Just a reminder that tonight's docket includes two of the most bloggerlicious bloggerments anywhere to be found in the bloggerverse. (Substitute "smurf" for "blogger" and try not to laugh while reading.)
Over at Bodog is Week 2 of Poker Blogger Tournament Series. If you've been living under a smurfy rock for the last few weeks, here's the scoop:
How it Works
The Bodog Poker Blogger Tournament Series is composed of a series of 18 qualifying tournaments that run weekly beginning Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 to Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008. The top 30% of finishers in each qualifying tournament will earn points based on their finish. These points will be used to rank players over 4 months of qualifying. At the end of the qualifying series, the top 18 players on the Tournament Leader Board will play in the Final Tournament on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 with the first place finisher winning a $12,000 WSOP* prize package!
Buy-in: $10 + $1
Prize Pool will be distributed as per Bodog's standard multi-table payout table. In addition, the top 5 players each week will also win T$109 to be used to buy-in to the $100,000 Guaranteed Tournament held every Sunday at 4:00 PM ET. The top 5 bubble players each week will win a free buy-in to next week's Weekly Tournament. (T$11 will be credited to these players' Bodog account within 24 hours after the completion of the tournament)
Buy-in: $0 + $0 (must finish in the Top 18 on the TLB to be invited)
Grand Prize: $12,000 WSOP* Prize Package with Team Bodog
2nd place: T$540 to be used to buy-in to (2) World Series or Players Choice Semifinal
3rd place: T$379 to be used to buy-in to (1) World Series or Players Choice Semifinal and (1) $100,000 Guaranteed Tournament
4th: T$270 to be used to buy-in to (1) World Series or Players Choice Semifinal
5th: T$109 to be used to buy-in to (1) $100,000 Guaranteed Tournament
Bodog Blogger Tournament Leader Board
The Tournament Leader Board will be available at http://www.bodoglife.com/promotions/poker/blogger-tournament/ throughout the course of the Bodog Poker Blogger Tournament Series. It will provide the point totals for every player that has played in the qualifying tournaments. The top 30% of players in each tournament will receive points according to finish which at the end of the qualifying tournaments will ultimately determine who will move on to the Final Event. The top 18 players on the TLB at the end of the qualifiers will earn their way to the Final Event.
How To Register
To register for the Bodog Poker Blogger Tournament Series, poker bloggers must first go to http://www.bodoglife.com/promotions/poker/blogger-tournament/ and sign in with their Bodog account information in the upper right hand corner. Once this is completed, they then must click on "REGISTER NOW" to register themselves into the tournament series. Bloggers will each have to do this once in order to play in the series. Once this is done, they then need to find the "Online Poker Blogger Tournament" in the software and register as they normally would each and every week.
Also on the calendar is another edition of Chad's Blogger Skillz Series over at FullTilt! Boy howdy! More knockout bounties! More double stacks! Remember, don't rattle the fish tank! Tonight's edition is 6-max Limit Hold'em, this one promises to be pretty freaky. After my failure to cash in this event last week, I'm hoping to start a new streak. Come and join us:
I may still be in the top five in this year's Hoy Hater standings, but I would be truly remiss if I didn't send all of you over to his blog today. After several months of tilting off great opportunities, Hoy hits it big -- last night's Full Tilt 50/50, 3rd place for nearly $5k, and without being a cardrack, to boot. Go congratulate him, it will make you feel good.
Speaking of hitting it big, those of you regular bloggers who haven't been reading newbie writer Scrupboy, should head over and check him out. He a local here, who's working on his modified Ferguson challenge, trying to build up a PokerStars bankroll from sixty cents to infinity, and beyond...well, he finally brought out the boomstick, and after hitting it sorta big in Sunday's $11R, he's up to...drumroll...$410. I can't even wrap my wee brain around the return on investment in just the last 4.5 weeks.
Okay, that's enough for now -- I'll be back later to revisit the three MTT hands I posted yesterday.