Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Game Day!

Week 8 of Season 5 tonight!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Week 7 Results

We had a repeat Sunday Million ticket winner this season - congrats to ravensfutbal for keeping the lead through Week 7! He also took 3rd in the tournament for his 4th cash of the season.

Ej89 was the tourney winner, and beano583 came in second.

The results:



The updated Top 9 (lowest score dropped):

ravensfutbal(1) 114.00
MagnetEng(2) 105.49
thetoycave(1) 95.28
EJ89(1) 92.04
nekendrick 89.83
maddoggy44(1) 83.81
*longhair 99(1) 78.17
HiRoller88 73.60
ScottyBallin 72.41

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Game Day!

Week 7 tonight! Sunday Million ticket on the line!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Week 6 Results

At the end of Week 6 things are tighter than ever at the top of the leader board! Less than 15 points separate the top 4 players, so the Week 7 Sunday Million ticket is still very much up for grabs.

Ravensfutbal took out thetoycave for the bounty, took third in the tourney, and edged back into the overall league lead. xICEPICKx was on the ropes once or twice during the tourney, but fought back to take second place. MagnetEng became this season's first multiple winner with his second win of the season. Nice job!

The results:



The updated Top 9 (lowest score dropped):

ravensfutbal(1) 99.00
MagnetEng(2) 93.17
thetoycave(1) 89.48
nekendrick 84.83
maddoggy44(1) 76.56
*longhair 99(1) 72.43
ScottyBallin 65.97
HiRoller88 65.51
EJ89 57.40

Next week is Week 7, and the leader after Week 7 gets the season's second Sunday Million entry ($215 value!). So make sure you are in!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Game Day!

Week 6 tonight!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Week 5 Results

At the midpoint of the season there is considerable jockeying for position at the top of the leader board. This week thetoycave stepped it up and took down the tourney, edging into first place in the league (less than 3 points separate the top 3). HiRoller88 took second, and LaxStarr1995 somehow managed to find third. xICEPICKx knocked out maddoggy44 for the 5 point bounty.

So far this season we have had five people cash twice, but we are still looking for a repeat winner.

The results:



The updated top 9 (lowest score for season dropped):

thetoycave(1) 80.34
nekendrick 78.00
ravensfutbal(1) 77.40
maddoggy44(1) 66.28
MagnetEng(1) 60.75
*longhair 99(1) 58.72
ScottyBallin 58.50
HiRoller88 57.28
EJ89 51.12

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Game Day!

Week 5 tonight - be there!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Week 4 Results

14 players turned out for the Week 4 battle. EJ89 took out MagnetEng for the 5 point bounty. ravensfutbal cashed again with a 3rd place finish, with nekendrick taking 2nd place. The Week 4 winner was maddoggy44.

The results:



The updated Top 9:

nekendrick 78.00
ravensfutbal(1) 76.33
maddoggy44(1) 62.59
MagnetEng(1) 60.75
*longhair 99(1) 58.72
ScottyBallin 55.30
thetoycave 52.41
COLUMBIADC 42.77
potnets 42.44

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Game Day!

Week4 tonight!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Week 3 Results

Wow! Quite a competitive night! ravensfutbal brought a decent lead into Week 3, hoping to take down the Sunday Million ticket, but when he went out in 12th place the race was on. ScottyBallin cashed in 3rd place, thetoycave took 2nd, and our Week 3 winner was MagnetEng. When the total points were tallied though, ravensfutbal just edged nekendrick to hang on for the points lead and the Sunday Million ticket. Congratulations!

The results:



The updated Top 9:

ravensfutbal(1) 59.73
nekendrick 56.54
MagnetEng(1) 53.28
*longhair 99(1) 48.44
thetoycave 46.61
ScottyBallin 46.16
potnets 37.44
HiRoller88 34.89
beano583 33.53

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Game Day!

Week 3 is tonight - be there!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Week 2 Results

15 players battled it out in Week 2. ravensfutbal tenaciously defended the bounty, but was eventually taken down by nekendrick who finished in second. ScottyBallin took third, and this week's victor was longhair99.

The results:



The updated Top 9:

ravensfutbal(1) 53.55
nekendrick 44.22
*longhair 99(1) 39.75
*r_webb18 29.15
HiRoller88 29.15
ScottyBallin 28.80
beano583 28.53
COLUMBIADC 25.69
thetoycave 24.22

ravensfutbal maintains the league lead heading into Week 3. The leader after Week 3 will receive an entry into the Sunday Million. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Game Day!

Week 2 of Season 5 is tonight. These first few weeks of the season are important, since the points leader after Week 3 gets an entry ticket for the Sunday Million!

Also, it's not too late to join the league, or to get a friend or two to join. The low score for the season is dropped, so missing a week or two doesn't mean you are out of the running.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Week 1 Results

Thanks to everyone who showed up to kick off Season 5! We had 17 players vying to take down the first game of this NL Holdem season. There was plenty of action throughout the tourney. Newcomer r_webb18 eventually pulled out to a huge lead, taking down the 5-point bounty on HiRoller88 who cashed yet again in third. But the heads-up match quickly turned things around, and r_webb18 settled for second after being chased down by our first winner, ravensfutbal.

