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fandango

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2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« on: April 17, 2018, 23:38:39 PM »
Hi folks its coming up to that time of year again when the WSOP hits Vegas!!..


Although it doesnt start until end of May as per usual im already looking at forming my 10 player team for this years game. So im gauging early interest to see how many we can get to join in again after previous years of success.

The scoring system will be the same as last year where players who make deeper runs are more rewarded.

1st -  25 pts
2nd - 18 pts
3rd - 15 pts
4th - 12 pts
5th - 10 pts
6th -  8 pts
7th -  6 pts
8th - 4 pts
9th - 2 pts
cashing 1 pt

Six handed tables will be.. cash 1 point up to 7th, then top 6 will be rewarded as above.
8 handed tables the same.. cash 1 point up to 9th, then 8th as above
HU events.. winner 25 points, RU 18 points, SF all guaranteed 15 points, Quarter finals guaranteed 12 points and so on.



No categories or captains, so just select 10 players of your choice and watch them run


We also agreed that we will allow up to two substitutions up to event #10.. this is purely so if anyone has picked a player who decides not to show up, they can change only them (max 2) you can't choose another player if a player has already played one of the previous 9 events.
I haven't yet run it past John but I'm sure he wouldn't mind, I also think players can have two teams if they so wish.
Cost will be £10 per team as per normal and dependant on runners will pay top 3 places..
Payments to myself via Bank transfer or PayPal.

Regarding submitting two teams.. the teams can either be totally different or you can use players already chosen in your first team.
APAT have kindly added a National seat to eventual winner.. thanks team!!

Here is a list of entrants to date..

1..Dave Paxton (x2 teams).. Paid
2.. Luca Cannella (x2 teams)..Paid
3.. Carl Pilgrim (x2 teams)..Paid
4.. Richard Baker.. Paid
5.. Dave Burt.. Paid
6.. Simon Brooke.. Paid
7.. Glenn Laming (x2 teams)... Paid
8.. Karen Mead.. Paid
9.. Barrie "reigning champ" Cullen..(x2) Paid
10.. Jo Harris.. (x2 teams).. Paid
11.. Tom Feilding (x2 teams)..Paid
12.. Adam Szerlowski.. Paid
13.. Jon Young.. Paid
14.. Del Watson.. Paid
15.. Nathan Kiely.. Paid
16.. Nic Rawlings.. (x2 teams)..Paid
17.. Simon Lawlor.. Paid
18.. Justin Skippy.. Paid
19.. Chris Bean..Paid
20.. Tommy Dunne..Paid
21.. Chris Kelly..Paid
22.. Derek Wright.. Paid
23.. Joe Carr Hill.. Paid
24.. Tom Brady.. (x2 teams)..Paid
25.. Gareth Johns..Paid
26.. Debbie Kimm..Paid
27.. Vince Eley.. (x2 teams)..Paid
28.. S Jennison (x2 teams).. Paid
29.. Stu Aitken.. Paid
30.. Jake Dursley..Paid
31.. James Bagley..(x2 teams)..Paid
32.. BRIAN YATES.. PAID
33.. Suzanne Hayward.. Paid
34.. Craig Dawson.. (x2 teams).. Paid
35.. Rob Lloyd.. Paid
36.. Nye Venables.. Paid
37.. Chris Hiam.. (x2 teams).. Paid
38.. John Murray.. (x2 teams).. Paid
39.. Paul Roper.. Paid
40.. Jordan Hooper..Paid






Prize-pool £550

« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 18:17:01 PM by fandango »
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 22:25:05 PM »
Just five days to go til the start of the 2018 WSOP. So just five days to get your teams in. We want this to be our biggest competition ever and we're well on course to achieve that. Send your teams to me and your money to Carl. This year we will also be updating on Facebook as much as we can in this Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/594624544240933/, but this thread on the APAT Forum is still the main home of the league, where all the details, statistics and updates will be posted.

Barrie Cullen is the reigning champion, with just a few weeks of his reign left before the title is passed on to someone new. Barrie has already sent in two teams in his attempt to retain the title, and he has made several changes from last year.

To help anyone who isn't sure who to pick, these were all the players selected last year and the points they achieved under our scoring system:

