silversonic2006
silversonic2006
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September 12th, 2012 at 5:37:45 PM permalink
I've been wanting to play in a poker tourney lately...I know HC Charles Town now offers tournaments 5 days a week, but the buy in is relatively high for a midweek tourney ($150), and I've heard the structure is kind of wild. I can't find the actual tournament structure anywhere online...can someone post a link to it or comment on how good/bad it is? How do the Delaware casinos compare in terms of tourney structure? Charles Town is about an hour away, whereas the DE casinos are all at least 2 hours away (if I'm going that far, I might as well go the extra distance to AC). If HCCT is lousy, I'll go elsewhere, but if it's comparable to elsewhere, I'll save the time and gas.
Mission146
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September 12th, 2012 at 6:31:12 PM permalink
From bravopokerlive.com results for Delaware Park and Hollywood Charles Town for all Tournaments with a buy-in of $100 or under, just let me know if you want anything else:

Delaware Park

$7,500 Guarantee
Starting Chips: 12,500
Blind Levels: 20min
Start Date: 08/03/2012
Days: Fri,Sat
Starts at: 07:00 PM
Buyin: $100

$100 12PM Mega Stack
Starting Chips: 12,500
Blind Levels: 20min
$7,500 Guarantee on Sunday
$25 Bounties on Thursday
Start Date: 08/04/2012
Days: Sun,Wed,Thu
Starts at: 12:00 PM
Buyin: $100

$65 12PM Tournament
Starting Chips: 7,500
Blind Levels: 20min
$4,000 Guarantee on FridayTue
Start Date: 08/05/2012
Days: Mon,Tue,Fri
Starts at: 12:00 PM
Buyin: $65

$65 4PM Deep Stack Turbo
Starting Chips: 20,000
Blind Levels: 15min
Delaware Park Poker Challenge Mon,Tue
$10 Bounties on Thursday
Start Date: 08/06/2012
Days: Sun,Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri
Starts at: 04:00 PM
Buyin: $65

$65 7PM Tournament
Starting Chips: 7,500
blind Levels: 20min
Delaware Park Poker Challenge Sun,Mon,Tue
Start Date: 08/07/2012
Days: Sun,Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu
Starts at: 07:00 PM
Buyin: $65

$65 10PM Deep Stack Turbo
Starting Chips: 20,000
Blind Levels: 15min
Delaware Park Poker Challenge Sundays
Start Date: 08/12/2012
Days: Sun,Fri,Sat
Starts at: 10:00 PM
Buyin: $65

Hollywood Casino

N/A to x < $150
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Mission146
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September 12th, 2012 at 6:33:07 PM permalink
Hollywood Penn National and Harrah's, Philly have some cheap entries $60-$100, let me know if you want those results.
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silversonic2006
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September 13th, 2012 at 4:26:18 PM permalink
Thanks for the information. Last time I played a cash game @ Hollywood CT, a player said the tourney structure was "garbage" and turned into a crapshoot after the first few rounds. I just wanted to know if there was any evidence to back that up.

If I were to go to Atlantic City (might as well since it's only an hour from Philly), is Golden Nugget doing any good tournaments? Their structure looks like it could be good for someone who wants to play a while. I'm not a regular player, but I've come in the top 5% and moneyed in several tournaments, and usually finish in the top 20% or so.
Mission146
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September 13th, 2012 at 5:54:12 PM permalink
Quote: silversonic2006

Thanks for the information. Last time I played a cash game @ Hollywood CT, a player said the tourney structure was "garbage" and turned into a crapshoot after the first few rounds. I just wanted to know if there was any evidence to back that up.

If I were to go to Atlantic City (might as well since it's only an hour from Philly), is Golden Nugget doing any good tournaments? Their structure looks like it could be good for someone who wants to play a while. I'm not a regular player, but I've come in the top 5% and moneyed in several tournaments, and usually finish in the top 20% or so.



It does not appear that GN-AC is listed on bravopokerlive.com so I went directly to their website. The following:

Saturdays, 12PM, The Poker Room
$10,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold ‘em Tournament $100 + $20 buy-in for 15,000 starting chip stack
Optional $40 add-on for an additional 10,000 chips
30 minute levels- great structure!

Sundays, 12PM, The Poker Room
$2,012 Guaranteed No Limit Hold ‘em Tournament $40 + $10 buy-in for 10,000 starting chip stack
Optional $20 add-on for an additional 5,000 chips
20 minute levels- great structure!

Is all that is listed for Poker Tournaments. From the main page, I went to the Poker drop-down menu and then the Tournaments drop-down menu after Poker, and the first thing that came up was Slots tournaments!!! I could be wrong, but I would tend to guess that their emphasis is not on the Poker Room, especially if they are not listed on bravopokerlive.com because almost everyone is.
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silversonic2006
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September 16th, 2012 at 8:13:44 PM permalink
Yeah, I don't know how "good" of a following they would have, since they're new to the scene and Caesars, Trop, Borgata, and Taj have established rooms. I gave it some thought and, considering I have comp nights at Trop, I might just head up to AC for a night and play there, where I know what to expect. I can play in 2 tourneys in AC, where I know the scene at least at Trump Taj and Trop, for less than one tourney in WV or DE, and I can stay overnight for free.

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