Friday, September 14, 2012

Glaciers Attack Canada, Again!

Well, it's that time of year again: the WRGPT22 poker-by-email tournament, a.k.a. "Glaciers Tournament*" is open for registration.

For the uninitiated, WRGPT is an online multi-table tournament that is played entirely by sending your bet/fold/raise/call commands in by email when it's your turn to act. A few hundred players typically enter every year in this annual tournament, with a large majority being very serious poker players, including such notables as 3-time WSOP bracelet winner Matt Matros.

The tourney is free to enter, takes months to complete, and is an absolute hoot to play. You receive an email when it's your turn to act, telling you your position, cards, and action thus far in the hand. Then you typically get ~6-8 hours or so to make your move, which is done by you sending an email with a specific command called out, back to the tournament server. A single hand can take anywhere from a  few hours to many days to complete. In other words, you have lots of time to think about each hand and situation, run EV and equity calcs, solicit advice from your friends, and think through the hand in a deep and meaningful manner if you so desire.

Like I said, this is a fun tournament and worthwhile for any serious poker player to consider entering. I've played in it for the past four years, and I fully intend to play again this year. I hope you do the same.

Registration and information for the tournament can be found here:

All-in for now...
*The term "Glaciers" comes from Mr. Multi, who once said that the speed of the game was akin to that of a glacier attacking Canada.

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