====Football Fever====

    • BarryCarter
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      It's Mission time once again at PokerStars, but this time it has a football flavour.

      Between June 11 - July 13 PokerStars is hosting Daily Challenges, Mission Week and a $1 million guaranteed Phase tournament.

      You can even get a custom-made Football Fever avatar.

      Go to the Events tab in the PokerStars client and look for Football Fever to join in.

      Football Fever Daily Challenges

      Over $500,000 will be given away between June 11-28. Simply complete Challenges and predict the outcome of upcoming matches to win.

      • Visit the Football Fever window and click on the Live tab to view the available Challenges. Press Start to participate and follow the instructions before the time expires.

      • For each completed Challenge you will receive a tournament ticket, which can be used to register for a $10,000 All-in Shootout, where $1,000 will be awarded to the winner.

      • Use your ticket to compete in one of three All-in Shootouts named after the potential result of the big match that day (For example England to win, Italy to win, or Italy/England Draw).

      • If you pick the right result, you stand a chance to win the money. The two incorrect results will have their tournaments cancelled.

      • If you complete at least 10 Daily Challenges, you can potentially earn a ticket to the special Bonus Challenge All-in Shootout on June 28 at 15:05 ET, with a prize pool of $100,000, including $10,000 for the winner.


      Football Fever Missions

      Complete your chosen Mission between July 7-13 to win a ticket to one of three $75,000 All-in Shootouts on July 16.

      Once registered for the All-in Shootout, you won’t even need to be present to be in with a chance of winning, as all players who have registered in advance will be all-in every hand until there’s a winner.

      Choose one of the following Missions from the Football Fever tab:

      • Play 10 real money SNGs

      • Play 200 real money ring game hands, including ZOOM

      • Play 7 real money scheduled tournaments


      $1 million guaranteed Phase tournament - $100k to the winner

      Play a $27 Football Fever Phase 1 tournament (running daily from June 11-July 5 at 05:25, 10:25, 13:25, 16:25 and 19:25 ET) and advance into Phase 2, where there’s a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool waiting.

      Every Phase 1 tournament plays the same number of levels, and all remaining players will later combine in a single, Phase 2 tournament - played on July 6 - with their existing chip count.

      Phase 2 takes place on Sunday, July 6 at 12:25 ET, with a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, including at least $100,000 for the winner.



      If you do not have a PokerStars account yet, take advantage of our first deposit bonus and click here to create one.
  • 19 replies
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      I missed the first daily challenge (real money deposit), but I'm definitely completing the other three for today :)
    • tonypmm
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      Damn, it looks like I should have clicked the start button of the bonus challenge before finishing any daily one: the ones completed before opting in don't count into the 10 for some reason.
    • CoreySteel
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      Yeah they don't. Well you still have 40 or so challenges left, so shouldn't be a problem for the bonus one :)
    • andiofwbafc
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      "Play 200 real money ring game hands, including ZOOM"

      I'm assuming that you don't have to see the flop? Just get dealt into 200 hands?
    • tonypmm
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      Yes, the counter in the Fever window is increased after every cash hand, raked or not, I'm dealt into :)

      It looks as though most players choose the all-in shootouts to register into irrationally. Hardly anyone actually checks the odds with an experienced sportsbook like me :f_biggrin:
    • andiofwbafc
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      Originally posted by tonypmm
      Yes, the counter in the Fever window is increased after every cash hand, raked or not, I'm dealt into :)
      Thanks Tony :)
    • andiofwbafc
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      Originally posted by tonypmm
      Damn, it looks like I should have clicked the start button of the bonus challenge before finishing any daily one: the ones completed before opting in don't count into the 10 for some reason.
      Even though I read this post last night I still went & made the same mistake

      :facepalm:

      My memory is useless, that's 2 challenges I've lost out on :rolleyes:
    • CoreySteel
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      Originally posted by tonypmm
      It looks as though most players choose the all-in shootouts to register into irrationally. Hardly anyone actually checks the odds with an experienced sportsbook like me :f_biggrin:
      It definitely isn't "most", but some yes, of course.
      But its not only sports odds that matter. For example...

      +10k players bet on Uruguay to win and only 620 entrants on Costa Rica. Costa Rica won and 512 players will get paid in that all-in shootout, minimum 7$.
      Sometimes a bet on underdog is more +EV than on a favourite. Not talking about this particular case (didn't do the math or anything, just saying) :)

      Or today for example...
      5k players on Germany to win
      1k players on Portugal to win and 1k for a draw

      Even though Germany is favourite in this match, Portugal/draw is clearly the best bet here :)
    • andiofwbafc
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      re: Make a real money deposit challenge.

