Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Season 7 Champion: ravensfutbal

Going into the Championship Tournament, it looked like it was going to be tough to overcome the point totals of the Top 3. With the bonus and bounty points in the tournament, however, everything is up for grabs.

ravensfutbal took advantage of an early potnets exit, a couple of bounties and a solid second place finish to slip past potnets and win the League Champion title. Congrats ravensfutbal!

EJ89 started the tournament in 7th place, but was able to take down several bounties and outlast ravensfutbal in a long heads-up battle to win the tournament and edge COLUMBIADC for the league third place spot. potnets took second in the league.

The league payouts:

1) ravensfutbal, $90
2) potnets, $54
3) EJ89, $36

The Championship Tournament bonus points:

1) EJ89, 20 pts
2) ravensfutbal, 10 pts
3) fatwilbur87, 5 pts

The Championship Tournament bounties:

BeardieDog, 15 pts (9 potnets, 6 HiRoller88)
EJ89, 13 pts (8 ravensfutbal, 3 EJ89, 2 fatwilbur87
ravensfutbal, 8 pts (7 COLUMBIADC, 1 nekendrick)
fatwilbur87, 5 pts (5 BeardieDog)
potnets, 4 pts (4 thetoycave)

The Championship Tournament results:



The final Season 7 standings:

ravensfutbal(2) 177.24
potnets(3) 174.42
EJ89© 143.10
COLUMBIADC(2) 134.80
BeardieDog 116.95
HiRoller88(3) 114.64
fatwilbur87 103.78
thetoycave 95.57
nekendrick 79.57
big-e5960 33.58
Occhawk 19.83

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all that played this season! We will be taking a break for a while (probably the remainder of the year) and then make a decision on Season 8.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Season 7 Championship

It's Championship Week, and congratulations to the Top 9 players that will be competing Tuesday: potnets, ravensfutbal, COLUMBIADC, HiRoller88, BeardieDog, thetoycave, EJ89, fatwilbur87, and nekendrick. Here are the tournament details:

Format: NL Hold'em
Buy-in: $10+$1
Date: September 7
Time: 9pm EST
Tourney ID: 306735539
Tourney Name: MD DonkFest S7CH
Tourney Password: emailed to participants

NOTE: I need an email address for fatwilbur87.

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)potnets
2)ravensfutbal
9 pts
8 pts
3)COLUMBIADC 7 pts
4)HiRoller88 6 pts
5)BeardieDog 5 pts
6)thetoycave 4 pts
7)EJ89 3 pts
8)fatwilbur87 2 pts
9)nekendrick
x) fill in, if needed
1 pt
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 $180. Three places will be paid based on overall league points for the season, as follows:

1st place - $90.00
2nd place - $54.00
3rd place - $36.00

Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Week 10 Results

The final regular tournament of Season 7 had a Sunday Million ticket on the line - congratulations to ravensfutbal for locking up the ticket. Good luck!

For the tournament, EJ89 took third, COLUMBIADC second, and HiRoller88 scored his third victory of the season. BeardieDog and potnets chopped the bounty by tying in the hand that took out ravensfutbal.

The results:



The final Top 9 (lowest score dropped):

potnets(3) 164.81
ravensfutbal(2) 143.03
COLUMBIADC(2) 127.55
HiRoller88(3) 108.30
BeardieDog 93.53
thetoycave 90.57
EJ89 85.10
fatwilbur87 81.46
nekendrick 69.57

Congrats! The Championship Tournament will be on 9/7, with the password to be emailed to the participants. Rules and details will be posted shortly.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Game Day!

Week 10 tonight, with a Sunday Million ticket on the line! The ticket goes to the league points leader after tonight, not including potnets.

No tournament next week - Championship Tournament for the Top 9 will be in two weeks (9/7).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Week 9 Results

Rather small turnout of 7 as the season winds down. BeardieDog was third, thetoycave second, and ravensfutbal took first. fatwilbur87 took out potnets for the bounty.

