Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 7/7 players
Clock started at 19:29 with seven players.
We TOLD Tournament Director Paul Kelly that it’s unprofessional not to start on time, but he never listens.
We’re sticking with the traditional ante for this tournament, and this information was received with mixes feelings by the regular players locally.
We are pleased to say that at this point, no-one has forgotten to put their ante in, probably because the antes don’t kick in for another four levels.
Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 22/22 players
Sudden influx of bodies for this local event.
We have a couple of satellite qualifiers, both from the online and the live satellites. We have a player from the UK here who would only play if the rugby was guaranteed to be on in the club on Sunday: reasonable request!
Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 23/23 players
3 tables and only one minor dispute so far. If we can keep it at that ratio all weekend then that’ll be superb because it’s only a small game.
BREAK – 15mins
Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 24/25 players
One re-entry and we carry on into the night with the slow structure. We are giving away promotional decks of redbetLIVE playing cards this weekend.
Lvl 5 -100/200/25 – 25/27 players
Two re-entries have taken place as we swoop into the first level with traditional antes. The drama is real.
Lvl 6 -150/300/25 – 27/30 players
Time is flying by here tonight as players come and go. There is a live saxophonist playing in the main casino so we’ve been funking out to his tunage.
Local poker celebrity, Totti Lind has arrived, he may or may not play. The cash machine appears to be malfunctioning, so he’s probably going to have to put on a sexy strip show for the slots ladies to collect the buyin.
BREAK – 15 mins
Quite a busy Friday flight for us on this little, local poker event. Atmosphere is very relaxed and no-one’s been too infuriated with the traditional ante format as yet!
There are three more levels for registration as it closes at 00:30 after level 9. Play continues till the end of level 12 today, and will finish around 02:30.
Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 26/33 players
The photographer has gone home for the evening now, but all photos from the event can be found and downloaded in hi-res from the gallery here.
Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 25/33 players
One more 30min level left for registration to this evening’s flight. If you want to play but won’t make it today then there are two options for playing a Day 1 tomorrow, Saturday 9th Feb at 2pm and 7:30pm.
Entry is €200 with a €10k gtd prizepool.
If you can’t make it all for this weekend, then the dates for redbetLIVE at Dragonara in 2019 are:
BREAK – 15 mins
Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 21/36 players
Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 19/36 players
Last two levels of the day and players now have their eye on Day 2.
Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 16/36 players
Players will play until there are 1o mins remaining on the clock and then they will play 3/4/5 hands to close the day.
14 players made it through from Day 1A and will return to play Day 2 on Sunday 10th February at 2pm.