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Where to use 500 points?

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  • #2

    Pokerpages has a section for tournament listings.

    Tony D


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      • #4
        Maybe you could use it for a satellite into the poker classic. Win that and you could become a tv star in the main event

        I don't know how much it costs to enter the sats though, so maybe it wouldn't count. One sat is held at the end of this month at the Irish open. 200 euro with rebuys.

        You could also look on and for listings of the big UK 'big 10' tournaments, usually as part of some festival, and when they are held. There is a 1000 euro buy-in no limit holdem in Ireland later this month. There is a £500 buy-in no-limit holdem at the end of November in England, though both teh above events are rebuy tournaments so probably too expensive. There is a pot limit freezout though, mid November in Scotland. £500 to enter, max of 100 players. Plenty of £100 an d£250 tournaments also. Have a look at those sights for a listing. Th european site should have the big European tournaments listed also.


        • #5
          The best one to enter would probbaly be the quarter million no-limit freezout tournament but that costs a few thousand to enter.


          • #6
            the £500 plhe freezeout is only a couple of hours from me and i might go for a look

            dont think i'll play but you never know if i get lucky when i make my first casino trip in a fortnight i might just play it and put the money i have saved since quitting my 60 a day smoking habbit to some bad use.

            matts if you do decide to come over let me know so i know not to play lol


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              • #8
                £500 is about 800$ i think

                so not sure if you could use your points towards it


                • #9

                  check out the schedule for the 'Midlands Masters' in Walsall (UK) at the end of November. There are loads of events that you could use your 500 points in and even single table satellites to the Quarter Million if you are allowed to use them for it. I'll be there but it doesn't look like I'll have any points to put towards my buy-ins



                  • #10
                    Way back I asked Mark what the 'major event' referred to in the Sponsorship system, but I don't think there was a reply. Apologies if I missed the answer.

                    It's obviously a big issue for Mats, so maybe Mark could give it some consideration? A $500 sponsorship could be a bit of a pain if it involves travelling half way across the world to use it....

                    Also, Mats, check out
                    for a link to a diary of events, and g00t luck !


                    • #11
                      Another big event coming up is the Master Classics in Amsterdam, there is a 200 euro NLHE event with rebuys on Nov 5th and also other events that might suit your bankroll. I'm also hoping that there will be some satellites there for the main event. There is also the added bonus of it being in Amsterdam so if you don't win at the poker there are plenty of other ways to cheer yourself up.


                      • #12
                        rake sponsorship points have to be used in a no rebuy tourny and has to be of a minimium of $500


                        • #13
                          Thanks for the info Ironside, that is a real disadvantage to all European players though as there are hardly any no-rebuy tourneys in Europe under £2500!


                          • #14

                            Did not realise that points could only be used for freezeouts, that does make things very difficult for us european players.

                            Perhaps because of the different structures of events in Europe maybe this should be looked at by PSO.

                            I am sure that the amsterdam tourney does class as a MAJOR event as most of europes best players look as though they are going.

                            I may fly out there myself and play 'JUST FOR THE CRACK', pokermats if you want full details then the site is


                            Good Luck


                            • #15
                              when mark was asked about this in may his answers were along the lines of

                              PSO has to wire money to the casino in question and it is not worth there time to do so for under 500$ (thats both the casino and PSO time)

                              PSO need to know before hand how much it will cost hence they cant wire 500$ then find out you dont need the whole 500$.

                              PSO are offering it as a FULL sponsorship therefore they dont want players adding to the money.

                              these aren't his exact words i am too lazy to search thru forum but i think the sentiments are right.

                              so basically its need to be a freezout tourny for 500$ or more

                              hope this helps



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