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06-06-2013 , 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CohibaBehike
usually not
No it's always posted.
06-06-2013 , 04:32 PM
I'm planning on going down for Event #4 on Saturday. It starts at 11AM. Will this event be sold out. What time should I get there to be certain I get a seat?
06-06-2013 , 04:38 PM
you'll be fine. won't sell out.
06-06-2013 , 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim215
No, what's ridiculous is that you would show up an hour after the start of a second Day 1 AT BORGATA for EVENT #1, always the most heavily attended.
This ain't Delaware Park where they miss the guarantee in their Main Event and have an overlay of $100,000.
This is Borgata.
Did you just step off a spaceship from another planet?
Have you no inkling of past attendances?
More importantly, have you learned anything from this experience?
Has Borgata learned anything from having to turn away 200ish people? There were plenty of tables, or potential tables - just no dealers?
06-06-2013 , 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MyFatherCigars
I'm planning on going down for Event #4 on Saturday. It starts at 11AM. Will this event be sold out. What time should I get there to be certain I get a seat?
I was advised to complete registration before tourney start. Otherwise there is a risk of ending up on the alternate list - and not playing until 5 hours later like some folks here.

You can always choose to skip the first 2-3 levels after buying in if that floats your boat - which is what my friend is doing (that sounds like a bad idea but he plays more tourney than me so...).
06-07-2013 , 04:44 PM
Anyone have an extra floor for tonight? Was gonna drive back home now but don't really want to drive 3.5 hours in this weather. Please pm me if you are a nice person
06-07-2013 , 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim215
No, what's ridiculous is that you would show up an hour after the start of a second Day 1 AT BORGATA for EVENT #1, always the most heavily attended.
This ain't Delaware Park where they miss the guarantee in their Main Event and have an overlay of $100,000.
This is Borgata.
Did you just step off a spaceship from another planet?
Have you no inkling of past attendances?
More importantly, have you learned anything from this experience?
Ok, your response is wayyy out of line.

I had the same question (whats the likely line for 1b/Wed, if I showed up at noon - just read up in this thread -posts 91, 92, 97) and there was no response from Tab. In fact the only answer that I got was from CohibaBehike which was "it will be fine, you can just walk up etc", which as we know was the complete opposite of what happened. (sellout/alternates)

Fortunately for me, I showed up for 1a, so didnt encoutner this issue.

Nevertheless, not everyone who plays this is well aware (or should be expected to be aware )of all the history of previous tourneys.

IMHO, it may be helpful for someone like Tab to come here and post a general one liner (like he does in most other series) warning people to pre-register online or just show up early. I think he did do it in Twitter, but doing it here would have helped atleast a few people looks like.

Last edited by somerook; 06-07-2013 at 07:54 PM.
06-07-2013 , 07:55 PM
BTW, is thre anyplace online where one can see the structures for the qualifiers to the ME? thanks
06-07-2013 , 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by somerook
Ok, your response is wayyy out of line.

I had the same question (whats the likely line for 1b/Wed, if I showed up at noon - just read up in this thread -posts 91, 92, 97) and there was no response from Tab. In fact the only answer that I got was from CohibaBehike which was "it will be fine, you can just walk up etc", which as we know was the complete opposite of what happened. (sellout/alternates)

Fortunately for me, I showed up for 1a, so didnt encoutner this issue.

Nevertheless, not everyone who plays this is well aware (or should be expected to be aware )of all the history of previous tourneys.

