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09-17-2011 , 08:58 AM
Hi guys,

I'm the Director of Poker at the Isle Pompano and have been asked to assist Blackhawk with any questions you may have on the upcoming WPT regional event. I will try to get answers as quickly as possible for you. They may not come as fast as normal, but we'll try and do our best.
I believe Blackhawk is currently running satellites for the October event so that should put to bed any questions on the myth that the tournament isn't happening.

The Blackhawk Isle of Capri casino website has the information on all the tournaments and I'll be glad to help with any other questions

http://black-hawk.isleofcapricasinos...poker-WPT.aspx
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09-17-2011 , 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Smith
Hi guys,

I'm the Director of Poker at the Isle Pompano and have been asked to assist Blackhawk with any questions you may have on the upcoming WPT regional event. I will try to get answers as quickly as possible for you. They may not come as fast as normal, but we'll try and do our best.
I believe Blackhawk is currently running satellites for the October event so that should put to bed any questions on the myth that the tournament isn't happening.

The Blackhawk Isle of Capri casino website has the information on all the tournaments and I'll be glad to help with any other questions

http://black-hawk.isleofcapricasinos...poker-WPT.aspx
What are the turn-outs for the satellites on Saturday afternoon and Monday nights??
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09-17-2011 , 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DuckU
What are the turn-outs for the satellites on Saturday afternoon and Monday nights??
So far, they have been light. But they expect much more traffic as it gets closer to the event.
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09-18-2011 , 10:37 AM
Whats the structure for the main event?

Last edited by Wizard-50; 09-18-2011 at 10:46 AM.
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09-18-2011 , 10:55 AM
40 min levels no skipping blinds 25k or 30k
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09-18-2011 , 10:56 AM
So pretty much same as hpt. I was hoping for a bit more
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09-18-2011 , 11:03 AM
No hpt blinds start 100-100 this starts 50-100 way better structure / the hpt skips levels
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09-18-2011 , 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Wizard-50
So pretty much same as hpt. I was hoping for a bit more
Check this out http://www.worldpokertour.com/Shared...lack_Hawk.aspx
Very big difference between two.
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09-18-2011 , 11:49 PM
The only difference I see is the antes are absurdly small in the WPT structure. If you see other differences please share!
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09-19-2011 , 02:03 AM
I did the math, and the WPT event is much, much better. Slower levels; no skipping of blind levels. For example, the 300-600/ante level is the 5th in the HPT, and it's 9th in the WPT. The 16th level in the HPT is 10k/20k/2k ante, and it's 3k/6k/400 in the WPT. And you get more chips in the WPT. The tournaments aren't even comparable.
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09-19-2011 , 03:13 AM
Good deal. I didn't look at them side-by-side and missed that. Looking forward to both of them regardless.
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09-20-2011 , 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Smith
Hi guys,

I'm the Director of Poker at the Isle Pompano and have been asked to assist Blackhawk with any questions you may have on the upcoming WPT regional event. [/url]
Matt must be desperate for business to recruit shills from out of town to promote his room.

I drove an Isle dealer home after a session at Ameristar (she was playing there, LOL). She said the dealers were "all looking to get a job somewhere else" because of the meager living they are making there. She said that they are "not looking forward to the WPT. Bad tips, just like the HPT dealers."

Prepare for "great" service. I was sent a link to a Craigs List ad for 30 dealers for the WPT too. Really? 30 EXTRA dealers? For tournament tips. Which are minuscule. Good luck.
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09-20-2011 , 10:26 PM
While I don't live in the area anymore, ppl forget ... the Golden Gates before the HPT was the very same way.

Not many ppl playing there, and everyone else was up at the sister property of the Lodge, the Gilpin.

Back then, the Gilpin was the place to be, and arrogant to boot ... they sniffed their noses up at the HPT, said they didn't need that ... and that nobody played at the Golden Gates (which before the HPT was very true).

Back then, the Gilpin was busy busy busy ... you had to wait just to get into any game, and the tourneys always were sold out.

Then the HPT came ... and all of a sudden ... because of the HPT the players discovered the Golden Gates. Suddenly ... the Golden Gates was the place to be.

Fast forward ... the Gilpin closed their poker room almost 2 years ago ... because of the loss of foot traffic ... where it all went down to either the Golden Gates, or to the Ameristar.

The HPT showed everyone the Golden Gates, and the opening of the Hotel at the Ameristar, then finished off the Gilpin Poker room.

If the Golden Gates isn't careful, the same thing could happen to them.

This as the Isle is the very first casino ppl get to when driving up the canyon.

Plus, the Ilse has a hotel as well (and the Golden gates, nor any of it's sister properties, do not have any hotels in their chain I might add).

My point here is ... poker players can be fickle ppl ... if they go down to the isle and discover they like it there ... they just might stay there.