The results:



The updated Top 9 (lowest score dropped):

potnets(3) 153.17
ravensfutbal(2) 136.08
COLUMBIADC(2) 112.55
thetoycave 90.57
HiRoller88(2) 85.02
BeardieDog 83.38
fatwilbur87 75.77
EJ89 73.77
nekendrick 63.02

Next week is the last regular week of the season. The points leader (not including potnets) after next week will get the second and final Sunday Million ticket. There will be a week off, then the season Championship Tourney will take place the following week (9/7).

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Game Day!

Week 9 tonight, with a bounty on potnets.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Week 8 Results

potnets extended his lead with a win and the bounty, with thetoycave taking second and ravensfutbal third.

The results:



The updated Top 9 (lowest score dropped):

potnets(3) 145.92
ravensfutbal(1) 114.62
COLUMBIADC(2) 106.75
HiRoller88(2) 85.02
thetoycave 76.86
EJ89 73.77
BeardieDog 73.10
fatwilbur87 63.94
nekendrick 54.79

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Week 7 Results

I've been a little slow in getting results out lately - sorry about that, overcome by life and work. I'll try to get it back together for the remainder of the season.

Week 7 had 10 players, a decent turnout for a light summer season. EJ89 placed third, and potnets and ravensfutbal duked it out for a while before a winner emerged. I believe a 10-1 lead was traded back and forth several times before ravensfutbal finally took it down (and the bounty as well).

The results:



The updated Top 9:

potnets(2) 114.30
ravensfutbal(1) 101.36
COLUMBIADC(2) 99.80
HiRoller88(2) 80.02
BeardieDog 65.19
EJ89 62.96
thetoycave 59.50
fatwilbur87 58.94
nekendrick 49.25

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Game Day!

Week 6 tonight, bounty on COLUMBIADC.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Week 5 Results

COLUMBIADC dominated week 5, taking first place along with the bounty and becoming the seasons second 2-game winner. thetoycave was second and BeardieDog came in third.

The results:



The updated Top 9 (lowest score dropped):

potnets(2) 88.52
COLUMBIADC(2) 77.41
ravensfutbal 61.32
fatwilbur87 47.06
EJ89 44.70
BeardieDog 43.73
HiRoller88(1) 43.07
thetoycave 42.35
nekendrick 31.34

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Game Day!

Week 5 tonight, with the bounty on potnets.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Week 4 Results

Week 4 was a bit of a rollercoaster affair, with a number of bad beats mostly involving runner-runner straights. fatwilbur87 placed third, xICEPICKx (non-league participant) came in second, and potnets claimed the victory as well as the bounty on HiRoller88. potnets also wins the Sunday Million ticket as the league points leader after 4 weeks.

The results:



The updated Top 9:

potnets(2) 87.80
ravensfutbal 61.32
COLUMBIADC(1) 51.40
fatwilbur87 45.49
EJ89 44.16
HiRoller88(1) 38.07
nekendrick 31.34
BeardieDog 30.47
thetoycave 24.99

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Game Day!

Week 4 - that means there is a Sunday Million ticket on the line!

For the folks that still need to transfer the league fee, please do it by game time tonight. Contact me ASAP if there is an issue. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Week 3 Results

Week 3 saw ravensfutbal score his third consecutive cash. His first win remained elusive however, as HiRoller88 held onto a big chip lead to take first. EJ89 placed third and also won the bounty.

The results:



The Updated Top 9:

potnets 54.63
ravensfutbal 49.74
COLUMBIADC 42.86
EJ89 39.16
HiRoller88 31.34
fatwilbur87* 31.34
nekendrick 26.34
BeardieDog 22.93
thetoycave 19.50


Next week will be Week 4, and the points leader after Week 4 receives a Sunday Million entry worth $215! The bounty next week will be on HiRoller88.

NOTE: For the folks that made new deposits to start the season and were unable to transfer funds, the funds should be freeing up now. Please send the $15 to "potnets (Columbia)" this week so that the league prize pool is correct. All league fees must be paid prior to next week's tournament - please contact me if you are still having trouble transferring so we can make other arrangements.

Game Day!

Week 3 is tonight, with the bounty on the elusive potnets.

Happy birthday shout-out to HiRoller88!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Week 2 Results

Week two was a rather speedy affair, finishing up in exactly one hour. potnets emerged as the winner, with ravensfutbal in second and BeardieDog third.

The results:



The updated Top 9:

potnets 46.21
COLUMBIADC 37.25
ravensfutbal 33.53
BeardieDog 22.93
EJ89 21.84
fatwilbur87* 21.34
nekendrick 20.00
thetoycave 12.25
big-e5960* 10.61

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Game Day!

Tonight is Week 2 of Season 7

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Week 1 Results

Week 1 of Season 7 had a fairly modest turnout of 9 players. ravensfutbal took third, potnets second, and COLUMBIADC knocked down the win.

The results:



The updated Top 9:

COLUMBIADC 30.00
potnets 21.21
ravensfutbal 17.32
nekendrick 15.00
EJ89 13.42
thetoycave 12.25
BeardieDog 10.61
fatwilbur87 6.34
Occhawk 5.00
big-e5960 5.00

Still want to join the league, or know someone who does? It's not too late! The lowest weekly score for the season will be dropped, so you haven't lost any ground.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Game Day!

Season 7 kicks off TONIGHT! If you are not registered for the league yet, please join now!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Season 7 Starts Tomorrow!

Don't miss out on your last chance at one of two Sunday Million entries, along with the regular prize pool! Join today!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Season 7 Kicks Off In One Week!

Register now for Season 7, which starts Tuesday June 22. Don't forget the 5 league point Early Registration Bonus! Also, there are two Sunday Million tickets up for grabs again this season! Join today!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Early Registration Bonus!

Once again we will be offering a 5 league point bonus for registering early for Season 7. To get the bonus, send your $15 league fee (PokerStars transfer to potnets (Columbia)) by midnight on Friday, June 18.

Two Sunday Million tickets up for grabs this season! Invite your friends!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Season 7 Rules and Details

Updated 6/11/2010

The league details for Season 7 (this post will be kept up to date with the latest information):

League Details

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 Columbia). 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 7 will be NL Holdem
Tournaments will be Tuesday nights at 9pm EST starting June 22, 2010
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 6 there will be a 5 point bounty on the winner of the previous week. A consecutive tournament winner will not collect their own bounty. The week 1 bounty is the Season 5 Champion.

Additional Prizes: PokerStars has once again generously offered additional prizes for the league: 2 Sunday Million tickets for the leaders after weeks 4 and 10, and custom PokerStars shirts for the Top 3 at the end of the season. Thank you PokerStars!

NOTE: Season 7 will be the last season for this Sunday Million giveaway from PokerStars.


When determining the points leaders for Weeks 4 and 10, the following will apply:
Week 4 leader: Will NOT reflect the lowest score dropped
Week 10 leader: Will reflect the lowest score dropped

Also, note that one player cannot win both tickets; if the leader after Week 10 already won a ticket, the second ticket will go to the next player on the leader board.

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)
alt

2 pts
1 pt
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. 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!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Announcing Season 7 - NL Holdem!!

After a brief rest, the MD DonkFest Poker League is back for Season 7, which hopefully will be our biggest season ever. A $15 entry fee goes entirely into the season prize pool, to be shared by the points leaders after 10 regular season games and the Championship Tournament.

Up for grabs once again this season will be two Sunday Million entries, each worth $215, generously provided to the league by PokerStars!! This may be your best opportunity to get into a Sunday Million for next to nothing!

NOTE: This will be the last season that PokerStars provides the Sunday Million entries, so don't miss out on this great chance.

