It Just Keeps Getting Better! by Luckbox
I bet you were thinking there wasn't going to be anymore awesome news about the WPBT before you arrived next week.
Well, you're wrong. First it was PokerStars stepping up to the plate, now it's the awesome folks at Full Tilt Poker (Thanks AlCantHang!!!!!). Here we go:
Full Tilt Poker Add-ons
- Full Tilt Poker is adding $1000 to the WPBT Winter Classic tournament prize pool. It will be distributed thusly: $100 to the final table bubble, $300 for first, $200 for second, $175 for third, $125 for fourth, $100 for fifth.
- Full Tilt Poker is providing $500 for five bounties on players to be announced prior to the tournament. Each bounty player will have a trinket that you will be responsible for recovering when you knock them out and it is your responsibility to bring your trinket to me to get credit.
- The above added prize pools will be transferred into your Full Tilt Poker account. (What if you don't have a Full Tilt Poker account? First, it's free and easy to sign up! Second, you can provide us with whatever FTP account you wish, so if you want it deposited into someone else's account, we can arrange that.)
- Full Tilt Poker is ponying up $2000 for the food tab for the private suite at Lagasse's Stadium for football on Sunday. It's a phenomenal location to enjoy the games and having $2000 of the tab covered is tremendous! This covers the food tab, NOT the drink tab. And don't be that punk who leaves someone else paying for your drinks!
The Luckbox Last Longer Challenge III
- Teams of three must be formed before the tournament begins and submitted to The Luckbox. Team entries can be left in the comments of Up For Poker on THE ORIGINAL POST (this link), sent to cusephenom -@- yahoo DOT com, or done in person in Las Vegas.
- The Luckbox will be at the tournament site at 11am, one hour prior to the scheduled start time of the tournament. Live registration ends at 11:45am, 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time of the tournament. Sorry, no exceptions.
- Each team requires a $30 entry fee ($10 per person).
- If you are unable to find two teammates prior to the end of the Last Longer registration, you are ineligible to participate in the Last Longer competition.
- It is each team members' responsibility to notify The Luckbox (or his representative) upon his/her elimination. If notification is not made at the time of bust out, the player will be assigned the same amount of points he or she would have earned for busting out first.
- At the end of the event, each players' bust out number will be added together and the lowest total finishes first, 2nd lowest finishes second, etc. If two teams finish with the same total, the tie-breaker is the team with the top finishing player. No updates will be given on standings during the tournament to avoid giving anyone an advantage.
- From the added prize pool: $1,500 to winning team ($500 apiece) and then $900 for the second place team ($300 a piece) and then $600 for the third place team ($200 a piece). The added prize pool will be transferred into your PokerStars account. From the entry fee prize pool: 50% to the winning team, 30% to 2nd place and 20% to 3rd place. The entry fee prize pool will be handed out at the conclusion of the tournament. (What if you don't have a PokerStars account? First, it's free and easy to sign up! Second, you can provide us with whatever Stars account you wish if you're on the winning team. So if you want it deposited into someone else's account, we can arrange that.)
- Any and all disputes will be handled by The Luckbox and thisisnotapril. All decisions are final.
- By paying an entry fee, you are agreeing to the rules set forth here.
- PokerStars is putting up a $1000 prize pool for what we're calling the PokerStars WPBT O.G. Headhunter. $100 bounties will be placed on the heads of ten people in the tournament who were at the very first WPBT Winter Gathering in 2004. The names of the bounty players will be announced before the tourney begins.
- Each bounty player will have a trinket that you will be responsible for recovering when you knock them out and it is your responsibility to bring your trinket to me to get credit. Once again, prize money for the OGH will be deposited into your PokerStars account.
- PokerStars is putting up $500 for the Hammer Challenge. The first ten hammers shown for the win post-flop will receive $50 apiece. Again, those hammers must be shown post-flop. When you accomplish this feat, you'll need to stand up and yell, "Hammer" for confirmation from the floor and so I can record the feat. And, again, prize money for the HC will be deposited into your PokerStars account.
WPBT Twitter Hashtags by Luckbox
The tweets will be a-flyin' during the WPBT. There is no doubt at that. We all know that Twitter killed the blogging star, so why wait until after the WPBT to read about trip reports when you can get them 140 characters at a time? With that in mind, here are some handy hashtags you should be using:
#wpbt: This is the catchall for wpbt-related tweets. This one is currently in use and should be tracked for any updates leading up to the big event. I would always include this hashtag even if you include another one. Many people will have an ongoing search set up for #wpbt all weekend long.
#geishabar: Thursday night at about 9pm will mark one of the first large drunken gatherings. The problem? Your cell phone likely won't work. So good luck tweeting from there!
#wpbtgolf: Joe Speaker has graciously agreed to set this up again and it looks like they've got a couple of foursomes already lined up. You'll want to get in touch sooner rather than later if you want to be a last minute add.
#table16: This hashtag makes a triumphant return from last year. Table 16 in the MGM poker room is the legendary location of some of the dumbest, drunkest poker in WPBT history. thisisnotapril has reserved this table for us yet again. I can't imagine it will get as crazy this year, but you never know.
#mgmmixed: thisisnotapril has plans to reserve a separate MGM poker room table for slightly less crazy, but likely just as drunken, mixed games.
#steelpanther: Yeah, can't wait to read these tweets. Auto-correct will be in full effect. I'll be missing this since I've done it two years in a row, but if you haven't gone, do so... and try to get the attention of the band during the show, they'll have really nice things to say about you!
#wpbtclassic: This is the hashtag for our big tournament. You may have heard about some awesome add-ons, so go there to read about them and sign up! However, there is to be NO discussion at the tourney location about any extra money involved. We are playing for "pride." Got it? Good.
#wpbtfootball: Sunday is all about football. I've heard the one-and-only AlCantHang is working on accommodations and that we may be back at Lagasse's this year. I'm sure there will be more info to come on this. One way or another, we'll all be together betting on who the Vikings will lose to.
#otisfalls: It's pretty self-explanatory and will be in effect all weekend long. If Otis, or anyone else, falls, let people know about it.
#wheelchair: This one is pretty much reserved for Drizz.
#paigow: Yep, plenty of drunk Pai Gow poker to be played. Play it loud. Play it proud. And don't leave without steak and eggs.
#wpbt420: I'm just throwing this one out there. Never partook myself, and don't plan on it, but Pauly, Change100 and others may use this hashtag.
#timmyeatstwobreakfasts: Anyone who eats a very large meal, particularly if they do, in fact, eat two breakfasts, should use this hashtag.
What am I missing? Feel free to add your own hashtag ideas in the comments.
#procedure: As BadBlood rightly points out, this is an important hashtag for those of you looking to get
rolled serviced entertained by strippers. But if you're tweeting during a lap dance, you're doing it wrong.