Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Where Was High on Poker Last Night?

Although first place wouldn't have given me biggest score, a top three finish would have given me the lead in the slayer of donkeys contest.

Stupid PokerStars technical issues.

PokerStars Tournament #242039371, Pot Limit Omaha
Buy-In: $3.00/$0.30 USD
839 players
Total Prize Pool: $2517.00 USD
Tournament started 2010/02/15 14:30:00 PT [2010/02/15 17:30:00 ET]

Dear CKBWoP,

Tournament #242039371 has been cancelled due to technical reasons.

When a tournament is cancelled, and players have already reached the money, we refund each player their tournament fee, and then divide up the prize pool based on the following formula:

- each player receives the minimum prize not yet awarded at the time of cancellation
- the remainder of the award pool distributed proportionally according to the chip count

At the time of cancellation there were 34 players remaining, and your chip count was 63,155.00. Total chips in play were 2,517,000.00. The remaning prize pool was USD 2,026.82 and the minimum prize was USD 10.82.

Prize pool to be divided equally: USD 10.82 * 34 = USD 367.88
Prize pool to be divided based on chip count: USD 2,026.82 - USD 367.88 = USD 1,658.94

Your share in money equally divided: USD 10.82
Your share based on your chip count: USD 1,658.94 * (63,155.00 / 2,517,000.00) = USD 41.62
Your entry fee refunded: USD 0.30
Total money refunded to your account: USD 52.74

We apologize for the inconvenience.

The PokerStars Team

1 comment:

  1. Damn. It feels like there are a lot of late surges coming on. Maybe I shouldn't rest on my laurels.