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« Reply #60 on: September 22, 2009, 06:39:00 PM »

I like what Ironside has said in this thread. The punctuation and grammer could have been better but w/e. I would say that if you want to make any event successful you should appeal to as broad a range of your customers as possible. If you limit the appeal to sponsored pros or youngun hopefuls you're thinning your customer base considerably and will consequently attract fewer people. I agree that these are the only ones who will appreciate the value of paying for their own exposure. Generally poker players are shrewd bastards so like to find value where they can and if those players don't see the value in an event that's a problem, regardless how hard people have worked.


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« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2009, 07:57:53 PM »

I like what Ironside has said in this thread. The punctuation and grammer could have been better but w/e. I would say that if you want to make any event successful you should appeal to as broad a range of your customers as possible. If you limit the appeal to sponsored pros or youngun hopefuls you're thinning your customer base considerably and will consequently attract fewer people. I agree that these are the only ones who will appreciate the value of paying for their own exposure. Generally poker players are shrewd bastards so like to find value where they can and if those players don't see the value in an event that's a problem, regardless how hard people have worked.

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« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2009, 04:22:34 PM »


We have a very limited sponsorship deal which almost covers our TV costs. We have added some of our own monies to cover staging and promoting the event in an effort to establish it in the UK .We have been honest and told all concerned that we cannot fully cover all these costs and have withheld 3% to help with the webcast etc, which we thought was a good idea for publicity for both the players involved and the event itself. It is not an ideal  answer to our problem but it allows us to go ahead with the event for 2009.

Forgive me if i should know this already, but who is "we" in the above quote?  Is that pokerineurope.com?

So to summarise, the upheaval of moving the event and the poor numbers last year affected the sponsorship revenue for the event?  Therefore in order to televise it and build a foundation for the future success of the event, you are running it at a small loss to the business this year?

The trouble with that is it feels a bit like the players are helping to invest in the future revenues of the event (i.e converting a big loss this year into a small one).  Would it be foolish to ask whether the fees will be reduced/waived in future years if the event is a big success and you can secure a much bigger sponsorship deal next year?  Or perhaps a nice chunk of added value?

I thought the old events in Barcelona were great and would like to see this former favourite on the calendar return to former glories.  There should certainly be plenty of players in London over the next few weeks to give it a good chance, regardless of the negativity surrounding the fees etc.
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« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2009, 04:40:39 PM »

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« Reply #64 on: October 09, 2009, 10:50:37 PM »

I have been reliably informed the 3% surcharge has been dropped.

Well done to all the movers and shakers at WHU who have actually listened to the concerns of the players and acted on them.

Hopefully I will be able to play in this now.. maybe a staking forum post is in order....
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« Reply #65 on: October 09, 2009, 11:25:57 PM »

I have been reliably informed the 3% surcharge has been dropped.

Well done to all the movers and shakers at WHU who have actually listened to the concerns of the players and acted on them.

Hopefully I will be able to play in this now.. maybe a staking forum post is in order....

lol....could be snapped up quicker than a APAT clickfest Cheesy
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« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2009, 11:58:51 PM »

I have been reliably informed the 3% surcharge has been dropped.

Well done to all the movers and shakers at WHU who have actually listened to the concerns of the players and acted on them.

Hopefully I will be able to play in this now.. maybe a staking forum post is in order....

Was my rant on the radio show about it that did it obv!
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« Reply #67 on: October 10, 2009, 09:40:33 AM »

I have been reliably informed the 3% surcharge has been dropped.

Well done to all the movers and shakers at WHU who have actually listened to the concerns of the players and acted on them.

Hopefully I will be able to play in this now.. maybe a staking forum post is in order....

Was my rant on the radio show about it that did it obv!

I started this thread, therefore I am the unlikely hero in this story, pints of Guinness payable at the IPO next week, cheers
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« Reply #68 on: October 10, 2009, 09:47:42 AM »

blonde will now be hosting a live feed from this event on the forum

Live update wise the offer is there, and I might do the first day but beyond that am unavailable

Any volunteers (sadly, volunteers its not a paid gig at this stage) in the London area over that weekend, let me know
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« Reply #69 on: October 11, 2009, 01:13:28 PM »

After listening to various opinions we have decided to remove the 3% fee.

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« Reply #70 on: October 11, 2009, 01:20:50 PM »

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« Reply #71 on: October 16, 2009, 10:50:36 AM »

 Just to keep everyone informed, the draw for the first round matches will take place Tuesday morning 27th Oct ahead of the start of the tournament. Following requests from several players who are travelling back from various tournaments to attend, entries will also be open (unless we have already reached the 128max) until the draw takes place.
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« Reply #72 on: October 23, 2009, 01:25:09 PM »

anyone know if there is many satellite winners in this?
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« Reply #73 on: October 23, 2009, 01:27:23 PM »

I have been reliably informed the 3% surcharge has been dropped.

Well done to all the movers and shakers at WHU who have actually listened to the concerns of the players and acted on them.

Hopefully I will be able to play in this now.. maybe a staking forum post is in order....
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« Reply #74 on: October 23, 2009, 02:18:55 PM »

anyone know if there is many satellite winners in this?

littlewoods held two qualifers....99% sure only one qualifer from each.
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