The weekly tournaments take place Tuesday nights at 9pm on PokerStars.

Season 7 will kick off Tuesday, June 22. Registration is open now. To register, transfer $15 on PokerStars to "potnets (Columbia)" - please make sure you transfer to the right account. To pay via PayPal, please send $16 ($1 to cover fees) to wawhite at gmail dot com (cleverly encoded).

Complete season rules and details will be posted shortly. Start spreading the word, and register today!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Season 6 Champion: HiRoller88!

Congratulations to the Season 6 Champion, HiRoller88!

Things were shaken up early when the points leader, COLUMBIADC, was knocked out first. Gonavy25 made a strong bid to move into the Top 3 for the season, but could not put away HiRoller88 who took down 4 bounties along with the tournament to overtake potnets and secure the top spot for the season. Remarkably, this was the first win of the season for HiRoller88, but the 7th cash, an impressive display of consistency and strong play.

The Championship Tournament was won by HiRoller88, with Gonavy25 in second and potnets third. For the season, HiRoller88 was first ($125), potnets second ($75) and COLUMBIADC third ($50). Congratulations and thanks to all that played this season!

The results:



The final standings:

HiRoller88(1) 198.09
potnets(2) 179.83
COLUMBIADC(2) 161.36
Gonavy25(1) 132.74
Parrot2006(1) 130.58
ravensfutbal(1) 126.18
EJ89(1) 110.09
MagnetEng 109.58
xICEPICKx 98.71
raquel1988 82.78
BeardieDog(1)* 80.48
Biggfella(1) 75.28
thetoycave 49.46
LaxStarr1995 29.71
c2d2 29.55
tim299 15.69
DarkRattler 14.65

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Season 6 Championship Tonight!

The Championship Tournament is tonight at 9pm, with a format of HORSE. Good luck to the Top 8 playing tonight, and hopefully we'll have some folks cheering on from the rail as well.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Season 6 Championship

It's Championship Week, and congratulations to the Top 8 players that will be competing Tuesday May 4: COLUMBIADC, potnets, HiRoller88, Parrot2006, ravensfutbal, MagnetEng, EJ89 and Gonavy25. Here are the tournament details:

Format: HORSE
Buy-in: $10+$1
Date: Tuesday, May 4
Time: 9pm EST
Tourney ID: 265818570
Tourney Name: MD DonkFest S6CH
Tourney Password: emailed to participants

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.

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)COLUMBIADC
2)potnets
9 pts
8 pts
3)HiRoller88 7 pts
4)Parrot2006 6 pts
5)ravensfutbal 5 pts
6)MagnetEng 4 pts
7)EJ89 3 pts
8)Gonavy25 2 pts

The tournament winner will NOT 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 $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

Good luck everyone!

Friday, April 23, 2010

More Scoop on SCOOP

Some helpful SCOOP videos:

How to Play 8 Game Mix

How to Play Badugi

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Week 10 Results

The final regular week of Season 6 was Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, with a Sunday Million ticket also on the line for the league points leader following the tourney. We had 10 players for the tourney. HiRoller88 came in third, Parrot2006 took second, and potnets was the tournament winner. With the win potnets also picked up the season's second Sunday Million ticket courtesy of PokerStars.

The results:



The final Top 8:

COLUMBIADC(2) 156.36
potnets(2) 154.50
HiRoller88 136.81
Parrot2006(1) 124.03
ravensfutbal(1) 115.04
MagnetEng 109.58
EJ89(1) 104.40
Gonavy25(1) 101.74

These eight players will compete in the Championship Tournament to be held on May 4. Details of the Championship Tournament to follow.

Thanks to everyone for playing this season! We will take about a 6-8 week break, then kick off Season 7 with a format of NL Holdem. It would be great to have a strong turnout, especially with PokerStars once again generously providing TWO Sunday Million tickets.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Game Day!

