GR Series of Poker 12- Congratulations Rocketman and PPM!

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PostGR Series of Poker 12- Congratulations Rocketman and PPM!
by Dark Ritual » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:32 pm




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Welcome to the 2012 GRCade Series of Poker!

It's back and better than ever. This annual event, open to all GRCade members, is a three-week series of Poker tournaments across several variations of poker and cheap buy-ins, meaning there is something for everyone- seasoned vet, or eager beginner, as we all strive to succeed Drumstick as Player of the Year. There's seven events this year, so there should be no shortage of action for any would be participants. This year should be interesting as Drummy goes for a treble, following up POTY wins in 2010 and 2011. That said, GRCade does have a deep player pool, as every single event had a different winner in 2011. Lastly, please note that the GRSOP is only open to GRCade members.

I'm not a Poker Thread regular, why should I play?

Firstly, it's great fun, regardless of your experience. The tournament range is diverse- and you can play is as many, or as little as you want. It's a great way to get the feel and experience of playing in a high-stakes poker tournament, without paying much- the cheapest tournament is $1 (That's about 60p) and 5 of the events are only $3. It's a light-hearted but competitive atmosphere, in which you can enjoy some friendly banter while playing for a decent prize. It can also be a great gateway into Poker and improving your game- from personal experience, the GRSOP of 2011 was my first 'real' poker experience which set me off into learning more- and earlier this year I managed to coming 139th in a ~2,000 person live event in Coventry. In short- it's simple to do, low cost to enter and there's a ton of Expected Fun. And let's face it- what else can you do that's this much fun for $3 on a Sunday night?

How do I play?

If you don't already have it, download the free PokerStars software from http://www.pokerstars.com
- Open the main poker lobby, then click on the Home Games tab
- Click the 'Join a Poker Club' button
- Enter Club ID number: 30997

Your membership will then be approved by an existing member- this shouldn't take long, but if it does, the best people to PM are probably Drumstick, PsychicSykes or myself.

Event Schedule

GR Series of Poker 2012

Event #1: $3 No Limit Hold'em Heads Up Shootout - Sunday 7th October- Winner: Rocketman
Event #2: $3 Seven Card Stud - Thursday 11th October- Winner: Slayerx
Event #3: $1 No Limit Hold'em Rebuy - Sunday 14th October- Winner: Slayerx
Event #4: $3 8-Game - Thursday 18th October
Event #5: $3 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max - Sunday 21st October
Event #6: $3 Pot Limit Omaha - Thursday 25th October
Event #7: $10 No Limit Hold'em Main Event - Sunday 28th October


ALL OF THESE EVENTS WILL START AT 7.30 GMT.

As you can see, a pretty broad range- we've got Heads Up, 7 Card Stud, NLHE, 8-Game and PLO. The range of events has also been extended to 7, from last years 6.

Player of the Year Points Structure

Heads Up Shootout for players playing in Round of 16:
1st: 12 points
2nd: 9 points
4th: 6 points
4th: 6 points
8th: 3 points
8th: 3 points
8th: 3 points
8th: 3 points

Heads Up Shootout for players with byes:
1st: 12 points
2nd: 8 points
4th: 5 points
4th: 5 points

8-Game, Stud & Omaha, and NLHE events:
1st: 12 points
2nd: 9 points
3rd: 7 points
4th: 5 points
5th: 4 points
6th: 3 points
7th: 2 point
8th: 1 point

Main Event:
1st: 15 points
2nd: 12 points
3rd: 9 points
4th: 7 points
5th: 5 points
6th: 3 points
7th: 2 point
8th: 1 point

I'm unsure about some of the formats- what are they?

Information on all the formats are here:



The History

The first ever GRSOP event was, as it is this years- Heads-Up. SpaceJebus claimed the prize that day, running through a veritable murderers row of DML, Drumstick and Rex McGee. Player of the Year went to the final event, and in a thrilling encounter, PsychicSykes became the inaugural GRSOP POTY to stake a claim in history. 2010 saw the addition of 8-game, and the beginning of the Drumstick era, as he managed to win points in every event as he claimed a first POTY title, while Rocketman became the first person to win two bracelets (Two event wins). 2011 was a crazy year, with 6 events and 6 different winners. It came down between Clarkman and Drumstick for the POTY title and Drummy prevailed again by taking down the Main Event.

Previous Years
GRSOP 2009
Event #1: $3 No Limit Hold'em Heads Up Shootout - SpaceJebus
Event #2: $3 Seven Card Stud - Rex McGee
Event #3: $3 Pot Limit Omaha - Nova
Event #4: $10 No Limit Hold'em Main Event - PsychicSykes
Player of the YearPsychicSykes
PsychicSykes – 33
Rex McGee – 32
DML – 20
Nova – 19
SpaceJebus – 15
Rocketman – 15
Drumstick – 12
Sparky – 8
Satriales – 8
Slayerx – 8
Oblomov Boblomov – 2
Red Devil – 0
Luwinski – 0

GRSOP 2010
Event #1: $3 No Limit Hold'em Heads Up Shootout - Luwinski
Event #2: $3 8-Game - Drumstick
Event #3: $3 Seven Card Stud - Rocketman
Event #4: $3 Pot Limit Omaha - Rocketman
Event #5: $10 No Limit Hold'em Main Event - B_S_A
Player of the YearDrumstick
Drumstick – 35
Rocketman – 24
B_S_A – 24
Luwinski – 22
Nova – 19
PsychicSykes – 14
Rex McGee – 14
Satriales – 14
Oblomov Boblomov – 13
DML – 11
Slayerx – 11
Ecno – 7
Red Devil – 7