The results:



The updated Top 9:

ravensfutbal(1) 41.23
*r_webb18 29.15
HiRoller88 23.80
beano583 20.62
COLUMBIADC 18.44
nekendrick 16.83
LaxStarr1995 15.58
thetoycave 14.58
rusdog13 13.04


The bounty next week will be on ravensfutbal. I would tell him to "Play Like A Raven!" but that hasn't been so good lately... (sorry Brian... :-) If you know others who would like to play - it's not too late to join!

Game Day!

Season 5 is a go! Prize pool is about to roll past $200 - still plenty of room for more. If you are already in, recruit some friends. If you aren't in yet, come get some!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Season 5 Kicks Off Tomorrow

Still time to get in - don't wait until the last minute!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Season 5 Kicks Off Tuesday

Season 5 of the MD DonkFest Poker League kicks off Tuesday at 9pm. The format for the season is NL Holdem. Don't wait until the last minute to join!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Time Keeps On Tickin', Tickin', Tickin'...

Last day to get the Season 5 early registration bonus - jump in, you know you want to! http://mddonkfest.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Season 5 - Early Registration Bonus

As we have done in past seasons, there will be a bonus for early registration.

Anyone registering by midnight on Friday, November 6 will receive 5 bonus league points. The $15 PokerStars transfer to "potnets (Severna Park)" must be received by the deadline to get the bonus - no exceptions.

We are hoping for a big turnout for this season! Last season, HiRoller88 was able to turn his free Week 7 Sunday Million ticket into a several hundred dollar cash win - this season it could be you! Register today!

Season 5 Rules and Details

Updated 10/29/2009

Tournaments for Season 5 will be NL Holdem.

The league details for Season 5 (this post will be kept up to date with the latest information):

The league will have a $15 league fee which will go completely towards the league prize pool.

All league fees and payouts will be processed via PokerStars transfers. To pay a league fee initiate a funds transfer to player "potnets" (will show city as Severna Park). Please take care to ensure the transfer is going to the right place. Other payment methods can be accommodated but PS transfer is strongly preferred.

All players in the weekly tournament will earn points, with significantly more points going to the higher finishing places. Points accumulate over the season to determine a champion at the end with the most points. The lowest score for each player over the 10-week season will be dropped, to accommodate late-joining players and people missing an occasional tournament.

LEAGUE FEES MUST BE CURRENT BEFORE EACH TOURNAMENT STARTS IN ORDER TO EARN POINTS IN THAT TOURNAMENT. NO EXCEPTIONS.


A league "season" will consist of ten weekly tournaments followed by a championship tournament.

League format:
A weekly private tournament on PokerStars for $5+.50
Tournaments for Season 5 will be NL Holdem
Tournaments will be Tuesday nights at 9pm EST starting November 10, 2009
Tournament password will be made available on the league blog prior to the tournament
Every registered league member who plays will get league points, with points ramping up the higher you place

Bounty: For Season 5 there will be a 5 point bounty (no cash) on the winner of the previous week. In the event of consecutive wins the winner gets the bounty. The bounty will be added to the points earned during the tournament. The week 1 bounty is the Season 4 Champion. If the league has extra money (via PokerStars signups or from donations, for example) in the future, we will return to cash bounty payouts.

Additional Prizes:
PokerStars has generously agreed to continue supporting our league in Season 4, with the same bonus prizes as last season:

League points leader after Week 3: Entry in the Sunday Million Tournament on PokerStars
League points leader after Week 7: Entry in the Sunday Million Tournament on PokerStars
Final Top 3 finishers: Custom PokerStars shirts

Thanks PokerStars!

When determining the points leaders for Weeks 3 and 7, the following will apply:
Week 3 leader: Will NOT reflect the lowest score dropped
Week 7 leader: Will reflect the lowest score dropped

At the end of the season, the Top 9 players in league points will play a Championship Tourney, which will also add to the points total. This will be a $10+1 NL Holdem tournament. In addition to the regular scoring, this tournament will also offer bonus points as follows:

The bounties and bonus points for the Championship Tourney are as follows:

Bounties
There will be a league points bounty (no cash bounty) on everyone in the Championship, but it will be a weighted bounty based on the leaderboard going into the tourney, as follows:

PlaceBounty
1)9 pts
2)8 pts
3)7 pts
4)6 pts
5)5 pts
6)4 pts
7)3 pts
8)
9)
2 pts
1 pt


Bonus points
There will be additional bonus points for finishing in the money in the Championship, as follows:
PlaceBonus
1)20 pts
2)10 pts
3)5 pts

The season ends after the championship tournament, with the league prize pool distributed over the top 3 point leaders for the season. The number of payouts may be adjusted depending on how many people are in the league.

