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Players Picks
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3)The Winner of the Fight and How a Fighter Wins (Submission, Split Decision, Majority/ Unanimous Decision, TKO\KO) (2 Points)
4) Bonus for getting all 1,2,3 all correct (2 points)
Also there is what is called a Hot event. This is a event where the Picks are very close. In this match all points awarded are worth double.
You cannot lose or trade points in this game. The only way to earn them is to correctly predict outcomes of matches.
The Winner at the end of a season (10 events), the player with the most points, will be awarded $500.

Fantasy Wagers
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1)The Winner of the Fight (10 fantasy dollars)
2)The Winner of the Fight and What Round The Fight Ends in. (20 fantasy dollars)
3)The Winner of the Fight, What Round The Fight Ends in and How a Fighter Wins (ex Submission, Decision,TKO\KO) (35 fantasy dollars)

If you happen to lose all of your money in betting, you can receive more money from your picks only.

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Post #1   2/8/07 10:35:19AM   

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I was just wondering if anyone won any actual money at the end of the season(s), and if so is it the season leader, the wealthiest player, or both?

Post #2   2/8/07 2:24:27PM   

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Posted by richieb19

I was just wondering if anyone won any actual money at the end of the season(s), and if so is it the season leader, the wealthiest player, or both?


it's the points winner only and it's $500 for the winner.

Post #3   2/8/07 2:27:59PM   

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Yeah as of right now the play money is really just for fun. So trying to cheat on the betting system doesnt really serve a purpose.

Post #4   2/8/07 2:47:06PM   

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TTT for a new update!

Post #5   2/14/07 1:00:52PM   

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havent been posting very long but i do have sense so some of the "lingo" i can
figure out but what is ttt?

Post #6   2/22/07 12:21:46AM   

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OKay TTT is used when a poster wants a thread to go to the top of the forum page. This maybe due to the fact that no one has read it but the poster considers it important.
TTT= To the top.

Post #7   2/22/07 7:23:05AM   

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hey new here need some help on how you make wagers to people?

Post #8   2/25/07 1:17:22AM   

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go to My Wager Finder and find people who picked a oppoent you wish to bet against. When you see the names comeup. Click on the moeny symbol next to their names to make a wager with them. You must enter in the fighters name and wager amount. The fight outcome is opptional.
Once you have wagers click
My Fantasy Wagers to see them. All wager proposals will be here. A wager must be accepted by both parties. So a PM (private message) will be sent to you with whether or not the bet was accepted.

Post #9   2/25/07 10:36:53AM   

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thanx i was going crazy trying to figure that one out

Post #10   2/25/07 10:01:46PM   

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No problem. Thats what i started this thread for.
Have a good one

Post #11   2/26/07 9:18:38AM   

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Christopher "The Cat Fahter" Atiles, from Brooklyn New York, big UFC and PRIDE fan. Former Army Medic, love to fight just wish I could make the big bucks doing it. H.S. all american in school yard fights.

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Post #12   3/3/07 1:20:29AM   

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i like the whole $7 thing. High roller? Welcome to the site.

Post #13   3/3/07 10:08:13AM   

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Hey,

I just signed up the other day. Quick question:

I'm curious about the "Career Record: 10 wins - 2 losses (83% win rate)" section. I'm assuming these stats come from your tips for each MMA event, or is this wager stats?

If it is from tips for each MMA event what happens if you don't want to tip a particular fight and leave it on 'no selection made' does that count as a loss or nothing towards the career record?

Regards,

Michael.

Post #14   3/15/07 7:06:22PM   

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Posted by Jonny_Muzz

Hey,

I just signed up the other day. Quick question:

I'm curious about the "Career Record: 10 wins - 2 losses (83% win rate)" section. I'm assuming these stats come from your tips for each MMA event, or is this wager stats?

If it is from tips for each MMA event what happens if you don't want to tip a particular fight and leave it on 'no selection made' does that count as a loss or nothing towards the career record?

Regards,

Michael.


its for the event picks and if you don't pick you don't get a loss you get nothing but the real task is to get points so if you make no pick you have no chance to get points if you don't pick it right you still don't loss points so you should jsut pick all the fights the overall record don't matter at all the points and money is what matters around here.

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