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Announcing the NEW Poker School Skill Leagues - Mon Jun 27, 2011, 04:47 PM
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The first PokerStars PokerSchool league was launched in July 2010 for PokerSchoolOnline, and in honor of the anniversary, we have decided to make some big changes! We're very excited to announce the details about the new leagues, and can't wait to follow the action on the new global leaderboards! So, without further ado -- welcome to the new Poker School Skill Leagues!

Here is a link to the announcement and details for the New Poker School Skill leagues

Post your thoughts and feedback in the New Poker School Skill League forum thread below.


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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 04:57 PM
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looks great,

cheers
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 05:00 PM
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Don't let it be said again that the pso doesn't listen to suggestions.
You folks have been asking for this sort of setup since we started last year.
Very cool.
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 05:05 PM
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Cant wait , best news in ages.
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 05:07 PM
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interesting.. good luck guys and gals
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 05:08 PM
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AWESOME! cant wait
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 05:20 PM
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Sounds good good luck all
 
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new Leagues - Mon Jun 27, 2011, 05:35 PM
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This is a good day to be a poker player here. I am really gonna have to work to get that ticket, it'll be worth it though, just to get away from playing with the donks. I expect a few donks will still get in.1500 players, I don't think we have 1500 non donks....lol


Finally we get a light at the end of the tunnel. umbsup:

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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 05:38 PM
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Well that's exciting!

So those of us that are one of the top 500 who have 20VPP's in June HAVE to play in the Premiere league, and the top prizes go to those who earn 150VPP in June?

I only have 50 ... shoot, that only gives us 3 days to make up the difference if we want to be eligible for the top 150 prize (rather than having to compete with for the top 20 amongst the top 1000 players of PSO).

It's kind of exciting in that there'll be bigger prizes and tougher competition. And we get to play with the people from the Spanish and German league - jajajaja! At the same time, maybe they're hoping we'll start to find play for real $ more profitable than getting too dependant on PSO to build our bankroll?

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A few questions - Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:05 PM
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So in July we will start competing with the other leagues? Will the games still stipulate English language chat only? Will the July league use the new scoring system? Also how many spots will be paid in the premier division for 20+VPP’s? Getting 150+ seems a bit steep for me

Think these could be really positive changes, certainly shakes things up bit anyway

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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:26 PM
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This is nothing but great news,

if you don't have your vpps this month, get them next month, you now will have something worth while to go for,

l can't wait

cheers all
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:28 PM
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So in July we will start competing with the other leagues? Will the games still stipulate English language chat only? Will the July league use the new scoring system? Also how many spots will be paid in the premier division for 20+VPP’s? Getting 150+ seems a bit steep for me

Think these could be really positive changes, certainly shakes things up bit anyway
Says it will start in August..so you have a month to get your "affairs" in order.
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:29 PM
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Phew, I haven't played much this month but have cleared the 150 vpp by 1.69 pts lol!! and i'm broke.
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:32 PM
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Phew, I haven't played much this month but have cleared the 150 vpp by 1.69 pts lol!! and i'm broke.

yahoo cote,


l cleared my by 17, yahoo

cheers bro
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:33 PM
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Says it will start in August..so you have a month to get your "affairs" in order.
Sorry..misspoke..you have a month to get the ticket for the premier league.
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:36 PM
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Yes the premier division will start in August but I assume that the non-English leauges will have to merge in July. If you look at the Intelipoker site you will see there are many languages covered, could lead to some difficulties. Also Getting 150+VPP's is somewhat beyond me atm, hence why I was asking about the lower pay bracket for the premier division in August
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:37 PM
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Sorry..misspoke..you have a month to get the ticket for the premier league.

from what l read,

july is a special month

3 diff. payouts

1- under 20 vpps
2-between 20 and 150
3- 150 plus
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:40 PM
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Correct eff...and it looks like it doubled the prize pool to 30k for July. Man...best o' luck everyone.
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:40 PM
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There is no Premier League in July, Sam, it only starts In August.

And I will make a few observations before everyone wets their knickers with excitement:

1: This will not remove the weaker players, it will not reward ABC poker as taught by the school, and I can guarantee that within two months, the same people that have complained about the old format will be complaining again.

2: I played German freerolls and a few games in the German League and going all in with A rag seems to be the favourite play. Pokerstars even had a TV programme here called "Der Ass" (appropriate name if you use the English rather than the German), which promoted and rewarded this type of play and I have to say it was a poor imitation of Hachem's the Pokerstar. The quality of poker was equally poor.

3. The Open league looks ok and the prize money is reasonable. Unfortunately, if you place in the top 500, you go to the Premier League and if you earned less than 150 VPPs that month, you are competing for a prizepool of 3000$ with a top prize of 500$!!!!

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The leaderboard for the Premier Skill League will distribute $30,000 across two levels as follows:

20+: For members that have earned at least 20 but less than 150 VPP, a prize pool of $3,000 with a top prize of $500.
150+: For members that have earned 150 VPP or more, a prize pool of $30,000 with a top prize of $5,000.


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Obviously someone got their sums wrong, when $3K and $30K makes $30K.

3. The times for the Open league have been changed, anybody currently grinding out six games a day, will not be getting much sleep

4. I will predict that the same players that consistently do well in the old format, will also be the ones that adapt best to the new format.

5. The continual problems of collusion, chip dumping, announcing hands (real or imaginary) have not been addressed at all. I have no doubt that they will continue, probably on a much greater scale and that has to be sad news for us all.

Finally good luck to all of you who are taking part, I can guarantee that you will need it.

TC
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2011, 06:42 PM
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I was thinking of taking July off anyways as a 'study' break, to catch up on all the training videos I haven't had time to watch, watch more of the classes, finish some of those books I've been reading 4 pages at a time for about 6 montsh now loool. Because I've been trying new stuff and and I kind of wanted to explore that more, and then have the time to stop and assess, sort of make sure I'm not just grinding gears.

Also my brother's coming to visit with my little nephew in July <3 and my sister in law's pregnant so she isn't coming, and she's been kind of worried about him going through that picky eater stage, so I promised her I'd try out some kid-friendly recipes so he'd have lots to choose from while he's here ... I've been surfing the net for recipes while playing PSO, but it's kind of hard to cook and play at the same time. Well there was that time ...

Oh, so anyways, it says if you don't do well in the Premiere league, you'll get kicked back to the Beginner's league. So maybe I'll aim for that rather than blow my bankroll trying for 150VPP's and falling short. That would be the worst of both worlds - yikes!