Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 5 players
The afternoon flight always starts with only a few players, it’s traditionally our smallest flight, which gives players a better chance of qualifying for day 2, but obviously there are less chips in play for them to take through.
What do you think? Would have rather have a better chance of making day 2 with a smaller stack?
A couple more players have crept in.
We love afternoons at Dragonara with the roof off and the windows open. It’s a beautiful day and the sun in bouncing of the sea and putting us in a very good mood!
Lat registration on Day 1B is open until the end of level 9 so plenty of time to swing by and get involved.
Lvl 3 – 75/100 – 11/11 players
The crew is growing here.
We are experiencing some technological issues with the blogging function, but these are not affecting the players at the live tables, and with the atmosphere and the sun, we’re finding it hard too get too stressed.
Actually, we might just have a beer; when in doubt, drink a pint of Cisk, that’s our motto!
BREAK – 15mins
One elimination and one re-entry.
The gentleman who has already re-entered today also played yesterday. We asked him why he wanted to re-enter and he said because he is enjoying the game and he feels like he can have a laugh and a gamble with the big stack and the gentle structure.
We’re thrilled to hear it! Poker can be fun in the moment, and not a means to an prizewinning end… although we all like to win that prize, right?
Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 13/14 players
Joe Hall, the epic and beloved redbetLIVE photographer has just arrived, so brace yourselves for some great photos.
He’s brought his mum along to the casino to see if she can find a love for poker… you never know! It’s never too late in life to start playing the greatest card game in the world!
Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 14/15 players
Great to see a few joining us late in the day. It’s our fave thinng about a deep stack structure, players are not at a disadvantage if they wander in late!
Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 15/17 players
A good few players have qualified through our various satellite routes for event number 5. This month there have been Last Man Standing side bets, online satellites and a live satellite which created FIVE seats!
We’re very chilled about transfer and using the tickets when you want, it’s the benefit of being a smaller brand. If you win a ticket and you want to give it/sell it to a friend, or save it for another game, we’re super cool with that, just communicate early with us to tell us what you want and we’ll sort it out, redbetLIVE style!
Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 14/17 players
Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 13/19 players
Just had an interesting discussion with British player, Phil Pearson about levelling and bluff catching… well, we say interesting, but we’re at work and he’s a customer… so…
To be fair, we’ve known Phil a long time, we don’t mock all our customers so mercilessly… unless they like it, and then we don’t even charge for the service. Can’t say fairer than that!
BREAK – 15mins
Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 12/19 players
Entries for Day 1B are now closed, and Day 1C starts in a little over an hour at 19:30.
There are 90 mins of play left on Day 1B.
Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 12/19 players
The players have tightened the reigns with the end of Day 1 in sight. Makes sense; we’ve all heard the stories of people making Day 2 with 10 bigs and then going on to win the tourney!
Players are already registering for Day 1C which starts in half an hour.
Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 11/19 players
The final hurdle!
Play will stop with 10 mins on the clock and players will play 3/4/5 last hands before the bagging happens.
After some insane levels of bustout carnage in the last five hands of play, we see five players make it through to Day 2 from Day 1B: