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ZenZomb13    0

Honestly I don't feel like I stand a chance on merge anymore-- With the updated schedule and 4-5 hours of re entry/late registration available, I don't think I have the roll to compete. I think the greedy have gotten more greedy, and those who crushed Maximus or have large rolls can continue to click re register until they are nearly in the money. Combining this fact with the previous rumors of some accounts being "ticket account holders" I just don't feel good about having money on merge anymore. This new schedule/late registration seems very bad for poker to me, and won't take recreational players long to figure out they have nearly no chance at winning in the long run. Would love to hear the thoughts of the biggest reg's on merge. Gl to all

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clemsonrich    0

the new schedule is pretty sick, almost looks like a real poker site.

as for the re-entry, I think the best play is to drop down in stakes to a point where you're comfortable firing at least a couple bullets, otherwise you're going to get run over by those who can afford to just keep re-entering.

but really I don't see it as a bad thing, you just need to figure out who's looking to gamble early on and try to get it in good. if you're a winning player I don't see why this would cause you to not be, you just need to be smarter and playing at levels where you are comfortable.

and I don't think it would be terrible to play these like they're not re-entry, I don't think you'd be giving up too much of an edge.

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ZenZomb13    0

agree and like everything you said except for the last part....

" I don't think it would be terrible to play these like they're not re-entry, I don't think you'd be giving up too much of an edge."

I think the edge that a solid reg has + his/her ability to re enter 4-7 times gives them a very large edge over someone like myself who hates to click that TRY AGAIN button. I guess I will just drop down in stakes and be willing to gamble/fire a few bullets.

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NewberryKA    0

IMO (and most) late reg is too long. It would be good for everyone if it was shorted 3 levels (45/30 minutes). I think the new blind structure is awesome, just don't like how the last 30 min of reg tends to be terrible poker, and often times is 20-30 from the money..

As far as the new schedule, I LOVE the 5 major nightly tournaments, and think they could still be REALLY GOOD gtd's with a little shorter late reg. I'm not sure what their plan is with having so many other tournaments tho... I'm thinking that their split from SB/Players wasn't known when they were designing it. They need to consolidate, and have a couple ATTRACTIVE Rebuys/2nd chance tourny's on the schedule. They will attract all the reg's + the players who don't like unlimited re-entry, AND would take under 6 hours. Bovada covers good GTD's all night with no re-entry, no reason Merge can't do it with multiple sites on the network.

If they had 2-3 good NLH tournaments every hour (L/M/H) + satellites, they would rake more than the current 12 per hour. Old $11 1r/1a 4k which always crushed is a $250 gtd tonight, smh

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clemsonrich    0

agree and like everything you said except for the last part....

" I don't think it would be terrible to play these like they're not re-entry, I don't think you'd be giving up too much of an edge."

I think the edge that a solid reg has + his/her ability to re enter 4-7 times gives them a very large edge over someone like myself who hates to click that TRY AGAIN button. I guess I will just drop down in stakes and be willing to gamble/fire a few bullets.

I agree that it gives people who can fire 5-7 bullets an edge, but the flip side of that is that it makes them less likely to care about getting it in super good, which bodes well for someone sitting back and picking better spots.

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mattdb9er    0

I don't mind the late reg really, and im not one of the ones that 8 barrel a 215 so I see ur point, but without the late reg these PPs would not be meeting the guarantees, if a good reg wants to keep entering and coming in the tournament with 7-10bbs, its fine by me, im goin to play my stack and reenter what I see is most EV for myself, the thing that needs most work is the rest of the MTT schedule outside of the "nightlys"

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I like the re-entry to a point.

But I agree that they have made it way to long!

Now after saying that I have had some good luck with joining very late in the tournament and quickly doubling up and an hour later I'm in the $$$. But there just doing what they need too, to get their grt money. Which I think in the long run will be better for players. Since these larger grt's will hopefully draw more players to merge.

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IBGrindin    0

its pretty tough for people like myself who work a M-F in the am to be able to play these nightly tourneys. that is my only gripe about them. i would prefer 3k stacks over 5k and keep the 15 min levels.

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its pretty tough for people like myself who work a M-F in the am to be able to play these nightly tourneys. that is my only gripe about them. i would prefer 3k stacks over 5k and keep the 15 min levels.

5k stacks would be fine it late reg were only two hours. But then ppl would be too deep and wouldn't bust as much so the prize pools would stay low.

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AJyowler    0

Honestly I don't feel like I stand a chance on merge anymore-- With the updated schedule and 4-5 hours of re entry/late registration available, I don't think I have the roll to compete. I think the greedy have gotten more greedy, and those who crushed Maximus or have large rolls can continue to click re register until they are nearly in the money. Combining this fact with the previous rumors of some accounts being "ticket account holders" I just don't feel good about having money on merge anymore. This new schedule/late registration seems very bad for poker to me, and won't take recreational players long to figure out they have nearly no chance at winning in the long run. Would love to hear the thoughts of the biggest reg's on merge. Gl to all

sick brag about not having a bs merge skin that actually lets you play real tournies...

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mikewebb68    18

Looks like most of the tourneys are back up on Poker Host. Also, they added daily $1.10, $2.20 and $5.50 tourneys to go wiht the $11, $33, $60, $109, and HR dailies. They also moved the $10K $11 tourney to an earlier start time. All good moves I believe.

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any good turbos on the schedule? i only like playing turbos Sun-Thurs cos of work the next day. non turbos are fine for friday/saturday.

Very few, maybe only one or two tbh. There's a Merge thread on 2p2 that I was told is being monitored. if you go to 2p2>Internet Poker>Internet Poker, you'll see it. Let them know what you'd like to see.

The sched has been decimated tho. Some said that this was due in part to the segregation of the mtt player pools-Sportsbook and Player Only skins apparently no longer participate in Merge mtts. I understand that sched is under constant review, and despite Carbon pulling its public forum on the site, they are desirous of feedback.

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ACheemz    0

Thanks for the info.

Would def like to see more turbos. But i certainly don't like the length of late reg. should be 1 hours tops imo.

I guess beggers cant be choosers. limited options for us right now, so we just have to make do. i wouldnt mind bovada so much, but i just absolutely hate the anonymous policy. one important factor of poker is knowing who you are playing against.

Very few, maybe only one or two tbh. There's a Merge thread on 2p2 that I was told is being monitored. if you go to 2p2>Internet Poker>Internet Poker, you'll see it. Let them know what you'd like to see.

The sched has been decimated tho. Some said that this was due in part to the segregation of the mtt player pools-Sportsbook and Player Only skins apparently no longer participate in Merge mtts. I understand that sched is under constant review, and despite Carbon pulling its public forum on the site, they are desirous of feedback.

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tyson219    0

mtts take time on all sites, if u are time limited prob better off playin cash

meh. 8-9 hours for glorified SNGs is ridiculous. I agree with your general sentiment, but it shouldn't take that long...especially for LSMTTs/MSMTTs where your goal should be to attract as many recreational players as possible

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mattdb9er    0

ya I guess its all personal preference, I personally like having 5 "nightlys" that have decent PPs compared to what we had previous, I know not everyone loves the reentry but in order to fill these PPs its needed, at the same time I also agree they need to adjust the rest of the MTT schedule back to the way it was before , this will give people that are limited on time smaller field mtt options, but I do think the nightlys are an improvement to the mtt schedule

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