WiseGuys, which rewards winners with over €2500 in free chips every month, has been broadened so that there are now three quite different categories at which to have a bash, namely Cash, Sit n Go and Multi-table tournaments (MTT). Regardless of your favourite format there will be a leaderboard to fight your way up, and the fact that prizes are on offer regularly means that we’re always in with a chance of pocketing a useful cash bonus for our efforts.
Cash games on WiseGuys is run on a daily basis, with the top three cash earners netting themselves €50, €30 and €20 respectively in free chips! All we need to be eligible to win one of these gold, silver and bronze prizes is to earn 500 Redbacks during the relevant 24-hour period (note that 500 Redbacks earned exclusively in each format are required for eligibility on a specific leaderboard). Of course having seven opportunities each week (instead of the former, weekly format) to find ourselves on the leaderboard affords us the flexibility of suffering losing days – even disasters – yet nevertheless starting on a level footing with everyone else in a brand new race as soon as midnight chimes.
The WiseGuys Sit n Go leaderboard runs on a weekly basis, so the rewards are higher, with €150, €100 and €50 going to the three players with the highest profits through the week.
Multi-table tournaments being a little more difficult to get into the money, the WiseGuys MTT category gives 32Red Poker’s MTT fans a whole month to build a successful leaderboard campaign, with the Gold, Silver and Bronze rewards being €250, €150 and €100 in chips respectively.
Good luck at the tables, whether they are Cash, Sit n Go or MTTs, and don’t forget to check your progress by visiting the leaderboards, which are updated hourly at www.32redpoker.com/promotions/wiseGuys-leaderboards.html
After writing about good and bad luck, and how most people tend to believe they go through life experiencing mainly one or the other, it seems that we’ll all enjoy a bit more good luck than usual this month thanks to 32Red Poker’s Magical March.
Cue puns about wands, rabbits and hats, and allow what’s on offer in March help broaden your poker horizons. Most players tend to stick to one particular aspect of the game, such as short-handed No Limit cash games, Turbo Sit & Go tourneys, Heads-Up Sit & Go or big field tournaments. Poker is great fun, and winning money is, too, so those who rarely/never play tournaments might not fancy the idea of investing cash in a multi-table tournament buy-in that might last less than an orbit of hands.
The best thing about some of the Magical March offers is the opportunity for these players to have a go thanks to free tournament tickets! Between March 8th and 14th, for example, a deposit of 50 chips or more (in any currency) will see tickets for both Multiplicity and Diamond Royale tournaments appear magically in your account! And, just like magical rabbits producing more floppy-eared brothers and sisters, between March 15th and 21st a tap of 32Red Poker’s wand means a giveaway of three tickets for depositing 75 chips… with four free tickets available for a deposit of 100 chips between March 22nd and 28th! With all these free entries, the tournaments are going to be populated with a lot of newcomers to this type of competition so expect the play to be interesting, and perhaps profitable (especially with an extra large dollop of good luck thrown into the mix).
Meanwhile, there are value added Magical March Freeroll tournaments throughout the month for anyone who played ‘at least’ one raked hand in the previous week, culminating in a €400 added event, March 29th, 8.30pm (UK time).
And the magic dust is set to fall on cash tables, too, with Magical March Cash Bonuses available – up to €250 depending on how many Redbacks you earn. Time to slip those aces out of your virtual sleeves…
Good luck at the tables!
Angus Dunnington (AngusD at the tables)
32Red Poker Ambassador
We might have been bemoaning the fact that as far as shops and television ads are concerned Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year, but at least we know that with 32Red Poker we’re in for some tasty treats once December arrives.
Until January 1st, each day brings at least one Christmas surprise, from free money (the present we all like but dare not ask for) for racking up Redbacks, to freerolls, added-value tournaments, free tickets and an assortment of other goodies.
Whether it’s Christmas cheer we’re after in the shape of Survivor tournaments with a buy-in of one cent(!), Multiplicity events that require just a single raked hand in the previous seven days(!!) to enter or the ever popular Everyone’s a Bounty events at €5 + €0.50, these are far better things to find in our Christmas stocking than the usual fare of chocolate coins and a few nuts…
The main event to make a note of in the festive diary is the Goodbye 2011 €5,000 Freeroll, which starts at 9pm on Tuesday 27th December – perfectly timed for when the usual Christmas ‘fun’ has started to wind down – and resumes for those still in contention on Wednesday 28th at 9pm. With a nice and sober set up of a 5000-chip starting stack and 20 minute blind levels, this will offer us an opportunity – safe in the knowledge that there’ll be plenty food and drink left over – to settle down to some ‘proper’ poker, with enough poor souls still recovering from the previous days to donate enough to maintain a healthy virtual pile…
To see 32Red’s Poker Tree click HERE and get clicking on the baubles to see what’s on offer…
Good luck at the tables!
