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Old 02-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Hi All,

We are returning to Madrid in early March! Below is the schedule.

After talking with the players over the first part of the season, we have added a couple of new events to the schedule for the latter half of EPT8.

PLO Turbo Bounty - We've had tremendous success with the 1K+1K NL Turbo Bounty on Day 1B, so we have added in a PLO version on Day 1A.

Last Chance Turbo Super - Many players have asked for some kind of last chance Super, so we added in a 1K Turbo last chance on Day 1A.

Win The Button! - WTB was a great success for 1K at the PCA, so we are going to roll it out for a larger buyin trial on the EPT.

TIME # EVENT BUY IN

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Cash Games and Sit N Go's Various

March 11 - Sunday
19:00 1 NL - One Re Buy Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1B €500 + €50
21:00 2 NL - Turbo €300 + €30

March 12 - Monday
12:00 3 Main Event Day 1A €5,000 + €300
15:00 4 PLO - Turbo - "8 Max" - Bounty €1,000 + €1,000 + €100
17:00 5 NL - One Re Buy Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1B €500 + €50
21:00 6 NL - Last Chance Turbo Super Satellite to Main Event Day 1B €1,040 + €60

March 13 - Tuesday
12:00 3 Main Event Day 1B €5,000 + €300
20:00 7 NL - Turbo - "8 Max" - Bounty €1,000 + €1,000 + €100
21:00 8 NL - Turbo - Rivers! €300 + €30

March 14 - Wednesday
12:00 3 Main Event Day 2 €5,000 + €300
16:00 9 NL - Holdem - Day 1 €2,000 + €150
21:00 10 NL - Turbo €300 + €30

March 15 - Thursday
12:00 3 Main Event Day 3 - play down to 24 players €5,000 + €300
12:00 11 NL - Heads Up - 32 Player Cap - Day 1 €3,000 + €200
12:00 12 NL - Turbo - "8 Max" - Bounty €1,000 + €1,000 + €100
13:00 9 NL - Holdem - Final Day €2,000 + €150
16:00 13 NL - Holdem - Day 1 €1,000 + €100
18:00 14 PLO - Single Rebuy - "8 Max" - Day 1 €1,000 + €100
21:00 15 NL - Turbo €300 + €30

March 16 - Friday
12:00 3 Main Event Day 4 - play down to 8 players €5,000 + €300
12:00 11 NL - Heads Up - 32 Player Cap - Final Day €3,000 + €200
12:00 16 NL - Holdem - Single Reload - "8 Max" - Day 1 €10,000 + €300
12:00 17 NL - Turbo - Bounty €500 + €500 + €50
13:00 18 NL - Holdem - Women's Event €300 + €30
13:00 13 NL - Holdem - Final Day €1,000 + €100
13:00 14 PLO - Single Rebuy - "8 Max" - Final Day €1,000 + €100
16:00 19 NL - Holdem - "Win the Button!" - Day 1 €1,000 + €100
21:00 20 NL - Turbo €300 + €30

March 17 - Saturday
12:00 3 Main Event Day 5 - Final Table €5,000 + €300
12:00 16 NL - Holdem - Single Reload - "8 Max" - Final Day €10,000 + €300
12:00 19 NL - Holdem - "Win the Button!" - Final Day €1,000 + €100
12:00 21 Estrellas Special Event - Turbo - 30K Stack / 15 Min Levels - €30K GTD! €300 + €30
13:00 22 NL - Turbo - "6 Max" €5,000 + €200
17:00 23 NL - Turbo - "8 Max" - Bounty €1,000 + €1,000 + €100
18:00 24 NL - Hyper Turbo - 10K Stack / 10 Min Levels - €10K GTD €100 + €20

***All tournaments may have a day added or subtracted at Tournament Director discretion

***All tournaments will have 3% of the tournament prize pool withheld to cover the costs of floor staff and dealers with the exception of Event 16 (2%)

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Old 02-03-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

official hotels/shuttle bus going to be the same as last year?
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Hi David,

95% sure yes. Although the shuttle bus system will be revamped and improved. I'll confirm once I have the full details from our event managers.

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Old 02-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Are you sure you can get the high roller done in 2 days? Would it be better to start it at 5 pm on Thursday?
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:27 AM   #5
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Hi Todd,

All of the 10K NL's have run in two days so far. Only 2 of the 14 we've run have come close to running over. It is close now that they are almost all pushing 60+ entries and we may look to make them 3 day events in EPT9, but we are confident they will finish in Madrid, Campione and Berlin. The Grand Final will be a three day €25K like the PCA.

