In case you missed it, PokerStars launched a new tournament format called "Phased" about a week ago. Phased Tournaments have been known as Flighted Tournaments in the past and you might recognise the concept from live events.
Basically, you can play a Phase 1 ($11 buy-in and satellites from $2.20 or 5 FPPs) on one day and, if you make it through 11 levels of gameplay or about 1,5 hour of play, yo[...] Read more » Phased Tourneys
I can't decide this is a retarded or a genius move, but the Riverstars crew had worse promotions in the past so I let it settle this one by not thinking about it. You could already start with a double up stack in every rebuy tourey, so playing 1.5 hour as a satellite then play another x hours to get into money is not that bad if you would do this to get yourself in line with the Sunday Storm/Million etc., but for an MTT with 5k GTD prizepool is just plain ridiculous.
Joined: May '13
Age: 28 (M)
Hmm new concept for me and I think i love it for online poker they tried to implement live tournament into online one and this will surely attract some fishes me included as I love the concept of bringing your chips you won into play the next day after some night rest and so on. I'll try it i think with the fpps I have accumulated so far lol.
Joined: May '08
Age: 35 (M)
i read the description... and then had to re-read it once more... and then again.. and one more time... just couldn't find anything that makes playing this tourney worthwhile... checked the blinds at stars- nothing interesting there, basically it's just a disrupted tourney that continues at some other date
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 36 (M)
Seems a bit weird but you have to hand it to PS for trying something sort of new to generate some interest. I'd imagine traffic must be flagging globally even on their sites, poker seems to be dying a slow death as far as I can see. It'll be reduced to how it was in the old days to an extent, mark my words.
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 63 (M)
These seem a bit strange to me,so what you play a tourney and whatever chips you have they carry on into the proper tourney ? and if you don't think you have enough you enter another one to build up your stack. CRAZEEEEEEEEEEEE
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 48 (M)
It sounds interesting, perhaps i try it to qualify via fpp sats to collect some experience with this new kind of tourney. But it was interesting to se which time levels we got here and is it better to Play agressive in the first levels or not...
i think that it could work... in theory anyways. I get what they are trying to do. <<at least i think i do anyways>> however i am almost certain that its just a matter of time before someone finds a way to make it work better for themselves. i think it will create way too many big stacks at every table and thus too many overly aggressive bullies but who the hell knows?