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  1. How about an actual real trophy for the best player on each platform? I'd like mine polished silver and delivered to my home address. Oh yeah! Seriously though, multi table tourneys (3 x 6 maybe, possibly more). Also, I'm up for PLO, esp. Hi-Lo.
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    Diamond Rank - get in there early.....

    Made it. 2 Days to go. 🙂 So, I guess the tip is perseverance leads to the goal.
  3. I have to declare; I consider Platinum Rank a Failure for me. Diamond is the goal. I generally achieve Diamond within the first 2 weeks of the season, then I focus on Ring Games as it's often a long wait to get 6 players to make a Diamond tourney. This season, oh what a nightmare! Couldn't play regularly for first 2 weeks so was behind the curve. Worked through from Gold to Platinum and then.......stuck, stuck, stuck! Why? A lot more players had worked through to Platinum than I usually encounter. The 'skill' level of an awful lot of them could at best be described a 'moderate'. Their playing style 'hopeful'. No matter to them, PP kicks in repeatedly with outrageous suck outs and, dare I say, rigged hands. The whole dynamic is different later on in the season. Heads up, would you call my 20k all in (AQ) with 89 O/S ??? Maybe you should because PP will bounce out that 9 straight from the flop, oh yeah. Want some more, take a 9 on the turn too. 6 Handed first to act , A4 suited, worth a limp (600). Flop A 4 7 (diff suits), hello....check. To my left 1.2k....hmmm, 'proper' Ace maybe? Others fold, I call. Turn 9. Check, check. River Q, check, 3k. Call. Yep, A7. That's a guy who I wouldn't even rate 'Average' and had been playing as a continual calling station regardless of the trash he was holding. Honestly, I've a dozen more similar from last 6 tourneys, such as the classic J6 all in shove catching a J on the river, OK I only had Q high but I was the low stack (after the A7 tragedy). Nah, best to work through the ranks early and avoid these pantomime players. Posting as a general tip to Rank early as opposed to a long whinge about Bad Beats as ring games are understandably the King Arena for those.