Two league policies to be aware of:

1) Sitting out - Any player that registers for a tourney but doesn't actually play any hands (i.e. sits out until blinded off) will receive last place points for that tourney. It is OK (and even encouraged) to register to get 5 points for a tourney you can't attend, but it isn't fair to get more points than an active player in that case. You must actually play at least one hand in a tourney to be eligible for more than last place points.

2) Non-league players - Non-league players are welcome to play in any regular league tournaments. This only increases the weekly prize pool, and league points are only awarded to active league players. No league points will be awarded retroactively should a player later join the league. Non-league players are not eligible to win a cash bounty (if any). Of course, anyone playing in these tournaments is welcome and encouraged to join the league!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Season 5 Coming Up!

Season 5 of the MD DonkFest Poker League will kick off on Tuesday, November 10. The league seasons alternate between Mixed Games and all NL Holdem - Season 5 will be all NL Holdem.

The league is only $15 to join, and all of the money goes into the prize pool. Watch this space for all of the details, including the early registration bonus.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Season 4 Champion: HiRoller88

Congratulations to our Season 4 Champion: HiRoller88! Not only did he win in convincing fashion, he was able to cash in the Sunday Million event using the entry he won in Week 7. Hopefully he will submit a writeup of his experience there.

Due to circumstances involving an alternate filling in for what then became a last minute sign-in we had 9 people for our 8-person "single-table" Championship HORSE tournament. This will likely result in a rule about signing up earlier for the Championship... stay tuned.

TwoDuxx2 and thetoycave both made a good run at overtaking HiRoller88's point lead, but were unable to outlast the Championship Tournament winner, TeamGetBig. TwoDuxx2 was second and thetoycave came in third.

For the overall league standings, HiRoller88 was first and received $125, TwoDuxx2 was second for $75, and thetoycave third for $50. The top 3 will also be receiving custom PokerStars shirts. Thanks to everyone who played this Season!

The results:



The final standings:

HiRoller88(1) 180.61
TwoDuxx2(1) 158.43
thetoycave(1) 152.32
TeamGetBig(3) 150.16
potnets(1) 142.04
COLUMBIADC(1) 126.18
ravensfutbal(1) 125.48
ScottyBallin(1) 106.27
xICEPICKx 104.04
ki steelers 96.69
goateedude 94.97
rusdog13 92.52
EJ89 89.62
EHonda500Mob(1) 88.42
LaxStarr1995 51.67
DarkRattler 21.59
jack10offsut 21.49
Biggfella 15.00

Season 5 will be NL Holdem, and we are hoping for a big turnout. If you know anyone who would like to join us, please encourage them to do so - all are welcome!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Championship Tomorrow

The Championship Tournament is tomorrow. We still need TeamGetBig and ScottyBallin to register for the tournament - please register soon to ensure there are no issues. Also, if you can't make the tournament for any reason please let me know ASAP so an alternate can play.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Season 4 Championship

It's Championship Week, and congratulations to the Top 8 players that will be competing Tuesday: HiRoller88, potnets, ravensfutbal, thetoycave, COLUMBIADC, TwoDuxx2, ScottyBallin and TeamGetBig. Here are the tournament details:

Format: HORSE
Buy-in: $10+$1
Date: Oct 13, 2009
Time: 9pm EST
Tourney ID: 201608737
Tourney Name: MD DonkFest S4CH
Tourney Password: emailed to participants

Please register early to avoid any last-minute problems!

NOTE: Due to the way PokerStars currently runs private tournaments we are unable to disable late registration or limit the players to 8. Because of this, the tournament will start on two tables until the late registration period ends. I tried to get this changed but could not; PokerStars has said they will consider adding this feature in the future.

In addition to the regular scoring there will be bonus points for the top 3 tournament winners, along with a weighted bounty system.

Bonus points
There will be additional bonus points for finishing in the money in the Championship Tournament, as follows:

Place Bonus
1) 20 pts
2) 10 pts
3) 5 pts

Bounties
There will be a bounty on everyone in the Championship, but it will be a weighted bounty based on the leaderboard going into the tourney, as follows (modified slightly to keep some consistency with the 9-person tournaments):

Place Bounty
1)HiRoller88
2)potnets
9 pts
8 pts
3)ravensfutbal 7 pts
4)thetoycave 6 pts
5)COLUMBIADC 5 pts
6)TwoDuxx2 4 pts
7)ScottyBallin 3 pts
8)TeamGetBig 2 pts

The tournament winner will keep his own bounty. There are a lot of points up for grabs in this tournament!

Payout
The league prize pool for Season 4 is $250. Three places will be paid based on overall league points for the season, as follows:

1st place - $125.00
2nd place - $75.00
3rd place - $50.00

In addition, the top 3 finishers will receive a custom PokerStars shirt, generously donated by PokerStars.

Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Season 4, By The Numbers

Number of league members: 18
Average weekly attendance: 15
Most 1st place finishes: 2 (TeamGetBig)
Most cashes: 6 (HiRoller88)
Best average finish: 4.8 (HiRoller88)
Most bounties: 2 (TeamGetBig, Ehonda500Mob, ravensfutbal)
Weeks where 1st place also won the bounty: 6

Other notes:
TeamGetBig made the Top 8 despite missing 4 tournaments
Everyone in the Top 8 had at least one tournament win
HiRoller88's 41 point lead is the largest end of season lead to date
For the second season in a row someone has dropped out of the Top 8/9 by not playing Week 10

Week 10 Results

The final regular week of Season 4 was Limit Stud H/L, and 13 players showed up hoping to secure a spot in next week's Championship Tournament. For the first time ever the bounty was split, with Ehonda500Mob and rusdog13 going high-low to take out ravensfutbal. Ehonda500Mob built up a huge chip lead, but was worn down by the cruelty that is Stud H/L and settled for third. HiRoller88 continued an impressive cashing record by taking second, and potnets was a very improbable winner having been at the bottom for much of the tournament.

Despite there being a sizable "Top 8 bubble" the Top 8 was unchanged by this tournament, except for the positioning within it.

One notable Top Eighter is TeamGetBig, who held on to a spot despite missing four out of ten tournaments. Two wins didn't hurt!

The results:



The final Top 8 (lowest score for the season dropped):

HiRoller88(1) 171.19
potnets(1) 132.04
ravensfutbal(1) 120.48
thetoycave(1) 119.00
COLUMBIADC(1) 115.93
TwoDuxx2(1) 113.22
ScottyBallin(1) 100.66
TeamGetBig(2) 99.16

Congrats to the Top 8, and a big thanks to all that played this season. Season 5 will be all NL Holdem, and it would be great to have a big turnout. If you know others who might like to play, spread the word!

Details on next week's Championship Tournament will be sent out (and posted) shortly.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Game Day!

Week 10 tonight, Stud H/L. Last chance to get into the Top 8 for the Championship!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Week 9 Results

Week 9 was PL Triple Draw 2-7. For the sixth time this season, the bounty winner went on to take down the tourney. In this case, the bounty was thetoycave, who came in third. thetoycave was knocked out by ravensfutbal, who then bested HiRoller88 for the win. HiRoller88 continues to find the league to be profitable, with a league-leading 5 cashes and a healthy points lead.

The Results:



Updated Top 8 (lowest score for the season dropped):

HiRoller88(1) 150.69
thetoycave(1) 113.59
ravensfutbal(1) 112.73
COLUMBIADC(1) 107.30
TwoDuxx2(1) 102.10
potnets 100.98
TeamGetBig(2) 99.16
ScottyBallin(1) 95.09

On the "Top 8 Bubble":

xICEPICKx 92.70
ki steelers 91.69
goateedude 88.57
rusdog13 82.80
EJ89 82.60
EHonda500Mob(1) 72.60

Next week is Week 10, and the last chance to move into the Top 8 for a spot in the Championship Tournament. The format for Week 10 is Stud H/L. Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Game Day!

Week 9 tonight, PL Triple Draw 2-7. Be there!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Week 8 Results

The format for Week 8 was 8-Game, so hopefully everyone had at least a few games they liked in the mix. thetoycave was the tournament winner, with TwoDuxx2 in second. HiRoller88 took down the bounty along with third, and kept the league points lead.

The Results:



Updated Top 8:

HiRoller88(1) 130.19
COLUMBIADC(1) 101.89
TeamGetBig(2) 99.16
thetoycave(1) 97.77
TwoDuxx2(1) 95.70
potnets 91.26
ScottyBallin(1) 87.34
ki steelers 84.67

Lots of people on the Top 8 bubble, so watch your points over the last two weeks! The format next week will be Triple Draw 2-7 PL, so there might be a little action...

Season 5 will be all NL Holdem and will start a couple of weeks after the Season 4 Championship tournament. If you have any friends that might be interested in playing, start spreading the word now. Let's have a great turnout (and prize pool) for Season 5!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Game Day!

Tonight's format is 8-Game, and the bounty is on TeamGetBig.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Badugi Shenanigans

TeamGetBig wanted to share this hand from last night's tournament. A poker player employing trickery? Is that what we've come to??

This is like the 3rd to last hand heads up.

