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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #165 on: July 15, 2018, 02:58:21 AM »
"I've got some old guy on my table in the Main. Shouldn't be too much trouble."




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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #166 on: July 15, 2018, 12:16:08 PM »
Event 76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Winner          Brian Hastings
Runners          354
Paid          54
Final Table          8

Player          Position          Points         
Brian Hastings          1          25         
John Hennigan          11          1         
Jeff Lisandro          18          1         
Dan Heimiller          26          1         
Brock Parker          35          1         
Ben Yu          53          1         

Selector    Points               Selector    Points
Carl 2    25               Jo 1    1
Simon L    2               Jo 2    1
Adam    1               John 1    1
Aneurin    1               John 2    1
Barrie 1    1               Jordan    1
Chris H 1    1               Karen    1
Chris H 2    1               Nic 1    1
Craig 1    1               Paul    1
English Tom 1    1               Paxo 1    1
English Tom 2    1               Simon B    1
Gareth    1               Suzanne    1
Glenn 1    1               Tommy    1
Glenn 2    1               Vince 1    1
Jake    1                  

No, No, No!

As if things weren't bad enough! Trump, Brexit, a Chicken Song winning the Eurovision and now - Carl shoots into a sudden lead near the finishing line. And he does it courtesy of Brian Hastings. Can anything else go wrong?

Craig could have had lots of points too, but Hennigan fell just before the final.

There are still some events left, so there is still hope (which probably just makes it worse).

I can't bear to show a photo of Hastings' smug mug. Here's one of the other finalists:


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« Reply #167 on: July 15, 2018, 13:32:09 PM »
Event 77: $50,000 Big Blind Antes No Limit Hold'em High Roller
Winner          Ben Yu
Runners          128
Paid          20
Final Table          9

Player          Position          Points          
Ben Yu          1          25          
Nick Petrangelo          3          15          
Isaac Haxton          4          12          
Igor Kurganov          5          10          
John Racener          7          6          
Jake Schindler          8          4          
Benjamin Pollak          10          1          
Jason Koon          11          1          
Ryan Riess          12          1          
Stefan Schillhabel          17          1          

Selector    Points              Selector    Points
Suzanne    37              Paul    25
Adam    31              Paxo 1    25
Barrie 1    31              Simon B    25
Chris H 1    31              Simon L    25
English Tom 1    31              Vince 1    25
Glenn 1    31              Justin    16
Jake    31              Stuart    15
Jo 1    31              Dave    10
Tommy    31              Craig 1    6
Glenn 2    26              Debbie    6
John 1    26              Del    6
Aneurin    25              Jon    6
Chris H 2    25              Luca 1    6
Jo 2    25              Richard    6
John 2    25              Barrie 2    4
Jordan    25              Brian    2
Karen    25              Nathan    1
Nic 1    25                  

Petrangelo and Elio Fox narrowly missed second bracelets of the year as Yu outlasted everyone to record 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed finishes this Summer.

Tonnes of points as this tournament beats the record for our scoringest ever, with 721 points shared out. We've never had so many players on a final table.

Suzanne included Yu and Haxton and finished with top score. Of the leaders, Barrie, Paxo and ChrisH scored big, but Craig didn't get many and Carl whiffed entirely. Actually, Craig isn't one of the leaders any more, dropping to 11th as he runs out of stamina and the field overtakes him. This result also brought Adam into late contention but the big news is that Barrie has retaken the overall lead and is now favourite to retain the title he won last year!


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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #168 on: July 15, 2018, 13:54:58 PM »
Event 65: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event
Winner          John Cynn
Runners          7874
Paid          1182
Final Table          9

Player          Position          Points         
Joe Cada          5          10         
Benjamin Pollak          42          1         
James Obst          46          1         
Shaun Deeb          105          1         
Cliff Josephy          123          1         
Antonio Esfandiari          132          1         
Paul Volpe          142          1         
Ben Yu          150          1         
Chris Bjorin          253          1         
Chris Moorman          273          1         
Jake Schindler          293          1         
Darren Elias          367          1         
Liv Boeree          379          1         
Jonathan Duhamel          409          1         
Dan Heimiller          438          1         
Ian Johns          445          1         
Kristen Bicknell          492          1         
Phil Ivey          547          1         
Shawn Buchanan          559          1         
Jonathan Tamayo          641          1         
Chris Klodnicki          798          1         
Barry Greenstein          834          1         
Marc MacDonnell          854          1         
Ryan Laplante          1088          1         
Scott Clements          1102          1         

