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The NFL Fantasy Season Kicks off tonight on Thursday Night Football

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see the live, take it seriously action of NFL Football on opening night.

We’re all pumped up for real football on Thursday Night, but you really have to temper your expectations for fantasy scoring tonight.

The Vegas Line has Carolina as a -3 favorite at Denver with a over of just 41.5 points.

Most experts have the score predicted even lower, thinking Denver will struggle to score any points with a rookie QB T Siemian. I have seen predicted scores as low as a 17 to 10 Carolina win.

What does this mean for Fantasy Football players playing contests that will include the opening  Thursday Night Game in the scoring?

This could/should be a low scoring defensive struggle……It means you should probably stay away from overloading your fantasy line-ups with DEN and CAR players, but should cherry pick only one or two value plays and concentrate your week one line ups with players from the Sunday and Monday Night games.

Complete Week One DraftKings Line Up advice

REMEMBER: You can not win your weekly fantasy league/contest on one Thursday night game, but you can burn thru a lot of low scoring roster positions and lose any chance of a week end win on a Thursday Night.

Who should you play?

I’m not really fond of any Denver players (except their DEF) on Thursday Night. The Carolina defense is  still one of the best in the league and is up against a rookie QB.

I can see using any one of these players C Newton CAR QB, T Ginn CAR WR , G Olsen CAR TE or the CAR DEF. I would not use any more more than one, the DEN DEF is still very good and is expected to carry the Broncos this season.

If you looking to get an early week one start on DraftKings, you might want to try The DraftKings NFL $1M Kickoff Million [$1 Million Guaranteed].

The Kickoff Million is a $5 entry (multi entry allowed) that starts at 8:30PM ET on the Prime Time game, includes every NFL game to played on week one, pays the winner $50K and has over 67000 cash winners.

Of course there are hundreds of other Football contests starting Thursday night on DraftKings including a $1000 NFL Free Contest arcade.

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Get $20 in Free Play on DraftKings

DraftKings will give all new players who make any deposit, $20 in DraftKings Dollars.

This Special offer ends at 1PM ET on Sunday September 11, 2016 free-20-on-draftkingswhen all the early Week One NFL Sunday games Kick-off.

Think of it as a $20 Instant Deposit Bonus that DraftKings will pay you, to try their selection of Weekly NFL Fantasy Football Contests…….

About DK Dollars:

Draftkings Dollars can be used to enter any contest on DraftKings.

DK Dollars will be used from your player account for contest entries before any of your real money deposit is used.

DK dollars cannot be withdrawn, however any and all real money deposits and any winnings from your DK Dollar contest entries can be withdrawn.

This offer is limited and not available with any other offer (radio or TV) and you must use our link or the free $20 will not be issued.

This offer is for New Players only, existing players are not eligble

You must also deposit at least $5 or more on DraftKings before 1PM ET on Sunday September 11th for this offer to be valid. Deposit methods will vary by state, you will only be able to use the allowed deposit methods in your area when you join.

Use your DK Dollars to enter any contest on the Draftkings NFL Contest lobby, including the $3 entry/$5M Fantasy Football Millionaire. There are also plenty of  25¢, $1, $2 and $3 Fantasy Contests to use your DK Dollars for entry on.

Be sure to look for the Week One $100K Quarter Arcade, that one pays the 1st place winner $2,000 with over 120,000 other winners and Special Beginner only contests on the main lobby.

Example: A Deposit of $5 plus your $20 in DK Dollars will start you off with a $25 total bankroll.

If you use a simple money management system, like divide your total $25 bankroll into 4 or 5 weeks of play (20% to 25% or $5 to $6 of your bankroll) each week and stick to 25¢ and $1 Contests, you’ll be able to enter quite a few smaller contests, using multiple lineups each week and greatly increase your chances of winning.

You’ll also be able to play the $100K Free Contest the coming Sunday and any other Free NFL Contests offered on Draftkings each week and have have a chance for even more Fantasy Success.

Get your free $20 in DK Dollars now with any deposit on DraftKings

This offer is open to all players except in the following areas: Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada and Washington. You must be at least 18 years of age to join DraftKings, 19 in Alabama or Nebraska and 21 in Massachusetts

 

 

 

Common Questions about DraftKings…………Answered………..