Week 10 tonight, the final regular game of the season. The points leader after tonight (excluding Week 4 winner COLUMBIADC) will receive a Sunday Million entry generously provided by PokerStars. Also, the Top 8 after t0night's tourney will play in next week's Championship HORSE tournament to determine the season winner.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Week 10 Reminder

The eligible points leader after Week 10 will win the second Sunday Million ticket provided to the league by PokerStars. Note that the same player cannot win both tickets, so COLUMBIADC is not eligible.

Week 9 Results

There was a hitch on game day, with the tournament time being 1pm instead of 9pm. This wasn't noticed until after the tournament ran, affecting 6 players (myself included). As soon as this was noticed the correct tournament was posted and I tried to notify everyone using all means possible - email, facebook, twitter and the blog. One again, apologies for the error.

8 players showed up for the Week 9 Stud event. HiRoller88 jumped out to a big lead, but was chased down and settled for third. potnets took second, and ravensfutbal scored the win and the bounty. xICEPICKx was registered for the errant tournament but didn't enter the corrected tournament. Since this may have been due to not seeing the notifications on short notice, I made the decision to award him 5 league points.

The results:



The updated Top 8 (lowest score dropped):

COLUMBIADC(2) 150.18
potnets(1) 127.88
HiRoller88 123.55
ravensfutbal(1) 108.86
Parrot2006(1) 106.67
MagnetEng 104.17
Gonavy25(1) 94.79
EJ89(1) 91.49

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tonight's Tourney - NOTE

apparently I screwed up the time for tonight's tourney, and it went off earlier today. Sincere apologies for those that signed up for it (including me).

A new tournament has been set up for the correct time. Sorry!!!!

Game Day!

Week 9 tonight, with a format of Stud and the bounty is on potnets.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Week 8 Results

It was requested that I post the results tonight, and given the outcome I'm happy to oblige. :-)

The format was HOSE, with 13 players. COLUMBIADC took third (and potnets got the bounty for knocking him out). MagnetEng and potnets battled back and forth for a while before both pulled an open-ended straight draw on 4th street. MagnetEng paired on 6th, but potnets hit the straight on 7th to take it down.

The results:



IMPORTANT NOTE: The second Sunday Million ticket goes to the points leader after Week 10, but as the rules state the same person cannot win both so COLUMBIADC is not eligible for it. If COLUMBIADC is still in the lead after Week 10 it will go to the second place player.

The Updated Top 8 (lowest score dropped):

COLUMBIADC(2) 143.63
potnets(1) 112.88
HiRoller88 112.22
Parrot2006(1) 97.53
MagnetEng 96.52
Gonavy25(1) 89.79
EJ89(1) 85.80
ravensfutbal 80.58

The format for Week 9 is Stud, with the bounty on potnets.

Game Day!

Week 8 tonight, with a format of HOSE. Be there!

Week 7 Results

[Apologies for the delay - overcome by life and travels]

Week 7 was Limit Omaha H/L. COLUMBIADC continued this season's domination with a win, with potnets taking second and HiRoller88 third. To top it off, COLUMBIADC split the bounty with HiRoller88, and also became our season's first 2-game winner.

The results:



The updated Top 8 (low score dropped):

COLUMBIADC(2) 127.81
HiRoller88 102.50
Parrot2006(1) 91.66
EJ89(1) 78.78
Gonavy25(1) 78.67
potnets 76.82
MagnetEng 76.02
ravensfutbal 75.58

Friday, March 26, 2010

Week 6 Results

The Week 6 Heads Up NL Holdem tournament drew 11 players. There was some grumbling about the first round, where 5 people received a bye and the rest played to even out the rest of the rounds. This is how Heads Up tournaments are structured, and the initial selection is random. If enough people don't like this format we can drop it from future seasons.

BeardieDog was the tournament winner, besting HiRoller88 who took second. xICEPICKx and COLUMBIADC both cashed and received 4th place points. potnets took out Gonavy25 for a second consecutive bounty.