Angus Dunnington (AngusD at the 32Red tables)
32Red Poker Ambassador
Recently there have been yet more new and improved features at 32Red Poker, and it’s well worth taking the time to check them out as the point is to both make our playing experience more convenient as well as streamline typical practicalities in order to increase our thinking time at the tables.
I have already written about the usefulness of the Pocket Card Manager – especially to beginners and lesser experienced players. This is a great tool that allows us to set out which hands – in each table position from Small Blind around to the Button – we never wish to get involved with so that these holdings are automatically folded pre-flop (even with random timings for the actual play!). For anyone interested in multi-tabling this is a great piece of software. We can access this feature via the Global Table Options menu from Preferences in the Lobby.
There is also a handy Multi Table Launcher that does what it says on the tin. Once seated, the icon appears at the bottom right-hand side of the table, accompanied by a speech bubble. Clicking this icon lets us automatically open further similar tables without the inconvenience of having to go the Lobby and look out for them while we’re busy playing.
Another tool that is appreciated more once we actually begin to use it, particularly when combined with the Multi Table Launcher, is the Auto Buy-in feature. This enables us to set up a pre-determined buy-in amount so that, when enabled, as soon as we choose a table we skip the usual buy-in procedure and are instead immediately seated with whatever buy-in we pre-selected (anything from the minimum to the maximum), and consequently ready to get involved in the next hand.
As well as being accessed via the Global Table Options menu from Preferences in the Lobby, this feature is also available when first sitting down at a table in the Bring Money to Table box by clicking on the ‘Seat me then set up Auto Buy-in’ button.
Tournament fans can make use of the Auto Rebuy function with which we can opt to rebuy in tournaments automatically – note that it is possible to use Redbacks as well as money. This option is available when clicking ‘Join’ when registering for a rebuy tournament.
To set up, simply click ‘Configure Auto Rebuys and Add-ons’ for the options. Of course it is convenient to be able to select how many automatic rebuys we want for a tournament, but we must remember not to get carried away!
Good luck at the tables!
Angus Dunnington (AngusD at the tables)
32Red Poker Ambassador
…because the early bird catches the worm!
Here at 32Red Poker, early risers can catch up to three fantastic ‘Early Bird’ Freerolls every morning between 8am and 10am (UK time). Read on to find out more…
$10 ‘Early Bird’ Lottery
Join us every morning at 8:15am (UK time) for an exciting lottery tournament where cards are dealt face up every hand and in an all-in situation until the tournament completes.
|Date & Time||Every morning at 8:15am (UK time)|
|Chips/Blinds||1 starting chip, all-in levels|
|Details||No-limit Texas Hold’em, knockout|
$20 ‘Early Bird’ Survivor
You have about 15 minutes after the lottery completes to make some tea and toast before hitting the tables again for our super-turbo Survivor freeroll at 8:30am (UK time).
|Date & Time||Every morning at 8:30am (UK time)|
|Chips/Blinds||3000 starting chips, 3 minute levels|
|Details||No-limit Texas Hold’em, Survivor|
$32 ‘Early Bird’ Freeroll
A tiny 32 Redbacks will gain you entry into our $32 Freeroll, every morning at 9am (UK time).
|Date & Time||Every morning at 9:00am (UK time)|
|Chips/Blinds||2K starting chips, 6 minute levels|
|Details||Rebuy 2K chips for 32 Redbacks during the first hour, or addon 5K chips for 50 Redbacks at the break.
With the virtual and real worlds increasingly overlapping it is fitting that 32Red Poker have introduced an alternative format in the shape of ‘arcade’ tables which, no doubt, will prove very popular with the generation of players used to seeing the world through a monitor. As the classic Simon & Garfunkel song At the Zoo goes: “Orangutans are sceptical of changes in their cages” but, as it happens, online poker players are way ahead of their entertaining cousins when it comes to change, and I must say that it is well worth trying out the arcade feature. This is done by clicking on Menu, then Views followed by Arcade View.
The first thing you will notice is that the important features on the table are considerably larger, namely the hole cards, board cards and the player boxes (even the other players’ cards). Not surprisingly this makes following the action during a hand easier on the eye, requiring less effort. Indeed, while the colours for the various actions remain the same – yellow for Fold, green for Call and orange for Raise – the distinct blocks of yellow of the players who have folded, for example, better help highlight which players are still in the hand. Of course I really like the traditional set-up, too, so I’ll probably switch between formats depending on what mood I’m in. Try the Arcade tables out for yourselves and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Meanwhile, by now you will have noticed 32Red Poker‘s new and exclusive 30% Loyalty Bonus. Basically, this is an excellent and very fair ‘everyman’ system as everyone receives a 30% deal regardless of how much they rake. But the best feature is that there is no need to wait until the end of the month, and no inconvenient hoops to jump through to receive your cash – simply log in, click on the Redbacks icon and redeem however many of your Redbacks you prefer for cash, your poker account being updated instantly. Alternatively, use your Redbacks for excellent value tournament buy-ins!