IMHO, it may be helpful for someone like Tab to come here and post a general one liner (like he does in most other series) warning people to pre-register online or just show up early. I think he did do it in Twitter, but doing it here would have helped atleast a few people looks like.
I see from your earlier posts that you, unlike Sanjeeezy, did indeed seek out info in advance with respect to Event #1.
But, even without a full knowledge of Borgata tournament history, whether it's Event #1 at Caesars AC in March or Event #1 at Harrah's AC in December, it's still Event #1, which is ALWAYS a massive turnout (sometimes selling out, sometimes not).
And with a $300k guarantee (players go ape over big guarantees, as you know), it had to be a no-brainer to nearly all players that the second of two Day Ones would stretch the limits (tables/dealers, etc.).
In fact, you probably suspected that to be true, because you decided to play Day 1a instead of your earlier plan.
I was rough on my response because I see the same thing happen over and over again and no one seems to get it. Anyone can pre-register online up to 4-5 days ahead of the first event but fail to do so, repeatedly. Anyone can show up 1-2 hours before the start and get a seat but, NOOOOO, they want to show up an hour AFTER the start and then want to wallow in self-pity and bitch because they got shut out ("Oh, woe is me").
These are the same people who require instructions to be printed on toilet paper.
They'll get no sympathy from me -- ever.
06-09-2013 , 07:15 PM
Why can't they just leave tourney registration up overnight? Theres cashiers working the front desk. Why would it "close" at 12 midnight and then "re-open" in the morning. That just ensures there will be lines in the AM
06-09-2013 , 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by loxitup
Why can't they just leave tourney registration up overnight? Theres cashiers working the front desk. Why would it "close" at 12 midnight and then "re-open" in the morning. That just ensures there will be lines in the AM
^^^THIS!!!

Also, another question that I've never gotten a sensible answer to: when you (the tourney staff) know there will be many last-minute registrants and late-comers, why are there only 2 tourney-dedicated cashiers working the long lines? It never ceases to amaze me to see the 2 (sometime 1) cashier(s) working a tourney line that extends out past the craps tables.
06-10-2013 , 11:08 AM
Any idea how many runners the Survivor tourneys have been getting? Headed up Wednesday and deciding between the 11am 100k and the 4pm survivor...Sometimes I prefer the survivors because you 10x your buyin in only 7 hours or so.

Last edited by gamble; 06-10-2013 at 11:16 AM.
06-10-2013 , 10:45 PM
Hey, new here, but what does everyone think the turnout will be for the deepest stack tomorrow. Debating driving down.
06-11-2013 , 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by gamble
Any idea how many runners the Survivor tourneys have been getting? Headed up Wednesday and deciding between the 11am 100k and the 4pm survivor...Sometimes I prefer the survivors because you 10x your buyin in only 7 hours or so.
i played in the friday 3pm one (280 buyin 1-10 2500) had 105 runners
06-11-2013 , 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by gamble
Any idea how many runners the Survivor tourneys have been getting? Headed up Wednesday and deciding between the 11am 100k and the 4pm survivor...Sometimes I prefer the survivors because you 10x your buyin in only 7 hours or so.
Borgata poker twitter got back to me, said about 100 in case anyone was interested.
06-11-2013 , 10:39 PM
Borgata Needs a $750 Buyin Omaha Hi Low/ Stud Hi Low Tournament.
06-12-2013 , 02:06 AM
Lol no
06-12-2013 , 06:27 PM
tournament poker. so oi
06-14-2013 , 02:01 PM
Hey, I'm coming down from Morris County tomorrow to play in the tournament. I was wondering if any of you guys could give me advice on which route to take. I can either take the GSP, but I'm worried about weekend beach traffic. Will it be that bad on a normal weekend? Or should I take 206 down and avoid the GSP altogether? Thanks.
06-14-2013 , 04:21 PM
youll be ok if you leave like 8-830am and take 80-287-gsp
06-15-2013 , 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by loxitup
Why can't they just leave tourney registration up overnight? Theres cashiers working the front desk. Why would it "close" at 12 midnight and then "re-open" in the morning. That just ensures there will be lines in the AM
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Originally Posted by espm
^^^THIS!!!

Also, another question that I've never gotten a sensible answer to: when you (the tourney staff) know there will be many last-minute registrants and late-comers, why are there only 2 tourney-dedicated cashiers working the long lines? It never ceases to amaze me to see the 2 (sometime 1) cashier(s) working a tourney line that extends out past the craps tables.
These are valid questions, but at the end of the day, the Borgata has no real reason to go out of its way to make for a "perfect" tournament-playing experience. Their big-guarantee tournaments, especially in the fall and winter, have to equal at this point. In fact, outside of the WSOP, nobody draws the kings of crowds as the Borgata does in the US. If they had unlimited space, and unlimited dealers, I suppose it would be justifiable to expect their player-processing system to be up to snuff, but space and dealers are the real bottle-necks.

