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Old 02-07-2012, 11:08 PM   #126
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

18 levels will likely be played for 2 day tournaments. The only exception to this is Event 1, because of the two day 1's they will likely play down to 15% of the field on 1a, and then play the identical amount of time during 1b.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #127
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

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thanks

I see they are giving away a 2012 CHEVY Camero for the 6pm turbo....so sick!

Any guess on how many players these tourney's will have?
That's for the turbo series point champion
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:54 AM   #128
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Can believe there isn't more outrage over dropping 3 levels entirely and shortening the ones that remain...
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:10 AM   #129
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Can believe there isn't more outrage over dropping 3 levels entirely and shortening the ones that remain...
I AM OUTRAGED! I'm just not showing it in the thread. How can we fix it?
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:19 AM   #130
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Can believe there isn't more outrage over dropping 3 levels entirely and shortening the ones that remain...
Allen, think about this logically...if the local cash game players are nit OUTRAGED their badbeat drop get robbed twice a year to fund mtts, whats the likelyhood the avg mtt grinder that plays there remotely grasps good structure vs. Poor structure???
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #131
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

Ok, I see new dates are Feb 25-Mar 7th.....Is there a tourney on the 29Th (leap year)
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:02 AM   #132
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

Just called, I am wrong....23rd is starting, disregard.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #133
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Take any guess with a grain of salt. This is the first time anything like this will be done.

In the WSOPc Event #1 they had 2 starting days and allowed rebut in 1b if you busted in 1a. When they got almost 1400 players in day 1a, everyone thought that we would go way past 3000 total because of day 1b being a bigger draw. Well they ended up with exactly 3000 and they had to beg/borrow/steal to get the last few in. So even that was unpredictable.

The event #1 at this CPC will be even harder to predict. Usually a smaller draw than the WSOP, but this will certainly have more than 3000 entries. Plus there are variables nobody knows, like how many tables they will actually dedicate to the tournament and for how long. I doubt they completely shut down cash games while people are constantly reentering.

So that being said, my completely random guess, if you lose quads over quads the first hand, you'll probably be waiting 2-3 hours on day 1a and probably closer to 4 hours on 1b.
Thanks, exactly the sort of educated guess I was looking for
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #134
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Can believe there isn't more outrage over dropping 3 levels entirely and shortening the ones that remain...
I actually understand the changes for the 240s. What they were running last year was nicer than it had to be for such a low buy-in.

What irks me is that there is absolutely no difference between the 240s and the 350s. Could at least do 12000 starting stacks just to throw us a bone.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #135
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Never been to Hammond Horseshoe.

On a scale of 1 (awful) to 10 (totally safe), how safe is the area around the casino?

Is it easily accessible of the interstate?

Should I pack Heat (lol!)

Where should one stay? Does the Casino have a hotel? Any recommendations for a suitable safe hotel nearby?

Looking for the advice of those experienced with traveling and playing there.

Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:39 PM   #136
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

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Never been to Hammond Horseshoe.

On a scale of 1 (awful) to 10 (totally safe), how safe is the area around the casino?

Is it easily accessible of the interstate?

Should I pack Heat (lol!)

Where should one stay? Does the Casino have a hotel? Any recommendations for a suitable safe hotel nearby?

Looking for the advice of those experienced with traveling and playing there.

Thanks!
Lets make it a practice that for every Hammond tournament series thread, the OP contain a summary of the hotel information. It seems that the majority of the posts in any Hammond thread are hotel questions.

Basically in answer to the FAQ:

Easily accessible from the Interstate (Chicago Skyway / Indiana Toll Road, to be precise). Therefore, area around the casino is basically irrelevant unless your car breaks down (nothing is within walking distance, so don't even ask), in which case you're in an industrial area with well-lit massive gas stations not far away. There are much worse places to be. Packing heat is not recommended unless you have the proper training.

No hotel at the casino. Motels within a few miles. Typical interstate exit hotels and motels at most exits from I-80/94 not too far away. If cost isn't the primary concern, stay in Chicago at a real hotel and enjoy the city.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #137
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

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Never been to Hammond Horseshoe.

On a scale of 1 (awful) to 10 (totally safe), how safe is the area around the casino?

Is it easily accessible of the interstate?

Should I pack Heat (lol!)

Where should one stay? Does the Casino have a hotel? Any recommendations for a suitable safe hotel nearby?

Looking for the advice of those experienced with traveling and playing there.

Thanks!
The areas isn't "safe" I take my heat when going to Hammond. The are a few places to stay near the casino. I prefer to stay at majestic star casino. It isn't nice, but suitable to lay my head for a few hours. The shoe does not have a hotel.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #138
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

Lol at Hammond bein unsafe...been goin there for years, never close to an issue, anywhere. The biggest threat is the smoke in the casino, you will most likely get cancer if u stay the entire series.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:29 AM   #139
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

Is there a limited # of seats in the heads up? If I show up the day before the event will I get in? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:09 AM   #140
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Is there a limited # of seats in the heads up? If I show up the day before the event will I get in? Thanks in advance for any help.
It is limited to 256. Last year they took phone registration @ this number 219-473-6060 Wed-Saturday Noon-6p CST. 238 Registered last year as well.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:32 AM   #141
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

how long can we late reg the main?
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:41 AM   #142
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how long can we late reg the main?
This information is not available on their website or the structure files...but If I had to guess, at least 4 levels. Each level is an hour, and there is a break after every 2 levels...so, maybe 4:20ish.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:56 AM   #143
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seems like it was until dinner break last yr, could be wrong tho
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #144
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

Did anyone make day 2 of the hu last year? I am curious if each day starts at noon, or just day1
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:20 AM   #145
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Did anyone make day 2 of the hu last year? I am curious if each day starts at noon, or just day1
Usually day 2's start at 2pm

Cant wait for this series!

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:14 PM   #146
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

Just booked flight + hotel + car. Flying in late night Monday the 27th, staying near Midway, then renting a car for the day on the 28th for the HU and winging it for the rest of the week. Will likely stay downtown on Tue/Wed/Thu night, and have an extra bed if you want to chop. PM me.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:21 PM   #147
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

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Did anyone make day 2 of the hu last year? I am curious if each day starts at noon, or just day1
Usually the day twos starts at 2PM or later on in the afternoon depending on what tournaments they have scheduled that day...
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:10 AM   #148
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

only event 1 is reentry? the main is for sure not, correct?
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #149
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only event 1 is reentry? the main is for sure not, correct?
That is correct. ME is not re-entry. Only Event 1 is.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #150
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Re: Chicago Poker Classic 2012 - Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) Feb. 23 - March 5

Anybody know if/when they are going to start selling seats to event 1A? Don't they usually do that at the regular poker cage starting about a week before? I'll probably try to make the Sunday weekly if so.
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