Congratulations to Mark Ellis, winner of Vegas Or Bust Event #2 and a direct entry into the Bar Poker Open $200,000 National Championship in Las Vegas (Summer 2019). The event was held on August 29h, 2018 at Nightshift Bar & Grill. 79 / 211 qualified players competed in this event.
Vegas Or Bust is an eight month series of tournaments, each awarding a direct entry into the Bar Poker Open $200,000 National Championship, North America's Largest Bar Poker Championship. At the end of the series, each of the monthly winners will play in the Vegas Or Bust Championship Shootout for a Vegas Travel Package (hotel + travel reimbursement).
To qualify for the next Vegas Or Bust Event, finish in the Top 20% of any DPL event. It's that simple! Find your game on our Calendar
WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, October 13th, 1pm
Hotshots Sports bar and Grill - Webster Groves
1239 S Laclede Station Rd, Webster Groves 63119
Open to all women. Free to play.
1st Place P rize
2019 Bar Poker Open $200,000 National Championship in Las Vegas (Summer 2019) Entry + $400 Travel Reimbursement
Additional prizes to be announced.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP
Men, we are looking for volunteers to support this event by volunteering as dealers. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
FUND RAISING EFFORTS
Although the Ladies Event poker tournament is not a fundraiser, we will be conducting fundraising activities throughout the month of October. At the Ladies Event, we will conduct a raffle for a Mexico Getaway (8-days, 7-nights)* for two or Caribbean Getaway (7-day, 6-night)* for two. All proceeds to benefit Alissa's Hope & Valeda's Hope.
Alissa's Hope is currently raising money to distribute grants to local programs and hospitals that support cancer patients in the St. Louis area. Alissa's Hope prides itself on making personal connections at our local hospitals to find out their needs to find out what is being underfunded. Alissa's Hope also holds a fleece blanket drive in the winter for kids who have to spend the holidays in the hospital.
We navigate women through the breast cancer process from Mammogram to survivorship and educate women on health issues.
1 entry per $20 donated to Alissa's Hope, Valeda's Hope, or any other Breast Cancer related charity of your choosing
CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION - MEXICO or CARIBBEAN
8 day, 7 night getaway provides two adults with deluxe accommodations in Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, or Puerto Vallarto!
7 day, 6 night getaway provides two adults with deluxe accommodations in Punta Cana, Jamaica, or Costa Rica!
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are looking to host a Women’s Event on October 13th.
The first step of the planning process is to gauge interest. Please take a quick minute to answer a two question survey below.
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There's a revolution taking place in tournament poker. With its roots in the world of High Roller events, the Big Blind Ante format, has quickly expanded throughout the poker world. Join us from September 9th - 15th for Big Blind Ante Week as we seek to bring this format to our nightly events.
What exactly does the big blind ante do?
We play poker in a social environment. We're eating, drinking, socializing at the table. It's inevitable that someone's going to need a reminder every hand to put their ante in? In fact, it happens often. The big blind ante solves that issue. Usually tied to the size of the big blind (ex. 2,000/4,000/4,000), the big blind antes for the everyone at the table each hand.
There's also a few small improvements in gameplay with the Big Blind Ante. There's no need for T25 chips in starting stacks. In our structure, play starts at 100/100 instead of 50/100. With less time figuring out who didn't ante, players should realize more hands played.
DeepStacks will use the "Big Blind first" rule. It means that if a player is all-in for up to or less than two big blinds, they are eligible to win their amount of chips multiplied by the number of players at the table. Top pro's like Daniel Negreanu argues that the "Big blind first" rule is best for players of the recreational and professional level. "Ante first" in the same situation prevents a big blind from being posted and a player can only win back the chips they are all-in for, thus having no additional equity in the hand.
We invite our players to provide us with feedback with their thoughts on the Big Blind Ante format.
We previously ran the format at Civil War. The feedback from that event with regards to the format was positive. Still, we'd like to get a decent sampling
more hands played
no reminder needed every hand for players to put their ate in