Reg'd for the Foxwoods Classic $200 NLH
I'm registered for the Foxwoods Classic $200 NLH tournament. It starts tomorrow at 11am ET. I've played live tourneys before but they've all been charity or cheapo Vegas events with horrible structures. This will be my first live tourny that isn't a total crap shoot.
The blinds start out at 75/150 and double for the first 3 rounds which sounds terrible if it weren't for the 40 minute levels and 5000 starting chips. This actually rates pretty well with some WSOP
events and is better than most on-line events at Full Tilt or Stars. The blind out time is 3 hours and for anyone familiar with Arnold Schneiders rating system it has a patience factor of 9 and a skill rating of 5 out of 6.
Due to the low buy-in I doubt they'll be any big names but I expect the final table to be full of reasonably skilled players and of course a luck-box or two who somehow manage to filter through the 1000 player mine field.
I expect the prize pool to be around 160k and the winner to take home about 30-40k.
The tournament itself is a 2 day affair with day one playing down to a final table which will continue at 12pm on Thursday. Day one could go as long as 15 hours so I'm a little concerned with how I'll hold up if I manage to go deep. Any advice on how to stay sharp will be appreciated.
I'll try to keep you all up to date via Twitter and this thread. BTW, the ME is a televised WPT event. If I do well I may just treat myself. Wish me luck.