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:

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.


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:

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:

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

2 pts
1 pt
1 pt

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

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!