Tourney Help. Two hour turbo structure..

Trihonda

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Playing my neighborhood Donkfest tonight. Involves 3 two hour turbos. In the past, they've started with 5/10 blinds, but last game they complained about this. I offered this months host to come up with a better structure, starting with 25/50. Granted, playing a two hour tubo isn't ideal IMHO, but it's what they do. It's typically a single table.

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Here's what I came up with... Pains me to create such drastic levels, but not sure how else to get it around 2 hours:

LevelSBBBTime
1255013Players10
25010013Starting Stacks3000
310020013Chips In Play30000
420040013Starting BB60
540080013Finish Time (hrs)2.17
6600100013
7800160013
81000200013
91500300013
102000400013<-----should finish here
1130006000
1240008000
Tournament Startup10
DenomQuantityValue# Chips
$2512$300120
$10012$1,200120
$5003$1,50030
$1,000 $00
$5,000 $00
$3,000.00
 

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You are right, No matter how you slice it, 2 hours will require a great deal of luck. That said, it can still be fun.
Here is the Blind structure from Binions (Las Vegas) $60 daily tournament. It usually chops after 2.5 hours with T6000 starting stack. You could Start with T4000 and fit it into your 2 hour window. (15 minute levels)

2550
50100
100200
150300
200400
300600
5001000
8001600
10002000
15003000
20004000
30006000
500010000
 

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You are right, No matter how you slice it, 2 hours will require a great deal of luck. That said, it can still be fun.
Here is the Blind structure from Binions (Las Vegas) $60 daily tournament. It usually chops after 2.5 hours with T6000 starting stack. You could Start with T4000 and fit it into your 2 hour window. (15 minute levels)

25
50
50
100
100
200
150
300
200
400
300
600
500
1000
800
1600
1000
2000
1500
3000
2000
4000
3000
6000
5000
10000

I like this structure a little better than the one I suggested. Thanks! Ya, these games are luck fests... But your chances are better if you're a little aggressive up front... Give yourself a buffer for when the blinds ramp up.

However, last month, I was literally down to ONE T25 chip (with blinds at 100/200), and fought my way back for a 2-way chop... Once we got heads up, the other guy explained he was so scared of my run, he agreed to a even chop, despite his chip advantage. THAT run was luck... I had one play, "All in"", "All in", "All in"
 

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Here are a couple of suggestions. Both use 13-minute blind levels and T5000 starting stacks, and should finish no later than L10 (2 hours).


T5000 starting stack
12 x T25
12 x T100
7 x T500
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31 chips = T5000


Structure #1
rd sb bb
L1 50 100
L2 75 150
L3 100 200
L4 150 300
L5 200 400
L6 300 600
L7 400 800
L8 600 1200
L9 800 1600
L10 1200 2400 **
L11 1800 3600
L12 2500 5000
Players start with 50BB and all blind increases are between 33%-50%.

~OR~

Structure #2
rd sb bb
L1 25 50
L2 25 75
L3 50 100
L4 75 150
L5 125 250
L6 200 400
L7 300 600
L8 500 1000
L9 800 1600
L10 1200 2400 **
L11 2000 4000
L12 3000 6000
Players start with 100BB and all blind increases are between 50%-67%.
 
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