Plus, the hotel rooms normally for the Isle and for it's sister property (I forget it's name now), are soooo much cheaper then the Ameristar's rooms.

JMHO, FWIW ....
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09-21-2011 , 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by CincyLady
While I don't live in the area anymore, ppl forget ... the Golden Gates before the HPT was the very same way.

Not many ppl playing there, and everyone else was up at the sister property of the Lodge, the Gilpin.

Back then, the Gilpin was the place to be, and arrogant to boot ... they sniffed their noses up at the HPT, said they didn't need that ... and that nobody played at the Golden Gates (which before the HPT was very true).

Back then, the Gilpin was busy busy busy ... you had to wait just to get into any game, and the tourneys always were sold out.


Then the HPT came ... and all of a sudden ... because of the HPT the players discovered the Golden Gates. Suddenly ... the Golden Gates was the place to be.

Fast forward ... the Gilpin closed their poker room almost 2 years ago ... because of the loss of foot traffic ... where it all went down to either the Golden Gates, or to the Ameristar.

The HPT showed everyone the Golden Gates, and the opening of the Hotel at the Ameristar, then finished off the Gilpin Poker room.

If the Golden Gates isn't careful, the same thing could happen to them.

This as the Isle is the very first casino ppl get to when driving up the canyon.

Plus, the Ilse has a hotel as well (and the Golden gates, nor any of it's sister properties, do not have any hotels in their chain I might add).

My point here is ... poker players can be fickle ppl ... if they go down to the isle and discover they like it there ... they just might stay there.

Plus, the hotel rooms normally for the Isle and for it's sister property (I forget it's name now), are soooo much cheaper then the Ameristar's rooms.

JMHO, FWIW ....
+1 spot post. went to Isle for first time and the actual casino floor is like 100x nicer than the Gates. and the Gilpin was so poorly run it was unbelievable. The Gates is at least run by decent people, slightly incompetent at times, but nice enough. Isle was announcing single table satty's over loud speaker onto main Casino floor.

Getting psyched for some poker between HPT & WPT
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09-21-2011 , 09:15 AM
Are all the prelims the same structure as Main Event?
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09-24-2011 , 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Wizard-50
Are all the prelims the same structure as Main Event?
They are the same blind structures. The time for each limit in the prelims is 30 minutes and in the ME it's 40 minutes. Prelim tournaments have starting stacks of 10,000 for most with the $545 NLHE on Saturday October 8th starting with 20,000. The ME starts with 30,000. All of those starting stacks include the $10 dealer appreciation add-on.
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09-25-2011 , 05:37 PM
I was asking for single table satellites at Isle on Thursday but they had 0 people on the list
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09-25-2011 , 05:57 PM
Too late to petition for hour long blind levels in the main event?
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09-26-2011 , 06:21 PM
Having played at least 100 MTTs in Blackhawk (Mostly during The Gilpin glory days), I can say that this is an amazing MTT series for Colorado.

30 Minute blinds for the Prelims and 40 Minutes for the Main Event are great considering the amazing structure (Skips no major levels ala the HPT).

I think the best aspect of the structure is the blinds being capped at 25k/50k/3k especially in the Main Event where there should be at least 8 Million chips in play (160 BB in play during heads-up).

I can't wait! I was very close to giving up on poker until I found out about this MTT series which has given me hope for the future of live MTTs in Colorado...

BTW DuckU - PM your name if you don't mind, I feel like we have run into eachother in Blackhawk or at one of the Boulder "Home Games".
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09-27-2011 , 07:07 PM
Never played in a bigger event like this one, but it's cool to finally see WPT in Colorado. Seems like the satellites are a good way to get in with a smallish bankroll. Anyone planning on going up for the MT satellite tournaments over this weekend?
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09-30-2011 , 01:38 PM
I'm thinking about playing in the OH prelim event, but will wait to see how many players the first few events get before I drive up there after work on a weeknight.
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10-04-2011 , 06:24 PM
@ducku, just wondering if this is you
http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/ducku/
If not why would u use Gregs screen name? On 2+2
Just curious
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10-04-2011 , 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by GAMEGENIE
Too late to petition for hour long blind levels in the main event?
+1 plzzzzzzzzzzzz looking fwd to playing better structured mtts after the turbo they call HPT.
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10-05-2011 , 03:29 PM
It's def not Greg. Was wondering the same thing. But it's a free country.
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10-05-2011 , 05:13 PM
Confirmed not Greg, I went to University of Oregon that is where DuckU comes from. I selected DuckU couple of years ago didn't think much of it, other than it's common expression in Eugene, OR and it was available.

I didn't know of Greg or him of me. When I did play online on we were never on the same sites.

I am now aware of other DuckU but has not been a problem for either of us as far as I know.

Why do you ask?

DuckU
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