KristyArnett

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MGM Grand Challenge

April 24, 2012 2 comments

Tags: Mgm, Poker, Matt savage.

Hey! Just wanted to put up a quick post about a fun tournament series going on right now at the MGM called The Grand Challenge Tournament Series. It started on Thursday with a $230 NLH tournament with three starting days. I decided to play in it on Saturday... and by play, I mean play terribly. Haha. It was my first tournament of the year, and I sure as h-e double hockey stick played like it (I'm trying to work on my cursing Thumbs Up

Andrew, my husband played in it for fun as well and cashed. The format Matt Savage came up with for these multi-starting days is pretty interesting. On each Day 1, you pay 10 percent of the field and stop play when you are down to 5 percent of the field. Then, 5 percent of each starting day comes together to play Day 2. I snapped this picture of Andrew at the FT. LOL, he is not fond of me taking pictures all the time Smile

While he played, I jumped in a $2-$5 cash game. The game was pretty good. I was kinda pissed that a player got away with block betting me on the river. Made me feel dirty. haha.

There was also a two mixed games going. Karina Jett, who has always been one of the sweetest players to me ever since I started working in poker, is now a rep for the room. She's done an amazing job building the mixed games there, and they run quite often.

Anyway, here is the rest of the schedule. It's got some pretty interesting ones like a Chinese tourney! There is also a ladies event as well. The Main Event is a $1,600 buy-in, so I'm venturing to guess we'll see a few pros in that field. I think I may play the 6-max event!

Tuesday, April 24
Event #9 No Limit Hold’em Shootout (One Day) Noon $300 + $40
Event #10 H.O.R.S.E. 5 p.m. $200 + $30

Wednesday, April 25
Event #11 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack Turbo (One Day) Noon $300 + $40
Event #12 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed 5 p.m. $200 + $30

Thursday, April 26
Event #13 No Limit Hold’em Day 1A** Noon $300 + $40*
Event #14 No Limit Hold’em 5 p.m. $125 + $25

Friday, April 27
No Limit Hold’em Day 1B** Noon $300 + $40*
Event #15 All-in or Fold No Limit Hold’em 5 p.m $125 + $25

Saturday, April 28
No Limit Hold’em Day 1C** Noon $300 + $40*
Event #16 Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better with $100 Re-buys 5 p.m. $125 + $25

Sunday, April 29
Event #17 No Limit Hold’em Mix Max 10-8-6-4 Noon $500 + $50
Event #18 Chinese Poker 1/2 High 1/2 2-7 & Player Party (Limited to 40 players) 5 p.m. $1,000 + $90

Monday, April 30
Event #19 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack Turbo (One Day) Noon $500 + $50
Mega Satellite No Limit Hold’em 5 p.m. $180 + $20***
Late Night Turbo Mega Satellite No Limit Hold’em 9 p.m. $180 + $20***

Tuesday, May 1
Event #20 No Limit Hold’em Main Event Day 1 Noon $1,500 + $100*
Event #21 H.O.R.S.E. 5 p.m. $200 + $30
Wednesday, May 2
No Limit Hold’em Main Event Day 2 Noon
Event #22 Pot Limit Omaha with $100 Rebuys 5 p.m. $125 + $25

Thursday, May 3
Event #23 No Limit Hold’em Noon $500 + $50
No Limit Hold’em Main Event Final Table 1 p.m.
Event #24 Omaha Eight or Better 5 p.m. $200 + $30

Friday, May 4
Event #25 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (One Day) Noon $200 + $30
Event #26 No Limit Hold’em (One Day) 6 p.m. $125 + $25

Saturday, May 5
Event #27 No Limit Hold’em (One Day) Noon $125 + $25
Event #28 No Limit Hold’em (One Day) 6 p.m. $125 + $25

Sunday, May 6
Event #29 No Limit Hold’em (One Day) Noon $125 + $25
Event #30 No Limit Hold’em (One Day) 6 p.m. $125 + $25

<3 Kris

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