Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Post wcoop laziness

Since the wcoop wrapped up I've been pretty lazy to be honest. I took the full week off not playing any poker whatsoever. I planned to play a full schedule on Sunday just gone but overlaid and only started at 7pm UK time instead of the targeted 5pm. It was turning into a very frustrating session with a few stacks materialising in big tournaments but any chance been scuppered moments later. Heading into the last couple of tournaments I had registered for, the outlook was bleak with only 2 min cashes to my name. Things started to go well in the $200 rebuy on stars and the $30 rebuy on ftp. Somehow I managed to final both tournaments at the same time but was really focused on the $200 rebuy and was kind of neglecting the $30 rebuy. I got heads up in the $200 rebuy with my friend and fellow UK player Gregior but i ran better heads up and ended up taking it down :-) I was mentally exhausted after the win but was 3 handed in the $30r but didn't last long eventually busting in 3rd for a bonus $4k. I didnt play Monday, and bricked out everything on Tuesday which wasn't fun at all. Don't think I'm playing today, might be back playing Saturday but if not it will be Sunday again, gl


Monday, 21 September 2009

WCOOP final day!!!!!!!!

Well, woke up pretty tired and hungover this morning and wasn't really feeling in the mood. Took me a few hours to snap out of that and was OK then and on the grind of a full schedule including the $5k buy in WCOOP main event. My only really sweat from the early tournaments was the UB 500 but I ended up losing a 100k pot at 400/800 shortly after getting in the money, sigh. I went deep in the full tilt 9pm $69 tournament and came 3rd for $6100, ran pretty bad 3 handed tbh. Got nothing going in the later tournaments and was finally left in the wcoop main event and the $1k 2nd chance event. Unfortunately they both ended pretty quickly, I squeezed KJdd into QQ with 24BB's and bricked a 78Tdd flop to bust the 1k. Not long after I opened K4hh in the main event and got 3 bet on the button by a super aggro guy, I 4 bet jammed for 34k at 300/700 and he tank called with JJ (nice nitroll). Board ran out AA5hh Q 6 :-( gg WCOOP 2009. Was a real shame not to make any runs in the WCOOP events but ran very well overall so no real complaints. Going to post my OPR stats for the wcoop period from the 3 main sites:

Stars :

Hold'em NL $72,398$16,33329%$30195054%30/18616%
Hold'em L/PL $0<$0-100%$21518000%0/10%
Omaha $575$367%$18011720%1/333%
Omaha Hi Lo $0$00%$000%0/00%
Other $633<$0-71%$271103213%1/813%



Game * Prizes Profit ROI ABI AFS R/A ITM ITM
Hold'em NL $68,005 $39,405 138% $155 668 33% 27/184 15%
Hold'em L/PL $0 $0 0% $0 0 0% 0/0 0%
Omaha $0 <$0 -100% $216 228 0% 0/2 0%
Omaha Hi Lo $0 $0 0% $0 0 0% 0/0 0%
Other $0 <$0 -100% $136 936 0% 0/2 0%

$68,005 $38,702 132% $156 666 32% 27/188 14%

UB: Cant Find any OPR stats for UB but i had two good wins on there for $21k and $7.1k as well. Makes for a pretty good ROI etc.. as most days I only play 2 tournaments on there, couple more at the weekend.

So with just the final table for today the grand total to be donated to charity is:


Pretty pleased with that effort, shame i didn't Bink a wcoop and really shoot that number up but there is always next time. I received 4 suggestions for possible charities so have just decided to split the money equally between the 4 of them. The charities are:

Myelin Repair foundation -

Macmillan Cancer support -

Teenage cancer trust -

Bolton Hospice -

I will donate $1665.75 to each of the charities which comes to £1028 using I like to thank everyone for their comments throughout the wcoop and support on the rails, much appreciated. I am moving house tomorrow to live with some friends from home so have no idea when ill be playing poker again, planning to have an extended break. Took a few screenshots to show i actually made the donations, :-) One last thing, A friend of mine Nicky evans has just started a blog (link on right hand side) He seems really enthusiastic about it so should be a good read and worth checking out imo.
Thats about all for now, looking forward to a long sleep and forgetting about online poker tournaments for a while, gl at the tables.