Selector    Points               Selector    Points
Debbie    13               English Tom 1    2
Chris H 2    5               Gareth    2
Simon L    5               Glenn 1    2
John 1    4               Glenn 2    2
Karen    4               Irish Tom 1    2
Paxo 1    4               Jake    2
Adam    3               James 2    2
Barrie 1    3               Jo 1    2
Barrie 2    3               Joe    2
Chris K    3               John 2    2
Craig 1    3               Luca 1    2
English Tom 2    3               Nic 1    2
Jo 2    3               Paxo 2    2
Jordan    3               Vince 1    2
Nathan    3               Vince 2    2
Paul    3               Brian    1
Rob    3               Carl 1    1
Stephen 2    3               Chris B    1
Suzanne    3               Craig 2    1
Tommy    3               James 1    1
Aneurin    2               Jon    1
Carl 2    2               Justin    1
Chris H 1    2               Luca 2    1
Dave    2               Simon B    1
Derek    2               Stephen 1    1


Debbie showed that class comes out at the most crucial time, with her late addition of Cada to her team, and was the only one to have a significant score from the Main.

Almost everyone managed to get a point or two somewhere, with 50 of the 55 teams recording a result. It would be a bit mean to identify the few who couldn't manage to do so, so I'll spare their blushes. I hope Del, IrishTom, Nic, Richard and Stuart appreciate it.
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« Reply #169 on: July 15, 2018, 14:05:27 PM »
Scores on the doors with two results to come.

Barrie is on top, but #78 is going to be another monster-pointer.

This is going to the wire!


Points After 77 Events (not including #75)

Selector    Points               Selector    Points
Barrie 1    319               Stephen 2    206
Paxo 1    308               Aneurin    200
Chris H 2    303               Luca 2    200
Carl 2    302               Vince 2    195
Adam    299               Stephen 1    194
Jo 2    291               John 2    190
Paul    289               Richard    183
Jo 1    287               Rob    182
Jordan    287               Suzanne    181
Vince 1    281               Derek    177
Craig 1    280               Carl 1    175
Jake    272               Karen    175
Tommy    267               James 1    171
Simon L    263               Stuart    168
Debbie    255               Chris B    164
Glenn 1    251               Gareth    162
English Tom 2    245               Craig 2    158
Nathan    241               James 2    154
Nic 1    239               Jon    154
Chris K    238               Brian    140
Luca 1    233               Joe    138
English Tom 1    232               Paxo 2    131
Simon B    230               Dave    130
Chris H 1    228               Irish Tom 2    123
Del    219               Justin    107
Glenn 2    214               Nic 2    83
John 1    212               Irish Tom 1    78
Barrie 2    207                  
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« Reply #170 on: July 15, 2018, 15:26:43 PM »

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« Reply #171 on: July 17, 2018, 00:59:06 AM »
Event 75: $1,500 The Closer No Limit Hold'em
Winner          Joe Cada
Runners          3120
Paid          457
Final Table          9

Player          Position          Points          
Joe Cada          1          25          
Jonathan Tamayo          28          1          
Martin Jacobson          34          1          
Bertrand Grospellier          52          1          
Rep Porter          85          1          
Mohsin Charania          99          1          
Jeff Gross          109          1          
Brandon Shack-Harris          122          1          
Chris Ferguson          137          1          
Dan Heimiller          142          1          
Matt Glantz          146          1          
John Hennigan          159          1          
Adam Owen          177          1          
Kristen Bicknell          186          1          
Chris Moorman          188          1          
Niall Farrell          197          1          
JC Tran          200          1          
Benny Glaser          212          1          
Brock Parker          223          1          
Jesse Martin          231          1          
Joseph Cheong          254          1          
Esther Taylor-Brady          263          1          
Shaun Deeb          320          1          
Alex Foxen          326          1          
Mike Leah          336          1          
Kenny Hallaert          351          1          
Matt Stout          376          1          
Phil Hellmuth          385          1          
Chris Klodnicki          412          1          

Selector    Points              Selector    Points
Debbie    28              Suzanne    3
Simon L    6              Chris B    3
James 1    6              Craig 2    3
Jo 2    5              Jon    3
English Tom 2    5              Joe    3
Nic 1    5              Barrie 1    2
Barrie 2    5              Jordan    2
Gareth    5              Craig 1    2
Chris H 2    4              Jake    2
Adam    4              Nathan    2
Paul    4              Chris K    2
Tommy    4              English Tom 1    2
John 1    4              Simon B    2
Richard    4              Glenn 2    2
Rob    4              Stephen 2    2
James 2    4              Luca 2    2
Irish Tom 2    4              Stephen 1    2
Irish Tom 1    4              Carl 1    2
Paxo 1    3              Stuart    2
Carl 2    3              Brian    2
Jo 1    3              Paxo 2    2
Vince 1    3              Dave    2
Chris H 1    3              Glenn 1    1
Del    3              Luca 1    1
Aneurin    3              Derek    1
Vince 2    3              Nic 2    1
John 2    3                  

We had a lot of players scoring in this, but they were all just for one point each, with one exception. Can you spot which player I'm talking about?

