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MMA FightPicker Update: Win a 32″ Sony BRAVIA LCD HDTV! [UPDATED]

Sony Bravia LCD HDTV

After a short week of pickin’ for UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs. Gomi, it’s time to stretch out a bit. The pools for next Saturday’s UFC 112 card are now open on MMA FightPicker and two things are worth noting: 1) You have a full nine days to enter pools and make your selections, and 2) Up for grabs in the prize pool this time around is a 32-inch television. Seriously. And it’s a nice one, too. A 3,800-chip buy-in gains you access to the 25-person-limit prize pool, in which the first-place winner will score a Sony BRAVIA 32" 1080p LCD HDTV, valued at $549.99.

Yes, 3,800 Potato Chips is about 3,750 more than you have at this point; we realize that. So why not buy some chips? Put it this way: If you need a 32" flat-screen and you think you have a good handle on how UFC 112 will play out, you could pick up a brand-new television at a very deep discount. The prize pool requires a minimum of 16 players, and it includes a tie-breaker question that you’ll need to answer. Any of you sissies have the guts to play? Anybody feel like taking a look at the questions before making such a rash decision?

UPDATE: Okay, listen up crybabies. We realize it’s not fair to con you into buying chips when the prize pool could shut down for not hitting the minimum number of players. So we’re going to lift the minimum player requirement for this one. Thanks for all your feedback, and please check back later…

– Silva vs. Maia at UFC 112: Who will win?
– Will Silva vs. Maia make it to round 3?
– Penn vs. Edgar: Who will win?
– Will Penn vs. Edgar end via submission?
[prize-pool tie-breaker question] Exactly how long will Penn vs. Edgar last?
– Hughes vs. Gracie: Who will win?
– Will Hughes vs. Gracie go to a decision?
– Etim vs. Dos Anjos: Who will win?
– Grove vs. Munoz: Who will win?
– Gustafsson vs. Davis: Who will win?
– Johnson vs. Blackburn: Who will win?
– Osipczak vs. Story: Who will win?
– Kelly vs. Veach: Who will win?
– Will there be any split-decisions on the card?

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xveg- April 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm
I joined this shit, to curb my gambling addiction. If I'm spending money again then betus I'm coming i just need to psyche myself into believing maia can pull out that sub and win me $500.
Scott- April 2, 2010 at 11:22 am
@ReX13 Thanks, looking into that right now. @BackbaconBilly Looking into it, will e-mail you.
mt59801- April 2, 2010 at 10:41 am
Everyone realizes that this 800 chips more than Rampey's total right?
BackbaconBilly- April 2, 2010 at 7:10 am
p.s prepared to ship this bad boy to Canada Bens? lol
BackbaconBilly- April 2, 2010 at 7:08 am
So, if you lift the min player limit and only 1 person enters then that person pretty much wins the pool and therefore the TV sounds like not a bad deal for $50 (odds wise ) hmmm......
ReX13- April 2, 2010 at 5:42 am
Hey Scott>>

What's up with the monthly Top Winners lists? When able, please take a look at 'em.


FowlBeast- April 2, 2010 at 4:02 am
Bunch of F'n Women in here. Get back in the kitchen & make me some chips. Their offering prize pools to all of us jokers & we bitch. What are most of you gonna do with MMA Warehouse gear? That's right , suit up & sit on the couch with your Fly MMA gear and watch UFC. But when they offer sweet ass stuff Y'all complain.You don't have to buy shit, Just have fun, save up.
ghostboner- April 2, 2010 at 3:22 am
UH I dunno about the chip store. I mean, when they will give you free chips every day, it wouldn't make much sense to allow you to then use those to just buy stuff.
steampunk22- April 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Wonder who is gonna balls up and buy in first? Still at 0-25. Hm.....
NorthSouthDudesOnly- April 1, 2010 at 9:08 pm
Have some self-respect and stop being a whore.
cecils_pupils- April 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm
A CP Chip Store is a great idea!

