28 PM   #21
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Never take joy in a winning player been "put out of work" by an operator even if it's to your short run gain. Because the last part of that sentence will be the operators next mission.
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