GRSOP 2011
Event #1: $3 No Limit Hold'em Heads Up Shootout - Satriales
Event #2: $3 8-Game - Rex McGee
Event #3: $3 No Limit Hold’em - Clarkman
Event #4: $3 Seven Card Stud - Raxicori
Event #5: $3 Pot Limit Omaha - Luwinski
Event #6: $10 No Limit Hold'em Main Event - Drumstick
Player of the YearDrumstick
Drumstick – 35
Clarkman – 34
Luwinski – 31
Raxicori – 30
Red Devil – 24
PsychicSykes – 18
Rex McGee – 16
Satriales – 14
Oblomov Boblomov – 12
DML – 10
Nova – 7
Mockmaster – 7
Rocketman – 6
PaperMacheMario – 5
Ecno – 3
Dark Ritual – 3
Slayerx – 1
Andretmzt – 1

Overall GRSOP Leaderboard
Drumstick - 12 + 35 + 35 = 80
PsychicSykes - 33 + 14 + 18 = 65
Rex McGee - 32 + 14 + 16 = 62
Luwinski - 0 + 24 + 31 = 55
Rocketman - 15 + 24 + 6 = 45
Nova - 19 + 19 + 7 = 45
DML - 20 + 11 + 10 = 41
Satriales - 8 + 14 + 14 = 36
Clarkman - 0 + 0 + 34 = 34
Red Devil - 0 + 7 + 24 = 31
Raxicori - 0 + 0 + 30 = 30
Jamie GR - 2 + 13 + 12 = 27
Slayerx - 8 + 11 + 1 = 20
SpaceJebus - 15 + 0 + 0 = 15
Ecno - 0 + 7 + 3 = 10
Sparky - 8 + 0 + 0 = 8
Mockmaster - 0 + 0 + 7 = 7
PaperMacheMario - 0 + 0 + 5 = 5
DarkRitual - 0 + 0 + 3 = 3
Andretmzt - 0 + 0 + 1 = 1


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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Mommy » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:33 pm

In

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Mockmaster » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:19 pm

I am in. I'll be looking to play 1 or 2 of the No Limit Hold 'em events.

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Rax » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:35 pm

Havent played in a while but it would be rude to not defend my crown. 8-)

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Drumstick » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:37 am

Mockmaster wrote:I am in. I'll be looking to play 1 or 2 of the No Limit Hold 'em events.

You should try and play all three if possible, you had a great run in the Main Event last year!

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Fizheuer Zieheuer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:26 am

I'm interested, but currently in work and in desperate need of a life affirming gooseberry fool that's withheld itself all morning. Don't want to make any promises in this condition.

Drummy any chance you'll be on msn tonight? Failing that I'll bookmark the thread and come back later for a proper read thru.

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Drumstick » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:35 am

I'll be on Steam tonight. Anyone who wants to ask me any questions, feel free to add away.

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by Fizheuer Zieheuer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:36 am

Steam works too, I'll catch you then as well as posting itt Image

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Drumstick » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:06 pm

If anyone needs anymore convincing and wants to see what the action looks like before taking part, here's the videos I made for last year's events. 8-)

GR Series of Poker 2011 Videos
Ep 1: Heads Up Semi-Finals
Ep 2: Heads Up Final
Ep 3: 8-Game - Part 1 & Part 2
Ep 4: No Limit Hold'em Part 1 & Part 2
Ep 5: Seven Card Stud Part 1 & Part 2
Ep 6: Pot Limit Omaha Part 1 & Part 2
Ep 7: Main Event Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by False » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:08 pm

Sort of interested but Ive only played holdem, and not for a couple of years. Do you have to play all events?

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by Drumstick » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:13 pm

You can play as many or as few as you like.

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Mommy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:15 pm

I cant seem to add a group on the ipad app. Am I doing it wrong?

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by Drumstick » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:19 pm

Mommy wrote:I cant seem to add a group on the ipad app. Am I doing it wrong?

- Click the 'Join a Poker Club' button
- Enter Club ID number: 30997

Have you been able to do these once you have logged in? If so you'll need the club password to join which I can PM you.

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by andretmzt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:24 pm

I'm last? Sod that gooseberry fool. I better sign up and start getting some points :shifty:

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Clarkman » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:36 pm

I did poker once. I'll give this a go. :slol:

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Mommy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:00 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Mommy wrote:I cant seem to add a group on the ipad app. Am I doing it wrong?

- Click the 'Join a Poker Club' button
- Enter Club ID number: 30997

Have you been able to do these once you have logged in? If so you'll need the club password to join which I can PM you.



Im not getting the join a poker club button.

I'm seeing "Sit & Go", "Ring games" & "tourney" and "zoom"

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by Drumstick » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:23 pm

I've headed to Google seeing as I can't access PokerStars from work...

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by Mommy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:46 pm

Drumstick wrote:I've headed to Google seeing as I can't access PokerStars from work...

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Looks nothing like the ipad app. :(

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by Drumstick » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:05 pm

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What about on the 'Home' button down at the bottom? There should be something about Home Game on there.

Or check here:
http://www.pokerstars.com/mobile/faq/
http://www.pokerstars.com/mobile/faq/#42

I can't see those pages though due to the my work's filter.

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PostRe: GRCade Series of Poker 2012! Starting Sunday- $3 No-Limi
by Mommy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:51 pm

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What about on the 'Home' button down at the bottom? There should be something about Home Game on there.

Or check here:
http://www.pokerstars.com/mobile/faq/
http://www.pokerstars.com/mobile/faq/#42

I can't see those pages though due to the my work's filter.


Mobile FAQs wrote:Q: Are there any features currently unavailable on the Mobile Poker application?
A:Yes - the Home Games feature. It is also not possible to call a chat moderator or make player notes.

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