Merge New 8k Guarantee MTT Debuts Sunday

The Merge Network has added a $8,000 Guaranteed, $55 + 5 buyin to their Sunday tournament lineup. The new heads up tournament will take place at 17:00 Eastern US Time (16:00 Server Time) and will feature 5,000 stacks and 10 minute blind levels (20-40, 30-60, 40-80, 50-100, 60-120 and 80-160).

One Prop Bet Finishes, Another is Heating Up

Over on 2p2, an interesting "EV line" prop bet just finished up between emotionx and hyi_vam. It's worth taking a few minutes out of your day to read up on.

Plauzee recently announced on his blog that mtvdeuem had agreed to a prop bet with the goal of earning $50,000 in 30 days from $200 and $300 hyper turbo games. Currently on day 11, mtvdeuem is close to pace, with roughly $18,000 in winnings. Privately, regulars have been talking about how astounded they are that he took this prop bet, and he's thus far been impressing observers with his successful start. will continue to follow this interesting and ambitious prop bet. Below you can view mtvdeuem's graphed progress.

Heads Up Poker Tournament and Graph

Update - mtvdeuem bet originally stated "50 days" to complete. The correct amount of days, 30 days, has been updated in the news post.

RyPac13's picture
We also have a Black Chip

We also have a Black Chip sign up offer for the Merge Network.

BustoFish's picture
about time merge did this,

about time merge did this, too bad its not a higher buy in :(

musufasa's picture
Looks like it ended up being

Looks like it ended up being 3k stacks, which is fine by me.  I dont even know if this will be +ev whatsoever for me considering I will get bored easily at 10 minute blind levels. Edit: First match won, only what 8 more? Edit Edit Edit: I dont know if i will be playing this tournament again.  Apparently only 1/3rd of the people had a match at the beginning of the tournament.  So 2/3rds of the people in the tournament had a free pass on the first match. Edit x 4: Won 2nd, 3rd, and 4th match. Edit x 5: Bubbled!

RyPac13's picture
Double edit remark: They do

Double edit remark: They do that with every heads up MTT as far as I know (minus ones that reach their max, which is usually a perfect number with no byes). So it entirely depends on the amount of entrants. Sorry to hear that you bubbled, that's frustrating. I remember so many 2-1, 3-1 runs in the Stars Sunday heads up MTT.

Gio's picture
This is the way how HUMTT

This is the way how HUMTT goes on and its the right way. The tourney was nice and for me its great to be in sunday grind schedule. Job well done Merge!

But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!

musufasa's picture
Yeah I was thinking why don't

Yeah I was thinking why don't they just take out the 1 odd player so that everybody except him has to play the same amount of matches, but then I remembered the payout structure.  I guess it makes sense to do it the way they did it.  Lots of fish in the tournament and I got lucky to play fish for the first couple matches until I hit a super aggresive player and went card dead.  I think I will probably play again next week,