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Thor

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Anyone have anything that works really well?  ???This is what I use for T10,000, for T1000, I just divide by 10., Rach level is 15 mins... It worked well for the first couple of hours but I need to find a good way to accelerate when down to 3-4 players (I auto accelerated to the last level for the last 1 1/2 hrs of the tourney...

LEVEL   SB   BB   ANTE
1   100   200   0
2   150   300   0
3   150   300   50
4   200   400   50
5   200   400   100
6   250   500   100
7   300   600   150
8   350   700   150
9   400   800   200
10   450   900   200
11   500   1000   250
12   600   1200   250
13   700   1400   300
14   800   1600   300
15   900   1800   400
16   1000   2000   500
17   1100   2200   600
18   1200   2400   700
19   1300   2600   800
20   1400   2800   900
21   1500   3000   1000

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Re: Optimal Ante/Blind Schedule for T1,000 and T10,000 for 10-20 people
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2006, 12:28:11 PM »
Here is the structure I have been using since January. I get 2.5 hour tourneys for up to 60 people. I start lowering the round level length as we get to the end. I especially like the 5 minute round that kicks in before the antes... all the players know this is the time to start playing. This structure allows for a very nice first hour of play.

UPT TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE
10-minute rounds
10-20
20-40
30-60
40-80
50-100
100-200

10-minute break
Race for the 10 & 50 chips

10-minute round
200-400

Lightning Round
5 Minutes
300-600

8-minute rounds
400-800 / Ante 100
500-1000 / Ante 200
1000-2000 / Ante 200
2000-4000 / Ante 500
3000-6000 / Ante 500

5-minute break
Race for the 100 & 500 chips

7-Minute round
4000-8000 / Ante 1000
6-Minute round
5000-10000 / Ante 2000
5-Minute round
10000-20000 / Ante 2000
4-Minute round
20000-40000 / Ante 5000
3-Minute round
30000-60000 / Ante 5000

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Re: Optimal Ante/Blind Schedule for T1,000 and T10,000 for 10-20 people
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2006, 12:19:54 PM »
UPT,

Thanks for the tip! Are you running a T1000 tournament? What chip distribution do you use? And how do you use the Tournament Director? Do you get designated people to assist you? I got yelled at for "slowing down the tourney" so what do you do to ensure there are no problems? Also, how does the increase in blinds affect the level of luck? It sounds cool to be able to run a tourney in 2 hours but it also potentially sounds like a lot of coinflipping...

Thanks!

Thor

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Re: Optimal Ante/Blind Schedule for T1,000 and T10,000 for 10-20 people
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2006, 03:56:42 PM »
It is T1500...
10  - 10 Chips (White)
4 - 50 (Red)
2 - 100 (Blue)
2- 500 (Green)

Usually our tournaments are run with two people but I often do it solo.. the toughest part is the chip race.

I let the TD handle everything until it gets to be 3 tables and then I do the seat changes manually based on the Button position. I do not try to keep the tables at max capacity so that keeps seat changes down. Here is how I break down seats..

      72 Players = 4 tables of 10 and 4 tables of  8
      60 players = 4 tables of  9 and 3 tables of  8
      52 players = 4 tables of  9 and 2 tables of  8
      44 players = 4 tables of  9 and 1 table of  8
      36 players = 4 tables of  9
      24 players = 3 tables of  8
      14 players = 2 tables of  7
        7 players = Final Table


The luck factor doen't kick in until after 2 hours of play.
In our tournaments, we play two tournaments a night, we need to ensure we finish before the 2.5 hour mark.