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Monday, March 12, 2007

WaSOP and WSOP Sats

Jus a QUICK report, just taking a break from revision, got a International Financial Management test tomorrow, so if poker fails there is always investing! Then again on the side note have just formed an investment club with two of my university mates, Draw Finance!

Back to the Poker!

WaSOP (The Warwick Series of Poker)

Great event, great atmosphere and great to see all the students across the country come and play the WaSOP the buyin was a$100 and it had a great structure to allow play across the two days.

Day One

Played really well i thought, was only a few levels in the day which started with 100 runner and drop to about 70ish. I ended the day with 20K in chips which put me about 8th in chips overall i think. I got some really nice cards AA a few times and KK a few times. Although im not a big fan of getting premium hands like this in the 25-25 level with 10k behind. As the chances of winning a big pot is quite small and losing is quite high, so i played the pots as smal as possible, lets face it KKs are that strong when you make it 75 to go and get 4 callers. But i got more chips through position poker. I played my button quite strong and raised a lot in the cut off. I also one a nice pot when the eventual winner of the comp fired three shells at me and i called with 2nd pair, which was good. It was early on and i wanted to see how he was playing his button. It was checked to him on every street and i wanted to see if he had the ability to keep firing. Not much else i could remember in the day, mainly because everything ran smoothly, i won pots i was suppose to and lost pots i was meant to.

Day Two

Had a nice table draw, with low stacks and big stack and had reads on most of the players. I was winning alot of uncontested pots. Got up to 28k with one showdown. Then picked up JJ and raised, a tight player re raises and looks scared but commited, screamed out AK to me. I thought for a while and thought to take the flip. He calls and shows AK, flop is 8 high but the Ace on the turn cost me 10k of my stack. Was annoyed at myself thinking why take the coin flip, i was in such good shape and didnt need to gamble. But i guess i didnt think long enough.

Then got my chips back up again with AQ on a A high flop, someone check raised me basically allin and i thought for ages and saw his heart rate beating ridiculasly fast, i figured he was bluffin and shoved for 3k more into a 25k pot on the flop and he folded!!! Sweet!. Then lost a huge pot! about 55k which would put me in the chip lead of the tournament with 5 tables to go. i have KT on a KJ75K board. I raise a better on the river and then another guy moves in for 12k more into a 40 odd k pot. I thought for a while, then someone came on my table during the hand and called a clock on me, which i didnt appreciate, it is in his right to do so but not if you have just moved to the table during the hand. I thought for the full clock and eventually called, thinking im getting such a great price, and if wrong still have ten BB, which is plently for me! Also i only had to be right 1 in 4 times there and i went with it. Unfortunaltey he had a full house he turn a set and rivered the house! oPPs!!!!

Back down to ten BB and i move in or fold for the next level with no callers, i get a double up when the button raises my SB and i shove with KT , he has T8 nice! Then i steal steal steal and with two tables to go got my way to 20BB!!! There was about 14 left and Rob raised up and i moved in with AQ. The BB thought for a while and called with JJs as Rob folded. I lose the flip and out in 14th!!! On the plus side, i won a £5 sat to the comp at poker soc and won £50 in the last longer bet! So actually made money in the end!!!


Ok i have stopped playing cash online because of exams and courseworks etc.. balh ablah balh

But put some cash into full tilt poker and poker stars. I won to seats to the $650 main event sat on poker stars, and on ful tilt i keep making final table for $530 sats and $2k packages for braclet event in the WSOP playing $30 rebuys and $69 freezeouts!!! Very frustrating!! i keep gettin like $100 back but no seats!!!!

I played the $650 sat on stars yday and went out in 180th out of 770 with top 41 getting seats, lost a huge pot with AA vs JJ vs AQ in the middle stages which would have set me up nicely but i grinding it back up only to lose with AK on a K high board against A6 who river a flush, played the hand a little bit bad but the money goes in as the turn gave him a pair and a flush draw! But instead of shoving i just raised, he called, hit the flush on the river and shoved, i then called! As 75% of my stack was already in the pot! I played it bad on the turn! But thats my fault, although he got lucky on the river

The tournament is great though 2500 chips with a 30 min clock!
On a nice not two warwick mates won their seat yday Kader and Porno mark, link on right STA blog!!! Hopefully i will be there next week!!1 (already won my $650 seat)!!!!

Thats all folks! Hopefully next report will be me boasting about playing in the WSOP !!!!


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