Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 17/17 players
Boom! Off we go on event 5 of 2017 at Dragonara.
€200 buyin and 10k gtd!
We’ve had a slight dispute already. An Italian gentleman was slightly confused as to what the 2nd chance chip actually meant, and it was changed for him.
When he then understood, he wanted to change it back.
We let him.
There were two reasons for this:
1) redbet is a FUN brand. We want players to get value for money and have a laugh.
2) none of the 2nd lot of 15k chips had been bet or used for play in any way.
Rules are meant to make things better, not worse!
Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 19/19 players
We’re off to a flying start and more folk are waiting to register! We think this is going to be a good event!
Plenty of chance to join us, with registration until midnight tonight and then two more Day 1s tomorrow. GAME ON, MALTA!
Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 23/24 players
Early bustout for one young man. Not the end of the world, there is ONE re-entry per flight available, and late entry available on each day one for nine 30 min levels.
Day one plays until level 12, and we will wrap up around 02:45 tonight.
BREAK – 15 mins
Pretty chilled here as usual. Malta resident Irish Pro player Daragh Davey has just rocked up, but don’t be too scared, he says he hasn’t been to sleep for 24 hours… so he’s probably softer than usual! Being Dad to a young baby can be HARD work. GL Daragh!
Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 25/28 players
The photographer has taken so many photographs of burgers that he had to stop and have one. It’s a tough life on the live poker media circuit, but somebody has to do it!
Poker rooms are seriously improved by snacks and drinks… although now we have ketchup on our keyboard and that might not be too easy to explain to the redbet IT team!
Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 26/29 players
Cash game has been running here for a good few hours because Dragonara have invited a group of Danish players to get involved in the redbet tourney and play some cash poker.
Still time for late reg, but if cash poker is more your vibe, then make your way down and join in!
BREAK – 15mins
Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 25/30 players
A few late entries and a couple of re-entries and the pool slowly grows.
We’ve been asked why we don’t allow unlimited entries on this tournament, why have we restricted to one per flight?
The answer is that we wanted to style the tournament in a format that did not advantage people with hugely deep pockets!
We think €200 is at the top end of what recreational players would want to buy into directly, and that they may be put off if they think that other people can have ten buyins to their one buyin!
In initial discussions, this was planned to be a one entry max per flight, but then we realised this might be harsh to people who can only make one flight. In the end we decided to strike a happy medium… we hope!
Players maximising the deep starting stack of 30k and the gentle, incremental levels… and why not? Bingo is a great game and we love it, but we don’t need it at the poker tables!
Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 18/30 players
We’re down to two tables as we go into the last level of entry today. No point rushing about to get here now: Day 1B starts tomorrow at 1pm and you can sit down with 600 big blinds instead!
Think we need to increase the starting stack…? Nah, probably not!
BREAK – 15 mins – ENTRY NOW CLOSED
Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 16/31 players
Cheeky last minute entry in the break and we launch into the last three levels of play of the day with 16 remaining.
Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 14/31 players
These players are not hanging on desperately to sneak into Day2 with a few chips! It’s do or die with this group of Day 1 players.
Play will stop with ten minutes to go on the clock of level 12 and there will be 3/4/5 final hands, depending on which card a random player picks.
Nine players made it through to Day 2 from Day 1A:
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