Let's face it, I am never gonna win a CP T-shirt for Comment of the Week or a Caption Contest. At least that way I could spare you all the agony and just save up CP potato chips for a few months and just redeem them!
scooper837- April 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm
I appreciate clearing that up. Thats not bad so for 50 bucks 5 people could sign up and you could win a sick TV. I love watching all fights but having something on the line makes even the first prelim more interesting.
steampunk22- April 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm
^^Chip store is a good idea. Redeem for CP Gear, shirts/hats whatever, gift certificates, that kind of stuff.
mt59801- April 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm
I'd rather see a chip store than prize pools that require thousands of chips. How about a prize pool @ the end of every month for everyone on the leaderboards? I don't expect a shot @ an ipad or tv but I'd be happy with a hat or DVD or something like that. I'd also be cool with a store with ridiculously high chip prices for some minor swag. Just my 2 cents
Scott- April 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm
@Scooper837 Correct. For prize pools, you have to win the pool to get the prize. Winning chips from various pools that week do not count towards winning a prize.
scooper837- April 1, 2010 at 5:03 pm
I just want to get this right. If I throw in to get the chips for the pool and win it doesnt matter that some other guy has 15000 chips as long as i win the pool???? If I just win the pool im in.
GenZod- April 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm
buy in should be 1250 chips.
have you ever thought about making 'satellite' pools like in online poker?
Might helps draw to bigger prizes like this
get more ipads if possible...
Defender- April 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm
I hate it when websites offer free (or greatly reduced cost) chances to win expensive shit. I mean, who does CP think they are? Giving us free chips every day and offering the ability to win a couple hundred more with a 25 chip investment. Bastards!

This item isn't intended for those of you who are complaining...the losers of past events. It's for the hardcore who are stacking their chips for just such an item. Absolutely nothing is preventing each and every person in this thread from doing the same.
FlashinLeather- April 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm
to win you really need to get every pick right...

If you made a parlay and put 50 down with all the picks in the fight picker you could easily win 2000

It just doesn't make sense to put up 50 for a $500 TV
Ricky Boomstick- April 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm
I think there is another issue that needs to be addressed with these high potato chip limited entry pools. The last one for the iPad ended up getting 1 entrant. It will be interesting to see if this one gets any more entrants. That person ended up paying real money for a pool he couldn't win.

What is the point in me buying chips if the pool will not hit it's 16 person minimum. If history repeats itself I could be stuck with a bunch of chips that will never be able to be used in a limited entry pool. Sure they could be used in unlimited prize pools but those most likely would get more than 16-25 entrants reducing the odds of winning.

For this to be fair to the Potatonation, the 16 person minimum should be abolished to reward people with the balls to spend real money on a contest with the chance of winning. Sure, the first contest may run in the red, but people will buy chips when they see that they have a really good at winning, as opposed to a 100% chance of the pool being cancelled.
mt59801- April 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm
Not entering due to a chip deficit, but seriously how would tie(s) and the messed up rank system apply to this? I'm sort of confused about pool ranks that go

Versus Vs IndirectTV- April 1, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Those are some Orthodox Jewish practices if I've ever seen any...
WarpedAcorn- April 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm
Don't listen to them Bens! Haters gonna hate!
steampunk22- April 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm
Its about $50 for a shot at this TV, assuming you had a minimal chip stack.

Anyone that can afford to gamble $50 on a chance at winning a $500 TV can probably just go out any BUY the TV.

If all 25 people buy enough chips to enter the pool, thats about $1250. Now, for sake of argument, say on average people buy half the amount to add to their stack, or half the people buy the full amount, its still $625 give or take, and CP is pretty healthily in the black.

I happened to have some money kicking around in paypal and bought $20 worth of chips, just so I could enter the iPad pool, and other decent pools with minimal buyins, and I think thats pretty fair.

The iPad buyin was about 350 chips or so if I recall, which on conversion is about $5-$7. Considering the device retails for $500, thats a pretty logical bet. $5 for a shot at $500. Even though the pool was open ended for entrants, you could realistically expect about 50, no more than 100 buyins. I think it ended up being 48 or so.

This makes sense.

$50 for a shot at $500, does not.

Unless you have 3800+ in chips. Which you probably don't.

Douchey McDoucherton- April 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm
how about you just give me the TV and I'll pay you in actual PotatoChips later, fair deal if you ask me