Monday, July 27, 2009


So I played that WSOP freeroll tournament yesterday and went 'deep'. I finished 20th for the $5500 package. I had a really comfortable stack at 30bbs but I ended up getting AKo in against a guy who had me covered. I think our table was 6 handed and I had been really aggressive against this guy because he was stealing a lot (he was probably the only guy I noticed playing well at the table). It was folded to him on the button and he raised. I 3-bet him from the SB for like the 4th time in an hour and he shoved QQ. I pretty much snapped him with my AK and lost the race. The pot wouldve put me in great position (like 2nd or 3rd) but it just wasn't meant to me. I think the hand basically played itself and I have no regrets.

Now apparently I can use the $5500 for the online world championship of poker (WCOOP), which would be nice to get free entry to the $5200 main event.

But I think I want to use it on a trip and live tournament, because thats so much more fun. Anyone have suggestions? I can't decide what to do or where to go.

Anyhow, back to the grind I go.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

back in van

Well I'm back settled in Vancouver.
Bought some stuff for my grindroom (new 24" monitor and speakers) so I can put in some volume the next 2 and half months. Then back to toronto for a friend's wedding.

Now I'm just looking for a bike or something to get back in shape. 6 weeks of doing nothing but playing poker, eating out, and drinking beer took its toll on me. Hopefully I can get back into a good routine quickly.

Sunday is that million dollar freeroll on pokerstars that I qualified for. I've already 'won' a $5k package but hopefully I get lucky and can eek out some more value. Only 124 people get to play so I do have a decent shot. Here's the payout structure.

124th to 28th - $5000
18th - 27th - $5500
13th to 15th - $7000
10th to 12th - $8500
9 - $10,000
8 - $12,500
7 - $15,000
6 - $18,000
5 - $22,500
4 - $30,000
3 - $40,000
2 - $50,000
1 - $60,000

If I can't take it down, I hope one of my WSOP roommates do. GoMukYaSelf and justforfunds both qualified as well, so best of luck to them.

So anyways it starts sunday july 26th@ 17:00ET, feel free to sweat me and root me on!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Busted out of the main event about 3hrs into day 2.
Got kind of shortstacked early and had 10k chips with blinds at 250/500 50ante.

MP opened to 1200 and a guy I was fairly confident was opening light 3bets to 3500. I look down at QQ in the SB and fistpump ship it in. I know the guy is commited, and he asks me 'do you want a call?' and I just smile and and say yeah because I'm obviously say ahead if he asks and i know he cant fold. He calls and flips up KQs. King in the window and I take the walk of shame.

All in all it was a great experience and a very successful WSOP.

I won the pokerstars freeroll yesterday which gets me into an exclusive online freeroll which pays out about $800,000 in packages. So my EV is about $7000 from that, and everyone gets a seat. So that should be awesome and is gonna take me to at least one more event for free. :)

I'm in vegas for 1 more week. Gonna take it easy for the most part, and I'll definitely hit up the pokerstars party on thursday. be sure to say hi if you see me.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

the mains event

main event kicked off today and i played day 1

i didnt really play any interesting hands, all pretty standard stuff. ended the day with 20k in chips gonna relax for the next few days and start crushing on day 2a.