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nbrun

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Hey PCF,

Need help with a structure for my year-end main event game! I will share our regular season game and hopefully you can translate it into a Main Event Game!

For background; this is what we currently do and how we run it.
Usually 15 players:
20k Starting Stack
3x - 10k rebuys (any unused rebuys can be purchased at the cutoff - So everybody typically gets 50k in chips eventually)
Game usually lasts 4.5 hours.
20 Min levels that starts at 100/200 and only doubles once.

Main Event Game will have 8 players MAX.
Would like a bigger starting stack for perception purposes. Possibly start at 40K-50K stacks. (Chip denoms are not an issue)
Would like rebuys in some manner - Potentially the 3x rebuy max and buying up at the cutoff as everyone is already used to that.
Would like the game to last about 6-8 hours as stated - Want it to be a slow meticulous game with lots of room.
Would like 45min/1H for a BBQ Dinner break

We have played 10 regular season games and the top 8 have qualified for a chair at the main event!

Please share your advice on structure!

Thanks!!
 
Very similar to our league (17 seasons), which features nine 20k re-buy tournanents capped off with a 9-hour big-stack freeze-out Championship Tournament free-roll for the top 8 players.

I would advise against using a re-buy format for the Championship, as players have reached the 'big game' -- time to put on the big boy pants and play without a parachute.

8 players, 300k starting stacks, 25-minute levels
(T500-base, 10/10/7/10 = 300bb with 500/1000)

L1 500 1000
L2 500 1500
L3 1000 2000
L4 1500 3000
~ break, remove T500 chips
L5 2000 4000
L6 3000 6000
L7 4000 8000
L8 6000 12,000
L9 8000 16,000
~ break, remove T1000 chips
L10 10,000 20,000
L11 15,000 30,000
L12 20,000 40,000
L13 30,000 60,000
L14 40,000 80,000
L15 60,000 120,000 ***eot***
L16 80,000 160,000

Event should finish no later than L15, or 6:15 total playing time plus the two breaks. You can combine your longer dinner break with either color-up.

For 8 players, you will need:
80 x T500
80 x T1000
80 x T5000 (24x for color-ups)
80 x T25000
 
Very similar to our league (17 seasons), which features nine 20k re-buy tournanents capped off with a 9-hour big-stack freeze-out Championship Tournament free-roll for the top 8 players.

I would advise against using a re-buy format for the Championship, as players have reached the 'big game' -- time to put on the big boy pants and play without a parachute.

8 players, 300k starting stacks, 25-minute levels
(T500-base, 10/10/7/10 = 300bb with 500/1000)

L1 500 1000
L2 500 1500
L3 1000 2000
L4 1500 3000
~ break, remove T500 chips
L5 2000 4000
L6 3000 6000
L7 4000 8000
L8 6000 12,000
L9 8000 16,000
~ break, remove T1000 chips
L10 10,000 20,000
L11 15,000 30,000
L12 20,000 40,000
L13 30,000 60,000
L14 40,000 80,000
L15 60,000 120,000 ***eot***
L16 80,000 160,000

Event should finish no later than L15, or 6:15 total playing time plus the two breaks. You can combine your longer dinner break with either color-up.

For 8 players, you will need:
80 x T500
80 x T1000
80 x T5000 (24x for color-ups)
80 x T25000
How do you fund your Freeroll? We've done add-ons during the season, with that $$ funding the Freeroll. Wondering if there's a better way.
 
How do you fund your Freeroll? We've done add-ons during the season, with that $$ funding the Freeroll. Wondering if there's a better way.
We pull $5 per $60 entry (which also includes $5 bounty and $5 dealer fee) and $5 per $50 re-buy from each tournament. There is also a one-time $10 league registration fee up front which covers playing cards with the balance going towards the finals pool.

There is usually around $800+ in the finals pool, which covers trophy, dinner, and top 3 cash prizes.
 
Very similar to our league (17 seasons), which features nine 20k re-buy tournanents capped off with a 9-hour big-stack freeze-out Championship Tournament free-roll for the top 8 players.

I would advise against using a re-buy format for the Championship, as players have reached the 'big game' -- time to put on the big boy pants and play without a parachute.

8 players, 300k starting stacks, 25-minute levels
(T500-base, 10/10/7/10 = 300bb with 500/1000)

L1 500 1000
L2 500 1500
L3 1000 2000
L4 1500 3000
~ break, remove T500 chips
L5 2000 4000
L6 3000 6000
L7 4000 8000
L8 6000 12,000
L9 8000 16,000
~ break, remove T1000 chips
L10 10,000 20,000
L11 15,000 30,000
L12 20,000 40,000
L13 30,000 60,000
L14 40,000 80,000
L15 60,000 120,000 ***eot***
L16 80,000 160,000

Event should finish no later than L15, or 6:15 total playing time plus the two breaks. You can combine your longer dinner break with either color-up.

For 8 players, you will need:
80 x T500
80 x T1000
80 x T5000 (24x for color-ups)
80 x T25000
Hey BGinGA! I was hoping you would reply XD

I really like your setup! It does sound very similar to our league as well!

I know I stated above that chipset isnt an issue, but with stacks this big, I do not have 80x T25000.


I have 200x (500s,1000,5000) and then 6x 25k Plaques and 4x 100k plaques (These were just given to me recently as we havent played big-stack games yet).

Is there a way to alter your schedule slightly to accommodate my chipset and potentially use these plaques for color-ups? (I know not ideal)

Otherwise, I like the BB starting stack and 25-min levels opposed to my 20 min regular season games!

Thanks,
 
With a 200/200/200/6/4 T500-base chip set available for 8 players, I'd do the following:

• 150k starting stacks of 24/23/23
• add L1 500/500 starting blinds (300bb)
• T500 color-up (96k): 3x T25k and 5x T5000
• T1000 color-up (180k): 1x T100k, 3x T25k, 1x T5000

Chips needed:
192 x T500
184 x T1000
190 x T5000
6 x T25k plaques
1 x T100k plaque

With the added L1 500/500 level, the event will end no later than the (now re-numbered) L14 30000/60000 level, and will play pretty much the same. Keep the two color-up breaks in the same locations, and you can either stay with 25-minute levels (max. 7:15 hrs with color-ups and dinner) or go with longer 30-minute levels (max. 8:30 hrs).
 

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