PokerStars Game #32895166019: Tournament #178898875, $5.00+$0.50 USD Badugi Limit - Level IX (400/800) - 2009/09/15 22:45:52 ET
Table '178898875 2' 8-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 6: rusdog13 (5650 in chips)
Seat 7: TeamGetBig (13850 in chips)
rusdog13: posts the ante 50
TeamGetBig: posts the ante 50
rusdog13: posts small blind 200
TeamGetBig: posts big blind 400
*** DEALING HANDS ***
Dealt to TeamGetBig [8c Qc Ac Qd]
rusdog13: calls 200
TeamGetBig: checks
*** FIRST DRAW ***
TeamGetBig: discards 3 cards [8c Qc Qd]
Dealt to TeamGetBig [Ac] [3c 9s 9c]
rusdog13: discards 1 card
TeamGetBig: checks
rusdog13: bets 400
TeamGetBig: raises 400 to 800
rusdog13: calls 400
*** SECOND DRAW ***
TeamGetBig: stands pat on [Ac 3c 9s 9c]
rusdog13: discards 1 card
TeamGetBig: bets 800
rusdog13: calls 800
*** THIRD DRAW ***
TeamGetBig: stands pat on [Ac 3c 9s 9c]
rusdog13: discards 1 card
TeamGetBig: bets 800
rusdog13: folds
Uncalled bet (800) returned to TeamGetBig
TeamGetBig collected 4100 from pot
TeamGetBig: doesn't show hand
TeamGetBig said, "LOL"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4100 | Rake 0
Seat 6: rusdog13 (button) (small blind) folded after the 3rd Draw
Seat 7: TeamGetBig (big blind) collected (4100)

Week 7 Results

13 brave players showed up to try their hands at Badugi, many for the first time. Everyone caught on pretty quickly, and it appeared that a good time was had by all. HiRoller88 brought a decent points lead into the tourney, and a fourth place finish was more than enough to maintain that lead and take down the $215 Sunday Millions ticket. Congratulations! That is now the fourth Sunday Millions ticket we've been able to give away in the league - thanks to PokerStars for their ongoing support of the league!

COLUMBIADC came in third, and rusdog13 was second. TeamGetBig continued the trend this season of taking down both the bounty and the tournament. He also became the season's first 2-game winner. Nice job!

The results:



The updated Top 8 (lowest score for the season dropped):

HiRoller88(1) 113.59
COLUMBIADC(1) 94.42
TeamGetBig(2) 92.33
potnets 84.43
ki steelers 79.29
ScottyBallin(1) 78.20
goateedude 74.56
TwoDuxx2(1) 74.24

Next week's format will be the ever-popular 8-game, with a bounty on TeamGetBig. Also, as the season heads into its last few tourneys keep an eye on the points - the Top 8 at the end of the season play in the Championship Tournament to determine the league champion.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Game Day!

Week 7 is tonight, and the format is Badugi. If you are not familiar with Badugi you may want to visit this page to get familiar with the rules and basic strategy. The bounty this week is on HiRoller88.

Reminder: the league points leader after tonights tourney wins a Sunday Million entry.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Week 6 Results

Week 6 was Heads-Up NL Holdem, with 15 players (1 non-league). For Heads-Up play, the points are awarded as such:

1 player gets 1st place points
1 player gets 2nd place points
2 players get 4th place points
4 players get 8th place points
and so on...

The bounty went to ScottyBallin, who took COLUMBIADC out in the first round. HiRoller88 and potnets made it through to the final, with HiRoller88 emerging with the victory (along with a strong points lead heading into Week 7).

The results:



The updated Top 8 (lowest score for the season dropped):

HiRoller88(1) 100.56
COLUMBIADC(1) 78.60
potnets 75.80
ki steelers 72.89
EHonda500Mob(1) 72.60
TwoDuxx2(1) 68.37
ScottyBallin(1) 67.08
goateedude 66.81

Next week's format will be Badugi, with a bounty on ScottyBallin. The points leader after Week 7 will be awarded a Sunday Million ticket.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Game Day!

The format for Week 6 is Heads Up NL Holdem. The bounty is on COLUMBIADC - going heads-up against COLUMBIADC is the luck of the draw, of course. See you tonight!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Week 5 Results

The Format for week 5 was Mixed Omaha H/L. COLUMBIADC continued this season's trend of taking the bounty then going on to win the tournament. In the process, he also moved into the league points lead. Nicely done! ki steelers came in second, and ravensfutbal took third.

Reminder: the points leader after Week 7 will receive a Sunday Million ticket, so keep an eye on the points!

The results:



The updated Top 8 (lowest score dropped):

COLUMBIADC(1) 70.27
ki steelers 67.89
HiRoller88 66.83
EHonda500Mob(1) 63.91
TwoDuxx2(1) 63.10
TeamGetBig(1) 61.27
ravensfutbal 58.73
ScottyBallin(1) 58.39

Next week's format will be the ever-popular Holdem NL Heads Up, with a bounty on COLUMBIADC. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Game Day!

Tonight's format is Mixed Omaha H/L. See you there!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Week 4 Results

The format this week was Limit Stud. TeamGetBig became the 3rd player on 4 weeks to take the bounty and then go on to win the tournament. Goateedude was second, and EJ89 took down third.

The results:



The updated Top 8:

HiRoller88 66.80
EHonda500Mob(1) 63.91
TwoDuxx2(1) 58.09
ScottyBallin(1) 54.82
goateedude 52.45
EJ89 52.18
potnets 52.01
ki steelers 51.43

Next week will be Mixed Omaha H/L, which should once again have people muttering to themselves. The $5 bounty will be on TeamGetBig.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Week 3 Results

Week 3 was Mixed Holdem, and was somewhat of a marathon event that ran almost 3.5 hours with only 14 players. Ravensfutbal took out TwoDuxx2 for the bounty, and went on to take third place as well. HiRoller88 came in second for the second week in a row, and ScottyBallin snared the first place win.

