Best All-Around Player Award (BAAP) for 2002:
There will be a Best All Around Player (BAAP), with
the winner being determined by Steve "Crunch" Daniel's
calculations and point system. As mentioned above, a “trophy
jacket” will be awarded. The formula for 2002 is:
The winner of the FARGO 2002 BAAP Award will be the
person with highest point total from the Saturday (NLHE) and Sunday (MET)
Friday tournament (recruiter/recruited and pairs) will count towards the
To earn points you must finish in the money.
If you finish in the money in a tournament then your points will be:
= ln(# of entries in that tournament) – ln(your finish) + X
X = [ln(# of entries in larger of the two tournaments) – ln(# of entries
in the small of the two tournaments] + 1
totals points are the sum of your points in both the Saturday and the
is essentially the same method that has been used since 1998 to determine
the FARGO BAAP winner. I have decided this year not to generate
point tables because
No body is around at the end of the 2nd tournament
anyway so I will publish the results when I get home after FARGO. I
will have my laptop with me and, if Foxwoods allows it, will have the
results immediately at the end of the Sunday Tournament.
This is a more accurate way of computing these results as the
weighting for the size of the fields can be done using the exact field
sizes rather than estimates which can be significantly off due to last
minutes cancellations or additions.
I have added the X factor which assures that if the winner of the
larger of the two tournaments declines to play the smaller of the two
tournaments, that person can not be the BAAP winner if the winner of the
smaller tournament had also entered and played in the larger tournament
even if busting out first. In other words, you almost certainly
have to enter both tournaments in order to win the BAAP.
stands for Fossilman Invitational Heads-Up Poker Tournament. It was
started by Greg Raymer, aka Fossilman in 2000. As the name states it is a
tournament involving headsup play. Anyone interested in attending
responses to the email that Greg sends out to the mailing list (if not
already on the FARGO mailing list to join: http://www.conjelco.com/mailman/listinfo/fargo
). Due to space constraints it is limited to the number of people
that can enter, so far no one that has wanted to play has been shut out.
It is held nearby off property and car pooling is available.
Madness used to be played at Midnight, lately it has started earlier.
On Friday night at the conclusion of the smoker, generally around 10:30 PM
and on Saturday night often around 10 PM. The exact time is based on table
and dealer availability. It is a NLHE freeze out played
with real chips (as opposed to tournament chips.) Each player must bring
$200 in chips to the table in denominations of $1 and $5. Toking is
suggested to be done with half dollars or gold dollars as the $200 buy in
must remain on the table. It is a freeze-out format and your chips MUST
remain in play until there is a winner or an agreement is reached.
Midnight Madness will be first come first served. If interested
check the indication of interest list on the registration form. (Again
this is not a guarantee, it is first come first served, it does give us an
indication of who and how many are interested in playing)
The Smoker is “pay your own way”, ordering off
the Cedars Steakhouse menu, add 25% to your total to cover tax and tip. http://www.foxwoods.com/cedars.html
For those on a limited budget, try the sherried lobster bisque and a
salad. Non smokers will be accommodated at a designated non smoking
table. Limited seating, sign up early.
Tournaments (in the
Tournament Entries &Structures
Though you sign up for the tournaments online on the
registration form, all entry fees will be handled on-site by the poker
room's excellent staff. You must have a Foxwoods WAMPUM CARD before you
can enter any tournament. You can pick one up at any of the Wampum Club
booths scattered about Foxwoods, including around the corner from the
tournament registration desk. You
must be at least 21 years of age and some form of legal identification is
required to register for a card. Previously issued Wampum
Cards are still valid.
Entries will be handled at the tournament sign up
desk in the poker room beginning 50 minutes prior to each tournament start
time. On Saturday and Sunday local events start one hour prior to our
events. Please do not try to sign up any earlier than 50 minutes
prior to our scheduled start time.
