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Old 11-28-2007, 02:12 PM
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Default Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

Well, I'm on Step 5 of the Stars step tourneys for the Sydney Package, but I can't go if I do win. There are 6 steps so I'm not there yet, but want to figure out the best way to handle this.

The package can not be transferred or sold to another player and it must be used or forfeited. I asked support what they do with unused tickets to the different steps as the event is in early Dec. and this is what I received:



<font color="blue"> We haven't decided (yet) what to do about leftover APPT Steps tickets once qualifying is over. I can tell you two things:

1. It's very unlikely that we'll simply convert the tickets to cash.

2. It's quite likely that we'll roll the tickets over into Steps tickets for one of our other satellite series (EPT Season 4, APPT Season 2, PCA, etc.).

If you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us again. </font>



They haven't decided yet? What's with that, the event start in a matter of days.


Anyway, it seems my best bet is not to complete the steps and hope my step ticket will get transfered over to another step event that I can attend. If I actually complete step 6 and win a seat, I'll just have to forfeit it according to PokerStars support.

Does this sound about right to you guys? Should I just not play the ticket I have for step 5 and hope they decide to do the right thing with my unused step ticket?

What would you do in this situation?

Thanks.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:22 PM
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Default Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

What is wrong with you?
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

Seriously? you need a thread to decide the right move?
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

Win the seat, cancel your other engagement, win the donkament.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

Well, I thought there might be another option. I haven't played these steps before or any satellite type of event so I was hoping there was some better option then to just not play and hope PokerStars makes a decision that will work out for "me".

Anyone that has experience with these things have any other option that makes sense in this situation?
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:36 PM
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Default Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

Wish I could Mrage, wish I could.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

Don't run before you can walk.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Pick one...

A rolling stone gathers no moss (I just love that one). I am a Geek.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

luckily for you you'll probably lose and won't have to make any tough decisions.

gl.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:12 PM
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Default Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

well, I won't lose if the right play is ...NOT TO PLAY.

This is why I am trying to find out what my best option is at this point. I'd rather know now before I actually win the seat and can't do anything.

I know I haven't won the seat yet, but it seems at this point it would be stupid for me to try and win the seat.

Does anyone that has experience with these things have any other option then to simply not play anymore and wait and see what PokerStars decides to do with the unused tickets?
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

They'll probably let you use the step for some future step-related event...in any case, they're not going to make the value of the ticket vanish, so your best bet seems to be to not play. Also, why not post this in MTTC, since you wanted serious replies?
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