EHonda500Mob was the first one eliminated from the tournament, but was still able to hang on to the league points lead after Week 3 to earn a Sunday Million ticket. Congrats E!

The results:



The updated Top 8:

EHonda500Mob(1) 57.73
HiRoller88 55.99
TwoDuxx2(1) 52.74
ScottyBallin(1) 49.08
ki steelers 46.43
ravensfutbal 42.13
xICEPICKx 40.86
thetoycave 38.25

Week 4 will be Stud, with a $5 bounty on ScottyBallin.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Game Day!

Tonight's format is Mixed Holdem - alternating rounds of limit and no limit. Also on the line is a Sunday Million entry, awarded to the league points leader after tonight's game.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Week 2 Results

The Week 2 Razz tourney has ended, much to the relief of some (many?) of the participants. For the second week in a row, the winner of the bounty also went on to take down the tournament. Rusdog13 came in third, and after a good heads-up battle HiRoller88 took second and TwoDuxx2 claimed first and the bounty.

The results:



The updated Top 8:

EHonda500Mob(1) 52.73
TwoDuxx2(1) 45.27
ki steelers 36.15
HiRoller88 34.53
xICEPICKx 31.72
potnets 30.82
rusdog13 30.18
EJ89 29.44

Coming up next week will be Mixed Holdem, with a $5 bounty on TwoDuxx2. Remember, the points leader after next week will claim a Sunday Million entry!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Game Day!

Week 2 of Season 4 is tonight - the format is Razz. The $5 bounty is on last week's winner, Ehonda500Mob.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Week 1 Results

19 runners showed up to kick off Season 4 of the MD DonkFest Poker League. This season is mixed games, and Week 1 was HORSE.

Ehonda500Mob took out last season's champion, jack10offsut, for the bounty, then went on to take down the tourney as well. League newcomer ki steelers took second, and xICEPICKx came in third.

The results:



Thanks to all for coming out!

It's not too late to join the league! The lowest score for the season will be dropped, so you won't be starting at a disadvantage. If you would like to play (or know someone who would like to play) come on out!

See you next week, when the format will be Limit Razz. The bounty will be on Ehonda500Mob.

Game Day!

Season 4 has arrived! Week 1 is tonight, and the format is HORSE.

Register now if you want in on the fun and prizes!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Season 4 Ready To Roll...

Tuesday night will be Week 1. The tourney format will be HORSE.

It's not too late to join - register today!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Last Chance!

The early registration bonus for Season 4 ends tonight at midnight. Don't miss out on 5 free league points!

Season 4 -Mixed Games kicks off Tuesday with HORSE. See you there!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

You In?

Just today and tomorrow left to get the early registration bonus of 5 league points. Don't miss out - sign up today!

Need a PokerStars account?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Season 4 Countdown Continues

Season 4 - Mixed Games - will kick off in style August 4 with a HORSE tournament. Register now to make sure you are in the running for the TWO tickets to the PokerStars Sunday Million we will be giving away!

Reminder: Register by midnight this Friday to get 5 bonus early registration league points! Don't miss out - last season BOTH of the Sunday Million tickets were won with less than a 5 point margin!

Need a PokerStars account? Use the league link and help pay for weekly bounties!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Great News!

PokerStars has generously agreed to continue supporting our league in Season 4, with the same bonus prizes as last season:

League points leader after Week 3: Entry in the Sunday Million Tournament on PokerStars
League points leader after Week 7: Entry in the Sunday Million Tournament on PokerStars
Final Top 3 finishers: Custom PokerStars shirts

Thanks PokerStars!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Season 4 Rules and Details

Updated 7/12/2009

The league details for Season 4 (this post will be kept up to date with the latest information):

The league will have a $15 league fee which will go completely towards the league prize pool.

Alternatively, a $2 fee can be paid to play in a single weekly tournament. This will allow latecomers to still get in, and possibly encourage occasional players. This obviously is more of a pain to manage, so it is hoped that most will pay the season fee instead.

All league fees and payouts will be processed via PokerStars transfers. To pay a league fee initiate a funds transfer to player "potnets" (will show city as Severna Park). Please take care to ensure the transfer is going to the right place. Other payment methods can be accommodated but PS transfer is strongly preferred.

All players in the weekly tournament will earn points, with significantly more points going to the higher finishing places. Points accumulate over the season to determine a champion at the end with the most points. The lowest score for each player over the 10-week season will be dropped, to accommodate late-joining players and people missing an occasional tournament.

LEAGUE FEES MUST BE CURRENT BEFORE EACH TOURNAMENT STARTS IN ORDER TO EARN POINTS IN THAT TOURNAMENT. NO EXCEPTIONS.