The results:



The Updated Top 8 (Lowest score dropped):

COLUMBIADC(1) 94.25
Parrot2006(1) 86.66
HiRoller88 84.18
Gonavy25(1) 73.26
MagnetEng 67.39
EJ89(1) 65.75
Biggfella(1) 65.56
ravensfutbal 64.46

Next week's format will be Omaha H/L Fixed.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Game Day!

Tonight is Week 6, with a format of Heads-Up NL Holdem.

Also the SCOOP Poker Tournament is coming up on PokerStars. So now you have the SCOOP.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Week 5 Results

Week 5's 8-game drew a relatively small number with 13 players, but still turned into a marathon that didn't end until 12:30am. We were down to 4 at 11pm, then it took 35 minutes to get to 3 and another 35 minutes to get to 2. In that 70 minutes 167 hands were played - by contrast it only took 198 hands to eliminate the first 9 players. In the end Gonavy25 outlasted ravensfutbal for the win, with potnets taking third and the bounty.

The results:


The updated Top 8 (lowest score dropped):

COLUMBIADC(1) 82.67
Parrot2006(1) 79.93
Gonavy25(1) 67.57
HiRoller88 65.73
Biggfella(1) 65.56
EJ89(1) 60.75
MagnetEng 60.66
ravensfutbal 59.46

Next week's format will be Heads-up NL Holdem, a favorite (of some at least).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Game Day!

Week 5 tonight, with a format of 8-game. Should be a little something for everyone to love!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Week 4 Results

Congrats to COLUMBIADC! Despite being knocked out fairly early by xICEPICKx for the bounty, COLUMBIADC maintained the points lead through Week 4 and will receive the Sunday Million entry generously donated by PokerStars. Nice job!

Biggfella won this week's tournament, with HiRoller88 in second and xICEPICKx taking third.

The results:



The updated Top 8:

COLUMBIADC(1) 80.22
Parrot2006(1) 71.90
HiRoller88 64.33
EJ89(1) 60.75
Biggfella(1) 57.81
MagnetEng 54.95
xICEPICKx 46.51
ravensfutbal 43.96

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Game Day!

Season 6, Week 4, format is Stud H/L.

League points leader after this week gets a Sunday Million entry!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Week 3 Results

Week 3 featured Razz, possibly the cruelest game of all. A healthy roster of 17 players came out to do battle. COLUMBIADC took down the bounty along with first place. xICEPICKx jumped into the league this week but is already climbing the ranks with a second place finish, and raquel1988 came in third.

The results:


The updated Top 8:

COLUMBIADC 74.04
Parrot2006(1) 59.58
EJ89(1) 55.01
HiRoller88 41.94
MagnetEng 40.59
raquel1988 36.57
Gonavy25 34.95
ravensfutbal 33.15

NOTE: Next week is week 4, meaning the leader after next week will be awarded a Sunday Million entry ticket (value $215, thank you VERY much to PokerStars!) Good Luck!!

Also, there are still a few people who owe their registration fee due to PokerStars transfer issues. The fee must be paid prior to the Week 4 tournament. If you have an issue please contact me (mddonkfest at gmail dot com) and we will work it out. Anyone who is not paid by the start of Week 4 will have their points dropped.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Week 3 tonight!

Limit Razz - hilarity should ensue. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Week 2 Results

The format for Week 2 was Pot Limit Omaha, with 13 players attending. HiRoller88 made quick work of the bounty, then stuck around for a second place finish. GoNavy25 took third, and our Week 2 winner was EJ89.

The Results:


The updated Top 8:

parrot2006(1) 50.00
EJ89(1) 39.39
HiRoller88 35.50
MagnetEng 33.69
COLUMBIADC 32.81
ravensfutbal 28.15
Biggfella 24.08
Gonavy25 21.51

A number of people had issues with deposits/transfers to start the season; please try the transfers again this week. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Game Day!