Cada rounded off an already-incredible Summer by winning his second bracelet of the Series. As $1,500 events go, this one attracted a helluva lot of pro players. Maybe they had nothing else to play if they were out of the Main.

And Debbie crushed it again, showing what a good decision her Cada draft was.
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« Reply #172 on: July 17, 2018, 03:34:10 AM »
The points entering the final event are as below. There have been a few small adjustments due to some one-point results missed along the way. Thanks to Vince for his help there. I spent most of tonight thinking there would need to be some major changes, as the WSOP site is showing lots of cashes for #45 which I hadn't included. After a long time, I realised that there is a screw-up on the site. The results down to position 113 are as they were before but, from 114 onwards, they are now a copy of #75. Hendon Mob is showing the results of #45 as we have them.

Barrie has a small lead that may be decisive, but it just takes one cash to overtake him. So who can win? Barrie has no players on the One Drop final table, so is vulnerable to any of the other leaders who do. Second-placed Paxo has none either, so he can't win. ChrisH has short-stacked Ivey on his team, and needs him to finish at least 3rd to snatch the win. Carl has Dan Smith, so he needs a top-two result, as well as not finishing below Ivey. None of the others near the top have enough (or any) players remaining.

At the other end, IrishTom has sewn up bottom place with a tournament to spare, as he has no-one remaining in it. Was there ever any doubt?

Points After 77 Events

Selector    Points               Selector    Points
Barrie 1    321               Stephen 2    209
Paxo 1    311               Aneurin    203
Chris H 2    307               Luca 2    202
Carl 2    305               Vince 2    198
Adam    303               Stephen 1    196
Jo 2    296               John 2    194
Paul    293               Richard    187
Jo 1    290               Rob    187
Jordan    289               Suzanne    184
Vince 1    284               Derek    179
Debbie    283               James 1    177
Craig 1    282               Carl 1    177
Jake    274               Karen    175
Simon L    271               Stuart    170
Tommy    271               Gareth    168
Glenn 1    253               Chris B    167
English Tom 2    250               Craig 2    161
Nic 1    244               James 2    158
Nathan    244               Jon    157
Chris K    240               Brian    142
English Tom 1    238               Joe    141
Luca 1    235               Paxo 2    134
Simon B    232               Dave    133
Chris H 1    231               Irish Tom 2    127
Del    222               Justin    107
John 1    216               Nic 2    86
Glenn 2    216               Irish Tom 1    82
Barrie 2    213                  
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« Reply #173 on: July 17, 2018, 21:57:51 PM »
It's the final countdown - and we still don't know who is going to win. In fact, we don't know any of the top three positions, though we know that Barrie will fill one of them, but not which one.

There are only six players still in the tournament, and we have just three of them on our teams, so the possible results should be fairly straightforward, right? Not so - a vast number of outcomes are still possible.

We have a piece of Bonomo, Holz and Smith. Justin has all three of them, so could have a record-breaking tournament (he also has Ivey, so it could have been even more), but he can't challenge the leaders.

The current top three (Barrie, Paxo and ChrisH) don't have any players left, so are sitting ducks for the sharp-shooters below. Barrie is in pole position on 321 points, looking likely to retain his title, but Carl (currently 4th) will knock him off his perch if Dan Smith wins or finishes second. Carl is guaranteed to secure 2nd place if Smith lasts one more place and cashes in the tournament, as that will give him a minimum of 315.

If Bonomo wins and secures 25 points for his backers, Jordan will leap from 289 into 2nd place on 314, above Chris H, who is stranded on 307. Not only that, but Chris wouldn't even be 4th or 5th, because Vince and Debbie are currently on 284 and 283, so would also squeak in above him to 309 and 308. All that is dependant on Smith being next out, though, because otherwise Carl will jump over them all into 2nd and the others will all move down one place.

A runner-up spot for Bonomo would see Jordan tie with Chris for 3rd (or 4th) on 307, with Vince and Debbie slipping into 6th and 7th. Jordan will finish 5th if JB gets 3rd and 6th if Justin bags 4th or 5th. Vince and Debbie...oh, I can't be bothered.

Got all that? Simple really.

But who'd have thought that at this stage so much would still be up in the air?
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« Reply #174 on: July 18, 2018, 16:34:19 PM »
I'll put up the details of #78 in a bit but, in the meantime, I can post the overall final result.

