I went along to play in the Gutshot's £5 rebuy tournament last night.... i haven't played in anything like it for a while. I arrived early as i was told it would sell out and i needed to catch up with someone. They were running late so i hopped into the Gutshot ineternet cafe and played 30 minutes of the $10/$20 PL Omaha on Betfair. Won two pots... one where i was lucky but the good news is that my car challenge for April is up another £900 to +£2200. Hopefully Barcelona will go well and boost it further..... its really frustrating not being able to get online and play at the moment.
Back to the tournament. If you ever need to see how poker is booming visit the Gutshot on a Tuesday... the place was pumping and 6 of the 9 players on my table had never played live before. It was sold out (140) with reserves as well. I managed to buy in a respectable 5 times.... 500 chips for every rebuy. Eventually i got up to 6000 before i decided that A2 was an a bluffing hand and got called down by a middle pair on a rag flop.
Is it just me or is trying to find tournament structures so frustrating? Why can't there be a standardised structure (starting chips/clock) depending on the tournament entry fee. The structure of tournaments is often extremely difficult to get hold of. Take the Vic's £3000 EPT event last October. It had a 45 minute clock which is oobviously ridiculous for such a big buy in event whereas the recent £1000 main event at Luton had an hour clock.