Tonight is Week 2, with a format of Pot Limit Omaha.

It's not too late to join - the lowest score of the season is dropped, so missing Week 1 is not a penalty if you join now.

Oops, almost forgot... PokerStars is apparently trying their hand at a fake viral campaign, which IMO misses the point, but in any event I still like losing my money on their site, which is why playing poker is clearly a game of skill. There, I did my part.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Week 1 Results

Season 6 kicked off last night with 16 players. The format for Week 1 was HORSE. Parrot2006 emerged victorious, and also claimed the 5-point bounty on last season's champ, MagnetEng, who finished in second. COLUMBIADC rounded out the top 3 with a third place finish.

The Results:



Updated Top 8:

parrot2006 45.00
MagnetEng 28.28
COLUMBIADC 23.09
Biggfella 16.33
ravensfutbal 15.12
TeamGetBig 15.00
Decker30 12.89
potnets 12.06

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Game Day!

Season 6 starts tonight - still time to get in (or bring a friend or two in...)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Season 6 Starts Tomorrow!

Are you in? Plenty of spots left in the league, so join now to get your shot at one of two Sunday Million bonus prizes provided to the league by PokerStars. Don't have a 'Stars account yet? Get one here. Full league details available on the league blog.

PokerStars is being very generous in supporting the league - getting more players would keep that generosity going.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Season 6 Starting Tuesday!

There is still plenty of time to get in. We currently have a very small number of players, with two Sunday Million tickets up for grabs along with the usual league prize pool. Don't miss this great opportunity - and a lot of fun too!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Early Registration Bonus!

Once again we will be offering a 5 league point bonus for registering early for Season 6. To get the bonus, send your $15 league fee (PokerStars transfer to potnets (Columbia)) by midnight on Friday, February 12.

That's less than a week from now, so don't delay!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Season 6 Rules and Details

Updated 2/4/2010

The league details for Season 6 (this post will be kept up to date with the latest information):

CHANGES FOR SEASON 6:

Bounties: players cannot collect a bounty on themselves, either in the regular season or in the Championship.

PokerStars bonus prizes: Players can only win one of the Sunday Million tickets; if they are still leading for the second ticket it will go to the next player on the leader board. Also, the prizes will be shifted to Week 4 (to get a little more track record for the win) and Week 10 (to have a regular season winner heading into the Championship).

Feedback on these changes and suggestions for other changes are welcome.

League Details

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 Columbia). 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 6 will be Mixed Games (schedule here)
Tournaments will be Tuesday nights at 9pm EST starting February 16, 2010
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 6 there will be a 5 point bounty on the winner of the previous week. A consecutive tournament winner will not collect their own bounty. The week 1 bounty is the Season 5 Champion.

Additional Prizes: PokerStars has once again generously offered additional prizes for the league: 2 Sunday Million tickets for the leaders after weeks 4 and 10, and custom PokerStars shirts for the Top 3 at the end of the season. Thank you PokerStars!

When determining the points leaders for Weeks 4 and 10, the following will apply:
Week 4 leader: Will NOT reflect the lowest score dropped
Week 10 leader: Will reflect the lowest score dropped

Also, note that one player cannot win both tickets; if the leader after Week 10 already won a ticket, the second ticket will go to the next player on the leader board.

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!

Registration Open: Season 6 - Mixed Games

Registration is now open for Season 6 of the MD DonkFest Poker League. The format this season is Mixed Games. The season will kick off on Tuesday, Feb 16 at 9pm EST.

Using input from the Mixed Games Poll (turns out Badugi is NOT a fan favorite...), here is the line-up for this season:

HORSE
Omaha PL
Razz
Stud H/L
8 Game
Holdem NL Heads Up
Omaha H/L Fixed
HOSE
Stud
Triple Draw 2-7 Fixed

Championship: HORSE

The rules for Season 6 will be posted shortly. To register, transfer the $15 league fee via PokerStars to potnets (Columbia). All of the league fee goes directly into the prize pool for the season. PokerStars is once again generously contributing two Sunday Million tickets, so tell your friends - we need more players for this promotion to continue.