You must sign in and pay before the tournament
begins. Once the tournament has started registration for the event
is closed. Closed means closed, btw.
for all of the tourney’s can be found at http://www.fargopoker.com
year FARGO will kick off with headsup exhibition matches. Playoffs prior
to the exhibition matches will take place online. If you have
attended FARGO in previous years to qualify for the play off you must
recruit at least one new person to FARGO 2002 (space is provided on the
registration form for the newbie to supply the name of whom they think
recruited them). All new attendees “newbies” to FARGO 2002
automatically qualify for the online playoff. To participate in the online
playoff you must register and pay the fees prior to September 15th
(and in the case of recruiters, the person(s) you recruit must have
registered and paid their registration fees). Should you choose to
participate in this event your registration fees become nonrefundable
after September 15th (see cancellation policy)
will be two separate playoffs, one for the recruiters and one for the
recruited. The recruited will be straight forward headsup matches
with the winners advancing until there is a champion. The recruiters
will also play headsup matches until there is a champion, but byes
(maximum of two) will be given based on the number of new players you
recruit. If you recruit 2-4 you will have an option to take a bye
(sit out a match) If you recruit 5 or more new players you will receive
two byes. The champion of each of these play offs will then advance
to the live exhibition match played at FARGO on Friday, October 4th
at 11 AM. Should the champ be unavailable at the start of the
exhibition match, the runner up will play, should the runner up be
unavailable, the 3rd place finisher will play, etc.
presently stands Russell Rosenblum (FARGO2002 NLHE Champ, FARGO2001 &
2002 Pairs champ, Final table at the 2002 WSOP final event) will play off
against the recruiter. The person playing against the recruited, is
“yet to be announced” and promises to be an interesting choice. Should
Russell or “the yet to be announced” be unable to attend, a substitute
will be brought in, or one three handed table will be formed (instead of
two headsup matches). In the event of both being unable to
attend/participate~ the recruiter will play the recruited.
~(I reserve the right for Russell to cancel last minute, as he with his
pairs partner, Crunch Daniel, are defending their two year running title
immediately following this exhibition match)
will be awarded. Railbirds HIGHLY encouraged. This tournament will
NOT count in the BAAP (best all around player) standings. This event may
be modified or cancelled for any reason. This will probably be the only
year this (recruiters/recruited) tourney takes place. Next year I
anticipate doing a “champions” kick off tourney where winners of
events in past years will square off against each other.
is the pairs tourney, how does it work, what if I don't have a partner?
It is typically
played on Friday with two games in rotation, and a shared stack. This year
hold'em and omaha8 are the games being played. For example the
hold'em player will play, then a switch will be made twenty minutes later,
and the omaha8 partner will take the seat. Swapping continues until
the conclusion of the tournament. You share the same stack of chips
and the same table spot, please though, no lap sharing J
Blind levels rise every 40 minutes, thus each partner gets 20 minutes at
You can pre-select a partner, or asked to be paired. If all else
fails show up at registration the morning of, and last minute pairings
will be made (make sure you have already registered via the computer for
the event, we need to know how many are playing). Some prefer to
pick their own partner, others prefer to be paired.
was designed as an ice breaker tournament. You are encouraged to sign up
and play in this event, even if you don’t know a soul…. you will know
many souls by the end of the event. Arrangements have also been made
this year to sweat your partner if you so desire.
limit Hold’em played with bounties. You will receive $5 for each
player you knock out. (When all in, a player must put their $5 slot coin
in the pot) Bounties will cease when the final table is assembled.
Events Tourney (MET):
tournament will be a mix of games (stud, hold’em and Omaha), disciplines
(limit, pot limit and no limit), and skills (full table, short handed,
headsup). It will start with Stud and Hold’em played in rotation
in a shoot out style, i.e. each table will play down to a winner.
The winner and the runner up (from each table) will advance to the second
portion with uneven stacks. The winner receiving 3000 in chips the
runner up receives 2000, with starting blinds of 25/50. The tables
will be balanced with an equal number of winners and runner-ups. Three
levels (25/50, 50/100, 100/200) of Pot Limit Omaha (high only) will
be played, and then the game will switch to NLHE with starting blind of
100/200 and $25 antes. Play continues until there is a winner.