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PokerStars 80 Billionth Milestone Hand Discussion - Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Hi guys!

PokerStars is on the Road to 100 Billion, and we're celebrating every 5 billionth hand dealt with a milestone hand promotion! The next stop on the way is hand 80 Billion, which is set to be dealt soon!

You can find out more details and some useful information & tips right HERE

Please use this thread to leave any comments, feedback and opinions you may have and best of luck!

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:01 AM
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If I read this right I'm to believe that if im dealt into ANY hand from 79,700,000,000 to 80,000,000,000 I receive a prize depending on how many fpps i've earned during that session?
And bigger prize if i win the hand ?
Will there be multiple prizes ? Or just one prize per person?
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:41 AM
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I think it's each millionth hand, say:

79,701,000,000
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Deanihilator View Post
If I read this right I'm to believe that if im dealt into ANY hand from 79,700,000,000 to 80,000,000,000 I receive a prize depending on how many fpps i've earned during that session?
And bigger prize if i win the hand ?
Will there be multiple prizes ? Or just one prize per person?
Did you take time to read?

It's every 1,000,000 hand
You have to be playing at a cash game table
And it's based on the number of VPP's accumulated while sitting at THAT table

http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/100-billion/
http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/prom...tone-examples/
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Gotcha.
Thanks and yes I did read it , but I guess I overlooked the part of "every millionth hand"
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:29 PM
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heh and now that I read it again I see what I missed.I thought it was smaller prizes for hands between and bigger prizes for every millionth.I'm on the same page now
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:31 PM
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I see it is lottery time again on Pokerstars.

Thanks for the advice though PSO -

BUY MORE LOTTERY TICKETS! Not up to the usual standard of poker education we get here.

(play more tables, for longer periods, play looser and more aggressively, play big pots, pay more rake, earn more VPPs if you hit the lottery hand you get maximum value)

Not that I will complain if I get dealt one of these hands - I will shove my 2 dollars for all it is worth and give the finger to all the railers who turn up at the table to ask for a handout. I will not change my game at all, although I might switch some of my STT roll over to cash tables.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Oh yes - just remembered - was there not some German duo who played some clever scammy shenanigans last time that got a lot of criticism? Was the loophole closed?

Ed
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Oh yes - just remembered - was there not some German duo who played some clever scammy shenanigans last time that got a lot of criticism? Was the loophole closed?

Ed
Yes

Why play the lottery?
Peeps make me laugh, why would you rush into this promotion?
Just play what you normally play and if it happens, great
Remember bankroll management, position, starting hands, etc etc

"(play more tables, for longer periods, play looser and more aggressively, play big pots, pay more rake, earn more VPPs if you hit the lottery hand you get maximum value)"

NO need for any of that
There will be plenty of fishes and donks in the sea to take advantage of
Just play your normal game (unless you're a fish, then maybe you should learn to play first....LOL)
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:51 PM
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I guess it's 24-tabling time!

By the way, why was the base prize lowered from $50 to $20? Not only that, but it's harder to get VPPs now, which renders the "bonus for VPPs earned in the last 50 hands" obsolete for micro stakes players. If the milestone hands hit at higher stakes, the base prize won't matter much anyways because they pay more rake and thereby earn more VPPs that $20 or $50 more or less won't matter much. And a majority of Stars' rake is paid by micro stakes players anyways. Raise it up to $50 and you should see more action in the micros.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Just play what you normally play and if it happens, great
That's all i had in mind.
Was gonna hit up smaller table for bunch of hands and see what happens
 
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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:16 AM
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I won't be partaking in this promotion as I'm a STT player, I don't like the volatility of cash especially at micro stakes but I'm curious how this will work if no Zoom are allowed?

Every hand has a unique number including Zoom and I reckon over half of all hands played on the site will be in Zoom format. Are they just going to skip these? Will they pay out on either side? What if the 80 Billionth is a Zoom hand?

Curious.
 
