congrats masida on the big win. i have been able to freeroll my way to close to $200 on the everleaf network but haven't tried turning it into anything bigger. i have seen them satellites but never gave them a shot. hopefully your big win will motivate me to play there this month.
I had a first and a fourth this week myself on Poker770 but they were freerolls and both of my wins totalled only $86.00. Both tournaments had over 250 people in them so I was quite happy with my finishes. Playerscardroom, I have never heard of this site but I like the platform it is on, maybe I will check it out. Use the force Masida and win the next one outright!!!!
Sorry, was quite busy last weeks so no time to respond. Won a lot over there, tournaments and cashgames are pretty soft over there, but unfortunately cashouts take pretty long. So I'm back at Stars and Party for the 50NL grinding and tournaments.
Kitchen is almost ready and I removed like 70% of the pokerrooms from my computer. I donked away the money on rooms that where less then $ 50 and I cashed out the rest to play live now. My new adventure. First I'll play a bigger serie here in the Netherlands in July (Venlo Vip Days), then I have a familybreak (holidays yeehaa) and then I'll take off to London for the WSOPE.
Friday I played the first of 2 live events at the Venlo Vip Days, a Dutch pokerevent that takes 4 days with 4 different events. First event I played was the EUR 100 with 1 rebuy and 1 addon max. It went pretty good and was fun, unfortunately a bit unlucky losing AQ from AK.
Startingstack was 1500 chips and I didn't do to much the first hour. Took some chips with AK and 88, so I had a 3k stack at the first break and took a 2k addon. Blinds strating to go up fast after the break and antes came up when I found pocket tens. Blinds 150/300 and I raise utg to 900, when a German dude in MP shoves allin for more then my stack. I have got 3k chips left and decide to make the call, because the German dude plays way to many hands. Hij shows AQ for a flip, doesn't hit, so I can play on with about 7k chips.
On the picture of Pokercity I'm in seat 1 (next to the dealer, just a piec of my head lol) and the German I eliminated was in seat 7.
After the TT hand I didn't get to much, but then I got involved in a blind battle with the BB. I completed with A3. Flop 34J, I bet 600, BB raises and I have to fold. Then I find 99 UTG and I raise to 900, "shorty" (2040 chips) in MP shoves allin and CO calls. CO has me covered and I decide to fold. Shorty shows TT and CO has AK. CO turns his K obv, but I mad a nice laydown there. Just for the dinnerbreak I have 4k left, blinds being 200/400 with a 50 ante. Table is shorthanded and MP raises to 1200. Ik expect a bluff, while table is shorthanded, he is a bigstack and he raise a few times in a row. Ik see AQ in my BB, shove my stack in, and after a few minutes he makes the call. Flop was with an ace but no queen unfortunately, so I just could join the dinner and after that I could go home
Today I play the last event, the EUR 50 rebuy. Wish me luck. For the Dutchies, there is a livereport at pokercity.nl.
Thats awesome Masida, I always wanted to try some
big events like these. I have played some home games that has had
25-30 people, but always wanted to do an event like this. Good luck today
and hope you make the FT!
Played the EUR 50 rebuy yesterday, also called maniac-fest, so almost everyone went allin in the first hand. The casino even gave a gift to the table that would make the most rebuys in the first hour.
I took it easy the first hour and didn't spew my stack away. 2nd day of the Main event was running also, so I took a look there in the rebuyperiod. First hour is over pretty fast, and chips enough left if you double once. And that happened when I got dealt AA UTG, I shoved my stack in at my hyperagrresive table and only got 1 call I double and go on to the next hour, phew no rebuys anymore.
The most hyperagressive people are out just after the break That were the people with the most skills obv A few minutes after the break I find pocket aces again. UTG+1 raises to 400 (blinds 100/200, ante 30) and I shove my chips (+/- 2000) in, but don't get a call. Maybe I should have flatcalled, but I expected a call form hyperagressive IR. Hand after that I find 33 in my BB, and I call an allin from the buttom who has "only" 1400 chips left. He shows QK, No K no Q. Shipship. Immediately I get 44 in the hand after in the SB and I fold after a raise from bigstack. Then I get AJ on the button, I wanted to raise, but unfortunately I make a stringbet, so the BB can see a flop for free. Flop comes 23J check/check, A on the turn and check/check again. The we get a K on the river, I decide to make a potbet for value and get a call from the BB showing KJ
Now I have a nice 5,5k stack after this nice run of hands Unfortunately now the worse thing happens that can happen with this stack and the crappy structure, getting tottally carddead 72o, 52s, 39o, I don't get any picture cards at all The next disaster is coming now, with 2,5k left I get reseated to a table with bigstacks Blinds 200/400, ante 50, I finally find a sort of a hand, A8s UTG, best hand in hours, and I shove all my chips in and get a call from a guy in MP, not the biggest bigstack, but he thought his QJo were very nice. So I was in the lead preflop (didn't expected that) but unfortunately a queen comes on the turn, and I have to leave the tournament in place 48.
Unfortunately After my hot run from 4 hands in a row I couldn't get more chips, and it was over to early. But it was fun and a good experience for the upcoming WSOPE-event I'm going to play in London. Startstack over there is 10k chips, 10 times as money as in these tournaments in Venlo, and that all with the same blindlevels. So that's way better