Daniel Negreanu    58    Charlie Carrel    19    Todd Brunson    6    Dominik Nitsche    2
John Monnette    55    Eric Wasserson    18    Niall Farrell    6    Calvin Anderson    2
James Obst    50    Marco Johnson    17    Allen Cunningham    6    Vanessa Selbst    2
Ben Yu    47    Phil Hellmuth    14    Joao Vieira    6    Mustapha Kanit    2
Chris Ferguson    45    Scott Clements    14    Stephen Chidwick    5    Will Kassouf    2
Chris Klodnicki    41    Brandon Shack-Harris    13    Robert Mizrachi    5    Craig McCorkell    1
John Racener    41    Justin Bonomo    13    Konstantin Puchkov    5    Brian Hastings    1
Max Silver    36    Paul Volpe    12    Ryan D'Angelo    5    Christoph Vogelsang    1
Benny Glaser    36    Michael Gathy    12    Allen Kessler    5    Alec Torelli    0
Chris Moorman    33    Roland Israelashvili    11    David Peters    4    Bryn Kenney    0
Shaun Deeb    32    Mike Gorodinsky    10    Dzmitry Urbanovich    4    Dan Kelly    0
Fabrice Soulier    31    Thomas Taylor    10    Tom Middleton    4    Daniel O'Callaghan    0
Igor Kurganov    28    Dan Smith    9    Michael Mizrachi    4    David Vamplew    0
Max Pescatori    28    Stuart Rutter    9    Martin Finger    4    Eli Elezra    0
Ryan Laplante    28    Tom Hall    9    Matt Glantz    4    Erik Seidel    0
Adrian Mateos    27    Brock Parker    8    Sergio Aido    4    Fedor Holz    0
Olivier Busquet    21    Randy Ohel    8    Park Yu Cheung    3    George Danzer    0
Adam Owen    21    Ian Johns    8    Rep Porter    3    Greg Merson    0
J C Tran    20    Naoya Kihara    7    Jack Salter    3    Linda Iwaniak    0
Chris Bjorin    20    Ismael Bojang    7    Simon Deadman    3    Ludo Geilich    0
Mike Leah    19    Loni Harwood    6    Bart Lybaert    3    Mike McDonald    0
Jason Mercier    19    Maria Ho    6    Brian Rast    2    Patrick Leonard    0
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 16:01:24 PM »
A steady flow of teams have started to come in, making it another record breaking year..
When we first started a few seasons ago we struggled to get going in all honesty, but seems to have grown in popularity.
Think it's hats of to John and his legendary updates that keeps us coming back.
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 10:50:05 AM »
Two days to go!

If you don't have your team sorted yet, you really need to get your thinking boots on.

Previous winners:

2014 - Rob Swindells
2015 - Steve Ball
2016 - Luca Cannella
2017 - Barrie Cullen

Who will be added to that list this year? We had very close finishes for the first few years, with the outcome going down to the final event. Then last year we had a runaway winner who had it all sewn up long before the end. Will there be another runaway winner this time? Or will it be like 2015, when six points covered the top six entrants? The time to enter is now!
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 22:50:57 PM »
Great to see some new faces joining in this year.. good luck to everyone.
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 13:17:22 PM »
Is "Staker" also going to be running this year? Have enjoyed that in previous WSOPs.
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 15:57:02 PM »
when is the deadline?

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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2018, 20:50:32 PM »
when is the deadline?
Hi Paul.. the first event is 11pm our time tonight.
Any players selected after then will not score points until the start of the next event.
 Carl
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018, 21:03:20 PM »
Thanks for all the entries so far - we have smashed our previous highest total. The Series started a while ago with the Casino Employees event, which doesn't affect our competition, followed at 11pm by the $10k NLHE Bounty tournament, which absolutely does. If you haven't yet entered, there is still time to be part of it. Hurry!
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 10:28:57 AM »
OK, the Series has started and Events #1 and #2 are close to conclusion. I'll post everyone's teams later. There have been some strong patterns in the teams, and some imaginative selections. Also some players overlooked who I would have expected to have been chosen by someone, based on their results. There has also been a return for several old favourites who were dumped out last year.

If rumours are to be believed (they are), there are some well-known players who are either playing a light schedule or not taking part at all this year. For the first time, we are allowing substitutions up til Event #10, so if your guys don't show up, all is not lost. However, you don't get any points for cashes made by players before you draft them in.

We are also accepting late entries for a few days. There have traditionally been a couple of people who have missed the cut-off, but we're not known for turning good money away. If you want to have a shot, get your team in ASAP. You won't get points for any cashes they they have already notched but, with 78 events, it probably won't matter too much.

#1 is down to thirteen players, but few, if any, of our selections will have played it. No-one chosen has cashed in it, so we can write that one off. There are six left in #2 and we have had a few cashes. I know you haven't seen the teams yet, but I can tell you that, of those selected, there have been cashes for Bryn Kenney, John Racener, Kenny Hallaert and Marc MacDonnell. We have two players still in - Paul Volpe, who is chip-leader, and Alex Foxen, currently sixth. You know if you have any of those.
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2018, 21:01:20 PM »
Ok folks competition time for a little fun and maybe a small poker related prize to winner..

Right last year Barrie won with an impressive score of 312 points..

So the competition is without going over, the person who can guess  closest to the winning amount of points scored by top team wins.. simple as that.

One guess each and has to be in before Sunday evening 9pm.

Comment here or on FB thread so others can see your answer so no duplicates please.

GO!
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 22:12:19 PM »
I'll try to get the teams posted tomorrow night. I've been travelling and just have a tablet today but I should have a laptop tomorrow evening. Keeps the suspense going. I have received a couple of substitutions, but the initial lists will be the original teams.

Substitutions (max two) are allowed until the start of #10 on Sunday. Any substitutions received after a tournament has begun will not count for that event. This option is meant to help people who have no-shows in their team, rather than being a free-for-all, so no player can be substituted once they have played in any tournament. A player added to a team does not bring any points he has earned in earlier events.

Substitutes and late entries are an experiment this time round. We are interested in feedback on whether you think they are a good idea.
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 22:24:44 PM »
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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2018, 23:50:20 PM »

Dejuante Alexander, runner-up in last year's Millionaire Maker, has tweeted tonight: “I survive reading guys like you, I'm surprised ya'll think ya'll can disguise y'alls truths.”

He has banked $2m in live winnings, including over $750k for the MM. I can confirm that no-one has him in their team. Anybody want to sub him in?

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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2018, 00:27:47 AM »
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Nice one been logged.. good luck
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