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  • Other sponsorship questions

    Suppose LaughingLaura from Lichtenstein won $5000 sponsorship points in BigOneII ...

    Laura can't fund a trip to the WSOP. Can Laura use those 5000 in a series of smaller events in, say, Paris ? Or does it have to be used in one 'lump' ?

    If so, would it/they have to be a freezout event, or could PSO sponsor Laura for a $500 rebuy tourney with a max of 9 rebuys? That could be fun :wink:

    If rebuys are out, would a series of freezouts be OK, say the Lichtenstein annual poker champs?

    Just wondering...

  • #2
    This is a good question.

    I would say we are somewhat flexible but not to the point that we will retain The Big One ll bankrolls and distribute it by way of $500 here and $500 there, as you can imagine if we have many winners then it would be an administration nightmare to sort out and we don't have the staffing resources to take this onboard.
    I am sure if a member won $5000 and wanted to spend it all in one schedule of events, say for the Masters Classic in Holland, then this would be possible, if the total buy-ins added up to the total Big One sponsorship won, and it was all used in one schedule of tournaments.

    It is very difficult for us to pay the casino's in smaller amounts, as their accounting is really not set up for this

    This is why we opted for the bigger buy in events, and also to encourage the members to enter into the big events, as it is our vision that one of our members will one day win one of the big titles.

    Regards and Happy Holidays to you

    Tina

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    • #3
      So, if we won $1000 in the Big One II - we could use this for two separate $500 events at the WPO in Tunica (as an example)?

      Thanks for the help Tina.

      Hazy

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      • #4
        Sponsorship Points

        When you have 500 or more Sponsorship Points, you can redeem them for a sponsorship in a major poker tournament anywhere in the world. Your Sponsorship Points need to cover the entire buy-in to the tournament on a one-for-one basis.

        For example, if you have 600 Sponsorship Points, and the buy-in to the tournament is $750, you need to wait till you have accumulated 150 more Sponsorship Points to total 750 Sponsorship Points to be sponsored by PokerSchool Online into that tournament.


        Being Sponsored by PokerSchool Online

        A student sponsored by PokerSchool Online is expected to be a model poker player at any event that PokerSchool Online sponsors them. As a sponsored player, you must provide an image that will encourage other players to think positively of PokerSchool Online. That is, you must be on your best behavior. You may also be required to wear PokerSchool merchandise such as a cap, t-shirt, or jacket depending on availability.

        By making a good impression on both players and casino staff, you may not only increase student membership, but also ensure that PokerSchool sponsored players will be welcomed back into casinos and the tournaments held there.

        By asking to redeem points you are automatically agreeing to these terms.


        Redeeming Sponsorship Points

        To redeem your sponsorship points, please contact tina@pokerschoolonline.com

        Once redeemed, PokerSchool Online will contact the casino you wish to play in and buy your seat.

        You will then be emailed with instructions regarding how to claim your seat. Be prepared to bring proof of PHOTO ID to the casino.

        Remember, you must be 21 years of age to play in any live real money tournament when you are sponsored by PokerSchool Online.


        The above information from the website gives no indications of any limitations beyond the $500 minimum. Nothing stated here would preclude a $20,000 winner from entering 36 events with a $500 buy-in and 10% entry fee. According to work published by our former dean, it may even offer better EV than entering 2 of the $10,000 events.

        Why are additional conditions being imposed now?

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        • #5
          hey, at least u got an answer to ur question

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MrsPokerPages
            I would say we are somewhat flexible but not to the point that we will retain The Big One ll bankrolls and distribute it by way of $500 here and $500 there .... I am sure if a member won $5000 and wanted to spend it all in one schedule of events, say for the Masters Classic in Holland, then this would be possible, if the total buy-ins added up to the total Big One sponsorship won, and it was all used in one schedule of tournaments.
            Sounds very reasonable. Thanks Tina.

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            • #7
              I'm with trumpinjoe. I was under the impression, as was probably anyone that read the terms and conditions, that it could be used just like any other sponsorship points won via the leagues. Enter any freezout tournament of $500 or higher buy-in.

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