141100 Entries. 26640 places paid. 18.88% of the field will be paid. Max 150 entries. Whopping $20 entry fee for the little guy. Leaving the door open to the Pros, who play normally $5300 tournies to max out the $3000 entries in lineups which is the most narrow slate of available players of any slate.
Most other GPP pay the field in the 25-30% range. Tough, but doable. At 18% you not only need to beat the Pros 150 lineups….but also being lucky enough to pick the right core to build your remaining roster around. Horrible odds.
That is why they are giving FREEROLL entries (30 at a time) to get an entry in. They CANT fill it on paid entries alone…..and they know it.
The discrepancy in payout between first and 2nd is $900,000! That is HORRIBLE! I would suggest a more balanced approach to payouts. That’s right…..forget the Millionaire approach and just make it a generous payout for the field…..then 250…..then 100….then top 10. Spread the butter out on the toast.
The best odds for any of you entering your gpp is to simply…….
1. Open any contest
2. Go to details
3. Use a calculator or google one for percentages of a number (takes 30 seconds)
4. Play the GPP tournies with ONLY the highest percent of entries paid out!
Some of the worst GPP to play with the worst % of the field to be paid?
1. Big tournaments with high buy-ins (Mass entry)
2. .25 Jukeboxes
Some of the best GPP to play with the best % of the field to be paid?
1. $1 GPP
2. $2 GPP
3. Small fielded $1-$5 GPP
I Digress for discussion to happen….