Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The New MATH

In the words of Mr. Horse, "No sir, I don't like it."

Hoy has mixed up the regular Monday game yet again. I am not a fan. I loved the move to 6-max, but not this buy-in to a Sunday game satellite payout structure. Obviously, with the ability to unregister and receive T$, it's not TERRIBLE, but it all seems unnecessary.

If I wanted T$ or a satellite to another tournament, I'd play a SATELLITE. On Monday, I want the MATH. This change feel like it cheapens the Monday game. I get what Hoy is trying to do, and like that he has the good intentions of "helping bloggers get into bigger buy-in games", but it just doesn't work for me.

From a practical standpoint, the payout doesn't really matter. I play SnGs and Blogger tournaments, so the T$ are just as good as cash, but I don't like the feeling of "oh, you've won the chance to play another game" that comes when you take it down. It's almost as if the T$ are taunting me once I pull them out, that my beloved MATH is now just a satellite tournament, like Full Tilt doesn't have enough of those.

It would really suck if we couldn't unregister, so there's that at least.

If this change stays permanent, I imagine I'll be seen far less on Mondays.


And that's it for blogger games for me until at least Friday's donkament. I don't even know if there's a Skill Game tonight. I'll be playing live tomorrow with Kat at the club, which likely precludes The Mookie. Thursday I'm meeting up with a friend for dinner and drinks to discuss a possible career change for him, and that supercedes the Riverchasers. But to be honest, I'd probably skip them all anyway this week after the months of BBT madness.

Plus, there's the weekend of poker approaching. TOC, freeroll, and I have a home-game championship to defend on Sunday as well. Toss in a disaster recovery test at work's offsite location, and some other plans, and it will be packed.


lj said...

since you won one of the seats, has your opinion changed?

Astin said...

Nope. I agree with Peaker's comment on Hoy's blog about how it makes taking 1st seem pointless now. I suppose if I wanted my 3rd or 4th (or 5th?) MATH title under my belt, I'd care, but now everyone will play for 2nd or 3rd (depending on entrants), which makes for a boring final table 6-handed. This was pretty evident 5, 4, and 3-handed last night.

I'll still play, but it won't be as high a priority.