Sunday, 20 September 2009

Quick update and triple crown

Very quick update of whats been happening this week. I played on Monday/Tuesday took Wednesday off and played Thursday/Friday. I am not playing today as i am just heading out the door for an afternoon drinking session and watch the mayweather fight. Since Monday i have made 6 final tables winning 2 of those tournaments. The wins came in the UB $120 deepstack and Stars $30r 6 max completing a triple crown on pocketfives :-). The wins were worth $7113.60 and $3704.26 so coupled with the 6 final table appearances its has kept the charity find ticking over. Will be playing a full schedule tomorrow including the main event of the WCOOP and then after that ill be taking a well earned rest from online tournaments. Heading into the final day of WCOOP the current total I will be donating to charity is:


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Sunday bricks and monday roundup

Just finished playing all the Monday tournaments after another full schedule. I bricked out everything on Sunday, no final tables, no deep runs in anything big and just generally a super annoying/frustrating day! I tilted off my last couple of tournaments which was a bit stupid on my part but never mind. Today i have made deep runs in lots of stuff but only managed 1 final table but busted 2-3 tables out in at least 5 others maybe more. I final tabled the $50 1r1a on FTP and ended up winning the whole thing for $7527. The final wasn't very strong and the other 3 were desperate to do a deal when we were 4 handed. Gradually wore them down and sealed the victory and a boost for the charity fund. Congrats to moorman who has been on a terrible run since we got to NZ who shipped the late $100r on stars for $52k ish. Still planning to play full schedules from now until wcoop is over so hopefully i don't get burnt out!

Current charity total - $5422

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Saturday Review

Played a full schedule today, registering from 6pm UK time until 2am.... I managed to final table 2 tournaments, the Stars $300 and the FTP $30 rebuy. I came 4th in stars $300 getting set over set for a huge pot right at the start of the final then eventually busting with AK vs 99 for a 400k pot at 3k/6k. The $30 rebuy went better though, I came into the final in decent chip position and got some nice hands that held up. I had a good seat with position on the other big stack who i busted in 4th place winning a coin flip. I had so many chips when we got 3 handed it was just a matter of time and eventually took the whole thing down for $6500. So 2 finals is $200 and $325 from the win means the current charity total is $4946.25....

About to crash now to get ready for a gruelling Sunday schedule, hope it goes better than last week

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Quick Update

I took the day off on Monday after 4 full days playing as I felt pretty tired and drained. Came back and played on Tuesday making 2 final tables in the FTP $100r and the $77 turbo on stars so +$200 towards the charity fund. Even more good news was that I managed to win the FTP $100r for a nice $22800, so another $1140 towards charity. I have had several suggestions on here for potential charities as well as a few via pm on forums/facebook. After a few wins it looks like I will be donating a decent amount so will more than likely spread it around a few different charities. I will sort it all out once the wcoop is over next Sunday and i have a final total. Since Tuesday i just played the late tournaments on Wednesday and just a handful today (got tilted) with no joy. I plan on playing full schedules everyday from now until the wcoop ends so hopefully will hit lots of finals and Bink a few wins!!

Current total for charity - $4421.75

Monday, 7 September 2009

WCOOP sunday

I was really looking forward to the Sundays with so many big events going on it was ridiculous. 3 big wcoop nl holdem events, all with 2nd chance events as well. Party poker had their monthly million as well as all the other regular Sunday majors having bloated prize pools due to wcoop. Unfortunately I bricked everything apart from a few min cashes, no final tables and not even close to a win, sigh. Not gonna complain given how I'm running at the moment, just hard when there are so many opportunities for a massive score on one day and you don't get a sniff at all, sigh. Had some stacks and good chances in a few of the later tournaments, the $100r and $200r on stars, as well as the $69 f/o on full tilt, but nothing materialised. Having the day off today as 4 full schedules on the bounce has taken it out of me, will be back on the grind tomorrow. I will leave you with the highlight of my day from yesterday when i played this hand vs shaundeeb in the $10k hi roller, :-)