Good luck everyone, and thanks for playing!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Season 6 - Mixed Games Coming!

Look for details next week on the upcoming Season 6! If you want to get a jump on things and register now, transfer $15 on PokerStars to potnets (Columbia). Note that the city for my account has changed.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

POLL: Season 6. Mixed Games

Season 6 is coming up soon, with a format of Mixed Games. In preparation, I wanted to get an idea of what games people wanted to see in the schedule. So this is your chance to help influence the lineup.

From the list below, pick up to 10 games that you would like to see and send them to mddonkfest at gmail dot com. I'll tally the top picks, and factor that in heavily when selecting the final lineup. Poll closes on Monday, so vote early!

Holdem Fixed
Holdem Pot Limit
Holdem No Limit

Holdem Fixed Heads Up
Holdem Pot Limit Heads Up
Holdem No Limit Heads Up

Omaha Fixed
Omaha Pot Limit
Omaha No Limit

Omaha Fixed Heads Up
Omaha Pot Limit Heads Up
Omaha No Limit Heads Up

Omaha H/L Fixed
Omaha H/L Pot Limit

Omaha H/L Fixed Heads Up
Omaha H/L Pot Limit Heads Up

Stud
Stud Heads Up

Stud H/L
Stud H/L Heads Up

Razz
Razz Heads Up

5 Card Draw Fixed
5 Card Draw Pot Limit
5 Card Draw No Limit

5 Card Draw Fixed Heads Up
5 Card Draw Pot Limit Heads Up
5 Card Draw No Limit Heads Up

Triple Draw 2-7 Fixed
Triple Draw 2-7 Pot Limit
Triple Draw 2-7 No Limit

Triple Draw 2-7 Fixed Heads Up
Triple Draw 2-7 Pot Limit Heads Up
Triple Draw 2-7 No Limit Heads Up

Single Draw 2-7
Single Draw 2-7 Heads Up

Badugi
Badugi Heads Up

HOSE
HOSE Heads Up

HORSE
HORSE Heads Up

Mixed Holdem
Mixed Holdem Heads Up

Mixed Omaha H/L
Mixed Omaha H/L Heads Up

8 Game
8 Game Heads Up

Thanks for your vote!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Season 5 Champion: MagnetEng!

Congratulations to MagnetEng, who won the Championship Tournament along with a number of bounties, and in the process became the Season 5 Champion as well! Nicely done!

Coming in second in the Championship Tournament was beano583, with COLUMBIADC taking third.

In the overall standings, EJ89 and thetoycave both dropped down one spot to finish second and third for the season, respectively.

The results:



The final standings:

MagnetEng(2) 191.11
EJ89(2) 165.82
thetoycave(1) 152.18
ravensfutbal(1) 149.92
COLUMBIADC(1) 149.44
maddoggy44(2) 146.84
beano583 132.36
nekendrick 114.58
HiRoller88 109.60
*longhair 99(1) 94.05
potnets 92.73
ScottyBallin 88.77
xICEPICKx 72.43
LaxStarr1995 56.87
*r_webb18 29.15
rusdog13 18.04
elusively 16.00
mxrider 12.43

The intention of the scoring in the Championship Tournament is to balance two goals: give everyone a fair chance to improve their standing, while still giving an edge to the points leaders. This season showed that the system is working, IMO. MagnetEng came into the tournament in 5th place and was able to take down the top spot by winning the tournament along with a number of bounties. beano583 started in ninth, and had a chance at moving into the number three spot with a win - very close, and with a few more bounties who knows how it may have ended up. If anyone has more feedback on the scoring please pass it along.

Thanks to everyone for playing this season! We will be starting Season 6: Mixed Games in a few weeks, and it would be great to have a bigger turnout. Please spread the word!