Here are the 5 most asked questions I have received the past week via E-mail and by Google search inquiries.

These are the most commonly asked questions about DraftKings.

What is OPRK on DraftKings?

OPRK is the strength rating of that individual players opponent that week...

If it is Green, then that player is up against a weaker opponent (against that position) and should have a good or higher scoring game fantasy point wise.

If it is Black, then it is a neutral match up and you can expect a normal point (not great, not bad) scoring game against that opponent. A match-up like this could go either way, very good or very bad, but not out of the players usual fantasy scoring average.

If it is RED, beware….. The opponent is very good against that position and a bad/low scoring game by that player is very possible. Do not expect an outstanding scoring game…….

Like all things Fantasy, any individual player could always exceed expectations (good or bad) or completely disappoint your expectations on any match-up. Nothing is a sure thing on Fantasy Football.

Higher Green numbers of OPRK  (21 to 32) are the best to play against, lower Red numbers of OPRK are the worst to play against (1 to 10) and the middle Black numbers like 10 to 20 are about average to play against.

On the DraftKings 2016 NFL Week One QB list,

Aaron Rodgers is up against the 29th ranked (worst) Defense (JAX) against QB’S last year and is projected as a really good starter in Week One.

Eli Manning is against the 5th (best) ranked Defense (DAL) against QB’S last year and probably should be avoided in week one.

Russell Wilson is up against the 17th (Average) ranked defense (MIA) and has a neutral match-up, could be good, could be bad, but you could expect his average fantasy numbers in Week One.

Week One DraftKings TOP QB Match-ups and Salaries

OPRK Explanation(Feel free to copy my week one tournament line-up)

How much does DraftKings Cost?

As much as you feel comfortable with……

Want to risk a $5 deposit and play just 25¢ contests? Do it…..

Want to put $50 on DraftKings and play $1 and $2 contests? Do it……

Want to deposit $200 and play $3, $5 and $10 contests? Do it, but be careful, you better know what you’re doing!

Want to risk nothing and just play Free Contest Arcade Contests on DraftKings? Do it……

There is no minimum or maximum amount you can play on DraftKings, play and deposit whatever you feel comfortable with. Just be sure of your abilities (fantasy wise) and be aware you may lose your first deposit or two  before your winning abilities start paying off.

Most smart players start off small (like a $25 or $30 deposit) and play $1 contests until they start winning, then increase the size of their contest entries as their bankroll increases and they establish their winning ways.

What is the DraftKings Bi-Monthly Freeroll?

Every time you deposit on DraftKings (first time or reload deposit) you’ll get a ticket to a free roll…..

When you deposit is the key…….

Make a deposit between the 1st and 14th of each month, and earn a ticket to a $1k free contest on the 15th.

Make a deposit between the 15th and last day of the month, and earn a ticket to a $1k free contest on the 1st of the following month.

Your limited to one free roll entry each period, but can have an entry in each, each month

Depositor Free Roll

Can I use a Pre-paid Debit/Credit Card or Gift Cards on DraftKings?

Yes, but there are restrictions.

Some U.S. states will limit your deposit options on DraftKings to just Paypal.

When you sign up on Draftkings and go to the deposit screen, you’ll be asked where you are located.

If there are any restrictions where you live, you’ll have only the permitted options for depositing in your area. DraftKings will determine your location automatically and only allow access to your options in permitted locations.

If Credit Cards are allowed in your area, you can use any prepaid debit card, credit card, gift card or your normal banks debit card on Draftkings.

There is no extra service charge on DraftKings for using any credit or debit card and your transaction is made on secured (https) connections.

Deposit Screen on DraftKings

Deposit Screen on DraftKings

Do I have to deposit to play on DraftKings?

No, you can play for free, with no money of yours at risk.

Just visit the DraftKings main lobby and look for Free Contest Arcade Contests. They are completely free to enter and offer free to play games on every sport, in season at that time. Each Contest will pay cash or merchandise prizes and give everyone a chance to try DraftKings with no risk and allow you to learn the in’s and out’s of daily and weekly fantasy contest play on DraftKings.

 

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DraftKings Week One Monday Night players to target

Set a great DraftKings NFL Line-up on Monday Night.

