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Old 02-20-2018, 01:22 PM   #10551
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Re: PokerStars MTT Thread

Hey everyone,

Enjoying Turbo Series? Hasn't been much discussion about it, which from my perspective is not a bad thing! Just a reminder of the promotions:
  • Hots below $5 are awarding over $40K worth of Turbo Series Spin & Go tickets. Players on 12 tables will receive a ticket 10 minutes after the tournament begins!
  • Every day at 14:30 ET / 20:30 CET, we're running a $2.20 satellite to the $55 Main Event with 20x seats added. So far, these have been ridiculous value.
  • Every day at 13:00 ET / 19:00 CET, we're running a Second Chance Freeroll with $5K added for those who played Turbo Series Events and didn't reach the money.
  • And while not a promotion, I wanted to mention that the $10K Payday will be replaced this week and next by an $11 Phase with 100 seats guaranteed to the $1,050 Main Event.

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Winamax and party have a few tournaments that end 02:00-04:00 CET which is much more bearable as you can still get a few hours of sleep and go to work. It pretty much doesn't exist on stars, as majority of the cool ones is aimed at ending between 06:00 CET and 09:00 CET which is insane imo.
I'm sure we have at least a few tournaments that end from 02:00-04:00 CET.

That aside, we still plan to see if any of our biggest tournaments are running longer than is reasonable.

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Is it me or do the Turbo series ABI is really too high. From the company standpoint it's all about the prizepool generated wich makes them a certain percentage of money/buyin fee. According to that fact you should aproach the tournaments creation using the logic of finding the ABI that will generate the biggest prizepools. Ofc you should take other factors as day of the week, time etc. but ABI seems like a crucial point and also really easy to calculate when you have other similiar tournaments to compare it too. The worst part is they are not only making the prizepools smaller with this huge ABI but they are also eliminating a huge part of the recreational player pool and the mtt reg pool wich makes that tournaments even softer for the top dogs and any other mtt reg that can afford that buyin. The recs and whales will get torn apart and the money will be centralized and cashed out so they didn't only lose out on the prizepools but also with the money not circulating after the series is over.
The ABI is around $215 if you exclude the $5,200 High Roller. While I don't think ABI is the ideal way to look at maximizing prize pools, I do think that $215 is probably the best buy-in we have for generating prize pools.

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if only low-raked regspeed time tournaments with a 4-6 hours timespan would be a thing ..
I'm happy to test something like this in the future so please leave specific suggestions, but I'm not optimistic about the outcome. 45 minute Time tournaments are the least popular version we offer.

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Want to ask for 5card PLO and horse TCOOP satelittes.
I'm sure you saw, but we've been scheduling MTT satellites to start a day before the Event runs.

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I guess because on .it everyone plays in 1 timezone, but not on .com.eu...
This is the crux of the discussion. A considerable portion of our player base lives outside of the CET time zone. Unfortunately, there's no way to please everyone when it comes to scheduling our biggest tournaments.

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hey Luke, nice to see youre posting more frequently, also like some thing that u doing lately with the SERIESes, winter series was very good. just want to say that this statement isnt true, and its coming from a lowstakes player:



so low tiers in all series, is for the players, who can not play higher. who cant satty themselves to higher. either they play staked or they just dont want to gamble with sats.
also we lowstakes player like the exciteent too what is coming with the serieses like those on stars, we like to plan for it asap when its gets to lobby too. but if we see, ok we cant normally play any of the tourneys from the series, we lose excitement, i dont think we can plan for satties, its just not too exciting to think ok there is a good series, damn but wait, first i will have to win a lof of satties to play those events i want. hope u get it what i want to say. so i think for low stakes players without tiers (without low tiers) every series is boring, and if we miss more then one because there is no tiers, like highrollers, like now the turbo series, gets more boring. also dont think if any tiered series would get boring to higher stakes players either, they have their high buyins in every series, with decent guarantees, decent structures. everything else for them is a plus++, and pretty sure they dont mind if there is some low tiers too they can jump into

so
tiered series - exciting for whole player base, no one bored
no tiers in series - exciting for HS players only, others bored


anyway, keep up the good work!
can i have just one yes no answer if there is some series (either tiered, or something like micromillion based) series for lower stakes, like $2-to$11 sometimes in the next two month?

also one note on micromillions, its need to be include $8.80 and $11 tourneys, daily. we need them in the series, it was way less exciting to play MM without those.
Thanks for your feedback. While you see it as a negative that players need to win a satellite to participate, I think the aspirational aspect motivates some players. We're providing many opportunities for players to join this Series and we're always looking for more ideas!

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When is SCOOP this year?
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EPT Monte Carlo is April 24-May 4, so I guess after that.
Yep

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@luke any chance you can not replace the classic hu shootout tournaments in these coop series with these zoom ko/tko heads up versions...
This came up in the office recently! While I haven't started creating the schedule yet, I'll be looking to see if a traditional heads-up shootout could be successful at a lower buy-in level than offered in years past. There is no intention to stop offering it altogether, but the Zoom version offers much bigger prize pools.

