On January 30 2011 , FULL TILT Ran Tournament #193771168 The Big Little
Approx. 70,000 to 80,000 out of 100,000 players were not seated in thistournament due to technical issues and were blinded out.
Full Tilt had failed to to stop the tournament, even going as far as having knowledge of the problems and still allowed it to carry on until the end.
Refunds were applied to players who were victims of the lockout, in some cases 3 weeks after the tournament finished, while a small handful of players that mysteriously were able to be seated and dealt in were awarded the prize pool of $200,000.
Clearly something was wrong.
Full Tilt Received $20,000 in fees from this one tournament alone.
1st place was awarded $18,000 playing a field of players sitting out.
Players were logged in and ready to go but for unknown reasons the program would not seat us and locked us out from our tables in this individual tournament.
approx. 80,000 people were blinded out of the tournament in less then 1hour 30 minutes.
The site was 100% at fault.
This tournament should have been shut down immediately.
The players who were fortunate enough to get a seated were looking at odds close to 100% to cash in this Doubled Prize pool of $200,000 with little or no competition.
THE TOURNAMENT COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN VOIDED AND RESCHEDULED.
MAJORITY PAID FOR A TOURNEY AND DID NOT GET ONE, A REFUND IS UNACCEPTABLE.
Tournament #193771168 was part of the Guaranteed Doubles week promotion run by Full Tilt, during the entire week the site had designated certain tournaments and doubled the prizepool.
But what most fail to understand is that full Tilt had come up with a new way to maximize its rake profits in the weeks prior, by creating what is known on the site as Multi-Entry.
Multi-Entry allows an individual to register multiple times in the same tournament, in some cases one player could be playing on 6-tables simultaneously in the same tournament.
Tournament #193771168 was a Multi-Entry for the sole reason that Full Tilt would not have to pay out of there own pockets to run this tournament, by offering multi-entry there would be no -EV from this tournament. well atleast that was the plan.
In the past the big little tournament averaged 50,000-70,000 players without Multi-Entry, these were only $100,000 prize pools which 50,000 players will cover the tournament cost and the site is looking at guaranteed profits from the fees.
If Full Tilt Employees spent as much time testing and making sure they could even run this tournament successfully, as they do spending time figuring out ways to cover there own A$$ in the -EV department, this problem would have never happened.
Measures should have been taken in the event that issues could possibly arise with the servers trying handle 100,000 players in a single tournament.
What was going on that Sunday?
Was nobody working the busiest traffic day for the site?
Tournaments have been stopped after suffering technical issues in the past, its not something that was impossible to do, being negligent and not acting promptly has lead us to where we are are now and it never ever should have went this far.
They will have to make it up to the players that sat and watched this tournament play on,forced to become a spectator in the tournament that they registered and paid for, observing there own chips used to further the "chosen ones" to cash in the doubled prizepool of $200,000.
On top of that wait upwards of 3 weeks to get the buy-in handed back because the site couldn't seat them.
Boo Hoo, let me know when I could stop crying for what this multi billion dollar online poker site has suffered.
Players will not be victims as a result of the sites Greed, Negligence and Arrogant behavior by the site owners.
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February 25th, 2011 #1
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The BIG Little ROBBERY on FULL TILT
February 25th, 2011 #2
You got a refund, which is better than what most players would have gotten if they had played.
But I'm not sure what your point is.
I'm tempted to point you to the conspiracy forum, but I think there is some logic somewhere in your ramblings, if you would choose to simplify and be concise.Luck is a Residue of Design.
February 26th, 2011 #3
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Delayed reaction much? Sounds to me like you're mad you weren't one of the ones who was able to play in the tournament.
If I understand this right, Fulltilt paid the full prize as well as refunded ~75,000 buy-ins?
February 26th, 2011 #4
I'm trying to figure out where the problem is.
At least those whiners from (fucking) pittsburg who missed the superbowl have some argument that there is some sentimental loss, and are just being greedy. But this, they got refunded, they got to watch it. I'm not seeing the big issue.Luck is a Residue of Design.
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