I am thrilled to announce my FREE Home Game League. Everyone is welcome to play in the home games, even Americans! Each week I will be giving away lots of prizes (see below).
I will play these tournaments whenever possible, which will be when I am not in a live poker tournament. When I am available to play, I will stream my play live at twitch.tv/jonathanlittle and when I bust, I will hang around and play 8-game and commentate until the event is over. I will also raffle off prizes to the people who watch the stream, so be sure to stick around if you happen to bust.
PokerStars Home Game:
Club ID: 1976954
Invitation Code: playpoker
These prizes are awarded each week to the top three finishers of my home game tournament.
This is important!!! If you win one of the prizes, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org your full name, twitch name, pokerstars name, and email address to claim your prize.
$100 coupon for my video training products
$50 coupon for my training products
$20 coupon for my training products
How to sign up:
You can NOT sign up through PokerStars New Jersey, only the global clients PokerStars.net and PokerStars.com.
To sign up for the PokerStars home game, simply download PokerStars and then navigate to the Home Game tab.
Click “Join a Poker Club”.
Club ID: 1976954
Invitation Code: playpoker
I then have to manually accept you, which may take me up to 24 hours. Once I have accepted you, be sure to log back into PokerStars and register for the tournament. You will see JonathanLittlePoker under your list of poker clubs.
Then click on JonathanLittlePoker, click on Schedule, then you will see the upcoming tournaments.
Simply register for the tournaments you want to play and you will be all set.
Log into PokerStars prior to the tournament and the table should automatically pop up once the tournament begins. I am looking forward to playing with you. Please please please share this post with your friends. I want this league to be a huge success so I can continue running it. Thank you and good luck!
This game was initially run as a league, with Kuno2001 claiming the title as well as the $1,500 grand prize. I will start the league back up again sometime after the WSOP, assuming there is enough interest.
HUGE congrats to Biszibosz for winning $1,000 plus lots of additional prizes in Season 2. Congrats to Qtunneler for taking 2nd for $500 plus lots of prizes.
I was honored to have a coaching session with the first and second place players from Season 1 of the league. Here I am giving them their coaching sessions live in Las Vegas!
***For those interested, here is how the PokerStars point structure works:
The exact formula for how Home Game statistics are calculated is based upon these factors:
n = number of players in tournament
k = place of finish (k = 1 for 1st place, k = 2 for 2nd place, etc.)
p = integer (n * 0.34)
‘p’ determines who receives points. ‘p’ is the number of places that finish in the top third of the tournament. If there are 6 entrants, then n=6, therefore p=n*0.34, making p=2 (integer of 2.04).
If n = 4, 2 points are awarded for 1st
If n = 5, 3 points are awarded for 1st
For n > 5, points awarded are:
n * (sqrt(n)/sqrt(k)) / [sum (sqrt(n)/sqrt(k)) for k = 1 to k = p]
Each tournament with 6 or more players pays out the total number of points equal to the number of entrants (n). The numbers generated by the above equation tend not to equal ‘n’, in these cases the points are normalised accordingly, by keeping the same ratio but applying it to n, rather than >n.
So if there are 6 entrants n=6, p=2. As p=2.04, only the top 2 finishers will receive points, meaning the equation will work like this:
For 1st, n=6, k=1, p=2.04:
6 * (sqrt(6)/sqrt(1)) / [(sqrt(6)/sqrt(1)) + (sqrt(6)/sqrt(2)) + (sqrt(6)/sqrt(6*0.34))]
6 * (2.449/1) / [(2.449/1) + (2.449/1.414) + (2.449/2.04)]
6 * 2.449 / (2.449 + 1.732 + 1.71)
For 2nd, n=6, k=2, p=2.04:
6 * (sqrt(6)/sqrt(2)) / [(sqrt(6)/sqrt(1)) + (sqrt(6)/sqrt(2))]
6 * (2.449/1.414) / [(2.449/1) + (2.449/1.414)]
6 * 1.732 / (2.449 + 1.732 + 1.71)
These results are then normalised so that 6 points are awarded in total (as each tournament awards ‘n’ points):
For 1st place:
6* (2.49 / (2.49 + 1.76)) = 3.51points
For 2nd place:
6* (1.76 / (2.49 + 1.76)) = 2.49 points