Thursday, August 14, 2008

What About Blogger Tourneys

It been a long time…I have had no time to write and little time to play…I took a forced absence by having Full Tilt cut me off for a week and I am starting to get rejuvenated. We’ll maybe not rejuvenated because earlier today I was talking about taking the rest of the month off but I am getting charged up. Maybe it is because Mrs. PE and I will be playing co-ed softball this fall. Anyway, I want to talk about something that I think others might be thinking but are afraid to say.

For years we have had regular blogger tourneys and at its highest points we have had hundreds of players competing for extravagant prized as well as bragging rights. But what I think has happened is that people have taken these fun little game way to serious and thus the problems have occurred. These problems I talk about is burnout and I think many would agree that the bankroll burning events over the last year have caused many to shy away from those games we use to play for the camaraderie they instilled in us all.

The question I ask myself is how do we get it back. I’m not really the high profile kind of blogger to get it done but I think we need to consider cutting off the blogger tourneys for a while…except the Mookie anyway. All of the other blogger events have lost steam in the weeks after the BBT3 and I’m sure some of it can be attributed to the post tourney burnout. Sure, some of it is from summer time and any number of other things but I think if we called off some of the blogger events until maybe October, we could come back recharged and ready to go. Kind of like summer vacation for the blogging world with the Mookie being summer school. I don’t know…maybe I’m looking to deep into something that isn’t really there but maybe we could use a little break from all the nightly events.

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BamBam said...

It's an opinion P.E., and they are very important. I neither agree or dissagree with what you are saying. I think it's a personal choice that each and every one of us has to make.

Sometimes, I just feel like seeing friends I've missed and the $11 means squat to get it done. Sometimes, I feel like trying to improve and playing my best. Other times, I think about everything I could be doing on a beautiful night, rather than staring at an electronic box.

Like I said, it's all about choices. No peer pressure is going to make me play. I will always make that decision.

For the bankroll weary, there's always the two TuckFard $3.50 games on Monday nights. 7:00pm on F/T is NLHE and at 8:00 EST, the HORSE game starts. banner is on the right in Bedrock for the rest of the info.

Have a great weekend P.E. !

OhCaptain said...

I really noticed the lack of fun developing during the last BBT series. You could read it in the posts. It was all about winning the ToC seat and playing for something bigger.

I basically got out of the way during that stretch. Kept my head low and only peeked in once and while. I like to test my game, not my bankroll.

The one tournament each week I found during that stretch that really was fun was the donkament on Friday nights. Easy on the bankroll and the conversation and jokes are top notch.

I've been meaning to check out the TuckFards...they look fun too :-)

RaisingCayne said...

I respectfully disagree that there's any reason to even consider cutting back the number of weekly "bloggerments." When/if one feels burdened by a tournament's entry, rather than privileged to take part, he/she can simply not enroll. Just seems to me it's a decision and circumstance that's for each individual to make, not for a collective group to reach in action on.

While I definitely agree that there's most definitely a Post-BBT hangover... I think it's up to each of us to determine when to go out partying again, and not for the group to decide to shut a specific club (tourney) down.

HighOnPoker said...

When I used to throw the DADI tournaments, they were once a month at best. I think the proliferation of weekly tourneys is the problem. The Mook is well in place and there is no need to rock that boat, and the Hoy when it started was decent and had a good run. Riverchasers was great at first because it was a totally new field of players (who mostly sucked at the begining). Now, it's a grind with games every night. I agree with Cayne that there is no need to cancel the games if players still show up. Small fields aren't that bad, really, if you are just looking to play and have fun. But the need to play every event during the BBTs started the burnout. Even so, the BBTs were much more good than bad. In the end, I just think the newer set of tourneys need to reconsider their weekly game format and go to a monthly or bi-monthly format to build some excitement. The Big Game is the perfect example of how to do that successfully.