Well, its finally that time again to play day after day of live tournaments in the elusive quest for a bracelet and a place in the history books. Ill be trying to update pretty regular throughout the series with mini-tournament reports as well as using twitter for real-time tournament progress. As Ive mentioned in some of my previous posts I'm looking to put a dreadful wsop 2009 behind me and make some deep runs... Arrived in Vegas last Tuesday and will be putting up some pics of our house as well as UFC 114 which we went to watch on Saturday night :-) That's all Ive got time for now, need to sleep in preparation for tomorrows event, run good plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
OK, apologies for the lack of updates but since this is a blog about playing poker it didn't seem relevant to post about my daily life during my break. I had intentionally planned for a month away from the virtual felt starting with the APPT event in manila followed by 3 weeks of scuba diving around the Philippines. This was all going to plan until the ash cloud erupted a few days before my flight home, forcing me to reschedule and not being able to get on a flight until 1st may. I was on a standby list for an earlier flight but that never materialised so I spent a boring 10 days or so stranded in manila.
So finally I returned home on Sunday 2nd may and that also was day 1 of the SCOOP festival so I had no time at all to settle in or get re-adjusted before it was time to grind. As far as the SCOOP events go themselves I have pretty much bricked the whole thing apart from a min cash in the $1k freezeout. Ive had some pretty sick beats and set ups in the high buy in events including this 1 outer in the $2500 KO event :
Then in the $1k rebuy last night I was going pretty well before this redic cooler :
Despite my lack of success in the SCOOP events I did manage to win a WSOP package on stars as well as a few decent results on FTP. I got 2nd place in the $1k Monday for $56k, won the $100r for $20k, 2nd in a $75 f/o for $11.5k and 2nd in the $117 superturbo for $7k. I was glad to get some results under my belt pretty soon after coming back since I was on a terrible run in feb/march and half of April.
Will be playing the rest of the SCOOP events on fri/sat/sun and then its a little over a week until I head to Vegas :-) We have got tickets for UFC events 114 (rampage/evans) and 116 (Lesnar/carwin) both should be sick and really looking forward to those... As I have mentioned in previous posts I am looking forward to the WSOP and putting the nightmare of last year behind me (0 cashes) and with a bit of luck making a run at a bracelet......