What do you think of PS Battle of the Planets?
So, for those of you who are playing in this, what do you think of it, what are you playing/going for, how are you doing, etc, etc?
I really like this because it rewards play in the smaller SnG's, which is mostly what I play anyway. Previously, only 45+ player SnG's had a leader-board type reward system, but with BOP it goes all the way down to single table SnG's! Since I play about 90% 10 or 18 player SnG's, this was a nice addition for me.
Since it's start, I've been playing all Mars level (about 75% omaha-8 and 25% NLHE) in the hopes of getting 100 tournaments to get into the high orbit. At first, I thought it would be relatively easy to get top 50 on the low orbit board, but that hasn't been the case so far. My first two 20-blocks this week came in at 281 & 307... probably a good 150 points from a chance at even the 40th-50th slot. I am off to a good start in my 3rd block with about 90 points in only 4 tournaments. Still though, you really have to string some good results together that don't cross blocks, and that's the tricky part, for me at least. I had a stretch where I won 2, and cashed in 4 out of 7 tournaments, but it crossed blocks so I kind of lost out. By comparison, the 100-blocks in the high orbit would have far less of this occuring. Heck, for me I will likely only get one 100 block, so all or most of my placings will be contained in this block. By comparison, if I just keep at my current pace, I will hit about 1500 points for the high orbit, which should be good enough for at least the 40th - 50th ranking. Part of this is undoubtedly because not nearly as many players are going to be eligible for the high orbit. Heck, I feel like I've been playing almost non-stop since Sunday and I'm still not quite half way to that 100-mark.
Anyway, I'd be curious to hear how some of the rest of you are doing with this...