Seneca Fall Poker Classic - November 8 - 18

I was looking at the Bravo app for Seneca last week and noticed a $45 satellite to get in to the $1000 Main event. I figured it was a long shot but with Nicole sick, it was a good opportunity to try and qualify.
I thought it was just the one satellite and thought there would be a lot of entries. Turns out its only step one of a two stage qualifying series. Ooops.
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Well, I was already there, so why not, and wouldn't you know it, I won a seat for a $145 qualifying tournament, of my choosing, and that is for a ticket to the $1000 Main event. And, they don't tax you if you win a satellite, only if you are paid cash.
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Turns out there was a $145 the next day at 3pm. I figured it wouldn't have as many players, since it was the first one. And I was right, it only got 13 entries and guaranteed 2 seats to the main.
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Lo and Behold, I luck boxed my way through that one to win a seat to the Main Event November 15 - 18. $30k in chips, 40 minute blinds on day 1, 60 minutes on Day 2 and Day 3 is the final 6 players with 90 minute levels.
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November 18 also happens to be my birthday.

Comments

  • payperviewpayperview Nothing in Life is Free
    Awesome. Keep spinning it up.

    Great investment of $45.
  • Toronto PimpToronto Pimp Flop smasher
    Good luck DJ. Get that USA money !
  • woog30woog30 Flop smasher
    GL DJ!
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    Gl djgolfcan! And if you bust you can always come to my game later;)
  • niks1niks1 Full PFC Member
    trigs wrote: »
    Gl djgolfcan! And if you bust you can always come to my game later;)

    So sad to be missing your game. :(
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    niks1 wrote: »
    So sad to be missing your game. :(

    I understand :(
  • MrCaspanMrCaspan Administrator
    Haha that's awesome!! Congrats man and the day of keep a thread going to let us know how it's going!!
  • BlondeFishBlondeFish Accidental Poker Tourist
    Congrats and GL, DJ! For the satellites, are the blinds at 25/50, 50/100, 100/200, then when does the big blind ante start? For the $45, is it 4K starting chips, 15-minute levels, 4 levels of unlimited re-entries, $36.25 + $8.75 for a rake of 19%? For the $145, is it 8K chips, 4 15-min levels of unlimited re-entries, and $125 + $20?

    Fallsview/Niagara Casino increased the admin fee of its $1,100s by 50% :( to have the highest rake of any $1Ks I've seen, so I'm looking for alternatives such as this Seneca $882.70 + $117.30, with much lower rake at 11.7% rake, 50% more starting chips, and a guarantee. Do you know where we can see the blind structures?
  • compueasecompuease Administrator
    BlondeFish wrote: »
    Fallsview/Niagara Casino increased the admin fee of its $1,100s by 50% :( to have the highest rake of any $1Ks I've seen, so I'm looking for alternatives such as this Seneca $882.70 + $117.30, with much lower rake at 11.7% rake, 50% more starting chips, and a guarantee. Do you know where we can see the blind structures?
    Hmm, who are you that has hacked BlondFish's account to suggest playing tournaments at Seneca with the 30% withholding of even min cashes?
  • djgolfcandjgolfcan Flop smasher
    BlondeFish wrote: »
    Congrats and GL, DJ! For the satellites, are the blinds at 25/50, 50/100, 100/200, then when does the big blind ante start? For the $45, is it 4K starting chips, 15-minute levels, 4 levels of unlimited re-entries, $36.25 + $8.75 for a rake of 19%? For the $145, is it 8K chips, 4 15-min levels of unlimited re-entries, and $125 + $20?

    Do you know where we can see the blind structures?

    If I recall correctly, the blinds were 25/50 - 50 / 100 - 100 / 200 - 150 / 300 with a 300 ante and up from there
    Starting stacks for the $45 was $4000, 15 min blinds
    Same structure for the $145 satty but $8000 in starting chips
  • djgolfcandjgolfcan Flop smasher
    compuease wrote: »
    Hmm, who are you that has hacked BlondFish's account to suggest playing tournaments at Seneca with the 30% withholding of even min cashes?