The NFL has scheduled 2 Monday night games (like they always do) to kick off the 2016 regular season and that will allow for Monday Night only Fantasy Football on Draftkings. As soon as the Monday night contests are posted on DK, I’ll highlight them right here.

The Featured Monday Night Contest on Draftkings is the $600,000 NFL Monday Night Doubleheader. At only $3 to enter it features a firstplace prize of $50,000 and pays out over 59000 winners.

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Here’s a early look at those games and who you should consider using in your line ups on Monday, September 12th

Week One Monday Night Lines: 

7:10 PM ET PIT -3 at WAS (50) and 10:20 PM ET LA -2.5 at SF (44.5)

This years Monday night Kick-off has 2 interesting games to watch. The PIT at WAS game is projected to be high scoring with plenty of action. You want to have a big part of it.

Both teams had trouble stopping opposing offenses last year and will still have problems. Both of those offenses, especially PIT can put up points quickly. Stacking Roethliberger and Brown would be ideal, but is an expensive proposition, like almost 40% of your cap space. I like the Cousins/Reed stack with A Brown as my number one WR.

R Kelly WAS RB 4300 could be starting in place of M Jones WAS RB (shoulder), if he is, he is a must start value play for Monday night.

LA at SF puts 2 offenses against each other that last year were pretty disappointing. T Gurley is the best RB on the Monday Night schedule and should be worked into your line up some how, some way.

V McDonald SF TE looks like an interesting Value Play, he and B Gabbert SF QB have seemed to develop a connection with each other at the end of last season and during the preseason this year.

I really like the following players on these Monday games:

QB: B Roethlisberger PIT 7800, K Cousins WAS 7400, B Gabbert SF 5400

RB: D Williams PIT 7000, T Gurley LA 7800, R Kelly WAS 4300

WR: A Brown PIT 9800, M Wheaton PIT 5400, P Garcon WAS 4400, D Jackson WAS 6100, S Coates PIT 3700

TE: J Reed WAS 6600, V McDonald SF 3100

DST: Start  LA 3800 or SF 3100. As the lowest scoring game tonight, these Defenses should accumulate points.

QB/WR Stacks: Roelisberger/A Brown PIT 17600, K Cousins/J Reed WAS 14000, Gabbert/McDonald SF 8500

The limited schedule on Monday night will allow a great deal of Salary Cap flexibility and offer many chances to set up multiple lineups to increase your chances of winning on the Monday Night Double.

Visit DraftKings and get ready for the 2016 NFL Fantasy Season and Monday Night Football

DraftKings Adds Thursday Start Week One Contests

DraftKings has added their Week One Thursday Start NFL Week One Contests.

Why did it take so long? DraftKings has always offered preseason Fantasy Football and to avoid the confusion of the various start days of  the NFL preseason schedule, DK has traditionally waited until the very end of the preseason schedule to post their complete week one NFL contest schedule.

The Thursday Night Kick off game features Carolina at Denver. This should be a tough defensive struggle and you should probably temper your enthusiasm for a high scoring contest.

Whatever you decide, do not load up on CAR and DEN skill players. You cannot win week one on one Thursday night game, you can however lose week one if it turns out to be a low scoring game.

Be selective and stick to one or two players only, you still have 13 other games to choose your line up from. (Complete Week One line up advice)

Players to watch on Thursday Night: C Newton CAR QB 7700, T Ginn CAR WR 4100, G Olsen CAR TE 5100, CAR DEF 3800, DEN DEF 3700.

DraftKings will give you a free entry to the NFL $5 Million Dollar Week One Millionaire when you join and deposit today.

Highlighted DraftKings Thursday 9/8 NFL Contests

Start time: 8:30PM ET, all 16 week one NFL games included

All Thursday 9/8 start contests have (THU) notated on contest lobby

NFL $1M Kickoff: $5 entry, $1M GTD prize pool, 1st place wins $50K, 67750 total winners.

NFL $100K Slant: $9 entry, $100K total prizes, $5K to 1st place, 3350 total winners.

NFL $100K Triple Option: $3 entry, $100K total prizes, $3K to 1st place, 11750 total winners, 3 max entries.

