Home / Community / Forum / Support Area / Poker News /

Pokermats challenge

Old
Default
Pokermats challenge - Fri Dec 13, 2002, 03:07 AM
(#1)
Deleted user
When I first saw the Pokermants heads up event I was ready to go! I would love the opportunity to play in a heads up event. I entered as fast as I possibly could. Being of the male persuasion I entered before I read the rules. What a mistake! After reading the rules I discovered that this was a second chance event. I discovered that I would be required to place in a qualifying tournament in order to play in the main tournament. I don't have any problem with this except that there is a select list of people that are not required to qualify to participate. I think it is only fair that ALL and I do mean ALL participants that play the final event qualify for the event.

Edit: I think giving the defending champ from last year an automatic qualification is fair.

Quote:
First of all there will be a qualify step this time and
that will allow more people to have a chance to participate
in the main event that will occur in Februari 2003 (32 seats)
I don't think this is really an "extra" chance. All I ask is for a fair chance to qualify for the main event along with everyone else that wants to participate.


Before I catch a lot of @#$% for complaining about the current format let me say that I appreciate the amount of time and effort that Pokermats is willing to dedicate to this endeavor. It is his tournament to run and I'm sure it will be a lot of fun for everyone at PSO. I became a member of PSO after the original heads up tournament started. I would estimate that 70%+ of all of the members at PSO started after the first heads up match. If you have the stuff that legends are made of then you should have no problem "qualifying" just as all of us other mortal players are required to.

This is a call to arms to level the playing field. If the rules change to level the playing field then count me in.
 
Old
Default
Fri Dec 13, 2002, 03:48 AM
(#2)
Deleted user
Hi Cockroach,

Thanks for this.

You might remember that I asked you why you decided to withdraw (I was surprised because I considered you would have a real good winning chance) from the competition and your post has added clarity to your decision.

I completely understand the point you're making and perhpas Mats will give some thought to it, because in my opinion (for what it's worth), the only person entitled to a "free ride" through the early round(s) is the defending champ.

Anyway whatever the format, I'm going to give it a go because I missed out last time. I hope that I might see you there too.
 
Old
Default
Fri Dec 13, 2002, 12:43 PM
(#3)
Deleted user
In addition to the defending champion, I think that Mats is entitled to a free ride due to the work involved in organizing this thing.
 
Old
Default
Fri Dec 13, 2002, 03:19 PM
(#4)
Deleted user

Deleted
 
Old
Default
Sat Dec 14, 2002, 06:15 AM
(#5)
Deleted user
OK Mats, that's cool.

I'm gonna be there anyway, but I think Cucuracha made a valid point.

But what I did forget to say was............

THANK YOU

for taking the time and trouble to organise another great event!!
 
Old
Default
Sat Dec 14, 2002, 03:15 PM
(#6)
Deleted user

Deleted
 
Old
Default
Sat Dec 14, 2002, 07:57 PM
(#7)
Deleted user
Cockroach's reasons for withdrawing are my exact reasons for not entering.

I don't have anything more to add than that. I would love to play, but only if it's a level playing field. I don't recall anyone getting a free ride at any big competition that I've ever seen.

Best of luck in the challenge everyone, and it's a good thing you're doing Mats, just not for me. I'll be an interested observor from the sidelines.

Hazy
 
Old
Default
Sat Dec 14, 2002, 08:35 PM
(#8)
TrumpinJoe's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,557
The total prize pool is $64,000. Apparently, then only the 12 that win their qualifier will get in for $250. The 8 byes pay $2000 and the 12 who place 2nd pay $2250.

Why not have all 104 pay $600 to enter? The prize pool is now $62,400. 1st and 2nd place in the qualifying round move into the final competition along with the 8 byes. Make the payouts as follows:
Code:
First - $40,000
Second - 15,000
Third --- 5,000
Fourth -- 2,400
Total - $62,400
 
Old
Default
Sat Dec 14, 2002, 09:06 PM
(#9)
Deleted user

Deleted
 
Old
Default
Sat Dec 14, 2002, 09:53 PM
(#10)
TrumpinJoe's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,557
I guess I'll join hazy and Cockroach watching this one from the rail.