PokerStars Game #32533609962: Tournament #200909010, $10000+$300 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level IX (200/400) - 2009/09/07 0:21:29 WET [2009/09/06 19:21:29 ET]
Table '200909010 15' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: TheTakeover (21653 in chips)
Seat 2: frtzer (9074 in chips)
Seat 3: Danny98765 (33925 in chips)
Seat 4: FrinkX (107915 in chips)
Seat 5: Paolo69 (21706 in chips)
Seat 6: shaundeeb (54242 in chips)
Seat 7: BreakRibs (46113 in chips)
Seat 8: #1PEN (23714 in chips)
Seat 9: nofingclue11 (5420 in chips)
TheTakeover: posts the ante 50
frtzer: posts the ante 50
Danny98765: posts the ante 50
FrinkX: posts the ante 50
Paolo69: posts the ante 50
shaundeeb: posts the ante 50
BreakRibs: posts the ante 50
#1PEN: posts the ante 50
nofingclue11: posts the ante 50
TheTakeover: posts small blind 200
frtzer: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Danny98765: folds
FrinkX said, "dont u dare tell me nh"
FrinkX: folds
Paolo69: raises 625 to 1025
shaundeeb: raises 1450 to 2475
BreakRibs: folds
#1PEN: folds
nofingclue11: folds
TheTakeover: folds
frtzer: folds
Paolo69: calls 1450
*** FLOP *** [3s 2d 7d]
Paolo69: checks
shaundeeb: bets 3253
Paolo69: calls 3253
*** TURN *** [3s 2d 7d] [Kh]
Paolo69: checks
shaundeeb: checks
*** RIVER *** [3s 2d 7d Kh] [2c]
Paolo69: checks
shaundeeb: bets 48464 and is all-in
Paolo69: calls 15928 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (32536) returned to shaundeeb
*** SHOW DOWN ***
shaundeeb: shows [8h 6h] (a pair of Deuces)
Paolo69: shows [Qc Ac] (a pair of Deuces - Ace kicker)
Paolo69 collected 44362 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 44362 | Rake 0
Board [3s 2d 7d Kh 2c]
Seat 1: TheTakeover (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: frtzer (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: Danny98765 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: FrinkX folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Paolo69 showed [Qc Ac] and won (44362) with a pair of Deuces
Seat 6: shaundeeb showed [8h 6h] and lost with a pair of Deuces
Seat 7: BreakRibs folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: #1PEN folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: nofingclue11 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Sunday, 6 September 2009

WCOOP days 2 & 3 review

Day 2 of wcoop events was pretty much a washout, I had a semi deep run in the $200 PLO, finishing 150th ish from a 2400 field. For some reason I played the NL 2-7 single draw event as well but was way out of my depth. There was also a $109 8 game event that started OK but i never got going properly and the structure was very fast and i bust quite early on. For the whole session I final tabled 2 tournaments, the $100r on stars, and the $30r on full tilt. I was first out on the final of the $30r but faired much better on the $100r, getting a nice cooler early doors for a massive pot and never looking back. I ended up winning the whole thing with no chops for $27989.

Today was going very badly at the start and came close to quitting the session early doors because i was very tired and busting out of everything. Perseverance paid off though as the later tournaments proved to be very fruitful. I made 4 final tables in total, the UB $100k, the full tilt $75f/o, $30r and $163 f/o. I was first out of the $75 final and 2nd out of the $30r final. I came 2nd in the tilt $150f/o for around $11k or so and ended up winning the UB tournament with the aid of a chop for $21655. A pretty amazing couple of days result wise and hopefully i keep this run good up throughout the wcoop series. So, with 6 final tables and 2 wins it adds a fair amount to the charity prizepool, please keep the suggestions coming for possible charities as well. About to crash now before a full Sunday schedule tomorrow including the $10k hi roller event, :-)

Current total for charity - $3081.75 :-)

Friday, 4 September 2009

WCOOP day 1 review

Only had about 3 hrs sleep before the first full session as I'm still adjusting my body clock to the new time zone. Had a few deep runs in some of the early comps finishing 29th in the stars 100r with $55k up top, :-( and then came 9th in the party super with $10.5k ftw after losing a CL flip just before the final. So a frustrating start but i was still registering and manged to run golden in a $30r sat the the WCOOP $10k hi roller event and Bink a seat as well as busting moorman in 16th place, justice. I never got going in the $200 6 max event, and managed to bubble to razz as well. So with 2 final tables there is currently $200 in the charity kitty and appreciate the suggestions after my last post. Depending on how much the final total is i could split it between several charities, will just sort of play it by ear. About to crash now ready for another full schedule tomorrow, PLO, NL 2-7 single draw and 8 game, :-)

Thursday, 3 September 2009

NZ, WCOOP and a little something for charity

OK, so the WCOOP is finally here and event 1 starts in around 2 hour’s time. I have arrived in Queenstown, NZ with moorman where we will be based for the whole of the WCOOP. I plan to stay here for several weeks after and relax with my friends from home and hopefully learn to snowboard, if the snow holds out. The flat is pretty nice but the surroundings are awesome and will try and get some photos on at some point if I’m not too lazy. I have not played an online tournament since 16th august so am feeling very refreshed in order to put in some sick volume for the next 18 days or so. I am hoping by living with moorman we can keep each other motivated/sane through this period as well as having his general aura of goldenness around to help us get the lot, :-)

I have also decided to pledge some money to charity for the WCOOP period. Not really sure why or how this came to me but had a really strong urge to do it. For every final table I make from today until the WCOOP ends I will give $100 to charity, and for any tournament I win I will donate 5% of the 1st place money. I will keep a running tally of how much is in the charity pot and sort it out at the end of the WCOOP. I welcome any suggestions for possible charities and hopefully run good over this period and end up making a sizeable donation. That’s about all for now, will try to keep regular updates on my WCOOP progress etc...