Berzerkr Island - 17-21 October

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A few items caught my eye...
  • Depending on who is giving the hugs, I may be playing for 4th.
  • Most Bounties - There is a strong possibility for a tie here. Are the bounty chips split amongst all tied or is there a tiebreaker?
  • Bad Beat Jackpot - is this the best losing hand over the course of the weekend, or is it a set bad beat, with the first to claim getting the prize? Is it limited to just Holdem; or Holdem, Omaha, and Pineapple; or any/all circus games?
  • Will pay 5 places if more than ___ entries. Fill in the blank.
  • Most Buy-in award - is that most buy-ins in total value, or total number of reloads?
  • Bounties of differing amounts. I'm not sure how that works. Different bounty chips?
  • I'm never going to give my seal of approval when there is a 1x/3x blind level, but it has become common the last few years in PCF events.
  • Berzerk Bounty structure: Blind increases are really slight in the middle: 800/1600 to 900/1800 is only a 13% increase. The next level is an 11% increase. Then you are whalloped with a 50% increase.
  • 55 chips in the Main Event starting stack makes me happy. :)
 

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Will look over good points and fix
A few items caught my eye...
  • Depending on who is giving the hugs, I may be playing for 4th.
  • Most Bounties - There is a strong possibility for a tie here. Are the bounty chips split amongst all tied or is there a tiebreaker?
  • Bad Beat Jackpot - is this the best losing hand over the course of the weekend, or is it a set bad beat, with the first to claim getting the prize? Is it limited to just Holdem; or Holdem, Omaha, and Pineapple; or any/all circus games?
  • Will pay 5 places if more than ___ entries. Fill in the blank.
  • Most Buy-in award - is that most buy-ins in total value, or total number of reloads?
  • Bounties of differing amounts. I'm not sure how that works. Different bounty chips?
  • I'm never going to give my seal of approval when there is a 1x/3x blind level, but it has become common the last few years in PCF events.
  • Berzerk Bounty structure: Blind increases are really slight in the middle: 800/1600 to 900/1800 is only a 13% increase. The next level is an 11% increase. Then you are whalloped with a 50% increase.
  • 55 chips in the Main Event starting stack makes me happy. :)
 

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So these days Im confirming the locals. We have few locals that want to play every day and other that just want to play one. As things stands there are always going to be two tables and sometimes three.
One texas table and One mixed table.

We have the current Icelandic champion of Texas Holdem coming and some other fun players ;)

Is anyone available to fix the structures for me ?
 

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A few items caught my eye...
  • Depending on who is giving the hugs, I may be playing for 4th. - ME ;)
  • Most Bounties - There is a strong possibility for a tie here. Are the bounty chips split amongst all tied or is there a tiebreaker? - In case of tie, the person who lasted shorter wins, that is rewarding aggressive play
  • Bad Beat Jackpot - is this the best losing hand over the course of the weekend, or is it a set bad beat, with the first to claim getting the prize? Is it limited to just Holdem; or Holdem, Omaha, and Pineapple; or any/all circus games? Worst bad beat of the weekend all games
  • Will pay 5 places if more than ___ entries. Fill in the blank. - 22
  • Most Buy-in award - is that most buy-ins in total value, or total number of reloads? Total number of buyins not amount
  • Bounties of differing amounts. I'm not sure how that works. Different bounty chips? - You get a bounty chip and a cash game chip based on its worth.
  • I'm never going to give my seal of approval when there is a 1x/3x blind level, but it has become common the last few years in PCF events.
  • Berzerk Bounty structure: Blind increases are really slight in the middle: 800/1600 to 900/1800 is only a 13% increase. The next level is an 11% increase. Then you are whalloped with a 50% increase. - I will go over the blind structure all together.
  • 55 chips in the Main Event starting stack makes me happy. :)
 

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Not exactly sure of your available chips, but I think this would work for the Berzerk Bounty...
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Notes:
  • 25 minute Blinds, 15 minute breaks
  • Small Blinds in red are more than 1/2 BB (important note if you use tournament software that fills in the blanks).
  • Colors in the blinds indicate smallest denom on the table (Black 100 / Purple 500 / Yellow 1000 / Brown 5000)
  • Color-ups occur with breaks.
  • Estimate 8 hours, 18 minutes, including breaks and reasonable clock stoppages when breaking down tables with 20 players and 33% rebuying once. Multiple rebuys will push it later, but I don't have a spreadsheet for that. :oops:
Edit: The T500s should be taken off during break. Even though they aren't necessary at level 15, I find it more convenient to leave them until a break.
 
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So these days Im confirming the locals. We have few locals that want to play every day and other that just want to play one. As things stands there are always going to be two tables and sometimes three.
One texas table and One mixed table.

We have the current Icelandic champion of Texas Holdem coming and some other fun players ;)

Is anyone available to fix the structures for me ?
LV. SB/BB
1. 500/500
2. 500/1000
3. 1000/2000
4. 1500/3000
5. 2000/4000
6. 3000/6000
7. 4000/8000
8. 6000/12000
9. 8000/16000
10. 10000/20000
11. 15000/30000
12. 20000/40000
13. 30000/60000
14. 40000/80000
15. 50000/100000
16. 75000/150000
17. 100000/200000
18. 150000/300000
19. 200000/400000
20. 300000/600000
21. 400000/800000
22. 600000/1200000
23. 800000/1600000
23. 1000000/2000000

Assuming minimum of 20 participants, event ends @ BB: 200,000
 
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LV. SB/BB
1. 500/500
2. 500/1000
3. 1000/2000
4. 1500/3000
5. 2000/4000
6. 3000/6000
7. 4000/8000
8. 6000/12000
9. 8000/16000
10. 10000/20000
11. 15000/30000
12. 20000/40000
13. 30000/60000
14. 40000/80000
15. 50000/100000
16. 75000/150000
17. 100000/200000
18. 150000/300000
19. 200000/400000
20. 300000/600000
21. 400000/800000
22. 600000/1200000
23. 800000/1600000
23. 1000000/2000000

Assuming minimum of 20 participants, event ends @ BB: 200,000
I like switching my 12k-24k level to a 10k-20k level, as it allows for coloring up the T1000 at the 4 hour break.

However, the tournament (T300,000) with an estimated 20 players and rebuys would end after the T200,000 level, In fact your endgame has 2 50% jumps right after the money bubble breaks. I would spread them out, keep the T5000s on the table longer, and replicate the blind levels 4k-8k thru 10k-40k, but now 10x larger.
Screenshot 2018-10-12 07.11.52.png


I estimate the tournament ending around the mid to late T200.000 / T400.000 level.
 
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I like switching my 12k-24k level to a 10k-20k level, as it allows for coloring up the T1000 at the 4 hour break.

However, the tournament (T300,000) with an estimated 20 players and rebuys would end after the T200,000 level, In fact your endgame has 2 50% jumps right after the money bubble breaks. I would spread them out, keep the T5000s on the table longer, and replicate the blind levels 4k-8k thru 10k-40k, but now 10x larger.
View attachment 206916

I estimate the tournament ending around the mid to late T200.000 / T400.000 level.
Out of curiosity is there a quick rule of thumb for estimating end times based on starting stacks and blind levels?
 
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