Monday, April 20, 2009

Tournament Structures

I play mostly online poker so I'm at the mercy of the online poker rooms.  When it comes to MTTs the structure is so important to my success.  I need a slower deeper structure since I'm not much a gamboler which you need to be in the faster tournament structures.

The PokerSlut Tour uses the standard Full Tilt Poker tournament structures.  For the most part I don't get complaints about the structure (yeah yeah yeah, you people that want the 10¢ NLHE rebuy can kiss my ass).

Recently the Poker Soup crew set up a private HORSE tournament on Poker Stars because the Poker Slut tour was taking Easter Sunday off and we needed to record a show.  It didn't take long for the bitching to start - this structure sucked.  Snuffy looked up a HORSE SNG structure for comparison.  The SNG was a much better structure.  You would think that Poker Stars would offer, at the very least, a comparable structure for it's private tournaments.

I use Tournament Director to set up my home game.  Since I've had several laptops in addition to the reloading of the OS on this laptop I've lost many TD databases.  Note to self: when the TD software updates it loses your files so back up before you update, doh.  Yes, that's right, I recently updated the TD software and, once again, lost all my files. 

I was stuck reloading my home game structure since I have a game coming up and want to be prepared ahead of time.  I got caught the last time with a blank database to start.  I like to offer a good, slow structure for my home game.  I want my guests to feel like they got their money's worth.  For my next game I've opted to go with a 25/25 blind instead of starting off at 25/50. 

We usually end up with about 100k chips in play and it lasts about 3.5 to 4 hours.  It will be interesting to see how long this lasts.  Did I mention that this is a rebuy?  Well, it's a 1 + 1r if you go broke before the end of the 4th level.  

Home Game is this next Friday night.  You're invited just let me know you're coming!


  1. So, if you're keeping track at home, Zooks likes it slower and deeper FTW.

  2. So let me get this straight.

    If I just show up and bitch about a 10¢ re-buy, you're going to "make me" kiss your ass?

    You do like your guest's to get their money's worth, don't you!


  3. I like the way you people think. I really do.

  4. Hey what's up. I'm not sure which hand you are talking about. Were we in blinds? Did you raise or did I? Or if you have the hand # from hand history I could look it up. I'm terrible at remembering hand details unless I take a bad beat.