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Heads Up Challenge- An Ongoing Game worth 5K

Discussion in 'Dealer's Choice Games' started by Quads, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Quads

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    Heads Up Challenge

    A good friend and I play heads up pretty often. We have played cards together for several years together. We usually play mixed games, etc. for decent stakes, here and there. However.....

    After talking about it, we have decided to take it to the next level and make it even more interesting. We've decided on an ongoing game. Something where we have something greater at stake, something interesting with a pain point if lost, and is not over after a few hours of heads up in the garage, while playing mixed games. Which is what we usually do.

    This is something we have put a lot of thought into and should work out to be pretty sweet at the end. We can play at our pace and schedule. Play some long long sessions if wanted, or slow down if things are busy with court cases (he's an attorney) or baby stuff, etc. and not play such long sessions. Most sessions will be in the 4 to 6 hour range.

    Here is the basic landscape of the "Heads Up Challenge":
    (Sadly, this sounds like Rounders)

    We both start with 30K in chips.
    Play is heads up.
    We play dealer call it in rotations or specified amounts of time. (1/2 hour chunks).
    Allowed games are the following: NLHE, PLH, PLO
    Blinds are $25/50. Blinds do not increase unless both agree.
    Sessions will be as often as possible, likely a time or two a week.
    We anticipate the game in total, will run 80 to 100 hours.
    There is no rebuy.
    The player with all the chips is the winner.

    At the end of each session, (should I not have all his chips in the first hour :P ) we count our chips, rack them up, write down our chip counts, etc.. At the beginning of the following session, we rebuild the chip stacks based on the count at closing of the last session and resume the game with the same chip stacks.

    Here is the good part:
    At stake is entry into however many events at either the Reno PoG Series, The WSOP Circuit or Series event(s), Fiesta De Lago or Bellagio Five Diamonds events in LV, etc. for the total value of $5,000 cash. One event or multiple events equaling 5K.

    Winner will choose the events he will play. Winner can choose "Cash Only" option, but tourney entry is "mutually agreed" at this point to be the most exciting and preferred method. Travel expenses included if event entry is less than 5K. (travel expenses can not exceed 10% of prize, so basically a 49 buck SWA ticket to LV or gas to Reno / Tahoe and room for a night or two at the local Chuckwagon Inn)

    Wish me luck! I'm either playing in some tourneys in a few months or free rolling my buddy.
     
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    very cool idea! best of luck to you! :)
     
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  3. Quads

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    Should be intersting. I'll keep updates coming as / if needed in this thread.
     
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    LOL. I hope they WILL be needed.
     
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    This is one of my most favorites posts ever. (I don't think I closed my mouth once while I read it...if I was at home my wife would have said, "Close your mouth baby!!!") +rep comin to ya Quads! I bought a NPS heads-up set recently and something like this is what I would love to get started.

    Keep us posted with chip counts and updates whenever you can!
     
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    Sounds fun..Good luck!!! Good idea!!
     
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    Truth !

    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Quads again.
     
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    very cool setup. to make things even more interesting, you might consider the loser getting 5% of the winner's action in the tournaments that he selects to play with the winnings . . .

    gw-
     
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    Very cool idea... sounds like a lot of fun! Will the loser have any stake if the winner cashes in any of the events???
    (edit; Looks like gwilkx beat me to it!:wink:)
     
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    Maybe this is a stupid question or request but...for the 30k you'll each be starting with. What chips will you be using? Pic? :)
     
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    GREAT IDEA!!
    But don't be surprised if the game ends early when two very big hands go up against each other (during NLHE).
     
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    I'm guessing he'll be using his Rounders replicas... only fitting...

    Good luck!

    My only question is, how did you estimate how long this will take? I realize the blinds are fixed at 25/50, but it's no limit heads up... I've never seen a heads up game last longer than 3-4 hours, because eventually both players are bound to hit high flushes or boats eventually. I guess if you kept it strictly pot limit it could take much longer.

    * EDIT * Oops.. My bad... I was thinking of "quad_damage", not "Quads". If you think I'm insane, look here.
     
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    We are in "negotiations" on this now.....
     
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    I would say the "looser" would get up to at least his 5K back if the "winner" places high in the $$ at the tournies :wink:
     
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    My estimate is purely a WAG- based on how long it takes me to dump a hundred to him in another heads up session, or vis verse. Again, simply a WAG.

    We wanted something that would run longer than a couple of sessions, so we upped the chip stacks (we were orig. at 10K, 25/50 blinds) and figured we could have the game done and over in possibly one long session or a weekend. (based on other sessions in Vegas, heads up tourneys, general play, etc.) So, deciding to up the stacks, and keep the blinds lower (stacks v. blinds = 600 BB's) we think we should run roughly 50 hours at a happy medium. It will be interesting to see.
     
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    And now for the chip pr0n:

    There will be a total of 518 chips in play (between the two of us). Our stacks will start as follows:

    Chip QuantityTotal Value
    $25 X 100 = $ 2,500
    $100 X 130 = $13,000
    $500 X 29 = $14,500

    Stack Total $ 30,000

    Accounted for and locked up at the end of each game.

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    I've got an excel sheet that tracks us week by week and shows stacks / sizes / each denom qty at the end of each session, differential / etc.
     
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    Very nice! I need to stop looking at Chiptalk and get something done here. This is gonna be very interesting to keep up with.
     
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    First session of the challenge is scheduled for tonight-

    Tilt report pending.
     
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    May the :4s:4d:4c:4h be with you.
     
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    Good luck!!!
     
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