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Good Fortnight, Bad Game Selection

2010-05-13

Ive had a pretty good 2 weeks since my last blog, with the only downside being some big hits trying to play with the big boys in some SCOOP H events. Lets go through it.

I picked up a tidy $3200 for coming 2nd in a $75 turbo on stars, which was a good kickstart to get me on my way. Lost HU to Seed85 when my 77 couldnt hold against his AQ. This tourney starts straight after work, so ill usually play it most nights.

A few nights later, i picked up another $8500 package to APPT Macau in the $22+R 3x Turbo, using just a single rebuy and addon. These also run after work, and have had some good overlays recently. Ive managed to win 3 of these for Macau, which is pretty unreal. I seem to have a knack for these tourneys, especially because i think most people dont know how to play them. They are usually winner take all, with blinds at 5k/10k after the addon, and people still seem to play them way too conservatively. Its amazing how often people will fold to open shoves, allowing you to pick up so many free chips. So that was good.

I had a day off work on Sunday, so i set myself up for a big session. I started with the SCOOP-M- 3x Shootout which i came 2nd on my first table when i lost AQ vs 1010 aipf. Had a deep run in the stars $109+R coming 21st for 1k, busted in 3 tourneys with overpairs vs underpairs one after the other, but finished it off with a 2nd in the FTP $163 75k Guaranteed for $11,625. I came to the FT with a slight chip lead, was the short stack with 4 left, then went into HU with the chip lead. The stacks were about even when i asked him if he wanted a chop (1st paid 19k) but he wasnt interested. I felt confident playing him (his name was fatcurt - i think he's a "pro"Wink but couldnt fade his outs when we got it all in on a flop of 7d8d7x with me holding J8 vs his KdJd. Turn 5x, River 3d. Damn.

So with my healthy-looking bankroll, i started to look at playing some of the SCOOP-H Turbo events. I played the $1575 2x chance Turbo and busted after an hour and a bit when i shoved into AK, the $109+R Turbo where i busted with AK vs AQ aipf for a big stack, and the $1050+R Turbo where i shoved in the mid stages into JJ and AK. All up inc rebuys, i spent about 6.5k on these 3 events and got back bananas. Im pretty dissappointed about that, but at the end of the day, i backed myself in, so i can live with it.

So things ended on a bit of a sour note, but im off to Macau with my wife in a few days, so im really looking forward to hopefully having a good run there. My wife has already organized 2 shopping tours to China so i guess there goes another hit to the old bankroll! Hopefully i can get it going back in the right direction. Will blog when i get back. Till then...

All the best,

Sal

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