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Where are the Planets all hiding? - Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:08 PM
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I'm at a loss.
I was reading about the Battle of the Planets promo that PS has each day,but I'll be da***d if I can find them listed anywhere.
I got the listing of cash Sit & Gos,at the same buyins,but none of them are named after the planets.
Anyone help?
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Barry
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:34 PM
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http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/battle/

They're not sng's named after planets. They are normal SNG's. However the buyin you play determines which planet bracket your points will go to


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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Hi Barry!

Here is the link to the Battle of the Planets promo that has all of the information for it.

Good luck at the tables.

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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:37 PM
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The games are not specifically identified. (A real drawback)

If you read the promotion, it is any SNG no limit holdem game with 27 players or less. The dollar value of the game is what determines which planet it belongs to. (Another oversight by PokerStars)

Please note that the games score different points depending on the number of players. Points are scored by coming in the money in these SNG games.

If you intend playing these, be sure you have the time of the competition converted to your time zone. You have to finish your orbit (20 games low, or 100 games high) in the one week.
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Thanks very much!
To be honest I looked at the $1- sng's,but they didn't follow the criteria for the BOTP challenge.
See below,taken from the promo page:

Every time you cash in a regular multi-player Sit & Go with fewer than 40 players, you will receive Leader Board points.

Every sng at the $1- level requires 45 players,so they are over the max allowed to be eligible.
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Barry
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by JWK24 View Post
Hi Barry!

Here is the link to the Battle of the Planets promo that has all of the information for it.

Good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)
Thanks John,I actually read that before posting.When I couldn't find the games in the client,as the promo page never really explained they would not be named by planet,I decided to come here to ask.
Barry
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Cairn Destop View Post
The games are not specifically identified. (A real drawback)

If you read the promotion, it is any SNG no limit holdem game with 27 players or less. The dollar value of the game is what determines which planet it belongs to. (Another oversight by PokerStars)

Please note that the games score different points depending on the number of players. Points are scored by coming in the money in these SNG games.

If you intend playing these, be sure you have the time of the competition converted to your time zone. You have to finish your orbit (20 games low, or 100 games high) in the one week.
Thanks very muchCairn,and I figured most of that out,but please see my follow up post.Am I right,or wrong?
Barry
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:25 PM
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You might want to contact support and ask them if a specific game is eligible. If they don't provide a direct answer, which I suspect, you have an alternative. Play one game that you believe is in the catagory you want and then check to see where you stand. It should show you how many points you have, how many games remain, and your current standing in the point race.

Don't remember where or how to access that information. I'm American and barred, but do remember coming across this when I thought I had a chance to go for the Mercury Division.

And here is some data that might interest you. Based on more than a year of tracking, you will need a minimum of 425 points to finish in the top 100 players. A score in excess of 525 should get you a ticket to the monthly game, which is where the big money can be won. These numbers are averages and are for the low orbit only. I never followed the high orbit as I was a one-table hedgehog. Would be hard enough to do twenty in a week, let alone one hundred.

Helpful hint:
Find the SNG game you like best. That is, how many players do you want to challenge and focus on that one game only. Use the chart provided on the promo page to determine what you must do to reach that 425 point /525 point level.

Good luck and let us know how you're doing.
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:26 PM
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SNGs are great for the beginner as you get a longer game for your money. They're also good for the reg like myself as there is a skill in them and playing good generally wins in the long term.

I didn't challenge for any leaderboards last week but I did finish 7th on the BOTP Leaderboard the week before. I donked in the $50k freeroll but it was a profitable week for me. Playing well wins in the long term.

Don't worry about cashing in the BOTP, think of it as a bonus you never expected. When I get a bonus, I change it to another currency and save it up for a yearly splurge.

As a tip, without giving too much away, play ultra tight at the start of a STT and loosen up as the game goes on. When you're heads up you should be as loose if not looser than your opponent.
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Cairn Destop View Post
You might want to contact support and ask them if a specific game is eligible. If they don't provide a direct answer, which I suspect, you have an alternative. Play one game that you believe is in the catagory you want and then check to see where you stand. It should show you how many points you have, how many games remain, and your current standing in the point race.

Don't remember where or how to access that information. I'm American and barred, but do remember coming across this when I thought I had a chance to go for the Mercury Division.

And here is some data that might interest you. Based on more than a year of tracking, you will need a minimum of 425 points to finish in the top 100 players. A score in excess of 525 should get you a ticket to the monthly game, which is where the big money can be won. These numbers are averages and are for the low orbit only. I never followed the high orbit as I was a one-table hedgehog. Would be hard enough to do twenty in a week, let alone one hundred.

Helpful hint:
Find the SNG game you like best. That is, how many players do you want to challenge and focus on that one game only. Use the chart provided on the promo page to determine what you must do to reach that 425 point /525 point level.

Good luck and let us know how you're doing.
Thanks again,and I noticed that info in your older,large post on stats,when I was searching the forum for answers to my BOTP questions.
I still do all my research first,before I take any plunge with my $$,but will post back,if,or when,I do.
Barry
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Ovalman View Post
SNGs are great for the beginner as you get a longer game for your money. They're also good for the reg like myself as there is a skill in them and playing good generally wins in the long term.

I didn't challenge for any leaderboards last week but I did finish 7th on the BOTP Leaderboard the week before. I donked in the $50k freeroll but it was a profitable week for me. Playing well wins in the long term.

Don't worry about cashing in the BOTP, think of it as a bonus you never expected. When I get a bonus, I change it to another currency and save it up for a yearly splurge.

As a tip, without giving too much away, play ultra tight at the start of a STT and loosen up as the game goes on. When you're heads up you should be as loose if not looser than your opponent.
Thanks O,I'll keep that in mind!
Barry
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:43 PM
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I play turbo's but imo any beginner should stick to regular games. More time and more hand selections will favour you. Also don't just go for NL, there are far too many regs playing these and regs are hard to beat. Pick a game that few regs play like Omaha.
 

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