Good luck at the tables.
Eliana claims €800 in Bounty Prizes!
122 entrants took part in Sunday’s €6,000 Be the Bounty tournament and 2 lucky players knocked out the right players at the right time to claim €1,000 in Bounty prizes!
A very many congratulations to all the players who made it in the money.
Let’s take a look at the results… Read more
I mentioned a while ago that 32Red Poker now gives you more ways to use your Redbacks (RB). Remember that you earn Redbacks while you play, whether it’s on cash tables, in a sit & go tournament or scheduled multi-table tournaments. Quite simply, for every $1 you generate in rake or tournament fees, 32Red rewards you with 10 Redbacks and, as well as being able to use them for 32Red Poker’s multi-table tournament buy-ins, you can now play for ‘free’ in the Sit & Go section too (watch out for ‘RB’ next to the buy-in info).
I recommend the exciting world of Heads-Up tournaments. In fact there’s such a good selection on offer it’s worth taking the time to see which particular format suits you best. For example you can choose from a simple €5+0.50 HU match-up – which will cost you around 750 Redbacks – to win the €10 prize, start another one, and so on, or for the same RB750 outlay enter a 4-player HU winner-take-all tournament, win the same two matches and instead pocket €20 for 1st place. And if this challenge seems doable, then there are 8-player HU tournaments with a 70%-30% split for the two finalists. This means that winning the first two matches guarantees you a minimum payout of €12, and a €28 return for your RB750 if you win the final! Note that buy-ins go up to €10+1, while 8-player tournaments are available for €1+0.20/RB163 and you can play 1-on-1 HU for as little as $0.10+0.01 or 11 Redbacks!
As well as deciding between the number of players you must also choose between so-called Normal, Super-Turbo and Extreme formats. These are quite different in terms of blind levels and thinking time, so it is important that you find what’s right for your game. Normal HU means 8-minute blind levels, 25 seconds response time and a 60 second time bank, while in a Super Turbo you get 5 minutes, 20 seconds and 45 seconds respectively. Extreme lives up to its name with 2-minute blinds, only 15 seconds to make your decision and a 30-second time bank – considering that (with starting stacks of 1500 chips) in this case after 10 minutes the blinds will already be up to 100/200 whereas in the Normal format you’d be only a quarter way through the 15/30 level, the conditions can be drastically different.
Whichever you play in, remember that in these tournaments it is imperative you adhere to the age-old sporting golden rule of taking the matches one at a time. And remember, too, that it’s great fun!
Good luck at the tables!
Make way for online poker’s top-notch rewards system: $32,000 CASH STAMPEDE
Feast your eyes on a one-of-a-kind performance-based loyalty system that has been carefully designed to reward 32Red’s most loyal and regular poker players.
Boasting a whopping $32,000 pot and with plenty of Cash Game and Tournament action, It will be hard to find a more rewarding system out there. Collect your Redbacks and fight your way through the stampede. A mere 100 Redbacks ($1 in rake) will automatically earn you a share of $25,000. Of course, the higher up the Stampede Leaderboard you end up, the bigger your rewards will be at the end of each month. Finish in the top 32 spots and you will have earned a place in our Top 32 Club where you’ll be invited to take part in a 32-player tournament with a $2,000 prize pool. Top 32 Club members are ALSO guaranteed an additional prize in our $5,000 Stampede Race.
Fantastic Sit & Go Tournaments on 32Red Poker
32Red’s new Sit & Go tournament offerings are great fun, offer good learning opportunities and are excellent value, not least because you may buy in with your Redback points! Players who don’t necessarily have lots of time for big multi-table tournaments can now put their Redbacks to good use and ‘freeroll’ into a range of Sit & Go two and three table tournaments as well as Heads Up competition for the would-be poker purist. You can try out your heads up play in an 8-player knockout tournament with 8 minute blinds and cash prizes for the two finalists – all for 157 Redbacks! There are also 4-player Heads Up tournaments, with a €5+€0.50 costing 721 Redbacks and a winner-takes-all 1st prize of €20!
Moving up through the buy-ins, €10+1 tournaments will cost 1442 Redbacks, and here we find a nice new twist in 32Red’s 20-player, two-table Bounty Freezeouts. A field of 20 players is enough to create proper tournament conditions without taking more than an hour or so to fight your way to the 4 paid places (€45, €25, €18 & €12 being all the more attractive if you’re buying in with Redbacks), and you have the added incentive of half the buy-in being the bounty (on your head, too, remember!) so you can pick up money eliminating other players regardless of whether or not you make the top four.
If you fancy winning more wonga, then opt for the ‘Normal’ 18-player Six Seat Freezeout with the same buy-in but prizes of €81, €45, €32.40 & €21.60. Note that as well as 8 minute blinds these tournaments have 25 second response time with a 60 second time bank, allowing for proper play.
So sit down and Sit & Go!