A league "season" will consist of ten weekly tournaments followed by a championship tournament.

League format:
A weekly private tournament on PokerStars for $5+.50
Tournaments for Season 4 will be Mixed Games (schedule here)
Tournaments will be Tuesday nights at 9pm EST starting August 4, 2009
Tournament password will be made available on the league blog prior to the tournament
Every league member who plays will get league points, with points ramping up the higher you place

Bounty: For Season 4 there will be a $5 bounty (no points) on the winner of the previous week. In the event of consecutive wins the winner gets the bounty. The bounty will be paid via transfer following the tournament. NEW: Only paid league members are eligible for the bounty. The week 1 bounty is the Season 3 Champion. If the league has extra money (via PokerStars signups or from donations, for example), that will be used for the bounty payouts; otherwise, they will come from the league prize pool.

Additional Prizes: No word yet on whether PokerStars will be providing additional prizes for the Weeks 3 and 7 winners yet; an update should be available shortly.

When determining the points leaders for Weeks 3 and 7, the following will apply:
Week 3 leader: Will NOT reflect the lowest score dropped
Week 7 leader: Will reflect the lowest score dropped

At the end of the season, the Top 8 players in league points will play a Championship Tourney, which will also add to the points total. This will be a $10+1 HORSE tournament. In addition to the regular scoring, this tournament will also offer bonus points as follows:

The bounties and bonus points for the Championship Tourney are as follows:

Bounties
There will be a league points bounty (no cash bounty) on everyone in the Championship, but it will be a weighted bounty based on the leaderboard going into the tourney, as follows:

PlaceBounty
1)9 pts
2)8 pts
3)7 pts
4)6 pts
5)5 pts
6)4 pts
7)3 pts
8)

2 pts



Bonus points
There will be additional bonus points for finishing in the money in the Championship, as follows:

PlaceBonus
1)20 pts
2)10 pts
3)5 pts

The season ends after the championship tournament, with the league prize pool distributed over the top 3 point leaders. The number of payouts may be adjusted depending on how many people are in the league.

Two league policies to be aware of:

1) Sitting out - Any player that registers for a tourney but doesn't actually play any hands (i.e. sits out until blinded off) will receive last place points for that tourney. It is OK (and even encouraged) to register to get 5 points for a tourney you can't attend, but it isn't fair to get more points than an active player in that case. You must actually play at least one hand in a tourney to be eligible for more than last place points.

2) Non-league players - Non-league players are welcome to play in any regular league tournaments. This only increases the weekly prize pool, and league points are only awarded to active league players. No league points will be awarded retroactively should a player later join the league. Non-league players are not eligible to win a cash bounty. Of course, anyone playing in these tournaments is welcome and encouraged to join the league!

Season 4 - Mixed Games

Season 4 is upon us, and league fees are now being accepted. Season 4 Week 1 will kick off August 4 at 9pm EST, and will feature a mixed games format. The games schedule is below.

League fee: $15, all of which goes into the league prize pool. As we did last season, there will be a 5 league point bonus for early registrations. The league fee must be received by midnight EST on Friday, July 31 to receive the early registration bonus.

Preferred payment method is via PokerStars transfer to potnets (Severna Park). Please make sure you transfer to the right account!

PokerStars Prizes: It is not yet known if PokerStars will offer additional prizes as they did in Season 3 - I hope to have an update on that shortly.

Season 4 schedule:

Week 1: HORSE
Week 2: Razz
Week 3: Holdem Mixed
Week 4: Stud
Week 5: Omaha H/L Mixed
Week 6: Holdem NL Heads Up
Week 7: Badugi
Week 8: 8-Game
Week 9: Triple Draw 2-7 PL
Week 10: Stud H/L

Championship: HORSE

League Policy Updates

1) Sitting out - Any player that registers for a tourney but doesn't actually play any hands (i.e. sits out until blinded off) will receive last place points. It is OK (and even encouraged) to register to get 5 points for a tourney you can't attend, but it isn't fair to get more points than an active player in that case. You must actually play at least one hand to get more than last place points.

2) Non-league players - Non-league players are welcome to play in any regular league tournaments. This only increases the weekly prize pool, and league points are only awarded to active league players. No league points will be awarded retroactively should a player later join the league. Of course, anyone playing in these tournaments is welcome and encouraged to join the league!

The complete rules and details for Season 4 will be posted shortly (no significant changes from Season 3).

Finally, thanks to everyone who has participated in the league, and good luck in Season 4!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jack10offsut - Season 3 Champ

Season 3 has ended - thanks to everyone who played and we hope to see you for Season 4, Mixed Games!

Jack10offsut brought a big lead into the tournament, but took no chances by taking down three bounties and the Championship Tournament as well. He finishes the season way out in front with 5 cashes and 4 outright wins, and is our Season 3 Champion - Congratulations!

Potnets finished 5th in the tournament, holding on to 2nd place overall.

