Ok boys and girls, after serving up a little trick, I’m here with the treat I promised the other day. I’ve decided to add a little excitement to the World Poker Blogger Tour Winter Classic in Las Vegas on December 10th. I’ve scheduled three $10 +$1 blogger tournaments on Full Tilt Poker on Nov 6th, Nov 13th and Nov 20th. Since I wanted to mix things up a bit, they’re satellite tournaments. Top two players from all three tournaments will be entered into a LIVE 6 person shoot-out tournament at the Imperial Palace immediately following the regular blogger tournament. But wait, there’s more! The 6 person shoot-out is a winner take all.
Now the details:
Nov 6th, 13th, and 20th at 3pm Eastern (do the math for your local time zone)
Full Tilt Poker. Go to the tournaments section, click on private and scroll down. The tournament is private so you will need a password. Please email me for the password (you’ll see my reasoning for not posting it here later in this message). Here’s a hint: They’re tournament numbers 1718580, 1718582, and 1718583.
The top two lucky winners from each tournament will be entered into a winner take all freeroll, six person shootout at the Imperial Palace immediately following the main blogger tournament on December 10th in Las Vegas.
IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW
If you don’t plan on going to the blogger tournament then it’s pointless for you to enter. You will not receive any sort of cash compensation!!!! When you are given a password for this tourney, do not give it out to others unless you absolutely, positively know they’re playing in the blogger tournament on the 10th.
The six players in the shootout will be allowed to chop. You can even chop before the tournament starts. It’s totally up to you. Personally though, I would recommend maybe a six way chop of 50% or 60% of the prize pool and then battle it out for the remainder.
Due to the freakish nature of how this tournament will work, the satellite tournaments were entered into the system as winner take alls. The winner take all prize pool for the event will be temporarily deposited into the first place winner’s account where it will be immediately withdrawn by Full Tilt and put into a holding account. In other words, don’t get excited when you see the money in your account and don’t freak out when you see it disappear.
Do not enter the tournament unless you will be in Vegas to play in the shootout. You will not be awarded any money for winning the satellite (for those who might have missed it the first time).
Right now, the plan is to transfer the money to the Full Tilt account of the winner of the shootout. Of course, if deals get struck or whatever, those percentages will be transferred to the respective Full Tilt accounts as well. In other words, I’m not planning on bringing the cash with me to Vegas. I might be convinced otherwise if the six finalists bug me enough but I’m not hot in the idea of carrying around a few grand in cash that isn’t mine.
If you win more than one satellite entry, you can either gift or sell your additional spot to someone else or play against fewer players. For instance, if you somehow won three entries, you could compete against just three other opponents if you so choose.