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Our Annual Blind Bid WSOP November Nine Game
« on: December 07, 2012, 10:04:24 AM »
Hello:

I have a couple of Tournament Director "How To" Questions. I suspect there is an easy way to accomplish what I need to do, but I am just not seeing it. First of all, some background on the event we run annually. This is copied from our site...
The last two years we have run this, it has been a very popular game. This is a chance to relive the glory of the 2012 WSOP November Nine and grind it out in an 8 hour game to earn top prize and top honours. We are pleased to offer up the third annual WSOP November Nine Blind Bid Event

2012 WSOP Blind Bid Event

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This is the re-enactment of the November Nine final table 2012 WSOP Main Event and as such there will be different chip stacks in a certain order on the table. This will be the same format that I ran last year with a blind bid system in place for players to submit their bids in advance of the game. High bid gets high stack, and so on. I will publish the Bid Procedure as we get closer to the event. In the meantime, let's check out what this year's game looks like...

Here are the players and stacks for this year's event...
1. 43,875,000 - Jesse Sylvia - SEAT 6
2. 29,375,000 - Andras Koroknai - SEAT 8
3. 28,725,000 - Greg Merson - SEAT 5
4. 24,800,000 - Russell Thomas - SEAT 1
5. 16,860,000 - Steven Gee - SEAT 4
6. 16,260,000 - Michael Esposito - SEAT 9
7. 15,155,000 - Robert Salaburu - SEAT 7
8. 13,115,000 - Jacob Balsiger - SEAT 2
9. 09,805,000 - Jeremy Ausmus - SEAT 3

We are going to run with the 2011 WSOP Blind structure and starting levels. I have Tournament Director set up already for that. Levels are 45 minutes.

LVL - ANTE - BLINDS (Likely 45 Minute Levels)
36 - 50,000 - 250,000  /  500,000
37 - 75,000 - 300,000  /  600,000
38 - 100,000 - 400,000  /  800,000
39 - 150,000 - 500,000  /  1,000,000

Remove 25,000 Chips

40 - 200,000 - 600,000  /  1,200,000
41 - 200,000 - 800,000  /  1,600,000
42 - 300,000 - 1,000,000  /  2,000,000
43 - 300,000 - 1,200,000  /  2,400,000
44 - 400,000 - 1,500,000  /  3,000,000
45 - 500,000 - 2,000,000  /  4,000,000
46 - 500,000 - 2,500,000  /  5,000,000
47 - 1,000,000 - 3,000,000  /  6,000,000


Payouts will be top 3 spots and the payout percentages are as follows: 60%, 30%, & 10%. The actual payout amounts will not be known until we know what the top 9 bids are.

This year's game will be held on Saturday, December 8th and will be an all day event, same as last year. It is potluck so bring a dish to share. We are doing Pulled Pork in the slow cooker again.

Remember. There are more than 9 people who wish to play in this game. When the bids are revealed, only the top 9 bids play. How bad do you want to play?


My questions are as such:
(1) Is there a way I can input the starting chip stacks into Tournament Director for each player?
(2) Is there an easy way to assign names to seat number without having to use the randomly seat players and and hope we get the right seating assignment to mirror the tournament. (I randomized the seating until a player was in the proper seat and them locked that player and randomized the others until they were correct. That seems long and cumbersome and I bet there is a better way to do this).

Thanks in advance...
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Re: Our Annual Blind Bid WSOP November Nine Game
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 11:31:07 AM »
a) On the <Add Players> dialogue, you can edit the buy-in amount and chip-stack for each player, which will give you what you want (prizemoney & correct chips in play)

b) On the Tables tab, set up a 9 handed table and then just drag and drop each player into their respective seat.

P.S. - I like the idea, I might just pinch this for a christmas game I will be running.

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Re: Our Annual Blind Bid WSOP November Nine Game
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 01:55:24 PM »
Thank you Stuart. That is very helpful and much appreciated. I was hoping there was a simple answer...
...and lo and behold, there was!

Let me know if you run the game. It was our third year and a very popular game. The bids/stakes are going up every year. :)
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Re: Our Annual Blind Bid WSOP November Nine Game
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 04:43:43 PM »
sorry im late, but that is awesome!!

i like that game.

curious as to what were the range of bids?

thanks

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Re: Our Annual Blind Bid WSOP November Nine Game
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 10:38:02 PM »
This year the low bid was $122 and the high bid was $211.

Considering our regular hold'em night is $40 buy-in, this is a much bigger $ game. This was our third year and the average of the winning bids was $157.89. Last year the average of the winning bids was $110. The first year the bids averaged $69.
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Re: Our Annual Blind Bid WSOP November Nine Game
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 01:22:36 AM »
Sounds like it's becoming a big hit for you, bixby! Congratulations :)
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Re: Our Annual Blind Bid WSOP November Nine Game
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 08:15:53 AM »
Thanks. I had no idea this would be such a hit. People enjoy the 8 hour / large buy in format so much they are asking me to set up a longer game in June each year as they do not want to wait until December. I will likely run a second game each year, but with a $100 buy in instead of the blind bid variable stack game.
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