Rusdog13 came into the tourney in 8th place, but proceeded to take down 4 bounties and 2nd in the tournament to take 3rd in the league - nice job!

Occhawk placed third in the tournament.

The results:



The final standings:

jack10offsut(4) 236.11
potnets(1) 160.54
rusdog13 156.18
goateedude(1) 147.89
Occhawk(1) 142.56
maddoggy44(1) 142.54
Shelties(1) 137.47
Rico11597(1) 120.34
DadsWD(1) 118.81
xICEPICKx 108.89
StacyB98 96.18
ImBetterDude 85.50
TwoDuxx2 77.03
EJ89 76.52
dankimball 73.05
EHonda500Mob 59.44
kentlandjay 58.83
ravensfutbal 50.60
nekendrick 46.91
HiRoller88 28.23
A7X CHAPTER4 20.02
yankster91 18.28
Yankees31 17.93
old9ofhearts 16.48

Thanks again for another great season, and we hope to see everyone out for Season 4 featuring mixed games.

Championship Tourney Tonight!

NOTE: Still need an email or other contact for rusdog13, to send the password for tonight. Email me (mddonkfest at gmail dot com) or leave a comment here (won't be published).

See this post for tournament details - sign up early to avoid any last-minute issues. Password has been emailed to the participants.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Championship Tourney Tomorrow

Please sign up for the tourney early to avoid any last-minute problems.

Also - still looking for an email or other contact for rusdog13 and Rico11597 to get them the tourney password. Leave a comment here (will not be published) or send me an email.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Little Help

Still need email or other contact for rusdog13 or Rico11597, to get them the password for Tuesday's championship Tourney. Comment here with details if you have them (will not be published).

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some Stats From Season 3

Number of league members: 24 (same as Season 2)
Average weekly attendance: 17 (same as Season 2)
Most 1st place finishes: 3 (jack10offsut)
Most cashes: 4 (jack10offsut and potnets)
Best average finish: 4.0 (jack10offsut)
Most bounties: 2 (jack10offsut and rusdog13)
Weeks where 1st place also won the bounty: 4, again including the last 3 weeks in a row

Other notes:
jack10offsut leads the league despite missing 2 tournaments
rusdog13 made the Top 9 without a 1st place finish (but with 2 cashes)
Everyone else who won a tournament also made the Top 9

Season 3 Championship

It's Championship Week, and congratulations to the Top 9 players that will be competing Tuesday: Jack10offsut, potnets, goateedude, maddoggy44, Shelties, Rico11597, Occhawk, rusdog13, and DadsWD. Here are the tournament details:

Format: NL Hold'em
Buy-in: $10+$1
Date: July 7
Time: 9pm EST
Tourney ID: 176022833
Tourney Name: MD DonkFest S3CH
Tourney Password: emailed to participants

NOTE: I need an email address or other contact for rusdog13.

NOTE: Due to the way PokerStars currently runs private tournaments we are unable to disable late registration or limit the players to 9. Because of this, the tournament will start on two tables until the late registration period ends. I tried to get this changed but could not; PokerStars has said they will consider adding this feature in the future.

As we did last season, in addition to the regular scoring there will be bonus points for the top 3 tournament winners, along with a weighted bounty system.

Bonus points
There will be additional bonus points for finishing in the money in the Championship Tournament, as follows:

Place Bonus
1) 20 pts
2) 10 pts
3) 5 pts

Bounties
There will be a bounty on everyone in the Championship, but it will be a weighted bounty based on the leaderboard going into the tourney, as follows:

Place Bounty
1)jack10offsut
2)potnets
9 pts
8 pts
3)goateedude 7 pts
4)maddoggy44 6 pts
5)Shelties 5 pts
6)Rico11597 4 pts
7)Occhawk 3 pts
8)rusdog13 2 pts
9)DadsWD
1 pt

The tournament winner will keep his own bounty. There are a lot of points up for grabs in this tournament!

Payout
The league prize pool for Season 2 is $360. Three places will be paid based on overall league points for the season, as follows:

1st place - $180.00
2nd place - $108.00
3rd place - $72.00

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Week 10 Results

Week 10 saw 10 players vying for a spot in next week's Top 9 Championship. Jack10offsut was coming off back-to-back victories and looking to retain the league lead. Despite being low on chips much of the way, he fought back for 3rd place and yet another cash. Goateedude came in second, and DadsWD claimed the bounty and moved into the Top 9 with the win. Congrats all!

The results:



The final Top 9:

jack10offsut(3) 176.83
potnets(1) 152.89
goateedude(1) 142.89
maddoggy44(1) 135.99
Shelties(1) 128.33
Rico11597(1) 120.34
Occhawk(1) 118.23
rusdog13 114.18
DadsWD(1) 113.12

Details for next week's Championship tournament will be posted shortly, and the password will be emailed to the Top 9 participants. Rico11597 - I need an email address for you. You can leave it as a comment here (it won't get published).

Thanks again to everyone for playing! Season 4 will be mixed games - stay tuned for details.