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Video Poker First VP Tournament

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by nubia11, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. nubia11

    nubia11 Low-Roller

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    It looks like I might actually make a CET VP tournament this summer. I've always wanted to participate in one but timing never seems to work out. I'm a pretty fast player but I'm sure under the pressure of the clock, I'll be holding all kinds of odd hands. :confused2:
    So, it looks like this particular tournament (at Bally's) consists of two 10 minute rounds. I'm wondering how you know what time during the 6 hour window your going to play. I assume you get a time assignment at registration? Any pointer aside from play fast and shoot for the 4OAK or better? I'm looking forward to it. Should be fun.
     
  2. Kc4400

    Kc4400 Tourist

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    I played last year. You go the night before or that morning and they give you a time slot. Can't help on strategy, I didn't finish well.
     
  3. pinklime

    pinklime Low-Roller

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    About 3 years ago I played in my first VP tourney at Flamingo. I actually thought it was just a regular slot tournament and discovered it was VP when I went to register. As I'm not a regular VP player, I almost backed out but decided to sign up for the heck of it. I signed up for two sessions with least participants (top two finishers got to go to the finals). I didn't do very well the first day.

    We were staying at PH and I remember it was pouring with rain the next day and I hummed and hawed about going to the 2nd session, I really didn't expect to place at all. Since we had a rental car, we decided to go just to kill time and guess what? I finished 2nd place. They gave me $100 freeplay as a prize and told me to come back in 2 hours for the final session.

    Long story short, I actually WON the damn thing, came in first place for a prize of $5K in freeplay. No one was more surprised than me, I was just hoping to place so I could win a few $$$ in freeplay. The funniest thing of all is that while I do know how to play poker, I have no idea about strategy for the different VP games, I guess we were just playing JOB? My strategy was to not overthink and just hold pairs or high cards if nothing substantial came up. I do not recall any 4OAKS or straight flushes during the 10mins, perhaps a few full houses and straights but I just played at a steady pace and didn't overthink my hands.

    My advice to you would be to a) pick sessions with the least amount of sign ups; b) keep your head down and just play!

    Good luck!
     
  4. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    I've played in several at The Cal, Suncoast & Orleans. I love VP but I don't play that fast when it's my money. I could never keep up and usually had credits left when the session ended. So, no tips from me!

    But, every tournament I played in, there was a registration day and you were assigned 2 times for play. Some had a banquet on the third day to award the prizes and the food wasn't bad either. Basic buffet style, but in a separate banquet room.

    Good luck:thumbsup:
     
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