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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Every hand has a unique number including Zoom and I reckon over half of all hands played on the site will be in Zoom format. Are they just going to skip these? Will they pay out on either side? What if the 80 Billionth is a Zoom hand?

Curious.
If a zoom or tournament hand is a millionth hand, it will be the next cash game hand that's awarded for the milestone. Let's say that hand 79,701,000,000 takes place at a zoom table, then the first cash game hand that's dealt after this will become hand #79,701,000,000.

As for the promotion itself, I refer to my previous post.

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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:37 PM
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why are zoom hands discounted?


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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:45 PM
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why are zoom hands discounted?
I think it makes a lot of sense, actually. Those who are not comfortable playing zoom for various reasons are at a huge disadvantage. It might also be a practical thing since you're changing tables every hand (and only the last 50 hands at THAT TABLE counts towards your bonus) and also, the game is stopped if you hit a milestone hand.

"But Fezkpransen, wut abuot dose whu cant multitalbe dey r at a disaddvaatnege 2". That's true, but we have to draw the line somewhere, and multitabling is a natural product of the environment the game is played in.

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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:15 PM
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As mentioned above, Zoom hands are not eligible for this promotion.

Best of luck to everyone participating. I hope you all have a few "One Time!"'s remaining .


PokerStars VIP Coordinator - Dylan
 
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Tue May 01, 2012, 05:01 AM
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i agree, just play 'normal' poker and hope for the best... BTW, if i read the rules correctly when you do get dealt into a hand it is almost always profitable to play for the win, no matter what, (iven with 7-2o) because the doubled bonus gives huge 'pot-odds'?
 
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Yes and no - Tue May 01, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Hi guys,, yes and no.

Maybe in nl holdem if your short stacked you could go with any 2, but if your deep stacked and lets say have 100 dollars or more behind you and others have your stack covered you may then also want to calculate how many vpps you have accumulated up to that point, because you want to make sure your going to come out ahead. If you only have several vpps on that table when the milestone hand hits I don't think you would want to go all in with 27 for example. I don't know,,, its just a thought, but maybe playing short stacked many tables is the way to go.........

I won a milestone hand before and I folded, so I did not get the double prize but still won decent money. Mind you, I was playing a stud game at the time and knew by 5th street I was beat so I didn't waste dollars for no reason, even though some did. My odds just were not there so I folded, but I remember winning around 450 bucks so I think the milestone hands are pretty cool myself!
 
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Tue May 01, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Hi guys,, yes and no.

Maybe in nl holdem if your short stacked you could go with any 2, but if your deep stacked and lets say have 100 dollars or more behind you and others have your stack covered you may then also want to calculate how many vpps you have accumulated up to that point, because you want to make sure your going to come out ahead. If you only have several vpps on that table when the milestone hand hits I don't think you would want to go all in with 27 for example. I don't know,,, its just a thought, but maybe playing short stacked many tables is the way to go.........

I won a milestone hand before and I folded, so I did not get the double prize but still won decent money. Mind you, I was playing a stud game at the time and knew by 5th street I was beat so I didn't waste dollars for no reason, even though some did. My odds just were not there so I folded, but I remember winning around 450 bucks so I think the milestone hands are pretty cool myself!
i was of course referring to calling pre-flop, of course with decent odd's on your call (gouing pre-flop allin deepstacked 7-2o is not the way to go of course!)
 
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Tue May 01, 2012, 04:28 PM
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I played some 6-max cash today - just at 2NL with $2.00 and I doubled my stack before I left.

I did notice the table was telling me what my potential win in the next milestone hand would be, and it went up pretty rapidly as I accumulated a few VPPs. This is a good feature if you do want to calculate your odds of shoving any 2 if you get dealt into a milestone hand.

However, it is also an incitement to stay at the table longer than I normally would, as I usually leave when I double my $2.00 and move to a new table with a new starting stake. I don't like being too deep stacked - and as I said before I will just stick to my regular game, but this is useful extra info should the unlikely event happen.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 

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