    After the exchange back to Canadian, $1000 US win -30% = $700 US - $700 US is $915.00 CDN
  • compueasecompuease Administrator
    djgolfcan wrote: »
    After the exchange back to Canadian, $1000 US win -30% = $700 US - $700 US is $915.00 CDN

    lol, no issue with you doing it all on a $45. satty but would you buy into a 1K event with those conditions, it's like a 40% rake effective.
  • BlondeFishBlondeFish Accidental Poker Tourist
    To djgolfcan or anybody, is it still U$3.75 to drive through the Rainbow Bridge from the US back to Canada? Are small bills or coins needed to drive from Canada to the US? I was planning on only bringing U$100 bills to Seneca.
    compuease wrote: »
    Hmm, who are you that has hacked BlondFish's account to suggest playing tournaments at Seneca with the 30% withholding of even min cashes?
    LOL, I won a $1,100 player's choice satellite, so using it for that better event is an option. I have been one of the biggest supporters of Ontario casinos ever since I started playing in 2007, including GBH, Point Edward, Woodbine, Mohawk, Georgian Downs, 1000 Islands, Western Fair, Windsor, CNE, Rama, Brantford and Niagara, but there are almost no good options left in Ontario. :'(
  • Toronto PimpToronto Pimp Flop smasher
    Yup......

    $3.75 US or $5.00 CAD.


    as for breaking a hundred dollar bill ????? I have no idea. Just bring a pocket full of quarters .
  • Card DeadCard Dead Sorry sir, I have 6 Aces!
    GL this weekend DJ.

    Post updates if you run deep.
  • Kick some yankee ASS ! Show “those people” who the boss is !

    go DJ go.
  • woog30woog30 Flop smasher
    Good Luck DJ
  • woog30woog30 Flop smasher
    If it's in poker room tomorrow I'll try to drop by to say Hi.
  • niks1niks1 Full PFC Member
    woog30 wrote: »
    If it's in poker room tomorrow I'll try to drop by to say Hi.

    It is. He’s on table 12 at the moment.
  • This has to be a sign from God. Walking the dog in Oakville get back in the car and the first sign i see is .....

    DJ.... You can do it.
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  • djgolfcandjgolfcan Flop smasher
    Nice. Looks like they are going to be short of the guarantee. Only 77 players yesterday's day 1. Only 98 so far today so far. Only 4 levels left for late registration.
    I'm at 36k, blinds are 100 /200, 200 ante, avg is 33k, 88 left.
    15 levels today
  • djgolfcandjgolfcan Flop smasher
    3ed break, Late registration goes to level 10-
    102 players left, 145 entered today, only 4k away from meeting the guarantee
    Sitting at 70k, blinds going to 300 / 600, 600 ante
  • djgolfcan wrote: »
    3ed break, Late registration goes to level 10-
    102 players left, 145 entered today, only 4k away from meeting the guarantee
    Sitting at 70k, blinds going to 300 / 600, 600 ante


    115 big blinds...... good work , keep it going !
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    GL dj! Run good!
  • djgolfcandjgolfcan Flop smasher
    Dinner break.80k ,blinds will be 600 /1200, 1200 ante, 5 more levels to go today, 70 players left.
    Stumbled a bit , was up to 100k, couple of
    bad calls cost me. Break came at the right time.
  • djgolfcandjgolfcan Flop smasher
    There is no easy pots with this group. Fortunately, I can wait for good hands at the moment.
  • moosemoose alces alces
    Busto?
  • payperviewpayperview Nothing in Life is Free
    moose wrote: »
    Busto?

    Hookers and blow celebrating the win is my guess.
  • djgolfcandjgolfcan Flop smasher
    payperview wrote: »
    Hookers and blow celebrating the win is my guess.

    Not quite. I thought I had updated the thread but apparently I did not.

    After the dinner break I went card dead. Stole a few pots to keep ahead of the blinds but by level 14 (1200 / 2400, 2400 ante) I was down to $38k, with a raise of 6k from mid position, I am on the button with AQs and jammed, got called by AK and my day 1 was done.

    Still had a fun weekend, lots of poker, Nicole went shopping, dinner at Pondarosa, for the first time in more than 30 years I'm guessing.
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