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I Just got 1st PLACE!! - FanDuel $700K Sun NFL Primetime Showdown ($150K to 1st)


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Problem is I tied with like 400 others, so my split was $567.92.  I seem to always at least break even in the big FanDuel tournaments. I always do about 6-10 entries in the $1MM Sunday tournament then do a handful of the 1 gamers like the $700K Sun NFL Primetime Showdown ($150K to 1st) which I FINALLY placed 1st!!!  This was a good weekend overall as I did $71 of entries and won $650.  I mean, I play these enough to know that the one gamers rarely if ever have 1 sole winner but it was still disappointing to see the final payout.  This is the first time I've placed first in a big payout tourney like this.  I've placed 2nd-4th a few times in some of the mid range tournaments where grand prize is like $20k.  Tonight was a whole new level of uber excitement quickly shot down to disappointment.  I'm happy to have won some $$$ but I play those big ones for the BIG payout potential.

Thanks for letting me brag a bit.

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2 minutes ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

Congratulations! That’s amazing. 

92k+ entries.  It's so frustrating though to finally pick the perfect roster and split with so many people.  That's why I load up more on the $1MM Sunday main more.  I usually only do 2 entries on the Sunday night game. My other entry won me $27.  I picked the same lineup with the only difference being I picked Lutz in one and Crosby in the winning entry.

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8 minutes ago, -jb- said:

Well done!

Thank you.  I knew as I was watching that I was at least in the hunt.  But I've been super close before, like 2 tenths of a point from first and have seen how these one game tournaments have ties at several places.  When you have that many entrants and only 2 teams to choose from, it's inevitable I suppose. 

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1 hour ago, Rhythmdoctor said:

Thank you.  I knew as I was watching that I was at least in the hunt.  But I've been super close before, like 2 tenths of a point from first and have seen how these one game tournaments have ties at several places.  When you have that many entrants and only 2 teams to choose from, it's inevitable I suppose. 

Congrats. I thought it was a decent way to bring out profit in the past. The stupid lineups out weighed the stupid juice. I’ve split several top prizes before. It’s par for the course

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2 hours ago, Rhythmdoctor said:

 When you have that many entrants and only 2 teams to choose from, it's inevitable I suppose. 

Exactly.  I've split first place before in a showdown content and it's just something you have to expect for these types of contests.  Sharing first place is better than sharing second place :) 

Also, congrats!

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7 hours ago, Rhythmdoctor said:

Problem is I tied with like 400 others, so my split was $567.92.  I seem to always at least break even in the big FanDuel tournaments. I always do about 6-10 entries in the $1MM Sunday tournament then do a handful of the 1 gamers like the $700K Sun NFL Primetime Showdown ($150K to 1st) which I FINALLY placed 1st!!!  This was a good weekend overall as I did $71 of entries and won $650.  I mean, I play these enough to know that the one gamers rarely if ever have 1 sole winner but it was still disappointing to see the final payout.  This is the first time I've placed first in a big payout tourney like this.  I've placed 2nd-4th a few times in some of the mid range tournaments where grand prize is like $20k.  Tonight was a whole new level of uber excitement quickly shot down to disappointment.  I'm happy to have won some $$$ but I play those big ones for the BIG payout potential.

Thanks for letting me brag a bit.

Congratulations! That's awesome. 

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6 hours ago, Neil Beaufort Zod said:

Congrats. Buy yourself your favorite player's jersey with some of the $ so you have something to remind you that you placed first in a big tourney. When the money's long gone you'll still have the jersey. 

now THAT is a good idea!

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9 hours ago, Rhythmdoctor said:

Problem is I tied with like 400 others, so my split was $567.92.  I seem to always at least break even in the big FanDuel tournaments. I always do about 6-10 entries in the $1MM Sunday tournament then do a handful of the 1 gamers like the $700K Sun NFL Primetime Showdown ($150K to 1st) which I FINALLY placed 1st!!!  This was a good weekend overall as I did $71 of entries and won $650.  I mean, I play these enough to know that the one gamers rarely if ever have 1 sole winner but it was still disappointing to see the final payout.  This is the first time I've placed first in a big payout tourney like this.  I've placed 2nd-4th a few times in some of the mid range tournaments where grand prize is like $20k.  Tonight was a whole new level of uber excitement quickly shot down to disappointment.  I'm happy to have won some $$$ but I play those big ones for the BIG payout potential.

Thanks for letting me brag a bit.

what was your lineup?

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8 hours ago, NotSmart said:

Maybe there was a particularly optimal lineup that the big sharks intentionally submitted multiples of?

ETA - Congrats!

I think it was likely due to those players in his lineup being heavily owned.  I wasn't in that contest so I don't know the percentages owned for those players.

But there are basically two kinds of lineups that can be put together for these single game slates - one that can tie for first, and one that can outright win first place.  Actually, there is a third type of line up, one that doesn't cash at all, and this is the type of lineup I typically submit :lol: 

For example, in the Fan Duel Monday Million contest last night this entry tied for first place (24 entries won ~$47K each).

P. Mahomes 68%
CEH 32%
T. Hill 24%
J. Tucker 23%    9 points
M. Hardman 16%

 

And this lineup came in solo second place:

P. Mahomes 68%
CEH 32%
T. Hill 24%
M. Hardman 16%
D Duvernay 2%  7.7 points

So if Duvernay scored 1.4 more points last night this guy would have won the $1MM outright and the others would have tied for second place.

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On 9/28/2020 at 9:12 AM, ChiefD said:

Congrats!  That's awesome.

 

Must have been Winner's Weekend!

Signed up for Draft Kings for the first time last week and submitted a lineup with my son. Ended up winning $5 on my $3 bet.  So net $2. Booyah! :headbang:

Hey, that's great. Never knock free money. I signed up for Fanduel with a $25 match on my $25. I won a small stakes contest ($100) almost immediately. I promptly took out $50 and played with the rest. Just a dollar or two here and there (I'm not a gambler). 

That was more than five years ago, and I'm still playing on that money. It goes up and down, but I have a little more than $50 in there. And I have never won a public tournament since.

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