Getting ready for the off here! Players coming in and the clock will start in ten minutes at 19:30.
Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 16/16 players
BOOM! Clock started at 19:35 with 16 players.
The aircon is on, because the sun is out. What are your thoughts on aircon at poker tournaments? Should people just wear jumpers. This is the important stuff, people.
Joe Hall, redbet’s photographer, has just arrived and is already snapping away. Watch this space for some more beautiful photos of your favourite local fish!
Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 22/22 players
We’re at three tables now because redbetLIVE poker tournaments all play 9-handed for player comfort.
We also think that the less people at the table, the more hands people get to play, but in our experience recreational players are not so keen on 6-max.
What do you reckon? Is shorthanded poker better, or do you prefer more players?
Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 22/22 players
Structure is too deep for much movement at this point!
BREAK – 15 mins
Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 22/21 players
Local legend, Totti Lind, has busto his first bullet; he did it deliberately… so he says.
Another unfortunate bust out in the shape of Saviour Spiteri, a sad loss to the tournament because he is so much fun!
At least he won his ticket for €25 in yesterday’s satellite! That’s the way to do it, Mr Spiteri!
Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 20/22 players
Late reg is open here until 00:30 if you want to join us tonight.
We are now on strike as our local fashionista, Knut “Ginger Bond” Rysstad has turned up in a football shirt, this is very disappointing to us, as we love a snappy dresser here at redbetLIVE.
Lvl 6 – 150/300/50 – 20/22 players
BREAK – 15mins
Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 20/22 players
Two cash games open here (seats available) and late reg on the €200 buyin tournament until 00:30.
Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 20/22 players
Not much movement here, although there is a lot of aggressive play… and a fair bit of fishy fishing. Deep stacks and slow blinds let everyone play their own game, whatever that may be!
Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 17/22 players
Mass exodus in lvl 8!
Entering the last level of play before registration closes.
Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 16/22 players
Entries now closed.
There are three more levels of play today.
Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 15/22 players
This is the tough part of the night, where most people, who have been at work all day start to find sleep calling them. At least the coffees are free!
Keep at it folks, only one more level after this one!
Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 14/22
Hang on for one more level, players, and make it back for Day2 that starts at 2pm on Sunday 6th May.
DAY 1A Qualifiers: