Monday, March 01, 2010

End of February Poker Update!

February Poker Summary

The Good:

1. I clinched a WSOP prize package with a 3rd place showing in event 8 of 10 of the NCPC! The top 3 win WSOP entries to a $1500 event + $700 in travel money. I’m in 1st and those 4th and below can’t catch me. I’m pretty pumped about this & will be even more so as we get closer to the WSOP. Now I just have to chose which event to play in………

2. I am currently reading Secrets of Short-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha by Rob Hollink & Rolf Slotboom and How Good Is Your Pot-Limit Omaha by Stewart Reuben.

3. I am playing in the WRGPT again this year. My current stack is $44,600, which puts me in 261st place. There are 461 players left. I doubled up a few times. We started on November 17th with 1016 runners crawlers.

4. I am planning on playing the PLO8 WPT tourney @ Hollywood on March 13th. This will give me a good feel if I want to play the WSOP PLO8 event in June.

5. I did receive 2 bonuses from FPT ($100 + $50).

The Bad:
1. Ferguson Challenge Update – I started January with $1,938.02, and finished with $1,735.91. I am seriously considering withdrawing $1500 so I can play in 2 WSOP events while I am in Vegas. Any thoughts? Obviously this would set me back on my timeline to complete the Ferguson challenge, but running $0.27 up to a WSOP entry is not too shabby.

Speaking of the WSOP, I just saw this on Pauly’s blog:
The WSOP is just around the corner and the November Nine is eight plus months away (scheduled for November 6-9th).

Harrah's made some changes. Some are good. Others are neutral. A few blow. But hey, that's the WSOP. It wouldn't be what it is without someone complaining about something! But the indoor Poker Kitchen returns. The Poker Tent will finally RIP.

Here's the skinny...
• 57 gold bracelet events over 51 days.

• Expanded footprint – The giant Pavilion Ballroom (58,000 sq. feet) will be in use this year for poker in the Rio Convention Center. The Pavilion is the largest ballroom at the Rio, and along with the famed Amazon Room (38,000 sq. feet), will make-up the playing rooms for this year’s WSOP. The entire convention space will be used.

• Expanded capacity – Along with expanded footprint, comes more poker tables. A record 295 tables were utilized last year, and this year’s configuration is still being plotted, but expected to offer about 20 percent more tables.

• No Food Tent – The outdoor food tent will now become an indoor food court experience. The Miranda Ballroom, last year used as a room for play, will be converted into a food court with a variety of popular food items for players and spectators.

• Sensational Structures & Starting Chips – Drafting off last year’s success, all gold bracelet events in 2010 will feature triple the buy-in in starting chips and deep structures, providing plenty of play.

• $25K 6-Handed No-Limit – A new event this year will be a $25,000 buy-in 6-handed No-Limit Hold’em 4-day event. Event #52 begins on Wednesday, June 30 at 12 noon.

• $50K Players Championship – The Chip Reese Trophy is up for grabs at the $50,000 buy-in eight-game mixed event, dubbed the Players Championship, which is being morphed from the $50K H.O.R.S.E. tournament run the past four years. This new eight-game format will serve as the true test of the game’s greatest all-around player and receive star treatment, with ESPN cameras covering the five-day event for television. Event #2 starts on Friday, May 28 at 5:00 PM.

• Still Plenty of H.O.R.S.E. – A new $10,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. Championship tournament will be offered, to go along with $1,500 and $3,000 buy-ins to the popular game.

• The 4th annual Ante Up For Africa Celebrity-Charity Tournament -- $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em celebrity and charity tournament on Saturday, July 3, (two days before the Main Event begins) featuring the opportunity for anyone age 21 or older to enter and be seated at the same table as A-list celebrities and top poker pros.

• The Ladies Only No-Limit Hold’em Championship – On Friday, June 11, featuring a $1,000 buy-in and helping to raise awareness for the Nevada Cancer Institute, the official community relations partner of the World Series of Poker.

• The Seniors Only No-Limit Hold’em Championship – On Friday, June 18 , featuring a $1,000 buy-in for all poker enthusiasts 50 years of age or older.

• June $550 No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments – Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1:00 PM throughout June, the Rio will host new $550 No-Limit Hold’em tournaments for those looking for a Hold’em fix. These are one-day structured tournaments, and not bracelet events.

Looking forward to June!!!!


Jeremy said...

Congrats on the WSOP seat! Withdraw the 1500, take it to vegas, put it all on black and double it up! Then you can play 3 events. Do you have an idea yet of what dates you will be out there?

SmBoatDrinks said...

Thanks & I like your idea!

Looking @ being out there the week of June 21st.