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ian309 last won the day on November 20 2019

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  1. ian309

    Avongirl (Helen)

    So sorry to hear that you've had such a rough time this week Helen, wishing you a speedy recovery and a swift return to the felt.
  2. @Danshot @glavintoby Which part of this don't you understand ? Why do you think that this doesn't apply to you ?
  3. @Danshot For years there have been heated debates about the pros and cons of Late Reg and it's relationship to ICM, +EV and guarantees, internet poker forums are awash with them... but when applied to the PL League, where cumulative weekly points make prizes in a relatively small field, most of those arguments remain redundant. Is it actually right and proper that it's now possible for a player to late reg for a PL tourney after 39 minutes with 30 BB, especially when four or five players have already busted ? Last night the Late Regger was guaranteed a higher minimum point score... and joined the tourney after more than a third of the field had already been eliminated. For years, the ten minutes Late Reg has been a simple courtesy for those who might arrive home late from work. We all began the tourney at more or less the same point and on the same footing. It was not something to be exploited, which is probably why the OP includes the caveat, "Late registration is fixed by PokerStars but we would appreciate it if players would register within 15 minutes. Persistent offenders may be excluded from the Home Games Club." Why is it so difficult to comply with such a simple request ?
  4. A few interesting facts about tonight's tourney : i) There were 12 players and it lasted 2 hours and 6 minutes, although the HU was prolonged when Barry rivered quad aces ii) If you sit out from the very beginning, with this structure it takes just 43 minutes to blind out - although you *were* six-handed for most of it Helen. iii) We had two delayed reggers, one after 20 minutes, the other after 45 minutes (and four had already busted out) iv) Both delayed reggers made the top three, the cash and the big points... maybe that's just a coincidence ?
  5. It looks like Stars have shafted Clubs by not allowing them to customise their own structures. Last week we averaged 12 hands per blind level, which means that using the 'regular' structure, by the end of Level 10 you will have posted 3132 chips in antes alone - more than the actual starting stack... the 'slow' structure is even worse. Maybe that's why it felt like a much 'faster' game.. because it was. At the end of the day it's only a $5 tourney, if the majority are happy with the new turbo feel then so be it.
  6. Side by side : NEW OLD 15/30 (4) 15/30 25/50 (6) 20/40 35/70 (9) 25/50 50/100 (12) 30/60 75/150 (20) 40/80 100/200 (25) 50/100 125/250 (30) 60/120 150/300 (40) 75/150 200/400 (50) 100/200 This week we were averaging 12 hands per blind level, so you can see how hard the antes bit.
  7. Birmingham (1) 1.78 Swansea (1) 1.70 £10 double please
  8. Blind Levels from 3rd June : 15/30 20/40 25/50 30/60 40/80 <BREAK> 50/100 60/120 75/150 100/200 <I busted at 9.36pm> But I think the difference is quite clear, and of course there were NO antes which have a progressively marked effect.
  9. The blinds last night were (up until I busted) : <START> 8.10pm 15/30 25/50 35/70 50/100 75/150 <BREAK> 8.55pm 100/200 125/250 150/300 200/400 <I bust in 5th place> 9.43pm <BREAK> 9.55pm <TOURNEY ENDS> 10.03pm But also bear in mind that the antes equate to almost posting one additional BB per orbit on an 8 handed table.
  10. For a long time now I've thought that our game would benefit from a small increase in starting stack, maybe to something like 2,500 chips. I didn't want to rock the boat as everyone else seemed quite content with it, and at the end of the day... if it ain't broke don't fix it. I have to say that since Pokerstars meddled with the structure last night, it felt much more like a turbo than it used to. The antes from Level 1 and the much steeper blinds resulted in a 13 player MTT finishing in under two hours. I feel that this new structure which PS have forced upon us is a step in the wrong direction.
  11. Well played I believe that you've also snagged £75 in added value