For those who don't know how the Premier League works or would like to follow the action a little easier when it comes on telly, here's how it works:
Premier League Poker - $75k Buy-in, 12 Players Invited
Each player contests six, six-man Sit-and-Gos against each other, which are randomly drawn before play starts. Points are awarded depending on where you finish.
Points awarded as follows - 10 points for a win, 6 points for second, 4 points for third place, 3 points for fourth, 2 points for fifth place and nothing for being the first to be knocked out.
The top four after six heats qualify directly for the final and take chips with them according to how many points they amassed.
The players finishing fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth plays a best of three heads-up for the last two seats in the final.
On to Some Action
As for me, I won't go into too many details about hands and stuff as I don't want to spoil the fun for anyone, but I'll say this - playing with all the sick players in that line-up was an extremely helpful experience, and I'm very thankful to Betfair Poker for putting me in it. I can only pray that they liked me and will give me a chance to play against next year.
One thing I thought was kind of funny is that a lot of the players really lacked knowledge of basic short stack strategy and since the structure was as fast as it was, I thought nobody would have a big edge.
As it turned out, almost everyone made small mistakes that they simply shouldn't be making. I won't mention names, but I saw a lot of raise/folding from people with less than 10x big blinds, and too many folds where people should either be shoving any two cards, or calling a little lighter because of the other players shove tendencies.
I don't think Hellmuth will hate me for saying this, but I've never laughed as hard in a long time than I did when he limped utg with 2bbs with A♥ 6♥ five-handed, and folded to a bet on the flop from durrr who had seven-high, I think, LOL... Still love ya Phil, but that was just not good :).
Look forward to some good action when it is broadcast (January, I think). I won't give any spoilers this time but if you guys have any questions about hands they show, ask in the comments below and I'll try to make another post about it when that time comes!
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