PokerListings.com strategy guru Dan Skolovy did us proud last week, defeating Dr. Pauly to take first-place honors, so everyone has some ground to make up this time around.
As we prepare for the carnage to come all eyes are on the points leaderboard, which will determine the six players who get a shot at Event 4, otherwise known as the Super Happy Grand Final Championship.
While each of the three preliminary events has $1,000 on the table, the final will see $2,500 worth of wallet candy up for grabs!
Here's how the big board looks after Week 1.
|1st||Dan Skolovy ||6 points |
|2nd||Dr. Pauly ||5 points |
|3rd||Michele Lewis||4 points|
|5th||Amy Calistri||2 points|
As you can see there are six names missing from this list, all of whom will be looking to score a few much-needed points and hopefully even take home a share of the cash, which goes to the top three spots. Myself, Poker Shrink, Kid Dynamite, The Entities, Michalski and Change100 are all feeling the pressure of the big fat zero beside our names.
Event 2 will be even more important since the prize pool includes 60% of the money from Event 1. This is true because Skolovy works for PL.com and was unable to claim the $600 he took down for his win.
The good news for Dan is he keeps the six points that go toward the finale. The good news for everyone else is that those six hundies are still up for grabs.
The payouts for this week are $960, $480 and $160 for the top three spots so you know everyone's going to bring the heat. Our hope is that Dan and I will take first and second and roll over $1,440 to Event 3.
The ish hits the fan tomorrow on PokerStars so stop on by and say hello. There will be tales of intrigue, tragedy and of course sweet, sweet victory. Can Dr. Pauly luckbox his way to another runner-up finish? Will Kid Dynamite ask us if WKWTFHI? Tune in tomorrow for the recap and the answers to these questions.
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