NCPT14 – Feb 6 Game Invite – Mike Dreams of Del Boca Vista West Phase II

Slow news cycle and lack of inspiration inhibits me from giving a title to our games these days.  Think it is a combination of aging and cold.

Next game is Thursday, February 6th, Trump 730pm.  Only let me know if you cannot make it that night.  The shotgun starts and people putting money in envelopes have worked so well, just assume that is how it will be going forward.  Nance will be on snack duty.

Also, for those of you keeping track, the following people have shot their wad and used there rebuy mulligan on the year-  Gregg, Perlmutter, Shaw, JZ, Ginsberg, Baines, Me, RFG, Plank,  and Schiowitz.

Stay warm.

NCPT14- Shotgun Start Holdem – Thursday 12/12 – Invite

Mike Levine writes:

Our next game is Thursday 12/12 at Trump, starting at 730pm.  Mr. Taylor is on snacks. Please let me know as soon as possible if you can’t make it.

For our next game, it will be a Shotgun Start at 7:30.  Meaning there will be no Taco, no managing of seating, no delaying the start.  I will post seating as early as possible, people will take their seats at 7:25 or so, and cards will be in the air at 7:30.  If you are late, for whatever reason you will be blinded in.  If your table has too few seats at the onset, you will have to wait until they are filled.  Late arrivals, put your buy in into an envelope provided, with you name on it and hand it to me or Mr. Schiowitz before taking your seat.  Let’s see how this goes for a game and see if it makes sense instead of me cracking the whip all the time and trying to manage equal tables.

Until then, I wish everyone a nice holiday.  Well…most of you.

 

NCPT14 – JZ Marathon Hold Em – 11/14, Invite

Mike Levine writes:

Undaunted by being shut out last year by Sandy, our current points leader and last year’s regular season champion ran the NYC marathon yesterday.  In doing so, JZ finished in the top of the forty/forty category for time.  This category is for all balding Jewish males over forty who have also consumed over forty slices of meat lovers pizza in the past year.

Seriously though, great accomplishment Jeff, congratulations.  730 start time, TACO in affect, and Morgan on snacks.  Please lmk if you cannot make it or will be late ASAP.

NCPT14 – Can’t we all just get along Hold Em? 10/24 invite

From Mike Levine:

Obamacare, debt ceiling, Republicans, Democrats, Schiowitz vs. Begs, Nance vs. Schiowitz, Kobi vs. his dogs, William vs. anyone dating Cher, there is too much disharmony in the world.  This hold em game is dedicated to the principle that “what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart”.  And if you think this is a stupid theme or don’t agree with the spirit of it, go fuck yourself.

Next game is 10/24, back to normal start time of 730.  Mr. Zinn is on snack duty.  Please let me know if you can’t make it or will be late ASAP.

Have a nice holiday weekend.

NCPT14 Open House Hold Em – Results

From Mike Levine:

First I want to thank all those who came from Greeley Open House for showing up.  Expected a couple of you whipped people to bag it at the last minute and the fact that you all came was appreciated.

Congratulations to JZ.  With last night’s win, he picks up right where he left off last year – first place in points.  Also, Congrads to Steve Plank, who busted his money cherry with a third place finish and picked up 7 kills along the way.  Paul’s ringer friend – Keith Iceberg (or Goldberg, or Heisenberg…lot of bergs out there) took second place in his inaugural showing and the always strong Larry and Begs finished in 4th and 5th respectively.  Anybody get any video of Schiowitz getting knocked out on the bubble with Begs finishing in 5th?

Two games in, no Karaoke Mulligans used.  Next game is around the corner on 10/24, with Mr. Zinn on snack duty.  Results posted to website.

Have a nice weekend.

http://www.pokertournamentmanager.com/leaguehome.aspx?webleagueid=1800

NCPT14 Inaugural Tournament Results

Our Correspondent Mark Taylor writes:
1st- Jeff E
2nd-  Mark T
3rd- Paul F
4th- Ben L
5th-  Rob M

Not sure if Jeff or anyone is providing commentary but I can provide a little. Forgot how Dan K busted on $ bubble but Jeff battled back like a champ as he was down to 4k or so when got to 5 handed. His initial push came on a 3 way All-in with Rob holding AA when Ben shoved with AJs and Jeff called as so short with something like KQ (2 broadway cards).  Jeff hits a gut shot straight on the river to snatch the Main, albeit smaller, pot. Rob’s bullets held up vs Ben to take the side pot, which was probably the biggest pot of the night up to that point, doing serious damage to Ben’s previously significant stack. Not sure how Rob got whittled down but he and I ended up all-in against each other, both holding A5s. Rainbow flop gave each of us back door hopes for a flush, when running diamonds filled mine, much to Rob’s discontent. A very tough exit. Somewhere after that, I remember getting all-in vs Jeff holding A8 vs his A2, leaving him only a 24% dog. I still had him out-chipped at that point, smelling another kill. Board flops AAK, not ideal but I was still in the lead. K on the turn gives us each Aces full for the split, sub-optimal result, for me at least. Even though I had 5 straight kills of all leaving in places 3-7, when it got to heads up, Jeff had, or got, the chip lead. i get All-in with A5s vs his 10-8, feeling good once again, only to watch him flop a Boat (his 2nd flopped boat of the final table!)  It was Jeff’s night as he showed tenacity battling back from the felt to claim the title.  Well played to Jeff, and all others down the wire.

