Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Funny how things turn out

At the start of my blog, I was saying how I wanted to play some mtt’s to get in some practice for the WSOP. After a week of running bad I gave up and decided to set a monetary target of $20k from cash games in June. Well as I pointed out in my last post I had achieved that target all in good time, but then I sat down to play cash at the weekend. It couldn’t have gone any worse; I had a few coolers early doors then made some errors, and then started chasing the money, never going to end well. That was Saturday; on Sunday I just played the one mtt which was the main event of the crypto festival. A great structure, but I never got going, and finished about 85th I think. Another dismal cash session on Sunday evening left poker tracker looking rather bleak for the month of June.

On Monday I had already decided not to play any cash, and didn’t start playing until really late anyway, entering a few of the 1am mtt’s. 5 hours later and I make the final of the full tilt 150, but short stacked. Go out shoving JJ into 99 and the flop duly brings a 9, I cashed for just over $3k if my memory serves me correctly. Yesterday I decided to abstain from cash again and try my hand at tournaments, lucky for me I did. I entered 4 tournaments in the evening, party $150, F.tilt $150, stars 100r, and $300 Ladbrokes daddy. An early exit on party and then finished just outside the money on full tilt paved the way for me to concentrate on the remaining 2. I eventually came 2nd in the Ladbrokes tournament for $12.4k, and managed to win the stars $100 rebuy for $19k+ (no deals).

Won’t be playing much more poker now before Vegas as I have loads of stuff to sort out, as well as going for farewell drinks with various friends and family. I have animated the hand history of the 100 rebuy win using pokerxfactor and the link can be found here:

Seemed to have it all in this tournament, got chipped up straight after the rebuy period by the table donkey, then went really card/situation dead until the 300/600, 400/800 level. Then lost a huge race near the bubble with AQ vs TT, had be really patient and play a good short stack game for long periods up to the final. Then everything went right on the final, and I dominated.


microlimitdonkey said...

Congrats and Good luck in the series.

M3boy's Poker Blog said...

Not a bad nights work eh? lol


julian thew said...

nice work chap,
i get back out there on the 3rd, be good to hook up for eats/drinks at some point...)

voiceofjoe said...

Blog great read so far !
Being a lower stakes player the PokerXFactor site is great, for me to see what (if anything) you do differently.
Not that many differences, but it probably those small differences that make the difference !!
You seem more aggressive than me when the table is 4/5 handed (especially with Ace - Rag,King - Rag) - and its then a matter of getting luck to go with you in those 60/40 plays.
One question I would ask, that I can't tell from the vid, is how long and what was the influencing factor on your all-in call from the BB when holding A9 vs the other high stack in the SB

Good Luck in Vegas

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