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View Poll Results: Which 2 flipaments would you choose?
$1M Giveaway Tournament 1 11 44.00%
$1M Giveaway Tournament 2 16 64.00%
$1M Giveaway Tournament 3 10 40.00%
$1M Giveaway Tournament 4 4 16.00%
$1M Giveaway Tournament 5 1 4.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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1M VIP Giveaway - Tue Aug 27, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Ron112355's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 478


Will have two chances at these flipaments, but am trying to decide
which ones to enter



Help me out..Should I go for the cash or the tickets?


"A weak player may be a nit but a nit is not necessarily a weak player"
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 08:00 PM
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Hi Ron


Does this poll already show you who voted for what? If not, I voted for #2 and #3

I had 3 tickets myself, and chose the cash draws since the WBCOOP tickets are a higher stake than I play. And the first 2 draws I chose were #2 and #3 because they had a flatter pay structure.

But I guess if you're comfortable playing higher buy-in tourneys, then maybe the WBCOOP tickets might be a nice draw to take a chance on? And draw #1 has that huge first prize, so if you're feeling lucky


GL to everybody who's entered in any of these - lets hope we all manage to win a prize!!
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 08:08 PM
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Hi Ron


Does this poll already show you who voted for what? If not, I voted for #2 and #3

I had 3 tickets myself, and chose the cash draws since the WBCOOP tickets are a higher stake than I play. And the first 2 draws I chose were #2 and #3 because they had a flatter pay structure.

But I guess if you're comfortable playing higher buy-in tourneys, then maybe the WBCOOP tickets might be a nice draw to take a chance on? And draw #1 has that huge first prize, so if you're feeling lucky


GL to everybody who's entered in any of these - lets hope we all manage to win a prize!!
I am the same, was thinking that would maybe have better odds to win a ticket but would probably cash it in instead of playing.


"A weak player may be a nit but a nit is not necessarily a weak player"
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 08:15 PM
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Oh! That's a great idea! Wasn't sure we could do that. I wish we could transfer them to other people as well - it'd be nice to be able to share it with somebody who plays better than me lol



Hmmm ... now I'm not sure any more - guess there's still a couple of days to decide to, so that's nice you started this poll
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 08:25 PM
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Oh! That's a great idea! Wasn't sure we could do that. I wish we could transfer them to other people as well - it'd be nice to be able to share it with somebody who plays better than me lol



Hmmm ... now I'm not sure any more - guess there's still a couple of days to decide to, so that's nice you started this poll
Pretty sure you can unregister and will receive tourney dollars.

But may be wrong....

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"A weak player may be a nit but a nit is not necessarily a weak player"
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 10:29 PM
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I am the same, was thinking that would maybe have better odds to win a ticket but would probably cash it in instead of playing.

Now I'm totally rethinking the WBCOOP tickets as an option - it'd be nice to *not* cash in tourneys like I usually do, and have that not mean I lost a bunch of buy-ins in the process lol

It's interesting how the number of entries keeps getting smaller with each subsequent draw that's listed - if it stays the same way after everybody's been awarded their tickets, then the better odds could be an interesting wrinkle to tourney selection. What day's the first draw ... September 2? Guess maybe I'll start watching the numbers more closely on the 1st, although there's also that chance that others might be waiting to do the same? And then maybe the numbers'll totally change the day off and then it'll be too late to enter the 1st draw, so ... ahhh, not sure

Guess there's still a couple of days to decide lol ...
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 10:41 PM
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*Moved to better fitting forum* Fadyen

From what I understand, I may be wrong however, but if you win a ticket from either tourney #4 or #5 then you have a ticket, not automatic entry into a WCOOP event. Therefor if you use the ticket then unreg the WCOOP event you will just get the ticket back, not T$.

Anyway in my opinion the cash prize events are better value anyway purely because of the number of placed paid. The ticket prize tourneys pay so few.

I only managed to score 3 entries and I'll be "playing" the first 3 cash prize tourneys. Although I really wish I had another tickets as I'd love to play a WCOOP some day.



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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 11:12 PM
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From what I understand, I may be wrong however, but if you win a ticket from either tourney #4 or #5 then you have a ticket, not automatic entry into a WCOOP event. Therefor if you use the ticket then unreg the WCOOP event you will just get the ticket back, not T$.
It's been a while since I tried, but if I remember correctly the ticket is not refunded if you unregister and you will not get tournament dollars either. You simply forfeit your place when you unregister. That's the way it has worked with other tickets in the past if I remember correctly.


