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......
MPN Poker Tour Tallinn
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