I love to play tournaments and in the past have really enjoyed the 'sit and go’s. Though I’ve been playing here for a while now, and really enjoy it, I’m disappointed at the lack of action at the sit and go tournaments. I’m posting publicly because I believe there are players who may have good ideas on how to change that. So please comment. Some thoughts I had were: 1. Change the ‘turbo tourneys’ so that the word ‘turbo’ reflects the speed of play, ie. fast or superfast (10 sec or less), instead of the speed at which the blinds increase. Increase the blinds at average speed (count by number of hands played, not with the time clock). 2. Don’t offer as many choices. Continue to offer the different styles of play (NL, Royal, etc.) but only offer:
- a standard amount of chips for play, say
*only 4 or 5 buy-in amounts, say 500,
1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000.
*don’t offer extras and options. ie. no
chat… just a thought
*Don’t show over a players name what
move they are making… check, fold etc.
it’s a time waster. 3. Find a way to simplify and have only one lobby for all people on ‘sit and go’ waiting lists. Find a way to show people looking at multi-table tournaments and waiting up to an hour at times for a tournament, exactly what the lobby of waiting list is like for ‘sit and go’. Perhaps they will ‘play while they wait’. 3b. For each game on offer, ie. NL holdem at 5,000 buy-in, create a continual list. So for instance if six players are playing, there is a provision for players waiting, to ‘register’ for the next available table. Allow for as many players as want to join, like 30 or more if you start to get those numbers of people. Create the tables as they are needed. It’s likely there will be hardly any waiting during the wee hours and many at peak playing time. The list is really only for the overflow, if you can’t create the tables fast enough. 3c. Allow players on the list to also view the lists of players at tables which are running. When players can see all other players at a glance they spot players they enjoy playing, encouraging them to join. In a nutshell, I think the faster the gameplay and the quicker people can get onto tables to play, the more popular ‘sit and go tourneys’ will become. Objective… FFF… Fast Furious Fun! In the past I’ve watched players ‘loop’ the lists 'cos they are so much fun. (loop=join the list again as soon as you finish a tourney) I have a feeling that if these things are offered (an immediate and fast game at various buy-ins) it will attract many new players to the site, which in turn makes the sit and go better, attracts even more players, and so on. Please comment, bash my ideas, give better ones! Seeing the ‘sit and go tourneys’ up and running would be the cherry on the cake… I love this site.