Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BBT5 Cash!

I didn’t win a TOC seat, as only the top 2 in the Sunday invitational are awarded, but I did come in 4th place Sunday for a nice cash of $170.

I was pleasantly surprised when I logged in Sunday evening & table opened up w/me in the BBT5 Sunday Invitational Freeroll. This was the second week, and I had just assumed I didn’t make the A list, so a special thanks goes out to Al, who I assumed was responsible for getting me in!

I had lost about 2/3 of my stack, as the tournament was about 90 minutes into it when it opened up. As you can see 3 other players were also not there, and getting blinded out:
Seat 1: garthmeister (4,295)
Seat 2: the_addict (1,505), is sitting out
Seat 3: jdfreebird (975), is sitting out
Seat 4: TNSpaceman (4,390)
Seat 5: APOSEC72 (3,375)
Seat 6: dawnsummers (5,570)
Seat 7: SmBoatDrinks (1,065), is sitting out
Seat 8: NewinNov (1,310), is sitting out
Seat 9: HighOnPoker (7,570)

I was basically a short stack ninja for the whole night. I did get a nice rush of cards shortly after the bubble, including AA vs AK. I felt bad for Jeremy (Shabazz Jenkins), as he was the big chip leader when we got to the final table but went out before I did.

All in at 420 was on my right for most of the night, including the final table. He was playing good small ball, raising to 2-1/2 blinds & stealing quite liberally. I repopped him a few times & he folded, but I probably could have done it more frequently given his range.

I assume I am in for the rest of the Sunday Invitational’s, so let’s see how I do with a starting stack of 3,000 ……

Full Tilt Poker Tournament Summary BBT5 Invitational Event #2 (155898195) Hold'em No Limit
Buy-In: $0 + $0
Buy-In Chips: 3000
108 Entries
Total Prize Pool: $2,000
Tournament started: 2010/04/25 19:01:00 ET
Tournament is still in progress

Still Playing - All In At 420
Still Playing - desertblade
Still Playing - dignitasODEE
4: SmBoatDrinks, $170
5: asphnxma, $140
6: Shabazz Jenkins, $110
7: UpForPoker, $80
8: acumen53, $60
9: change100, $50
10: pushmonkey72, $44
11: SnailTrax, $44
12: sk1126, $44
13: NumbBono, $40
14: Bone_Daddy84, $40
15: columbo, $40
16: jbass698, $36
17: JoeSpeaker, $36
18: Astin, $36
SmBoatDrinks finished in 4th place

Friday, April 02, 2010

Out Like A Lion!

March Poker Summary

Ferguson Challenge Update – I started March with $1,735.91, and finished with $1,889.32. The reason it was a winning month was thanks to the last event I played. I chopped the $5.50 PLO8 tournament on March 31st for $259.17, technically 2nd of 277.

I finished second in event 9 of 10 of the NCPC for $85. The top 3 won WSOP entries to a $1500event + $700 in travel money. I have clinched 1st and am looking forward to the WSOP in June. Still not 100% sure of which event, but leaning towards the NL hold'em event on June 23rd.

I am currently re-reading Daniel Negreanu’s Power Hold’Em Strategy. I just ordered Cowboys Full by James McManus while sitting @ the same table with him on FTP.

I am out of the WRGPT.

I did play the PLO8 WPT tourney @ Hollywood on March 13th along with IlliniFan and Predator. I came in 30th, Illini 13th, and Pred 10th. They had 70 entries and paid 7. 1st place was $6700. Not sure now that I want to play the WSOP PLO8 event in June. Will probably just stick with NL Hold'em.

After I got knocked out of the tourney I headed to the Poker Room for some cash games. Started off with $200 @ 1-3 NL Hold'em. Ran it up to $650 on two big hands. The 1st one a KY fan flopped a set of Queens, but checked them on the flop. The turn gave me a flush draw and a gut shot straight draw so I called his $25 bet. The river gave me my flush & he called my $50 bet. The biggest pot I won was $650 I called a button raise w/AQ in the small blind and flopped Broadway. I check called the flop with 2 other players in, and then check raised it all in when a blank hit the turn. The 1st guy went into the tank for 10 minutes so I gave him the old stare down & he finally called. Guy #3 folded & guy #2 showed KJ for top 2. He told the dealer to pair the board, which she did, putting another 6 on the board, but my Broadway was still good. You should have been more specific sir!

I got on the list for 1-3-5 PLO, and cashed out my NL profit & sat down with $200 @ the PLO game. We were shorthanded the whole time I was there, as it was the feeder table for the main game. I played for ~ an hour & ran my stack up to ~ $350 when IlliniFan got knocked out of the tourney & was ready to head home. We chatted w/PMB a bit before heading out. All in all a good day!

I only worked off ~ $20 of my $100 bonus on FTP. Just wasn't very motivated to grind it out.