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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:23 AM
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*Moved to better fitting forum* Fadyen

From what I understand, I may be wrong however, but if you win a ticket from either tourney #4 or #5 then you have a ticket, not automatic entry into a WCOOP event. Therefor if you use the ticket then unreg the WCOOP event you will just get the ticket back, not T$.

Anyway in my opinion the cash prize events are better value anyway purely because of the number of placed paid. The ticket prize tourneys pay so few.

I only managed to score 3 entries and I'll be "playing" the first 3 cash prize tourneys. Although I really wish I had another tickets as I'd love to play a WCOOP some day.
Thanks for the info m8

So far it is looking like for sure use one of my entries for Tourney 1 then it's a coin flip for 2 & 3

Would it be against the rules to discuss pooling tickets..
Say we both entered 1 and 2 to double the chances at a payday???


"A weak player may be a nit but a nit is not necessarily a weak player"

Last edited by Ron112355; Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:24 AM.. Reason: grammar correction
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 02:02 PM
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I'd reg for the cash flippaments that have the smallest fields. The first one (Setp 2nd) currently has more than double the number of registrations than the third (Sept 4th).


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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:21 PM
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If I had 2 tickets I'd for 2 and 3 your chances of making the money are very likely compared to 1. As for the WCOOP tickets its up to you anything is possible if you manage to win something there especially the main event entry. Last years winner won a million dollars starting from a 40fpp satellite
 
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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:19 AM
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So far is looking like 1 & 3 for me are the choices. Yes it's better win odds to go 2 & 3 but the chance to win 100K for free would be silly to pass up imho.

Would still like to know, that is if there is any interest, to pool with other Ticket Holders to increase our chances or would it be against the rules????


"A weak player may be a nit but a nit is not necessarily a weak player"
 
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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 12:04 AM
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I got my 1 ticket so will go for it all in #1
 
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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 02:38 AM
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I'm going for cash in 1 and 3 like Ron. Nr3 has the least number of entries and the best chances of winning at least some money. Nr1 has the most entries, but the huge first prize is alluring. If I could only play one, I would choose Nr3.

glgl to all PSOers!

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:31 AM
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Since: Aug 2010
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Only had one ticket.
Tourny 3 was the obvious one for me.
 
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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:54 AM
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Personally event 1 would be the last on my list. Your EV is by far the worst here. If you want to maximize your EV then the smaller field is better. And event 1 is top heavy on the pay out obviously, but that means you have to finish 4th or higher to get more than $100. Event 3 you hit the $100 mark at 256th, 5 rounds earlier.

Event 1 is just a pure lottery ticket, 1 person gets crazy lucky and the other 100K players get next to nothing. There's nothing wrong with wanting to take this shot at a dream score, but since this will have the largest field your EV is the lowest here. It's just a matter of personal preference.

If you like tourney play, the WCOOP ticket events are nice. It could be a free way to take a shot without having to satty in. The structure in most if the wcoop events is slow, deeper stacked, plenty of time to get comfortable, be patient, pick your spots. Remember last year, maritek sattied up starting with I think a 40FPP satellite, hoping to take a shot, and ended the wcoop by negotiating with "I want million". It can happen, and that's a pretty cool dream too.

GL everyone in whatever you choose, would be awesome to see some PSO members come out on the top of these draws.


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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:26 AM
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If I had 2 tickets, I would pick #3 and #4

But does it really make a difference?
These are all (lottery, bingo) tournaments as you only have 1 chip
So if you feel lucky and you're the lucky person, why not go for the big tickets or big cash, being #1 and #5.

GL to all participating
 
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Hello - Sat Aug 31, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Do the chromstar vips have the right to partecipate to these tournaments ? Is yes how do we get the ticket?
 
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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Do the chromstar vips have the right to partecipate to these tournaments ? Is yes how do we get the ticket?
You would need to earn 500 VPPs by midnight ET


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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Sandtrap777 View Post
If I had 2 tickets, I would pick #3 and #4

But does it really make a difference?
These are all (lottery, bingo) tournaments as you only have 1 chip
So if you feel lucky and you're the lucky person, why not go for the big tickets or big cash, being #1 and #5.

GL to all participating
They all have different payout structures...So in answer to your question..YES


"A weak player may be a nit but a nit is not necessarily a weak player"
 

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