These mega-field tourneys are few and far between, and who knows how long they will continue. Most of the other major venues have already decided that they don't want the hassle. So for now, I would just enjoy the fact that these exist, plan ahead and just deal with some of the inconveniences that arise from the chaos.
06-16-2013 , 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by akashenk
These are valid questions, but at the end of the day, the Borgata has no real reason to go out of its way to make for a "perfect" tournament-playing experience. Their big-guarantee tournaments, especially in the fall and winter, have to equal at this point. In fact, outside of the WSOP, nobody draws the kings of crowds as the Borgata does in the US. If they had unlimited space, and unlimited dealers, I suppose it would be justifiable to expect their player-processing system to be up to snuff, but space and dealers are the real bottle-necks.

These mega-field tourneys are few and far between, and who knows how long they will continue. Most of the other major venues have already decided that they don't want the hassle. So for now, I would just enjoy the fact that these exist, plan ahead and just deal with some of the inconveniences that arise from the chaos.
you're right, but these seem like valid points that can be rectified without too much trouble and should be looked into.
06-16-2013 , 08:15 PM
How many in the main so far? What does the board read?
06-17-2013 , 01:36 PM
79 day 1a entrants
06-19-2013 , 12:58 PM
I need help with my NL holdem game so I turned to this forum and thread with hopes that people can help my play. I ultimately realize that I play tight in tournaments because it is NOT a cash game. I realized I play better w smaller table and plan on playing in Foxwoods WSOP circuit 6 handed $560 buy in. In anticipation of some getting annoyed by the length of the post or perhaps the location of the post: sorry. This is my first. I am no longer a twoplustwo virgin. And for those of you who choose to read and comment on my megillah: thanks.

Yesterday I played in event #16 (350+50) at the Borgata and finished 40/185 entries( includes re-buys). I realize I need help with my game so I am posting this for just that. Background: Ive been playing poker in casinos for few two years. I have played in two Ballys daily tournaments in AC for about a $100 buy in each. First one I chopped five ways for about $725. The second I finished 10/58 and didn't cash (lost all in w AA v. TT). Yesterday, tourney started at 11(15k starting stack) and by 12 I had 12k. To my right was a guy who had 60k by 130pm and who incidentally busted out at 3pm. I chose not to rebuy and realized I had to play tight with a smallish stack. I nostly played premium hands and j5 suited and > OOP. From 1 until 245pm I really didnt get any cards and won a few small pots. My QQ cracked AA at 245pm to DU to 20k. Had 27k then lost antes and blinds due to no cards. Concurrently, people stacks were growing while mine was getting smaller--to 12k. Won a few pots in next two hours and was up to 21.5k. All folded except me and another so I bluff raised 3k OTB w 10 6off. Flop was 892 rainbow. Turn came 8 and I bet 7k representing the set. He raised. I folded. I made it to 515pm with 12k barely getting cards. Prior to 515pm I reraised a fellow who knew I was playing tight. Beat him twice. 515pm came and I had 9dTd in BB. SB minus 1 folded, and it was just me and SB. SB had 70k ish raised to 5k and I shoved. He called after thinking a bit. Turned over QJ os. He flopped a q and the rest was history. I realize two things: 1. to take advantage of weak players early in tournament (couldn't do that bc I didnt want to risk my tournament life w roughly 10k in chips at 12pm) and 2. my play is perhaps too tight. Criticize, critique, and praise. Do whatever you want. I welcome and appreciate it ALL. Perhaps someone can recommend a book ( I read Gus Hansens on the Aussie Millions and watched the 2012 WSOP intently).Thanks again.

Last edited by armyswisschrono; 06-19-2013 at 01:07 PM.

      
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