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Old 02-06-15, 22:16   #41
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Old 03-06-15, 08:45   #42
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Watched a couple of hours of the 2-7 Triple Draw FT last night and Tuan Le was bossing it from the very first hand. Ended up shipping it and going back to back after winning it last year.
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Old 03-06-15, 08:49   #43
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Also this "Dundalk - Iran" Corbett cashed in the Colossus.

I am pretty sure this is the Corbett, from the Takht-e Suleyman Mountains, in Iran, highest peak 4,700 m. A good player. Chap with a beard ...
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Old 03-06-15, 19:36   #44
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Colossus final table stream with commentary and hole cards starting now.

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Old 03-06-15, 20:59   #45
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Quality 4bet shove from the Belgian there.
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Old 03-06-15, 21:05   #46
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Whilst being a nice soundbite it's kind of an irrelevant complaint isn't it? Either ~11% rake is a correct and fair rake or it isn't. First prize being 6% of the prizepool doesn't really affect the fairness of it. For the same reason that if first prize was 18% it wouldn't make the rake less or more fair.
That is true but it just seems an insane amount of money, they have been criticised I think rightly in the past for making crazy rake if I remember correctly $300,000+ off the Little One for One Drop charity event.
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Old 03-06-15, 21:14   #47
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That is true but it just seems an insane amount of money, they have been criticised I think rightly in the past for making crazy rake if I remember correctly $300,000+ off the Little One for One Drop charity event.
But making money is their business!
11% rake is fair
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Old 03-06-15, 21:15   #48
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If rake is extortionate its a different story altogether but I think "well played" in this scenario
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Old 03-06-15, 21:27   #49
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Horrific fold with the ak suited there
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Old 04-06-15, 01:34   #50
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Anyone see the last hand in the colossus? sick bluff when Garcia is sitting there with a house!


Garcia opens the button to 3,000,000 and McFarland defends his big blind.

He then checks the 4h Qd 2d flop, with Garcia continuing for 4,100,000. McFarland calls.

The 2c pairs the board on the turn. McFarland checks for a second time and Garcia shoots a few looks across the table before cutting out a bet of 8,400,000.

It's McFarland's turn to stare across the table, as he goes into the tank and calls.

The 7d completes the board and a potential flush draw. McFarland checks for a third time.

Garcia fires a third bullet, sized at 17,500,000.

McFarland announces "all-in" and Garcia snap calls, quickly tabling 4c 4d .

McFarland is left shocked, flipping over his own Ad 8h.

The counts were close before the hand began, but after some quick counting by the dealer and staff, it's confirmed that Cord Garcia has McFarland slightly covered and is the 2015 'The Colossus' champion.

He will make $638,880, while McFarland takes home $386,253 for his second place finish.

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Old 04-06-15, 11:08   #51
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If rake is extortionate its a different story altogether but I think "well played" in this scenario
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Old 04-06-15, 12:43   #52
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I agree the payout structure is good for poker but imagine if you did top that field how you would feel!! Perhaps slightly shortchanged to the tune of $500k...


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Old 04-06-15, 13:30   #53
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Wild story coming from the 10k Heads Up

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29...0k-hu-1537175/ - Allegations of Cheating in WSOP 10k HU

Post #7 Where it gets good, Connor Drinnan who lost to the guy posts.
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Old 04-06-15, 13:32   #54
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I agree the payout structure is good for poker but imagine if you did top that field how you would feel!! Perhaps slightly shortchanged to the tune of $500k...
Yeah the $386k for 2nd place in particular feels very low - more so than the $638k 1st place imo
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Old 08-06-15, 16:35   #55
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What's your thoughts on the Colossus winner getting only $639k (5.7% of the prizepool)?

It is 1,130 times your investment but is 5.7% not a tad low for the winner?
There was some noise in the room when the pay outs were announced. Loads and loads of complaints. The Floor took some abuse over it. One lad described as both winning and losing $600k simultaneously.

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Yeah the $386k for 2nd place in particular feels very low - more so than the $638k 1st place imo
I thought that myself when I first saw it.

Has anyone run an Pay scale for a similar sized field in a Stars tournament and seen what it comes out like?

Other than the payouts it was a really fun tournament and really good for Poker as a whole. I dont think Vegas was ready for its success though, I tried to get into a lot of the other tournaments around the strip and was faced with 2 hour+ waits to get in. Even cash games had 40 or 50 people on the waiting list.
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Has anyone run an Pay scale for a similar sized field in a Stars tournament and seen what it comes out like?
COLOSSUS: Runners - 22,374 ; Prizepool - $11,187,000

PositionPayout% of Prizepool
1$638,8805.71%
2$386,2533.45%
3$308,7612.76%
4$234,9272.10%
5$182,3481.63%
6$140,9561.26%
7$109,6320.98%
8$87,8170.78%
9$67,6810.60%

SCOOP 45-L : Runners - 22,164 ; Prizepool - $2,216,400

PositionPayout% of Prizepool
1$221,65310.00%
2$164,7017.43%
3$110,8205.00%
4$88,5654.00%
5$66,4923.00%
6$44,3282.00%
7$31,1401.40%
8$19,9480.90%
9$13,2980.60%
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Old 08-06-15, 19:15   #57
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Had a quick google of WSOP sats out of idle curiosity, I think PP's page being two years out of date says it all really
http://poker.paddypower.com/tournaments/wsop/
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Old 08-06-15, 20:44   #58
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Had a quick google of WSOP sats out of idle curiosity, I think PP's page being two years out of date says it all really
http://poker.paddypower.com/tournaments/wsop/
Paddy power really need to get their act together the site is turning into a bit of a joke
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Old 08-06-15, 22:06   #59
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There was some noise in the room when the pay outs were announced. Loads and loads of complaints. The Floor took some abuse over it. One lad described as both winning and losing $600k simultaneously.

I thought that myself when I first saw it.

Has anyone run an Pay scale for a similar sized field in a Stars tournament and seen what it comes out like?

Other than the payouts it was a really fun tournament and really good for Poker as a whole. I dont think Vegas was ready for its success though, I tried to get into a lot of the other tournaments around the strip and was faced with 2 hour+ waits to get in. Even cash games had 40 or 50 people on the waiting list.
One of the Dutch guys I work with was tweeting about it saying cash games lists were 100 deep on the strip so he ended up going downtown for games.
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Old 08-06-15, 22:10   #60
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Wild story coming from the 10k Heads Up

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29...0k-hu-1537175/ - Allegations of Cheating in WSOP 10k HU

Post #7 Where it gets good, Connor Drinnan who lost to the guy posts.
the capacity of this game to consistently throw up this kind of messing again and again and again never ceases to surprise me

if you think about it HU is super exposed to something like this as if you knew an opponent held an ace you have a really big edge, plus with so many hands you would get a chance to mark the deck relatively quickly
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