US Players Welcome!
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: 2nd place in worst tourney on the net

  1. #1
    Moderator mchilger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    7,094

    2nd place in worst tourney on the net

    Pokerstars $50 Deepstack. 5000 in chips. 30 minute levels. What a bitch!!!

    I signed up for it, then saw that it was deep stacked and it was too late to get out. Well...10 hours later, a victor was named out of 189 entrants.

    Thankfully, it was a good day of work and I was paid $1468. I was pretty much in control the entire tourney once we made the money. I dominated the final table and had a big chip lead. I lost two big pots where I flopped top pair, and lost to my opponents two pair (where he had a worse kicker both times. KQ vs K5, and JT, J4. Crawled my way back but couldn't take it home.

    I imagine my cash rate would be way up in this tourney if I played it all the time. The amount of play is ridiculous. But I won't be playing it again . Good structures are great, but there is a limit.

    Matthew
    "It's not about the hand you put your opponent on, it's about how you think he will play that hand."

  2. USA Players Accepted!
  3. #2
    Nice result Matthew. I hate to think what your reaction would have been if you had bubbled it.
    I'm just a break-even donk stuck in the Micros.

    Twitter: @MAFPOKER

  4. #3
    janeg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Somewhere down the crazy river
    Posts
    6,374
    Congrats Matthew

    10 hrs! I'm surprised there were 189 entries, wonder how many, like you, didn't notice it was deep-stacked.
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." -- Voltaire

  5. #4
    Senior Member Piscivorous's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    US Online Poker Hostage
    Posts
    6,262
    I've played this about 5 or 6 times, only cashing half of the time and only 1st - 3rd tiers when I did cash. Each time it took about 6 hours to do so. When I play it, it usually is the result of combination of things, like my wife being out of town, poor weather outside and the idea of getting x number of hours of entertainment for the lower buy-in.

    Quote Originally Posted by janeg
    10 hrs! I'm surprised there were 189 entries, wonder how many, like you, didn't notice it was deep-stacked.
    Quite a few Jane. I think PokerStars runs this twice a day, most days except possibly Sunday and in the ones I have played people come to the conclusion that it will take 10-14 hours to complete right around the 1st hour. You can then pick up quite a few chips if you wait for their inevitable pushbot mode where they are trying to get out of it.

    But be warned. As maf correctly states, bubbling is more frustrating and your hourly rate will get crucified if you don't final table.
    Harold Camping was wrong. The world ended on April 15th, 2011.

  6. #5
    I'm pretty sure the $10 deep stack is a much worse tourney. Congrats, Matthew.

    These probably aren't bad practice for the Main Event if you don't often play deep.

  7. #6
    Senior Member Piscivorous's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    US Online Poker Hostage
    Posts
    6,262
    Quote Originally Posted by nsidestrate
    I'm pretty sure the $10 deep stack is a much worse tourney.
    I forgot about the $11. Yes that was an ugly one.
    Harold Camping was wrong. The world ended on April 15th, 2011.

  8. #7
    Taardvark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    1,849
    Quote Originally Posted by nsidestrate
    I'm pretty sure the $10 deep stack is a much worse tourney. Congrats, Matthew.

    These probably aren't bad practice for the Main Event if you don't often play deep.
    I once finished 22nd after about 11 hours of play for a cool $44. The only reason to play these is to get practice for deeper live events. And make sure you are wearing a diaper.
    "A parent's only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed."

    from http://twitter.com/shitmydadsays

  9. #8
    Moderator mchilger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    7,094
    agreed. great practice for the WSOP main event. Terrible practice for a WPT event

    Matthew
    "It's not about the hand you put your opponent on, it's about how you think he will play that hand."

  10. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    US Poker Hostage
    Posts
    1,178
    As someone not that familiar with what makes a bad online tournament, could you elucidate further, Matthew?
    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke

    Still an opinionated b*&^%$

  11. #10
    Senior Member PigPen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    At the Hukilau
    Posts
    1,099
    Quote Originally Posted by Piscivorous
    Quote Originally Posted by nsidestrate
    I'm pretty sure the $10 deep stack is a much worse tourney.
    I forgot about the $11. Yes that was an ugly one.
    Being a glutton for punishment - and incredibly patient - I want to try the $11 DS but can't find it. Anyone want to help? Thanks.

  12. #11
    Senior Member the_hawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    In and out of Llanland
    Posts
    10,159
    Quote Originally Posted by PigPen
    Being a glutton for punishment - and incredibly patient - I want to try the $11 DS but can't find it. Anyone want to help? Thanks.

    http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/tournam ... eep-stack/

    Saturday at 12:00 EST according to this.
    "Of course a thoughtful check is wrong too, but not as bad as a thoughtless check. Almost as bad though." - chrisjp

  13. #12
    Senior Member Piscivorous's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    US Online Poker Hostage
    Posts
    6,262
    Quote Originally Posted by the_hawk
    Quote Originally Posted by PigPen
    Being a glutton for punishment - and incredibly patient - I want to try the $11 DS but can't find it. Anyone want to help? Thanks.

    http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/tournam ... eep-stack/

    Saturday at 12:00 EST according to this.
    And Sunday at the same time.
    Harold Camping was wrong. The world ended on April 15th, 2011.

  14. #13
    Senior Member PigPen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    At the Hukilau
    Posts
    1,099
    Yeah, I saw that schedule but it doesn't jive with the lobby. In fact, under Tourney - All, there's a San Remo on Sat at 12 for $760+40 and nothing at 12 on Sun? Either that schedule listing is outdated or I'm looking in the wrong place in the lobby.

  15. #14
    Senior Member the_hawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    In and out of Llanland
    Posts
    10,159
    Quote Originally Posted by PigPen
    Yeah, I saw that schedule but it doesn't jive with the lobby. In fact, under Tourney - All, there's a San Remo on Sat at 12 for $760+40 and nothing at 12 on Sun? Either that schedule listing is outdated or I'm looking in the wrong place in the lobby.
    I don't think all tourneys are listed with the same degree of advance notice.

    Not to say that the page isn't wrong (it may well be), but the fact you can't see it at the moment isn't necessarily illustrative either.

    The San Remo thing is presumably regarded as a "feature" event (and also has sats running) which might explain why it's listed further in advance.
    "Of course a thoughtful check is wrong too, but not as bad as a thoughtless check. Almost as bad though." - chrisjp

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •