Friday, January 4, 2008

Points Whore lives here...

Before I forget, Happy New Year to all. I had an unbelievable time in Japan for New Years and such and now, I'm back in the grind...

Like Bayne, I got this email from FullTilt.

Congratulations RecessRampage,

Your play on Full Tilt Poker throughout 2007 has earned you an Iron Man "Year End Bonus" of $1175. (Note - more than Bayne)

For every month that you reached an Iron Man level during 2007, we awarded you with a corresponding number of Bonus Dollars that you can play for starting on January 1st, 2008. Bonus Dollars were awarded on the following scale:

25 Bonus Dollars for every month you achieved Bronze
50 Bonus Dollars for every month you achieved Silver
75 Bonus Dollars for every month you achieved Gold
100 Bonus Dollars for every month you achieved Iron



To receive your bonus, play between January 1st and January 31st to earn the points required to unlock your Bonus Dollars. For every Full Tilt Point you earn in January, $0.05 will be converted into real money.

If you have not earned your entire bonus by the end of January, you will still receive the partial amount you earned on February 1st.

Thank you for your play during 2007 and have a profitable 2008.

Sincerely,

Full Tilt Poker


So this kinda sucked. I had no idea until this email that I would only have one month to clear this bonus... I mean this means I have to earn 23,500 points in a month. That's 783 points per day... That's 3 times what I normally get. To all my friends who live in Richmond... if you don't hear from me or see me in January, it's because I'm going from a points whore to a points slut... wait, which one's worse? Whatever. I'll basically be eating, drinking, and sleeping with Fulltilt on my lap... Don't be shocked if I quit poker for the rest of the year after this month... And even worse, January is one of the busiest times for me at work... god, bad beat all around...

I mean most likely, I won't even show up for the 2008 PAPT until February cuz quite frankly, the $1,175 bonus means more to me... I know, not only am I a points whore, apparently I'm a money whore too... wait... or does that just make me a whore? I've never used the word whore so much in one paragraph.

Even worse is that I did not play any poker on 1/1 or 1/2... I'm already behind here!!!! So, I apologize in advance if the number of posts are reduced or I don't analyze hand histories... I'll be 4 tabling at least (impossible to do more with my laptop screen) and I won't have time to really capture or even think about posting for a while... I think...

One thing I did mention to Bayne though is that this could also be a very profitable month... *knock on wood* I mean this will be the most poker I will play in a month ever so even if I average a much lower PTBB/100 than I'm used to, it could still mean dollar-wise, I can do very well. We shall see.

4 comments:

cmitch said...

I'm impressed. I've only got $825 of bonus. I played some volume, but my schedule didn't always let me play everyday. I was bronze one month and silver a few months.

GL working off that bonus.

Sia said...

My bonus was a bag of coal (with a Full Tilt logo on it).

-PouringReign

bayne_s said...

Just a point of clarification. In the past you were a points slut because you don't get rakeback so no money for points.

Since money will change hands you are now a points whore.

Had to set wife's Mom straight on this in past because her Mom (being Catholic) called her a whore for moving in with me before we were engaged.

Pointing out "worse case her daughter was a slut due to no money changing hands" left her speechless.

Sia said...

"worst case her daugther (my wife) was a slut" . . . That is freaking classic.

And I agree with the analysis. You are now a whore. And I think it's about time that we stop using that term in a negative context.

-PouringReign