World Poker "Mother F***ing" Tour is back at Fallsview
At the risk of getting trolled & insulted again, I will try to create this poker thread in a poker forum about what I have been told about the Fallsview Poker Classic 2014.
Originally Posted by Jacen299
The math geeks calculations are incorrect.
Dude, just stay home and shut up about it.
Fallsview employees 13CARDS and jpajamas (and other poker posters) were permanently driven away from this forum by stoopid posts such as the above, so you will have to settle for my UNOFFICIAL and unconfirmed info (neither provided this info BTW). Note that I am not a professional reporter and do not have a "mole", so please confirm the information below before relying on it, and let me know of any corrections.
Date: Tuesday, February 18 to Monday, February 24, 2014.
Duration: 7 days, 1 more day than 2013. $1,100
, Feb. 18-19: $970 to player's prize pool + $30 (3%) undisclosed deduction + $100 fees; 11.8% total rake; 10,000 starting chips. $2,500
, Feb. 20-21: $2,231 + $69 gratuities + $200 fees; 10.8% rake; 20,000 starting chips. $5,000
WPT Main Event (non-televised), Feb. 22-24: $4,559 + $141 gratuities + $300 fees; 8.8%
rake; 30,000 starting chips, same structure as WPT Montreal
All the days of the three events start at noon. The final tables on Feb. 20, 22 and 24 will be at The Grand Hall, where spectators are welcome to the limited seating.
There are seats for 600 players then up to 50 alternates for a maximum of 650 for each event.
Event 1, $970 + $130 (more accurate than Fallsview's $1K+$100): 650 players * $970 = up to $630,500 prize pool.
Event 2, $2,231 + $269: 650 * $2,231 = up to $1,450,150.
Main Event, $4,559 + $441: 650 * $4,559 = up to $2,963,350 (includes U$15,400 WPT World Championship entry). Fallsview posted an estimate of $1,930,000, which is based on 420 players. This means a projection of just over $4 million
in cash prizes.
Event payouts will probably follow WPT Standard Payout Schedule "B", which could be an improvement over Fallsview's previous extremely top-heavy payout structures. Other Notes
- Tournament Director: Tino Trinci. Structures were improved by Matt Savage to be the same as WPT.
- Unlike most other tournaments, a person can buy multiple entries so scalping may happen again this year. Avoid buying a voucher from a stranger whom you haven't seen regularly at the casino as there were counterfeits before.
- The following types of entry fee payment are accepted: cash; VISA or MasterCard (both 2% fee); markers, front money, certified cheque, bank draft or entry voucher.
- Late registrants and alternates will be sold a full starting stack, possibly up to Level 9. This includes those who make Day 3 and want to play in the next event with the same starting time of noon. Hopefully, we will be allowed to multi-table!
- There will be no additional cash game tables during the WPT. Expect even longer waiting lists for the 17 tables.
- For registration or information, call 1-866-576-5375 (5-POKER-5; I hate it when companies just use letters without showing the numbers!) Satellites
- Feb. 19, 3 PM super satellite for $2,500 event; $250+$25, 9.1%
- Feb. 21, 3 PM super satellite for $5,000 event; $500+$50, 9.1%
- Step A $1,100: $220+$25, 10.2% rake.
- Step B $2,500-A: $110+$15, 12% rake.
- Step C $2,500-B: $500+$50, 9.1%
- Step D $5,000-A: $210+$25, 10.6% rake.
- Step E $5,000-B: $1,000+$50, 4.8%
- Online satellites later at PartyPoker.
Hopefully, both WPT Fallsview and WPT Montreal will be around for many years. I will compare them so that both can keep improving.
For example, Fallsview should disclose that 3% of the prize pool will be withheld as staff gratuities. After I mentioned this to Playground Poker Club, they became among the minority of poker rooms that discloses it properly. Hopefully, Fallsview will include this info when it prints out the brochures and update its website.
Fallsview's rakes are lower than Playground's 11.8%. The cash game rake is even lower at Fallsview at $14/HOUR session fee vs. Playground's $14 max rake/HAND (excluding Bad Beat Jackpot rake).
Fallsview has no poker manager and is burdened by AGCO regulations, e.g., no electronic devices on the table. Playground is one of the best places in North America to play a tournament, with free wifi, can use electronics including playing online, comfortable chairs, massage, and pretty waittresses.