I am amazed that PSO management agreed to such system.
 
Old
Default
Too much! - Sat Dec 14, 2002, 10:41 PM
(#11)
Deleted user
I am amazed that some people care so much if they don´t want in it or disslike the structure?

Why not arrange a thing by their own?

You have 2 easy choice!

1.Join the fun

2.Keep your mouth shut and make your own tourney!

Sometimes it is too much of this, i talked to my girl i have meet
and she said it was so redicilous that some people try to change things i have created by my own.

If you don´t like it why do you need to to complain?

What did you do to make this a go?

Do you want to kill the fun?

The main thing is that it is all about fun and i suggest you read
szura3´s post about "why men go to war"

It would cost you $250 to join and what is the big deal?

There is no need to argue, just leave it like it is!

Take it or leave it...To me it seems that there is plenty of players
who appreciate this.

I am really thankfull for that and that makes me go on!


Cheers


//Mattias
 
Old
Default
Sun Dec 15, 2002, 12:02 AM
(#12)
TrumpinJoe's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,557
Best of luck to everyone that chooses to join this venture.

Congrats in advance to the lucky 12 who only part with $250 to fully participate. You are the envy of your 20 other competitors.

Congrats as well to the lucky 8 who drew the byes. Your good luck means you must fork over 8 times the amount required by the lucky 12 who won the qualifiers.

Congrats as well to the 12 second place finishers in the qualifier. By finishing second you have earned the right to part with an additional $2000 of your PSO bankroll to continue.


Is there an 'smiley' for shaking your head in amazement?

I must sincerely commend Mats for this original concept. If it proves successful perhaps he should consider relocating to the states and peddling time-share condos or used cars.
 
Old
Default
Sun Dec 15, 2002, 02:46 AM
(#13)
Deleted user
Pokermats, you are as always too damn quick to get defensive.

Some of us tried to make some suggestions while at the same time trying to compliment you on the time and work you are willing to spend getting this off the ground.

Don't take it as being critical, just take it as a suggestion.

I must ask though since you have brought it up at least twice...

How is this girly friend that you are sweet on is going to be able to buy into your tournament?

I just want the same deal that she is going to get :P :P :P :P :P
 
Old
Default
Sun Dec 15, 2002, 04:23 AM
(#14)
Deleted user

Deleted
 
Old
Default
Sun Dec 15, 2002, 03:30 PM
(#15)
Deleted user
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehazyone
I don't recall anyone getting a free ride at any big competition that I've ever seen.
I believe the now defunct Tournament of Champions Poker Tournament waived the qualifying requirements for all former WSOP winners and T.O.C. Winners. They all had automatic berths if my recollection is correct. Of course they had to come up with the buy-in.

However, notwithstanding the above, I also agree that this structure is unfair and as such I will not participate either.

Mats, don't take this post as an attack. I feel you can make up any rules you want for your tourny. But when you post those rules to the forum you have to expect some feedback about what people like or dislike about the structure. Whether you choose to incorporate any of those suggestions is totally your decision, it is your tournament.

Ricky Hard
 
Old
Default
Wed Dec 18, 2002, 03:32 PM
(#16)
Deleted user
hi mats
carry on the good work yu cant please everybody
rules are rules and what the heck we are talking cyber money
and for every body I had the pleasure of helping mats out by calling out the numbers to form the playing format it took around one hour
i was knackered and poor old matty had to go and post the fixtures after that so he is entitled to run this tourney to his rules and lets hope some poor poker player (meeeeee) wins and gets a 40k bank roll as well as having fun playing all the pso good players lol
dont envy you running this matts
best wishes for xmas and new year to all players and staff at pso
royw
 

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com