The tournaments will continue to be held at 21:00 (9:00 EST) on Wednesday nights and the buy-in will remain $10+$1. What's the blind structure going to be like? I know a lot of people mentioned that last nights freeroll blind structure favored the donkeys rather then the real players.
Yes, I would like to know this as well. I liked the slow structure when I played in one when the site opened A LOT. Whatever the structure is, I can work with... I just don't like it being an all in fest right after the first break.
Once the website gets up there will be a link to all these type questions, but there are 3 types of blind structures, slow, normal, and turbo. For now I have asked the tournaments be set up to the 'normal structure which I believe is blind increases in 15 minute increments. This should allow for plenty of play and be very comparable to Poker Stars. If it turns out this becomes a card catching contest or everyone at the final table just has a stack that is a few BB then we can switch these to slow.
Are the tournaments limited to a maximum number of players?
I think its limited to 2000 people, but we can change that if need be. To be honest I dont see much more then 300 people ever playing these, but I could be wrong.
OK, here is the normal structure for FCP:12
minute levels:10/2015/3025/5050/10075/1505 min break100/200150/300200/400300/600400/8005 min break500/1000600/1200800/16001000/20001500/30002000/40005 min break4000/80005000/10000 - I'll stop here. That would be 3 hrs 24 min of playingHere is PS's structure we had last quarter in the Neg-O:15
min levels:10/2015/3025/5050/1005 min break75/150100/200100/200 25 ante200/400 25 ante (would be 400/800 on FCP at this point)5 min break300/600 50 ante400/800 50 ante600/1200 75 ante800/1600 75 ante (would be at 2000/4000 on FCP at this point)5 min break1000/2000 100 ante1500/3000 150 ante (most tournies ended around here last period)2000/4000 200 ante3000/6000 300 ante5 minute breakEven though we will have more players this upcoming period, I think the tournies will be shorter because of how the structure is set up. I do not have the structure for the slow blind levels. I know that they are comparable to the PS intervals even though there are no antes at any time. Every tourny on FCP I have been in that had the normal structure that I did not double my chips in the first hour, I was at all-in or fold mode.I think it would be much better to have the slow structure as it would allow for more play for everyone that is not just all-in or fold.In the old structure, the majority of all-in or fold started happening after about an hour and a half. In the normal FCP structure, it would be after an hour.Just what I think.... we'll see how the first tourny goes, but I know I will still be saying we should switch to the slow structure after it no matter how well I do.