Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Tournament Events Live updates from major events, logistics, trip reports, and other live (not televised) major tournament discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-29-2017, 09:11 AM   #201
jtt300
journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 360
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Is there a blog for tourney updates etc,
jtt300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2017, 12:49 PM   #202
busto23
veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bucharest, San Diego, Rosarito
Posts: 2,930
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtt300 View Post
Is there a blog for tourney updates etc,
Mostly their tweeter seems like.
busto23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2017, 02:40 PM   #203
jtt300
journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 360
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Missing Event 1 guarantee by about $40k. That's not a good sign.

Last edited by jtt300; 05-29-2017 at 02:48 PM.
jtt300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2017, 02:55 PM   #204
rarerabbit
grinder
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 554
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by pig4bill View Post
Greg, I just played an event there, and self-park is indeed still free. As you probably know, the self-parking makes you walk through half of the Miracle Mile mall, but valet parking pick up/drop off is right at the hotel. However, valet parking is $18 for 4+ hours of parking.

As for the event, they still have lots of teething problems. They started my event while the dealer was still making up chip stacks. They eventually did pause it after some complaints. We had one dealer that appeared to be dealing her first down. Then at the opposite end of the spectrum we had a Civil War veteran that moved so slow the first card had dust on it by the time we got the second card. We're always hearing about so many unemployed dealers in town, it's hard to believe this is the best they could do.
I did not play at PH last year because of the dealer issues and what I consider very poor lighting. I had heard that the lighting had improved, but I stopped in last month and did not appear so. The dealers I had two years ago were pleasant; but unbearably slow. Better choices.
rarerabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2017, 03:41 PM   #205
fortune7942
newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 33
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by pig4bill View Post
We're always hearing about so many unemployed dealers in town, it's hard to believe this is the best they could do.
There are zero unemployed dealers this time of year.

Dealers have many options to choose from as far as what tournament series they will work.

The truth is they go where the money is. The money at PH is not good compared to other series.....and I speak from first hand experience. Not bashing Chris or PH.....but until they improve the down rate they will continue to experience the problem of a lack of quality experienced dealers.
fortune7942 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2017, 04:33 PM   #206
deadlysyns
adept
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 967
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtt300 View Post
Missing Event 1 guarantee by about $40k. That's not a good sign.
don't you want a $40k over lay?
deadlysyns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2017, 08:44 PM   #207
Coug MJ
journeyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 380
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by fortune7942 View Post
There are zero unemployed dealers this time of year.

Dealers have many options to choose from as far as what tournament series they will work.

The truth is they go where the money is. The money at PH is not good compared to other series.....and I speak from first hand experience. Not bashing Chris or PH.....but until they improve the down rate they will continue to experience the problem of a lack of quality experienced dealers.
Hmmm, that is very interesting, and if true helps to explain the issues.
Coug MJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 12:57 AM   #208
Jlip
enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: las vegas
Posts: 55
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

I played the horse event, busted a few levels after registration closed. I really enjoyed it, I thought the dealers were ok considering the circumstances. The structure was faster than it needed to be but that doesn't bother me. I don't like the fact that people can register so late into the tournement. The level increase announcements were delayed a few times, but honestly no real complaints.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Jlip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 01:43 AM   #209
lv2plapkr
enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Here
Posts: 58
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jlip View Post
I played the horse event, busted a few levels after registration closed. I really enjoyed it, I thought the dealers were ok considering the circumstances. The structure was faster than it needed to be but that doesn't bother me. I don't like the fact that people can register so late into the tournement. The level increase announcements were delayed a few times, but honestly no real complaints.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
How many entries?
lv2plapkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 03:08 AM   #210
Jlip
enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: las vegas
Posts: 55
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

i dont know 80-90 my guess
Jlip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 03:41 AM   #211
Jlip
enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: las vegas
Posts: 55
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

the omaha today should get over 100 easy
Jlip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 09:53 AM   #212
jtt300
journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 360
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Do players receive total reward tier credits and reward credits for Phamous tourneys?
jtt300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 01:14 PM   #213
BDHPlayer
centurion
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 179
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by lv2plapkr View Post
How many entries?
There were 83 for the Horse Tournament
BDHPlayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 03:01 PM   #214
jtt300
journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 360
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Any updates on event 1?
jtt300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 04:15 PM   #215
TDChrisG
PH POKER ROOM MGR.
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 567
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtt300 View Post
Any updates on event 1?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4_...ew?usp=sharing
TDChrisG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 04:42 PM   #216
akashenk
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,741
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtt300 View Post
Missing Event 1 guarantee by about $40k. That's not a good sign.
No, it isn't. Hard to say what the cause was, but I imagine going head to head with the Venetian didn't help. They had nearly an identical event over the same time period and got 50 more entries with one less day 1.