The scores have been checked and verified by our independent adjudicators and the results are as follows:

Selector    Points               Selector    Points
Barrie 1    324               Glenn 2    216
Carl 2    322               John 1    216
Jordan    316               Barrie 2    213
Paxo 1    313               Rob    213
Vince 1    312               Stuart    211
Chris H 2    309               Stephen 2    210
Debbie    309               Suzanne    209
Adam    304               Derek    205
Jo 2    297               Aneurin    203
Paul    293               Carl 1    203
Jo 1    291               Jon    197
Craig 1    282               Gareth    194
Glenn 1    278               John 2    194
Jake    274               Richard    189
Simon L    272               James 1    178
Tommy    271               Karen    176
Nathan    270               Chris B    168
Luca 1    261               Brian    167
Simon B    258               Justin    165
Chris K    256               Craig 2    162
English Tom 2    251               James 2    159
Del    248               Joe    144
Nic 1    245               Paxo 2    135
English Tom 1    238               Dave    133
Chris H 1    232               Irish Tom 2    128
Luca 2    228               Nic 2    111
Stephen 1    223               Irish Tom 1    82
Vince 2    217                  
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« Reply #175 on: July 18, 2018, 18:06:01 PM »
Event 78: $1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop No Limit Hold'em
Winner          Justin Bonomo
Runners          27
Paid          5
Final Table          9

Player          Position          Points          
Justin Bonomo          1          25          
Fedor Holz          2          18          
Dan Smith          3          15          

Selector    Points              Selector    Points
Justin    58              Luca 2    25
Jon    40              Nathan    25
Stuart    40              Nic 2    25
Brian    25              Rob    25
Carl 1    25              Simon B    25
Debbie    25              Stephen 1    25
Del    25              Suzanne    25
Derek    25              Vince 1    25
Gareth    25              Vince 2    18
Glenn 1    25              Carl 2    15
Jordan    25              Chris K    15
Luca 1    25                  


After an exciting finish, Bonomo brought it home to make Barrie our champion for the second year is a row. Holz had a big lead over Smith and Bonomo when it was three-handed and extended it but, eventually, Bonomo fought his way back and Smith was eliminated, which was all Barrie need to see off Carl's challenge. The Heads-Up still mattered, though, as Jordan needed Bonomo to win to jump up to 3rd place.

It seems that this may be the last $1m event, as interest has waned and only 27 players showed up in the end, despite a few other promises (and $50k deposits forfeited). Even Guy Laliberte didn't play his own tournament.

So why aren't fewer players taking part? Firstly, Laliberte had a major falling-out with the Macau players when he refused to cover $4m lost by a player he introduced to their game, so they didn't come.

Some of the squillionaire businessmen who played before didn't take kindly to how they were treated. They know they are at a skill disadvantage but some of the professionals barely disguised that they saw them as donators. The professionals are all staked for most of the buy-in and, worst of all, they are all swapping percentages with each other "to reduce variance". The amateurs found themselves playing against a team, who were highly skilled anyway, so a lot of them didn't bother to come back. Laliberte apparently didn't tap up his mates or play himself for this reason.

And the pro players were down too, perhaps partly because the amateurs were fewer, but it seems some of them couldn't raise the staking. Most of them aren't so wealthy that they can toss in $1m on their own account.

Those professionals who did play were largely passing the money around. Sure, there is an amount being taken out of the prize-pool, but there was no rake on the tournament and they expect one of themselves to win, and others to fill most of the prize places, so they'll get it back and bump up their lifetime records etc in an artificial game. Ending Day 2 on the bubble made the situation worse, as there can't be any doubt that more business was done between the team and others before Day 3.

When the final three went on a break, the microphones picked them up discussing a deal before they were clear of the tournament area, and they concluded it quickly. It is believed they just went with ICM, giving $7.6m to Holz, $7.1m to Bonomo and $5.3m to Smith, leaving no cash to be played for - just the bracelet and the phony record. And then the cash was redistributed again, depending on their individual arrangements.

Ooh, got a bit carried away there. In short, don't expect another.

Justin posted the highest score ever achieved by a selector in a single tournament, having the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places covered. He's obviously part of the conspiracy.

5th place - Portsmouth Snooker Club £10 rebuy

Liz Lieu borrowed my pen - 01/06/2013

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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #176 on: March 11, 2019, 14:15:36 PM »
BUMP..

I will be running this again as normal, plenty of time still as series starts end of May..

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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #177 on: April 26, 2019, 11:26:08 AM »
For those who can't get enough WSOP Fantasy pools: I'm running the one for 2+2 this year. I've been at the WCOAP all week so should have mentioned this earlier for those who wanted to enter without the hassle of sending money via a 3rd party.
Anyway, if interested, visit 2+2 "Puzzles and Other Games".
I didn't realize you guys had a pool as well. I'm sure I'll enter this year if Paypal allows me to send pounds without too big of a fee.

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Re: 2018 WSOP Fantasy poker league..
« Reply #178 on: May 22, 2019, 13:47:20 PM »
Not running a fantasy pool this year? I don't see it anywhere.
The 2+2 pool is running this year for those that follow the WSOP.