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    Im kinda torn on whether to play in February or not. It'll be my 2nd month active. Won $50 my first month, but was whitestar last month so i didnt play much skill league. On the other had i won a few satellites to play the 1/4 million, played some Sng's, DON's, and the 50/50's and smaller 'guaranteed's. going back to the skill league kinda feels like going back to work after a 3 day weekend. i dunno..

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    Multitable skill league and SNG's or skill league and satellites to the 1/4 million. The skill league can be a grind, but unless you already have a serious bankroll, the shot at free money at the end of the month is too good a deal to pass up.

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    • #3
      ill give it a shot. free money is hard to pass up.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DLeviathan View Post
        The skill league can be a grind, but unless you already have a serious bankroll, the shot at free money at the end of the month is too good a deal to pass up.
        My bankroll is sarcastic and tells a lot of jokes. I will be giving February a shot.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Brad_Wicker View Post
          Im kinda torn on whether to play in February or not. It'll be my 2nd month active. Won $50 my first month, but was whitestar last month so i didnt play much skill league. On the other had i won a few satellites to play the 1/4 million, played some Sng's, DON's, and the 50/50's and smaller 'guaranteed's. going back to the skill league kinda feels like going back to work after a 3 day weekend. i dunno..

          I think that once you learn the main things that you can from PSO,patience and poise (not letting bad players hit good results on you tilt you),then from a learning standpoint you've gotten the most that you will from the Skill League. (Now this does'nt apply to very raw,very first/early stage players who are just learning the fundamentals of the game,there is much more for you to learn here.)

          So that leaves it up to a time investment/potential reward quandry in my opinion. I think there you have to look at the upcoming month---What type and number of MTT's and SNG's do you anticipate playing over the next month? What type of commitment do you see yourself making on ring tables? Satellites? Other Promotional games? Does PSO fit in time-wise? And am I budgeting out a monthly outlay in cash commitments (something I am starting to do at the beginning of every month,I personally recommend it as a BR management practice,but hey,I'm a little **** that way) and is the likely money I would garner in PSO worth it?

          Speaking for myself for right now I'm grinding on the .10/.25 MTT/SNG buy-in level and were I to meet what I would like to do volume-wise (220-230 plays this month) the $30 I expect to win in PSO would foot roughly 60% of my buy-ins for the month (minus any money used at rings,but right now I basically only use rings to garner my VPP's each month). Last month I won $50 (my normal result) and it more than covered my potential outlay for the month.

          Another way that I look at it is this.....I think I'll slip in for the $30 this month by a few spots (gonna be close). Say for arguments sake that it actually cost a .25 buy-in for each PSO Tourney one wanted to play. I played 45 PSO's this month,that would cost me $11.25. I won $30 (I think),not including pennies garnered along the way for ITM's. So even were there a .25 entry fee I would have made a profit of $18.75 and had a ROI of +167%. Since right now I'm a .10/.25 buy-in player if there were a MTT for a .25 buy-in that ran a couple times a day and I knew I could show a return like that on it (or better) I would be on that sucker like white on rice (Hell like stupid on tencat even).

          I think that these are the considerations you have to consider from a logic standpoint when looking at PSO.

          But the other question I think that you have to ask yourself is are you still enjoying playing here? I can in smaller dosages,I really don't think I could ever grind 80+ PSO's again.

          So yes I'm pretty much guaranteeing that the time for my involvement in PSO will come to an end sooner or later. But that's just the league. I see myself as always being active in the forum. And I really think that's as intended,get what you can out of the League and move on,but remain a member of the community. At least that's the way I see it.

          Hope this helped. Good luck in whatever you decide.

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          • #6
            PSO Skill League January was my first month for PSO and the skills tournies. I'm finding the competition and the social aspect gained so far has out weighed the lure of big bucks. Don't get me wrong the idea of cash for something I enjoy is a BIG attraction, but not the only attraction.....just a thought umbup:Good Luck ALL ! ! ! ! !!

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