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Old 03-05-2007, 12:43 AM
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Default Advice re: upcoming WSOP Circuit Event in Indiana

I will be spending the week of April 1st thru 8th at Caesar's in Indiana (near Louisville), to participate in the WSOP Circuit Event.

http://www.harrahs.com/EventsDetail.do?l...Circuit%20Event

I plan on playing satellites and cash tourneys with an eye towards the $5000 NLHE Main Event.

They will be having daily $300+40 and $175+25 tourneys as well as satellites and mega-satellites leading up to the Main Event. I'm hoping to have a bankroll of $6000 to $10,000 to devote to this event.

I don't have a lot of live MTT tournament experience and would appreciate some tips from those of you who do.

Poker tips are welcome but would also like some "If I knew then, what I know now" type of tips, and logistics types of tips.

The vast majority of my experience is on-line. Any tips for me to remember as I transition to this live event?

I'll be staying at the casino hotel. Are the breaks long enuf to run to my room?

How early do I need to arrive at the start of a tourney?

Eat before, during or after the tourney?

Single table satellites, soft or tuff?

Etc, etc, etc.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:41 AM
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Default Re: Advice re: upcoming WSOP Circuit Event in Indiana

no breaks are not long enough to go to your room
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Old 03-05-2007, 02:39 AM
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Default Re: Advice re: upcoming WSOP Circuit Event in Indiana

- everyone is terrible.
- the single table sats have a fast structure and are very profitable (2nd hand info, i have not played any myself)
- the dealers are good here, but the floor is pretty much horrible.
- during tourney time the waiting lists for the cash games can be ridiculously long (often thanks to the point above), but that won't matter much if you are staying there.

if you have any other questions i can answer them.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: Advice re: upcoming WSOP Circuit Event in Indiana

1. "If I knew then, what I know now" type of tips, and logistics types of tips.
a)Register early as u can to get the events u like. MTT sats can vary widely from 40 to 800 runners.
b)U need a Harrahs player card to register WSOP-C events. Get one first thing u do if u don't already have.
c) Be aware that some strong/experienced live players, who could otherwise afford direct ME buy-ins, like to fish around in the MTT sats, e.g., guys like Gary Kainer (WPO ME FT), and Mark Smith, ME ring winner WSOP-C Tunica.
d) Ur online experience should suit u well in these MTT sat structures (short & fast).

"I'll be staying at the casino hotel. Are the breaks long enuf to run to my room?"
a) MTT's/STT's..no time, breaks are not long enuf...hotel is at least a 10 minute round trip fast hustle from the 1st floor poker room, or a little less if u r lucky & catch the golf cart shuttle from the 3rd floor casino atrium/food court area..food/drink/pissers are right in the poker room

"How early do I need to arrive at the start of a tourney?"
a) suggest finding ur seat 10 min b4 scheduled start...if they overflow to another floor, u will need time to find ur table

"Eat before, during or after the tourney?"
a) MTT's/STT's - recommend b4 or after, whatever ur body needs/likes - or, wolf down a pony pecker during a break, I guess

"Single table satellites, soft or tuff?"
a. generally EZ assuming u r experienced online STT player, occassional strong players will slum around here too
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:42 PM
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Default Re: Advice re: upcoming WSOP Circuit Event in Indiana

Thank you very much. Very helpful.

Anyone else?
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:47 PM
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gl..cu at the FT
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:45 PM
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Default Re: Advice re: upcoming WSOP Circuit Event in Indiana

Pat,

Thanks for posting that link. I'm planning on playing there as well.

Any idea why the schedule has not been posted on Cardplayer or WorldSeriesofPoker.com? I've been holding off on making my plans for Indiana until I could see the event schedule.

It just seems weird to me that less than a month from the events beginning, no schedule has been put on Cardplayer or the official WSOP site.

Thanks again and good luck.
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:22 AM
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The schedule is a joke. mostly 300s and 500s

it can be found at caesarsindiana.com
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:18 PM
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Matt - sked pretty standard WSOP-C - no?
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:04 PM
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Matt - sked pretty standard WSOP-C - no?

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not compared to the last 2 that have been at Indiana. October had a 1k, 1.5k, 2k events leading up to the 5k main event and they drew a good amount of players, 150 or so. Plus it had a 1k event on the weekend prior to that. So basically that whole last weekend vanished from this time's schedule. They did add a 1k horse though, which I think won't get many players at all.

And I talked to the poker room manager about this new schedule and his reasoning was that those bigger events did not get enough players last year, well this horse tourney isnt going to do good at all, so I don't see the point.
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