English Community Steps SnG Challenge

    • elhh82
      elhh82
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      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 6,838
      I have an idea for a challenge for everyone who plays on Full Tilt. It has to do with the new steps Sit N Gos.

      Basically the idea is for everyone to buy-in to a steps SnG at the lowest possible level $3, and see who can go the further with their small initial investment. There is a limit to how many times you can re-buy, just to make it more challenging.

      Here are the rules that i've thought up so far, and its quite simple. Here goes:

      1. Everyone start with $10. You can buy in to 3xStep 1 tournaments, or 1xStep 2 tournament with this money. Once you've burned your $10, that's it, you're out.

      2. You can play in any tournament type that you wish, 6-max, HU, 9-man, 18-man.

      3. The winner will be determined by who gets to the highest level. If you qualify for the WSOP, you obviously win.

      4. To get more info on the Steps SnG, checkout http://p.fulltiltpoker.com/steps-tournaments

      So what are the prizes?

      1st: A stupendous amount of respect
      2nd: A huge amount of respect
      3rd: A lot of respect
      4th-6th: A decent amount of respect
      7th-10th: Some respect

      How do you join?

      1. Make sure you have $10 in your FTP account.
      2. Report in here that you wish to participate
      3. Report your progress to the thread periodically.

      I might start a separate thread for progress tracking purposes, if quite a few people decide they want to join in.

      Hope you like the idea, if you have any suggestions to make it better, do chime in!
  • 117 replies
    • Jackalof
      Jackalof
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      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 1,462
      Hello,

      I like the idea, tried the steps already, but with no success.
      So the next 3 level1 buyins will be a part of this challenge. Weee :f_biggrin:

      UPDATE:

      1st try: super turbo - fail;
      2nd try: super turbo - fail;
      3rd try: super turbo - won step2 ticket. Played 9 man turbo - dropped back to step1. Played 9 man turbo - won step2 ticket. Played 9 man regular - broke even :f_cool: for step2 ticket. Played 18 man turbo - busted, gg ty for game see ya :f_cool:
    • molywop
      molywop
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      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 57
      ok i'm in. im going to start with a super turbo 9 player...

      i'll report back when ive got my wsop package :P
    • lennonac
      lennonac
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      Guess I will be in on this
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Guess I'll have a crack, only $10
    • lennonac
      lennonac
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      No one sit my tables though......I will not give quarter :D
    • EagleStar88
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      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Nice idea Edwin,

      I will be grinding these shortly anyway, but happy to take the results of the first 3x for this challenge.

      Good luck everyone,


      Bart
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      Too lazy to grind so i guess i'm in
    • elhh82
      elhh82
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      Looks like there's quite a few people who are interested. Awesome.

      I will probably start today as well. Playing my usual turbo SnG game.

      Good luck to everyone! hopefully one of us wins a seat to the WSOP. :D

      BTW, i think the way play this is to be really tight in the early stages. It's almost like a DoN SnG until you're guaranteed a return ticket to your starting level. After that, it then turns back into a normal SnG and we should aim for the next level ticket for the first 2 winners
    • wasteland
      wasteland
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      Joined: 16.06.2008 Posts: 36
      i'm in :)

      1st try: busted
      2nd try: step 1 ticket back =>2 => 2 => X
      3rd try: step 2 ticket =>
    • Sk0rPinouX
      Sk0rPinouX
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      Joined: 25.11.2008 Posts: 657
      I'm in :
      I played my 3 Steps, and I stayed step one for like 3 or 4 games xD But I managed to finally win 2 to steps 2.
      I then won one of them, the other giving me back my step 1 .
      So right now, I have one ticket to step 1 and one ticket to step 3 =)

      Wondering if it would be profitable to grind these, since the rake is really low
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      Tried out HU steps and it turned out it's not fun at all battling megafish for few bucks in SNG format, got the step 2 ticket but not sure when gonna play it
    • EagleStar88
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      Originally posted by Sk0rPinouX
      Wondering if it would be profitable to grind these, since the rake is really low
      Same rake as normal sng's (turbo 9 player ones anyway).

      Only grind them if you are wanting the wsop ticket or entries into other tournaments (e.g. bracelet races for wsop side event, FTOPS, Sunday Brawl/Mulligan, Big guarantees etc).

      You can exchange your tickets for these other mtt events on Full Tilt, but you can't exchange for cash.

      Good luck,


      Bart
    • molywop
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      so i played 3 step 1 9 playersngs, two super turbos and one normal pace.

      ive now got 2 step 2 tickets... good start :D
    • justkyle88
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      Bart, What do u suggest is the easiest way to win in these?
      HU/6max/FR
      Normal/Turbo/Super Turbos?
    • lennonac
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      Originally posted by justkyle88
      Bart, What do u suggest is the easiest way to win in these?
      HU/6max/FR
      Normal/Turbo/Super Turbos?
      FR Normal with have the least variance
    • lennonac
      lennonac
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      Played 1, won 1 step 2 ticket
    • Abe1919
      Abe1919
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      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 187
      I'm in,gonna go get some food and then sit down on a couple,wish me luck!
      (I can't play on an emtpy stomach)
    • EagleStar88
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      Originally posted by justkyle88
      Bart, What do u suggest is the easiest way to win in these?
      HU/6max/FR
      Normal/Turbo/Super Turbos?
      Yep, agree with lennonac, 9 player Reg clock.

      Play as tight as cramp...I just finished 3rd in one playing just 4 hands lol, was unlucky not to win it.

      For anyone crazy enough, there is a "Step 0" $1+0.10 (super turbo 300 chips/3 min clock) 99 player step too. Top 30 get a Step 1 ticket.


      Bart
    • elhh82
      elhh82
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      Just played 3 2xST,1xT. Now have 2 Step 1 tickets.. :(