      Is there anything in the rules to stop you from depositing & then withdrawing it instantly?
    • CoreySteel
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      Yes, you can't withdraw for 48 hours.

      Quote from FAQ:
      Q.Why am I unable to submit my request for a cashout?
      A. PokerStars provides a very high level of security for our players. One of the ways we ensure our players' safety is to impose a 48 hour delay in cashing out from a player's last purchase. This feature is designed to protect against collusion and fraud.
    • Diwix
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      Okay so there is 4658 players and it needs to be 4096 for further game, who are chosen to play in a first knockuot round? it is picking randomly or what?
    • VorpalF2F
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      Originally posted by Diwix
      Okay so there is 4658 players and it needs to be 4096 for further game, who are chosen to play in a first knockuot round? it is picking randomly or what?
      Hi, Diwix
      welcome to PokerStrategy.com !

      Typically, with these challenges there is a "tournament" where everyone at the table gets dealt a hand, at which point everyone is all in, the board is dealt and the winner moves to the next round.

      The details should be available in one of the links.

      Best of luck,
      --VS
    • andiofwbafc
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      Originally posted by CoreySteel
      Yes, you can't withdraw for 48 hours.

      Quote from FAQ:
      Q.Why am I unable to submit my request for a cashout?
      A. PokerStars provides a very high level of security for our players. One of the ways we ensure our players' safety is to impose a 48 hour delay in cashing out from a player's last purchase. This feature is designed to protect against collusion and fraud.
      Thanks.

      That will be fine. :)
    • WinStrat
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      Originally posted by VorpalF2F
      Typically, with these challenges there is a "tournament" where everyone at the table gets dealt a hand, at which point everyone is all in, the board is dealt and the winner moves to the next round.

      --VS
      For the Football Fever they use heads-up tables. First they play an initial hand to reduce the players the to the right dividing number. Then they continue until only 1 player remains.

      So in the initial hand, one can sit at a table with no opponent. It happened to me and I began the tourney being ITM already. I was eliminated on my first hand but I won 1$. :D
    • tonypmm
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      Originally posted by CoreySteel
      It definitely isn't "most", but some yes, of course.
      But its not only sports odds that matter. For example...

      +10k players bet on Uruguay to win and only 620 entrants on Costa Rica. Costa Rica won and 512 players will get paid in that all-in shootout, minimum 7$.
      Sometimes a bet on underdog is more +EV than on a favourite. Not talking about this particular case (didn't do the math or anything, just saying) :)

      Or today for example...
      5k players on Germany to win
      1k players on Portugal to win and 1k for a draw

      Even though Germany is favourite in this match, Portugal/draw is clearly the best bet here :)
      That's what I meant, a combination of the odds and the number of entrants. It looks as though the draw tourneys are the most profitable almost always.

      Edit / Jun 17: the tiny margins by which I complete or miss the challenges are hilarious, as I tend to fire the client up about the ET midnight (local 8 AM) to hit two sets of cash/SNG challenges in a single session... two days ago I sat to play 3-max at an ante PLO table and managed to not win a single hand (the task was to win a ring game hand) in the 10 minutes preceding the midnight; but 'yesterday' (42 mins ago), I managed to cash (win) in a 6-max hyper 5 seconds before midnight (was praying so that the opponent finally call a shove and run into my tens with his 5 bb) :f_biggrin:
    • CoreySteel
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      I'm doing horrible predicting the winners. How are you guys doing? :D
    • tonypmm
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      I registered into draw freerolls only and did pretty well, as you can see in the other dedicated thread :f_cool: There were too few entrants there, so the average prize per entrant was bigger despite the fact that a draw was sometimes less probable. Didn't you follow the same strategy yourself as per your above post?

      Or did you mean predicting winners of all-in shootouts? :f_eek:
    • anusLOL
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      this promo suck imo :(
    • CoreySteel
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      Originally posted by tonypmm
      I registered into draw freerolls only and did pretty well, as you can see in the other dedicated thread :f_cool: There were too few entrants there, so the average prize per entrant was bigger despite the fact that a draw was sometimes less probable. Didn't you follow the same strategy yourself as per your above post?

      Or did you mean predicting winners of all-in shootouts? :f_eek:
      No, I didn't follow my own strategy :D
      There was too much pride in the line with guessing the correct match winners ;)