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Old 02-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #6
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

might be the wrong thread but are dates released for the grand final? I hear it is going back to Monaco, is this confirmed?
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:07 AM   #7
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Hi Dan,

We are announcing tomorrow on the Deauville webcast. I released the dates earlier in the official EPT Thread.

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...&postcount=714

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Old 02-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #8
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

ship the package Hi Neil , see you soon
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #9
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Congrats Ase!

See you in March!
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #10
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See you in March!
sent you a PM btw
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:47 AM   #11
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Hi all didn't make it to Madrid last year but going this time. I remember reading that the casino was well outside of the city centre? Like 45 mins or so is this correct? I received an email from epthotels and saw there were some cheap hotels near the casino and some expensive ones in the city centre.
Would you advice me to take a cheap hotel near the casino or one in the city centre? Seems like a hassle to take the shuttle every day, but I also don't really wanna stay in some random hotel next to a highway with nothing to see or do and no restaurants except for in the casino etc
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:02 AM   #12
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

yeh casino is ages away, but stay in the city, there's nothin out where the casino is...
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #13
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Hi All,

Online DBI for all Side Events will not be available at EPT Madrid. Apologies for the change

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #14
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Online DBI for all Side Events will not be available at EPT Madrid. Apologies for the change

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that sucks big time !!! will we be able to use skrill for buying with funds from there ?
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:20 AM   #15
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Hi,

Until approximately what time at night will the tournaments run until (mainly, the main event and the 10k)? Does 'one reload' mean up to one rebuy for 10k or something else? And if you know, what can we expect from the side cash games, as far as highest stakes likely to be available, mostly PLO or NLH, and rake structure (is the rake capped or uncapped)?

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:37 AM   #16
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Hi Ase,

No Skrill either, sorry. They will be there, with their last longer and merchandise, but won't be able to process buyins.

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:42 AM   #17
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Hi Berserk,

Main Event - Day 1 and 2, around 9pm. 8 levels no dinner on 1, 6 levels no dinner on 2. Day 3, down to 24 players and Day 4, down to 8 players. Both of these are also around 7-9pm although the down to 24 day can go long. We will take dinner on either of those days if it looks like it will be required.

10K - Will play until around 1am on Day 1 and until finish on Day 2. The "reload" is something we tried for EPT8 to help the event grow. It isn't a rebuy as you get a brand new seat and it isn't a re-entry as we aren't juicing the second 10K for this season. So we call it a reload.

Cash - Mostly NLH and PLO. I've emailed the casino to see if they have changed their rake, limits, etc... from last year and will post when I get a reply.

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Old 02-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #18
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Any news about the shuttles from casino to madrid centre? Do they keep driving untill all tourneys are finished for the day or only untill a certain time. How often would they drive etc.?
Still hesitating between booking a hotel close to the casino or somewhere in the city. Prefer the city but don't want the shuttles to be too much of a hassle or spend 100€ a day on taxis
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Ive rented a car for 90eur for 7 days 12-19th.... If I stay at the Intercontinental, as per package, will split room up from 11-19

anyone interested pm or skype/twitter me @asehighTP
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:42 AM   #20
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Found this on the epthotels site: POKERSTARS OFFERS A FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE EVERY 10 MINUTES FROM 10am UNTIL 04am. DEPARTURES FROM THE HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL MADRID.
Booked a very cheap room through booking.com for 175€ for 5 nights total in travelodge las rozas (3stars). Looks decent enough and it's few km away from the casino http://www.booking.com/hotel/es/trav...98cX1;logout=1
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:45 AM   #21
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Thanks, Neil, I appreciate the thorough responses. Looking forward to hearing about the cash games, and if they don't respond, if you could just let me know what the structure of the games were last year (and I'll take it with a grain of salt) that would be great.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:52 AM   #22
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

Rented a car as well and staying in a nearby hotel.
I did this last year too and I think it is by far the best thing to do for this tournament.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:41 PM   #23
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Rented a car as well and staying in a nearby hotel.
I did this last year too and I think it is by far the best thing to do for this tournament.

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+1 Im looking for a refund on the pckg hotel but if I dont get it will share room at the rate given obv..or maybe for % if you're decent and I know you
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:59 AM   #24
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Re: Official EPT8 Madrid Thread - March 12 - 17, 2012

playing this. if anyone wants to go to a real home game on the 17th-18th (they havent announced it yet when the game is exactly), I def want to go!
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:51 AM   #25
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i would like to go to the real madrid game aswell!
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