MT

NCPT14 Term Sheet

New Castle Poker Tour 2014 Term Sheet

League Size:    Limited to 28 members.

Membership Privileges:  Only members can qualify for year-end TPC and can share in the winnings of the League Champs. In addition, all members have first right of refusal for monthly tournaments for a period of up to one week prior to a schedule game.*

Membership Fee:  $280 membership fee plus $480 pre-pay of Contribution to year end pot to be applied to first eight tournaments.

Regular Tournament Buy-in:  $300 for members, with $60 going to year end pot, $240 for non-members with nothing going to year end pot.

Regular-Tournament Structure:  Members finishing in 1st-through 10th place will be receiving points in the following manner:  13 points to 1st place, 10 to 2nd, 8 to 3rd, 6 to 4th, 4 to 5th, 3 to 6th, 2 to 7th,  1.5 to 8th, and 1 to 9th and 10th.  Each place point will be multiplied by the square root of number of players at the tournament –so tournaments with more players have more points to award. Non-members finishing in a point slot will take the point slot away from a member.

Tournament Schedule: 12 games to be scheduled over the course of the next year.

Pace of Play Guidelines – no cell phones, texting, emailing, etc. while at table.  Unless doing hosting responsibilities, if not in your seat at time of play, hand will be folded.   At all times, players should be cognizant of the pace of play, and to keep the game going.  Penalties can be imposed on any player for not abiding by Pace of Play Guidelines.

TPC Qualification:  Top 10 point holders from regular season will qualify for TPC.  If there is a two-way tie for 10th place, TPC will be expanded to 11.  More than a two place tie, two best average finishers will make the TPC.  If a member cannot make TPC, next place finisher in league qualifies for TPC.

Tournament of Champions Format (TPC):  For those who qualify for TPC, their regular season point totals will be converted to chips and our TPC Champion will be that tournament winner.  Each TPC player will be given 100 chips per (point total/4) rounded to nearest 50 in chips.  In addition, chips will be awarded to TPC members for the following:

Knockout Chip Award – each month knockouts will be kept track of.  For those qualifying for the TPC 1st, 2nd and 3rd in total knockouts over the year will get 500, 300 and 200 in extra chips.

Highest Average Finish Chip Award: 500, 300, and 200 to 1st through 3rd.

Best P&L Chip Award:  500, 300, and 200 to 1st through 3rd.

Year End Awards:  Year End Awards must be used within one year of receipt or are subject to forfeiture.

TPC Champ – Should receive ten thousand dollars, which they must use to buy into a tournament at casino of their choosing.  .  Anything they win in that tournament will be shared with league membership as follows: 30% of the first $200 thousand dollars in prize money and 20% percent on incremental prize amounts above $200 thousand dollars will be shared with the League.  Any amounts received by League will be split equally among league members not inclusive of Champ.

Regular Season Champ- Should receive five thousand dollars, which they must use to buy into a tournament at casino of their choosing.  Anything they win in that tournament will be shared with league membership as follows: 30% of the first $200 thousand dollars in prize money and 20% percent on incremental prize amounts above $200 thousand dollars will be shared with the League.  Any amounts received by League will be split equally among league members not inclusive of the Regular Season Champ.

TPC Runner Ups – The Second place finisher at the TPC should each receive $500 which they must use to buy into a tournament at casino of their choosing.  Anything they win in that tournament will be shared with league membership as follows: 30% of the first $200 thousand dollars in prize money and 20% percent on incremental prize amounts above $200 thousand dollars will be shared with the League.  Any amounts received by League will be split equally among league members not inclusive of the respective Runner-Ups.

Members can receive multiple awards and all terms of each award are additive; but no one member can receive more than the TPC Award.  If Awards are used towards higher buy-in tournaments (i.e. Member provides own money towards tournament), the league membership % cut will be adjusted appropriately.

If the regular season point leader wins the TPC, then the Regular Season Champ award will be split up between the TPC Runner Up and the Regular Season Second Place points finisher.

Canceled Games – games that are canceled due to weather or force majeure will be re-scheduled on a best efforts basis by league commissioners.  Re-schedule games require the presence of 14 members to qualify as a normal league game.

Any money available after paying out awards and other league expenses will be split among winners approximately in the following manner – 40% to TPC Champ, 30% to Regular Season Champ, 15% to each Runner up.

League Commissioner has the ability to fine, change rules or dismiss members for behavior not favorable to promoting an enjoyable playing atmosphere.

By joining the league, you agree to all terms and conditions stated herewith, and you also agree that all League matters or conflicts to be adjudicated by league commissioner.