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Any chance of some of the COOPs starting around midnight EST for the off-peak players. I'd take one per week.
Unfortunately, I think a drastic scheduling change like this would upset far more people than it would please, especially considering we left the Australian market in September. Additionally, we could not offer an attractive guarantee in this hour or those surrounding it.

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It should be allowed to win multiple seats via satties into events w/ 3 re-entries.
I wish we had a great solution to this, but we don't. I'm not going to mince words: it will be some time until we have a flexible solution in place.

GL at the tables all.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:16 PM   #10552
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Re: PokerStars MTT Thread

At the off peak zone around midnight CET

Asian Players ( a growing market with china)/ Russian Players (Russians are a huge part of the market, NZ players even some canadian players on west coast would play them. I don't know how you can say it wouldn't get a big guarantee until you try it.

No one is saying to move an event from the main timezone to this. Just add 2 extra events. We get one tournament a week Pacific Rim Special and this is not a good indicator of the guarantee it might get as most people skip it because they want to play the sunday mtts starting just a few hours later. Sounds like ur mind is made up tho.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:21 PM   #10553
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At the off peak zone around midnight CET

Asian Players ( a growing market with china)/ Russian Players (Russians are a huge part of the market, NZ players even some canadian players on west coast would play them. I don't know how you can say it wouldn't get a big guarantee until you try it.

No one is saying to move an event from the main timezone to this. Just add 2 extra events. We get one tournament a week Pacific Rim Special and this is not a good indicator of the guarantee it might get as most people skip it because they want to play the sunday mtts starting just a few hours later. Sounds like ur mind is made up tho.
Probably a good thing as you'd only get tempted to play and you have such a highly professional and stressful job.....
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:46 PM   #10554
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Probably a good thing as you'd only get tempted to play and you have such a highly professional and stressful job.....
Hell yeah
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:45 AM   #10555
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So SCOOP is starting on May 6th, is this correct?
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:52 AM   #10556
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At the off peak zone around midnight CET

Asian Players ( a growing market with china)/ Russian Players (Russians are a huge part of the market, NZ players even some canadian players on west coast would play them. I don't know how you can say it wouldn't get a big guarantee until you try it.

No one is saying to move an event from the main timezone to this. Just add 2 extra events. We get one tournament a week Pacific Rim Special and this is not a good indicator of the guarantee it might get as most people skip it because they want to play the sunday mtts starting just a few hours later. Sounds like ur mind is made up tho.
+1

I like to play at morning and we always have enough people here, so I don't see any problem why you can't add just a few MTTs here.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:23 AM   #10557
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So SCOOP is starting on May 6th, is this correct?
Probably not, scoop usually starts other half of may, so probably Sunday 13th and running 2 weeks, can probably expect satellites in lobby around beginning of may

Nothing is confirmed though so chill until the schedule is released around April probably

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Old 02-21-2018, 10:35 AM   #10558
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Hey everyone,

Enjoying Turbo Series? Hasn't been much discussion about it, which from my perspective is not a bad thing!


GL at the tables all.
Well this series is not really for me since I am firstly not a turbo expert and secondly the limits are a bit too high, although I have enjoyed a few of the events at least, like event 01 and yesterday's 5-stack

The only thing I don't like so far is that you removed the regular phase tournament for this

Will probably play some more events like #23 and some satellites though
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:36 AM   #10559
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Probably not, scoop usually starts other half of may, so probably Sunday 13th and running 2 weeks, can probably expect satellites in lobby around beginning of may

Nothing is confirmed though so chill until the schedule is released around April probably
Based on history it will start on the 6th
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:41 AM   #10560
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Based on history it will start on the 6th
ermagherd you are right! Hmm i wonder what series I was thinking of..
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:43 PM   #10561
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Probably a good thing as you'd only get tempted to play and you have such a highly professional and stressful job.....
LOL
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:13 AM   #10562
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+1 to normal HU shootout tournaments! I miss the old $10.50 SKO HU and $11 Hyper HU and of course the normal Saturday Duel.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:43 AM   #10563
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+1 to normal HU shootout tournaments! I miss the old $10.50 SKO HU and $11 Hyper HU and of course the normal Saturday Duel.
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:53 PM   #10564
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Could we get some more $27-$82 hyper speed NLO8 PKO MTTs?

That format is literally only one I have enjoyed to play lately, as it's super intensive and don't take long. I know there's quite few of them already in the schedule, but as they last ~1 hour there really could be more (like 1-2/hour during more busy time) without fear of cannibalization. They've been very popular MTT-formats.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:06 AM   #10565
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low and mid stakes hypers could use some satellites
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Luke, Could you please add $3.30r,2.2r normal speed right around the same time as hot 11?
The Old 3.30r normal speed was an extremely good tournament for low stakes players to increase their bankroll.


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