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    WSOP 2015 thread

    Thought we might as well have a thread about the WSOP 2015:


    Schedule



    Full Schedule
    Schedule Press release

    Twitter feeds worth following

    @KevMath
    @KevMathWSOP
    @WSOP
    @WSOPLiveAction

    Live Event Updates

    WSOP
    PokerNews


    Colossus Details

    Structure
    Important details

    #2
    Lots of great value side action also at Venetian, Planet Hollywood and Golden Nugget. Some good Guarantees. Always good to know whats going on alongside WSOP for the value hunters.

    Venetian Deepstack III Series

    Planet Hollywood - Goliath Series

    Golden Nugget Grand Series

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      #3
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/nes9gkuogc...2015.xlsx?dl=0

      Good spreadsheet here for anyone heading over, think he updates it if anything new is released.

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        #4
        Originally posted by PokerPiper View Post
        Lots of great value side action also at Venetian, Planet Hollywood and Golden Nugget. Some good Guarantees. Always good to know whats going on alongside WSOP for the value hunters.

        Venetian Deepstack III Series

        Planet Hollywood - Goliath Series

        Golden Nugget Grand Series

        Not to forget Binions Classic, Downtown

        http://www.binions.com/gaming/poker_classic.php
        http://www.pokerinireland.net/

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          #5
          Is anybody planning on being over for the colossus game?

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            #6
            Originally posted by gazman59 View Post
            Is anybody planning on being over for the colossus game?
            Yes. I am heading over on Weds.

            I havent pre booked or anything, should I be worried about it selling out?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Megatron View Post
              Yes. I am heading over on Weds.

              I havent pre booked or anything, should I be worried about it selling out?

              Ah I think we should be ok. I'm in the same boat!

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                #8
                Originally posted by gazman59 View Post
                Ah I think we should be ok. I'm in the same boat!
                I am intending on playing 1b - 1d think I am going to just go and reg for them all as soon as I land on Weds night. I am going to swerve 1a as I reckon its going to be a clusterfuck in terms of seating everyone.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Megatron View Post
                  I am intending on playing 1b - 1d think I am going to just go and reg for them all as soon as I land on Weds night. I am going to swerve 1a as I reckon its going to be a clusterfuck in terms of seating everyone.
                  Sounds like the best thing to do I'm gonna follow your lead when I arrive thurs. Many Irish going over that early?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by gazman59 View Post
                    Sounds like the best thing to do I'm gonna follow your lead when I arrive thurs. Many Irish going over that early?
                    I know of about 12 off the top of my head but I am sure there will be plenty more.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by gazman59 View Post
                      Sounds like the best thing to do I'm gonna follow your lead when I arrive thurs. Many Irish going over that early?
                      Originally posted by Megatron View Post
                      I know of about 12 off the top of my head but I am sure there will be plenty more.
                      Theres a gang going over from JP's. I'm over on June 3rd lads. Slumming it at the Gold Coast. If you're still there lets catch up. GL in the Colossus!!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by PokerPiper View Post
                        Theres a gang going over from JP's. I'm over on June 3rd lads. Slumming it at the Gold Coast. If you're still there lets catch up. GL in the Colossus!!
                        I am slumming it in the 4 queens! Back to Ireland on the 4th so will miss you unless I scoop big and can stay out for longer

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by PokerPiper View Post
                          Theres a gang going over from JP's. I'm over on June 3rd lads. Slumming it at the Gold Coast. If you're still there lets catch up. GL in the Colossus!!
                          Originally posted by Megatron View Post
                          I am slumming it in the 4 queens! Back to Ireland on the 4th so will miss you unless I scoop big and can stay out for longer
                          For sure I'm staying until the 6th anyway

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                            #14
                            The Patrick Leonard blog, #bracelethunting is worth checking out ...

                            http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/17...nting-1508230/

                            SN Pads1161 on Stars, and writes very well about the game.

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                              #15
                              Good luck in it man will be massive. We get over on the 12th June


                              Originally posted by Megatron View Post
                              Yes. I am heading over on Weds.

                              I havent pre booked or anything, should I be worried about it selling out?

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                                #16
                                whats everyone doing regarding buying into trnyes since for some insane reason the god damn casinos in this hell hole wont take my credit card?
                                is everyone eating sh!t with atm fees or carrying/keeping thousands in cash?
                                travellers cheques are a pain to buy also

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                                  #17
                                  Great showing from Marc McDonnell in the $1k Hyper. 5/9 playing for Gold today.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by PokerPiper View Post
                                    Great showing from Marc McDonnell in the $1k Hyper. 5/9 playing for Gold today.
                                    Yeah great stuff Multi gave me a heads up earlier will be available to stream from about 9:30 tonight over HERE

                                    Last edited by tylerdurden94; 01-06-15, 20:23. Reason: updated link
                                    "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                      #19
                                      Payouts?

                                      Gl Marc!

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by jbravado View Post
                                        Payouts?

                                        Gl Marc!
                                        "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                          #21
                                          Link I posted earlier was for videos and not the live stream will be underway in about 7 minutes which can be viewed HERE
                                          "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                            Yeah great stuff Multi gave me a heads up earlier will be available to stream from about 9:30 tonight over HERE

                                            Looks like Mark M is down to the final 4.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by colm_leche View Post
                                              Looks like Mark M is down to the final 4.
                                              Now 3rd place locked up minimum.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by TM2204 View Post
                                                Now 3rd place locked up minimum.
                                                Now 2nd locked up minimum ...

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                                                  #25
                                                  HU.... GL man

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                                                    #26
                                                    Whatever happens HU what a hero, wd Marc

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                                                      #27
                                                      Go on maccer see it home now you can taste it gl
                                                      location green and yellow stretford end

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                                                        #28
                                                        2nd place is fantastic, played great Marc.

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                                                          #29
                                                          Hopefully the start of a long & fruitful thread!

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                                                            #30
                                                            Super stuff from Marc pretty sweet score, was out one of the nights with them last year can imagine something like this again

                                                            "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                                              #31
                                                              Also this "Dundalk - Iran" Corbett cashed in the Colossus.

                                                              "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                                                #32
                                                                Cheers lads was some craic, was delighted tbh couldn't even look at the bracelet when they out it on the table. Support was amazing and really hope one day I can do the business. Plenty of chances left for everyone and if anyone is in Vegas get in touch somehow be a good night out at least. Back to work Wednesday in the 6max.

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                                                                  #33
                                                                  Originally posted by AKQJ10 View Post
                                                                  Cheers lads was some craic, was delighted tbh couldn't even look at the bracelet when they out it on the table. Support was amazing and really hope one day I can do the business. Plenty of chances left for everyone and if anyone is in Vegas get in touch somehow be a good night out at least. Back to work Wednesday in the 6max.
                                                                  Well done, fantastic score. Good luck to you and the rest of the Irish lads over the rest of the trip.
                                                                  No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                                    #34
                                                                    Really enjoyed watching this last night. Can we have some more Irish in a FT please.

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                                                                      #35
                                                                      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?

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                                                                        #36
                                                                        You can see it is good business for the WSOP - giving more players potential buyins for more events with the very flat payout jumps and volume of cashers. If it was not an advertised payout structure beforehand the pro's are right to be upset about it - but the only likely repercussion will be that the pro's will put it on their miss list for the schedule next year - which actually makes it more attractive to play imo.

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                                                                          #37
                                                                          Originally posted by Flushdraw View Post
                                                                          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?
                                                                          What do you think about the $1,400,000+ in rake they generated from it? This is from an article on PokerNews -

                                                                          The biggest complaint appears to be the fact the WSOP took $65 in rake from each of the 22,374 entries, amounting to $1,454,310 and more than twice what the winner will take home.
                                                                          "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                                                            #38
                                                                            Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                                            What do you think about the $1,400,000+ in rake they generated from it? -

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                                                                              #39
                                                                              Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                                              What do you think about the $1,400,000+ in rake they generated from it? This is from an article on PokerNews -
                                                                              The biggest complaint appears to be the fact the WSOP took $65 in rake from each of the 22,374 entries, amounting to $1,454,310 and more than twice what the winner will take home.
                                                                              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.

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                                                                                #40
                                                                                don't really get the hate for the Colossus payout tbh. When there's 23,000 people paying rake for one event, that rake is naturally going to be pretty high. As for 6% only going to first place, I don't really have a problem with it. It's good for the Rio and WSOP to have flat payout structures for obvious reasons, but it's actually good for the poker economy in general too.
                                                                                Poker Podcast Playlist

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                                                                                  #41
                                                                                  Originally posted by TheDrunkenOne View Post
                                                                                  [IMG][/IMG]


                                                                                  Love it

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                                                                                    #42
                                                                                    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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                                                                                      #43
                                                                                      Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                                                      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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                                                                                        #44
                                                                                        Colossus final table stream with commentary and hole cards starting now.

                                                                                        http://www.twitch.tv/wsopreplaystream

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                                                                                          #45
                                                                                          Quality 4bet shove from the Belgian there.

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                                                                                            #46
                                                                                            Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
                                                                                            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.
                                                                                            "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                                                                              #47
                                                                                              Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                                                              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
                                                                                              Profit

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                                                                                                #48
                                                                                                If rake is extortionate its a different story altogether but I think "well played" in this scenario

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                                                                                                  #49
                                                                                                  Horrific fold with the ak suited there

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                                                                                                    #50
                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                      #51
                                                                                                      Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                                                                                                      If rake is extortionate its a different story altogether but I think "well played" in this scenario
                                                                                                      Mos def.
                                                                                                      "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                                                                                        #52
                                                                                                        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...


                                                                                                        Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                                                                        Mos def.

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                                                                                                          #53
                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                            #54
                                                                                                            Originally posted by japeye View Post
                                                                                                            He will make $638,880, while McFarland takes home $386,253 for his second place finish.
                                                                                                            Originally posted by Irisheman View Post
                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                              #55
                                                                                                              Originally posted by Flushdraw View Post
                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                              Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                #56
                                                                                                                Originally posted by Megatron View Post
                                                                                                                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

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

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                                                                                                                  #57
                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                    #58
                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                      #59
                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Megatron View Post
                                                                                                                      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.
                                                                                                                      "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                                                                                                        #60
                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Laois Hammer View Post
                                                                                                                        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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