I hope for PH's sake my predictions in posts...

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...3&postcount=18

and

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...8&postcount=67

don't come true and the more significant events perform relatively better than this first one. I just don't get the scheduling logic Chris used for some of these NLH events this year.
akashenk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 05:05 PM   #217
akashenk
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,741
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by deadlysyns View Post
don't you want a $40k over lay?
Poker players like overlays, for obvious reasons. However, it's short-sighted. Having overlays makes venues more reluctant to offer larger guarantees, which means smaller prize-pools.

If one wants bigger prize-pools, fewer overlays would be better. So, instead of celebrating them, we as poker players should be encouraging TDs to do what they can to prevent them... things like avoiding scheduling conflicts, etc.
akashenk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 06:40 PM   #218
Coug MJ
journeyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 380
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Ya I really hope they get things figured out, starting to sound/feel like the February Circuit event at Rio, which was ran pretty bad. And I believe same staff/TD worked that event. I'm still gonna give em a shot starting with the $600 Milly, hopefully kinks are worked out.
Coug MJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2017, 02:18 AM   #219
doublejoker
Old News
 
doublejoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 9,859
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Amazing job by chris and his staff on the mixed game structures.

Best 1 day limit structure possibke.

Starts at 100-200 with 15k chips and no skipped levels.
doublejoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2017, 07:41 AM   #220
jmmj05
journeyman
 
jmmj05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 390
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

how was the first dealer's choice tourney? sorry I couldn't make it but should be there for the next one on sunday
jmmj05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2017, 11:47 AM   #221
fanliorel
centurion
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 199
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Which is incorrect on PH structures - the 250k said it played 17 levels on day 1, and reg was open til the start of level 18, which means you could register straight on day 2. But on the Goliath 1M it says it plays 16 levels on day 1 and you can only surrender/register until the start of level 16. I guess neither has to be incorrect, but seems odd you can reg until day 2 on only 1 of these 2 nearly identical tournies.

https://www.caesars.com/content/dam/...es_5-10-17.pdf (pages 1 and 17)

And, wow...did the 250k 5pm flights really go until nearly 6am? Haven't heard first hand, but 17 levels x 40 minutes plus 90 mins of breaks....didn't even think about this until I was looking at the Goliath Milly comin up next week and realizing the 5pm flights would be going until after 5am with 16 levels x 40m and 90m of breaks. Now I'm really feelin the pressure to bag an 11am flight! I assume this is why there's no 5pm flight on the final day, would make too late a night to come back the next day even for a 2pm restart.

Last edited by fanliorel; 05-31-2017 at 11:48 AM. Reason: page numbers
fanliorel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2017, 01:45 PM   #222
macktyson
grinder
 
macktyson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 405
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Anyone know how many runners they are getting for the nightly $100+30 tournaments?
macktyson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2017, 01:50 PM   #223
TDChrisG
PH POKER ROOM MGR.
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 567
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

Quote:
Originally Posted by macktyson View Post
Anyone know how many runners they are getting for the nightly $100+30 tournaments?
50 - 70 and that will increase starting Thursday.
TDChrisG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2017, 08:51 PM   #224
Kali2
grinder
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 512
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

There is a difference between a new dealer and a bad dealer. I would have enjoyed playing here more if some could have figured out that when a nervous new dealer is trying his best, yelling wont make things go faster. (And of course this led to other players yelling at the douches etc)
Kali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2017, 03:50 PM   #225
sneyldat
newbie
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 22
Re: Phamous Poker Series GOLIATH 2017

The dealers here were very frustrating to play with. Often times dragging pots to the wrong winning hand etc
sneyldat is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2017, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online