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Poker tourney Recommendation

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by mpaul7857, Jul 25, 2014.

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  1. mpaul7857

    mpaul7857 Tourist

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    I am making a trip out to Vegas Sept 6-9 for NFL kickoff. I have never gotten into a poker tourney out there, where would everyone recommend? I'll be staying at the mirage. I thought Ceasers would be a cool place to pay - but I figured i'd ask the pros.

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  2. tipdrill

    tipdrill Low-Roller

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    Aria daily has the best value. runs 1pm and 7pm.
     
  3. Readingfanman

    Readingfanman Low-Roller

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    It really depends on the budget you are playing at surely.
     
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  4. Okie21

    Okie21 Low-Roller

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    I'd second Aria if that is the level of buy in you would like.
     
  5. Sinatraatthesands

    Sinatraatthesands Low-Roller

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    Your staying at the Mirage and have never played in a tourney in Vegas before. The 11 am at the Mirage seems like a no brainer over Aria. Half the price, well attended/always runs and don't have to worry about the hassle of getting anywhere.
     
  6. Hurr1cane310

    Hurr1cane310 Tourist

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    If he wants a tourney that won't run as long I say this is a good recommendation. But if you want to play for awhile and have the best structure Aria is the best option.
     
  7. mpaul7857

    mpaul7857 Tourist

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    I suppose I'd prefer an evening tournament .. I wanted to spend the days at the pool and watching nfl games that Sunday. What's that going to hit me for versus a day tournament?.

    Appreciate everyone's help
     
  8. TRN

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    For an evening tournament, there's the nightly Aria $125 at 7pm - this is my fav too. It is a longer tournament (think 2am 3am 4am depending how big it is, if you're going to go all the way down) due to 30 minute levels and a bigger starting chip stack, as well as a good number of entrants.

    There's also one at Harrahs at 8pm for $100. Every person you knock out, you get an extra $20 or $25 per head - it's a knockout bounty tournament. This is will go quicker than the Aria tournament and tends to have a softer field. They usually get 50-80 players.

    One other option I'll toss out there is the 8pm at Binions downtown, for $60. Usually only 2-4 tables for a pretty quick/easy field.
     
  9. KKB

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    Check out www.allvegaspoker.com & click on the tournaments tab. Great info here.
    I agree with Aria tourney BUT it is a LONG tourney--plan on 8+ hours to cash.
    11AM Mirage is a fav of mine.
    Best lower priced tourney that doesn't last as long is TI (right next door).
    They have 7PM $50 7K chips 20 min. blinds "everyone cashes" that is 7 levels ONLY & whoever is left they do a chip chop (what % of chips you have that is the % of the prize pool you get.) The rake is 30% for this one--meh.
    They also have a 10PM $65 10K chips 20 min. blinds.
    Absolutely the best structure for the price on the strip & DT.
     
  10. Tahoejoe2

    Tahoejoe2 High-Roller

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  11. mpaul7857

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    Thanks everyone! That 7 or 10 PM at TI looks cool! I figured Ceasers would be a cool nostalgic place to play.. but we know it's all about the $$$$ :)
     
  12. vegasnut

    vegasnut Low-Roller

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    Yeah there are enough pokertournaments( link was already stated earlyer with all the pokertournaments in vegas) its also about how comfortable you are and what budget you have
    I agree aria has nice 1pm 7 pm tournament(buy in 120$ i thought) but i have no luck there( after 6 hours play and being bubbleboy i decided to stick to my more fun as i call it" mickey mouse" tournaments. The quad has some at i believe 30 bucks( especially for beginners good as you cant really loose and get some routine)
    I also like the guaranteed prize pool tournaments like in bally's or PH ( 65 and 70$ i belive with at ph guaranteed 1k.......specially nice if you win it :evillaugh( i felt a bit sorry for the runner up as he got only 120$ i belive as there were not so much entrys)
    The harrahs bounty tournament is also nice to play
    my understanding is a bit that the aria/ caesars poker level of the players is pretty good
    Good luck
     
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    Download the BRAVOPOKER app for your smartphone. I use mine a ton when in Vegas, well worth the price of free.
     
  14. burdog

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    Played @ Caesars and definitely was not impressed at the 11am tourney. Also played the Mirage 7 pm $65 buy in, well run, decent # of players and top 3 of us chopped. Took about 4-41/2 hours.
     
  15. GogglesPizano

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    Was in Vegas for 5 days last month. Played in 10 tourneys, all with buy-ins and add-ons totalling anywhere from $40 to $80. Luxor, Monte Carlo, Mirage, TI and Golden Nugget. I enjoyed all of them except for the GN.

    Used the Allvegaspoker (poker atlas) app constantly.
     
  16. Bosyn

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    I strongly suggest the Orleans 7pm if you like RAZZ, Stud, and Omaha 8/b They have a mixed tournament there for $100. Normally about 50 - 60 runners
     
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    touche22 Low-Roller

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    As others have said- Aria. Best value. Leave yourself lots if time if you plan on winning
     
  18. KKB

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    Aria still a fav but LONG.
    Mirage 11AM I highly recommend.
    TI 11AM didn't fly on our trip, the rest did, great structure.
    Harrahs has a good structure for the price.
    Monte Carlo, Planet Hollywood are solid too.
    I avoid anything less than 20 min. blinds & $5K starting stack.
     
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    Anyone play either of the 2 daily tournaments at The Venetian? Any feedback?
     
  20. KKB

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    Very similar to Aria--great structure. But a LONG tourney
     
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