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For those who have played live tournaments with multiple entry options, do you have a preference as to when you start? There is one coming up near me with 4 options: Friday and Saturday at 1 PM or 6 PM.
The first option which makes the most sense to me would be Friday at 1. Playing earlier in the day is always nice, and I will probably be eager to play, meaning the sooner the better.
But I guess I'm mostly wondering if anyone thinks the difficulty of the field would change based on time/day.
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The Fri 1pm will be largely grinders and have a very low turnout. The grinders that spend multiple bullets will play then so that they can grind the cash games on Fri nite and Sat if they bag a decent stack. They will also take more risks to build their stack since they've already planned to fire multiple times.
Fri 6pm will have a few more rec runners but even then 6pm is a bit too early for some players to get there after work.
Sat 1pm will be the most runners with the most rec players
Sat 6pm will be a bit more than Fri 6pm, most recs don't want to play late into Sat nite and have less than 12hrs before coming back on Sun.
13th July 2018, 12:29 AM
Carl Trooper [3,300]
Poker at: My Mind
Game: NL Hold 'Em
Pretty much everything jilly said
More recs on the Saturday flights. Probably the best chance to play if you only want to fire one bullet.
Also last flights people usually play a bit tighter as there are no more flights to get into.
13th July 2018, 11:22 AM
Online Poker at: PokerStars
Game: NL Holdem
Unfortunately, I do not have so much free time, so I play only in tournaments that last no more than 3-4 hours. But I think it would be interesting to take part in such a multi-series tournament for a few days.
15th July 2018, 10:49 PM
Poker at: Black chip
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If the casino is 2 to 3 hours away like Thunder Valley in Sacramento is for me, I would go play Friday and drive back home afterwards then go back for day 2 on Sunday. Then I would save money on hotels. If I drove there Saturday and played many hours to qualify I wouldn't want to drive back Saturday night and then return Sunday morning. Playing Friday gives you a day in between to go home.
If you are nearby or plan to stay overnight anyway then do a friday night satellite, assuming they run a mega. The Saturday 1pm field will have more rec players and more satellite winners from Friday night.
If deciding between Friday at 1 or 6 do the 6pm because the good players from 1pm will still be fighting it out in their flight and the 6pm will get the 1pm bustouts already in a bad mood.
15th July 2018, 10:51 PM
Online Poker at: Black chip
Same with deciding between Saturday at 1 or 6, but the 6pm flight might go late like 3 am and maybe day 2 on Sunday begins at noon so you would want more rest.