How many people do you think would sign up for this? Provided it was run by someone with access to plenty of good games and was a seasoned and respected TD(s), etc… ZenTron floated this idea in Oct 2015 just curious what peoples thoughts are these days. I think it would be a spectator event too - sorta like the recently IFPA tourney in Chicago at the Bottom Lounge … and maybe have 1-2 lower buy in side tourneys also going at the same time.
I personally wouldn’t sign up for the $1k main event. But if I was a top 75 player I probably would. I think a tourney like this would need at least 16 people to make it interesting.
Could also have satellite tourneys where you could win a seat like WSOP does.
What would be the ideal location? Chicago? NYC? LA? Vegas? Cancun? Europe?
And this is just an Idea - I have no plans to pursue anything like this - it’s just fun to think about.
This will indeed be a good indicator. Can’t wait for this tourney. Kinda forgot about it. Maybe in 2020 I’ll make it to the power 100.
I was kinda skeptical about the IFPA $1’s, but I do think $$$$ makes things more interesting. I might watch a stream of KME playing Cayle on Iron Maiden. But if someone said they were going to play a best of 7 series for $10k. I’d tune in for sure. So money does make a difference… at least for me.
There are atleast 16 players in the world who have the skills, confidence and money to compete in a high stakes tournament. Its just waiting for the right organizers to come up with the right event. Making pinball events is hard…
Guy here in Syracuse was I think serious about hosting one a few years back. Never got the ball rolling on it. For that prize pool we were wondering if we could get out of state & Canadian players to come.
Full disclosure, I wouldnt play, and he only wants to run it at his house on his games
We have plenty of people that will pay $20 or even $100 for a single game. $1000 towards the pot for a full event isn’t that far off. I think Chad’s original $400 buy-in would work in a regional event.
But everyone here told me the stakes don’t matter… so I doubt you’ll find huge appeal here