NFL $75K Nickel: $5 entry, $75K total prizes, $3K to 1st place, 4670 total winners, 3 max entries.

NFL $20K Daily Dollar: $1 entry, $20K total prizes, $1K to 1st place, 5905 total winners, single entry only.

DraftKings Thursday Sept 8th NFL Schedule

Have you signed up to Play the $100K Free Fantasy Football Contest Yet?

The $100K Free Fantasy Football Contest on DraftKings

DraftKings is giving away Free Money and Free contest tickets to everyone who signs up and plays in the Week One Free $100,000 Football contest.

DraftKings has added an additional Free Contest Arcade $1000 NFL Contest starting on Thursday Sept, 8 at 8:30 PM ET that includes all the week one NFL games.

Week One DraftKings $100K Free Contest Details:

This is the exact contest that you heard advertised on the all the Week One Draftkings Radio and TV ad’s—-No special code is needed, just sign up and start building your first NFL Fantasy line-up today.

This contest is completely free to enter and pays out $100,000 in total cash prizes, to over 37,000 winners.

In addition, every entry that does not win a cash prize will receive a ticket to a second chance $10,000 free contest in Week 2 (details to come).

  • This Contest Starts at 1PM ET on September 11, 2016
  • Is limited to one entry per player
  • Includes all the Week One, Sunday Sept. 11th NFL Games
  • 1st place wins $1000
  • In total, there are 37,400 cash payouts
  • Build your Line up Now for Free

Free $100K Contest Payouts:

1st $1,000.00
2nd $750.00
3rd $500.00
4th $400.00
5th $300.00
6th – 7th $250.00
8th – 10th $200.00
11th – 15th $150.00
16th – 20th $100.00
21st – 25th $80.00
26th – 30th $70.00
31st – 40th $60.00
41st – 60th $50.00
61st – 80th $40.00
81st – 100th $30.00
101st – 150th $25.00
151st – 250th $20.00
251st – 350th $15.00
351st – 500th $12.00
501st – 1000th $10.00
1001st – 1500th $8.00
1501st – 2000th $7.00
2001st – 3000th $6.00
3001st – 5000th $5.00
5001st – 7000th $4.00
7001st – 12000th $3.00
12001st – 19500th $2.00
19501st – 37400th $1.00
37401st – 2000000th $10K Week 2 Second Chance Contest Ticket

Need some help picking a Line Up? Check out our Week One NFL DraftKings Line Up Advice

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DraftKings Week One NFL Line Up advice

Week One DraftKings Line Up Suggestions and Stacking advice.

Welcome to Week One on DraftKings….

Updated: September 7, 2016

Now that the NFL preseason is coming to an end, it’s time to start your in-depth line up research and begin setting those week one line ups. Here are the Always Rules that I use to help me in my line up decision making process.

Week One in the NFL is usually one of the hardest weeks to handicap for fantasy purposes, no one really knows how good any real team will be (offensively or defensively), no one knows the exact plans or strategies the coaching staffs will use and it will take us fantasy players a couple of weeks of regular season game action to actually know what is what, who is who and until then, it’s just a guessing game.

Vegas has set some very high scoring overs for week one, they seem to think scoring will be up in 2016, so I am looking at some very high scores for us fantasy guys this week.

A few thoughts about the Week One match-ups:

I’m looking at the Colts taking some liberties with the Lion defense this week, so Andrew Luck combined with his talented receiving corps should put up big points.

In this game I’m also thinking that M Jones Jr. DET WR will continue to stand out as M Staffords deep guy (without Megatron this year), he has so far in camp and he has been turning heads around the league.

I really like the Stacks of B Bortles/ A Robinson JAX and Cousins/Reed WAS (Monday Night) to continue their excellent play as shown last year.

It looks like J Charles KC RB will not play in week one, this makes S Ware KC RB 4400 a must start in your line ups.

Dak Prescott DAL QB 5000 has been named starter to replace T Romo DAL QB who is expected to miss 6 to 10 weeks. Prescott has been outstanding in preseason and seems very comfortable leading the Cowboys. Although he is untested, he could easily put up 18 to 20 fantasy points this week and would be an extremely valuable play until his price increases in weeks 2 and 3.

C Ivory JAX RB should find plenty of running room for the Jaguars this year, courtesy of the deep threats of JAX WR’s Robinson and Hurns.

OAK at NO could also provide some fireworks on both sides, I think the younger Raider offense can put up some big points against the weaker Saints Defense this week.

You should also consider using L Blount NE RB, He will be “the guy” with D Lewis NE RB out in week one and beyond? No one really knows if J Garoppolo NE QB will be up to the task while he starts during Tom Bradys 4 game suspension. You would think there would be more touches for Blount, but who really knows what Coach Belichick is thinking. Blount has a great history of Goal Line touches and scores, this could be his opportunity to really shine. Also, without Tom Brady, I’d lower my expectations for any NE receivers, including Gronk until further notice.

As soon as the Monday night contests are posted on DraftKings, lean on Big Ben, Antonio Brown and D Williams as stack options. K Cousins WAS QB and J Reed WAS TE also make a nice QB/TE stack on Monday night.

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Week One Game Lines:

OAK at NO-1 (50.5), GB -4.5 at JAX (47), NYG at DAL -3.5 (49.5), DET at IND -5 (49), NE at ARI -5.5 (Sunday night) (48), PIT -3 at WAS (Monday night) (50.5).

Top defensive games: MIN -3 at TEN (42) and SD at KC -7 (43)

The current NFL contest slate set up on DraftKings does not include the Monday Night games on week one, every player I have listed are for the Sunday only contests. I’ll update this list when the Monday Contests are included.

Players and their salaries I am targeting this week on DraftKings.

QB’s: A Luck IND 8300, R Wilson SEA 7900, B Bortles JAX 7200, D Prescott DAL 5000

RB’s: S. Ware KC 4400,  T Rawls SEA 6000, L Murray OAK 5300, C Ivory JAX 4300, Langford CHI 4700, J Hill CIN 4600, L Blount NE 3700

WR’s: M Jones DET 4600, A Robinson JAX 8300, Baldwin SEA 6600, D Bryant DAL 8500, J Brown ARI 5200, T Sharpe TEN 3000

TE’s: C Fleener NO 4900, D Allen IND 3200, J Thomas JAX 3800, V McDonald SF 3100

DST’s: HOU 3200, SEA 3900, KC 3600, MIN 3100, PHIL 3300, IND 2700

Top Stacks: A Luck/D Allen IND 11500, A Luck/ TY Hilton IND 15800, R Wilson/D Baldwin SEA 14500, Bortles/Robinson JAX 15500, Cutler/Jeffery CHI 14200, D Prescott/D Bryant DAL 14500

Dorial Green-Beckham is not available in the MIN at TEN game.

S Bradford QB is not available in the MIN at TEN game.

Injuries to watch: J Reed WAS TE , J Nelson GB WR, L Fitzgerald ARI WR, J Matthews WR PHI, D Lewis NE RB, T Eifort CIN TE, C Hyde SF RB, D Amendola NE WR, J Brown ARI WR, V Cruz NYG WR, E Ebron DET TE

Injuries added: A J Green CIN WR

Out: T Romo DAL QB, D Lewis NE RB, B Watson BAL TE, T Bridgewater MIN QB

Suspensions of note: T Brady NE QB, L Bell PIT RB, J Gordon CLE WR, J Brown NYG K

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Please Note: My advice includes players I will be using in my line ups but I also may use additional players not mentioned to complete my line ups within the salary cap restraints.

 

New York State is back On-Line for Daily Fantasy……

NEW YORK is now open for Daily Fantasy…..

The NY State Gaming commission has approved and gave the go ahead for DraftKings and Fan Duel to start accepting Fantasy Players from NY State.

Each site had to show exactly what contests they would be offering, show compliance for customer fund safety and how they would monitor where players are located when they are playing on the site.

In total, the 4 Big Players: DraftKings, Fan Duel, Fantasy Draft and Yahoo have been awarded Temporary Daily Fantasy Operating Permits and all expect the formal licensing process to be completed without issue.

That Means all New Yorker’s can reload, research and get ready for the 2016 NFL Fantasy Season which will be starting in just a couple of weeks.

Quote from NYSGC:

The Commission has completed a legally required thorough review of the temporary permit applications from these five companies, ensuring required consumer protections, player safeguards and advertising restrictions are in place.

“As the newly enacted law requires, the Commission regulates all aspects of interactive fantasy sports, including ensuring the operators put important consumer protections in place,” said Commission Executive Director Robert Williams. “While the Commission continues work on formal regulations for these games, these temporary permits get companies up and running in New York State while assuring resident players that safeguards are in place.”

Comments from DraftKings CEO Jason Roberts:

“MLB pennant races are heating up, an exciting NFL season is just around the corner and we are thrilled to be able to bring DraftKings back to millions of New York sports fans. We thank the New York State Gaming Commission for being thorough and expedient in approving the return of fantasy sports to New York.  We are proud to be a leading sports-tech and entertainment company that delivers an unparalleled fantasy sports experience, with state of the art technology and a mission to bring fans closer to the sports they love than they ever thought possible. New Yorkers can play our games right now, and on behalf of everyone at our company, thank you New York and welcome back to DraftKings!”

Check out the New DraftKings Bi-Monthly Depositors Free Contest

I cannot explain it, but for some Reason I received several inquiries today about the New DraftKings Bi-monthly Depositors Free Contest. So, I decided to go over the changes that Draftkings made in June on the Deposit and Frequent Player Perks/Comps……

Back in June, DraftKings changed their New Depositors program.

Now, whenever you deposit on DraftKings you get a ticket to the next Bi-monthly Depositors Contest. This is in addition (for New depositors) to the free $3 promotional contest ticket. That’s 2 Free Contest entries with any new deposit.

Now is the perfect time to start playing on DraftKings, you’ll get a Free Entry to any $3 fantasy contest, a New Depositor free contest entry and you can also sign up for all of the weekly Free Contest Arcade NFL Contests, all for as little as a $5 deposit to get started. Play Now on DraftKings

Bi-Monthly Depositor Free Contest Details:

If you Make a deposit between the 1st to the 14th of the month:
You get Entry to Free $1K contest on the 15th of that month…..

If you Make a deposit from the 15th to the last day of the month:
You get Entry to Free $1K contest on the 1st of the next month.

Any and All deposits will earn the Free Contest Tickets. The contest will be an In-season sport and be available on the day with the most pro games available in that sport. (Limit one free entry per 2 week period)

As soon as you make the deposit you’ll qualify to get a ticket credited to your account and you can use it to enter the next Free $1K contest you qualified for when it is scheduled.

DraftKings will E-mail you when the ticket is added to your account. The free contest will also be posted on the main lobby and the E-mail will link you to it directly.  If you need help finding your ticket, check out our post, DraftKings Ticket Redemptions

Depositor Free Roll

As always, whenever you Join DraftKings and make any deposit, you get your tickets to play your first real money contests for free.

Player Reward Program (FPP’s on DraftKings)

DraftKings also made using the Free FPP’s (Frequent Player Points) easier to use and receive benefits from.

You earn FPP’s on every real money contest you join (Free Contests not included).

FPP’s on DraftKings are earned at a rate of 1 FPP per $1 used for contest entries: $1 contest=1FFP, $5 contest=5FPP, etc.

You can also use your accumulated FPP’s to buy contest tickets, DK Merchandise, Etc. in the DK Store.

DraftKings has 5 levels of  Player Rewards

Monthly FPP Awards Levels and Contests:

Bronze Level

Earn 100 FPP in a month you get a ticket following months $5K Bronze Contest.

Silver Level

Earn 500 FPP in a month you get a ticket following months $20K Silver Contest.

Gold Level

Earn 2000 FPP in a month you get a ticket following months $100K Gold Contest.

Platinum level

Earn 10,000 FPP in a month you get a ticket following months $100K Gold Contest and a ticket for the $75K Platinum Experience Contest.

Black Level

Earn 100,000 FPP in a month you get a ticket following months  $100K Gold Contest, $75K Platinum Contest and the $50K Black Level Contest.

Of course earning a 100,000 points in one month is kinda serious and an awful lot of play. I know I’ll make the Silver level rather easily. If I get a little lucky with a couple of nice tournament wins I could hit the Gold level. What do you think you could do?

 

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