Saturday, September 24, 2011

WCOOP Event 58: $530 PLO Heads-Up LIVE BLOG

4:30am: fuck fuck fuck. bubbled after battling for over 1 hr. SO SICK.......

3:28am: Round 3 starting. Opponent is OLD TIME GIN from Canada.

2:27am: Round 2 took 7 minutes and 18 hands. Mr HABIBI is weak and tight and predictable. I took a 2:1 lead with nut flush vs straight, and the knockout when I jammed broadway wrap into his middle set and connects. More waiting for Round 3. zzzzzz.

2:20am: finally Round 1 is over. Round 2 opponent HABIBIYANOUR from Sweden.

2:05am: these 2 are still nitting up like grandmas. fuck.

1:47am: only 1 table still going. moonwatch79 vs caecilius. pls hurry up.

1:19am: only took me 19 minutes to win the match. The guy blew some chips with air when i called him down with the under boat JJxx on a KK7Jx board. He was down to 2:1 chips and I was able to further pressure that to a 4:1 chip lead. I gave the knockout blow with KT9x on a KsTs9s flop, he had the nut flush but I turned the T to seal it. Long wait until Round 2. zzzzzzz.

1:00am: first round opponent is radik-dn from Russia.

12:59am: bought into the $320 PLO HU 2nd chance 1 minute before it closed. 64 runners.

10:53pm: WOW busted holding QQxx on KQ6 board vs KTxx, turn T, river K. this is fucked up.

10:51pm: down to 4:1 dog after missing a wrap+FD trying to bust the guy.

10:49: 1.5:1 chip lead now after a flurry of attack.

10:43pm: back down to 1.5:1 dog on AAxx < JJxx.

10:30pm: back to even stack.

10:12pm: 2:1 dog in chips after missing a 12 outer.

9:59pm: ok no Round 1 bye. Opponent's name is allucan3at from Holland. GLME.

9:56pm: Hi guys, I'm gonna attempt to do a live blog on the go during the matches on this WCOOP Event 58 PLO Heads-Up. PLO HU is definitely one of my best games so I'm really feeling excited to play in this event. 4 more minutes until Round 1 starts. I'm definitely feeling it. (However a lucky Round 1 bye wouldn't be bad either.)

Monday, September 12, 2011

WCOOP 2011 - Events which I'll play (version 6.0)

Event # Date Day Time (ET) Name Buy-In Fee Guarantee
*1 04-Sep Sun 10:00 $215 NL Hold'em [6-Max] $200 $15 $1,000,000
4 05-Sep Mon 11:00 $320 PL Omaha $300 $20 $300,000
*10 07-Sep Wed 06:00 $265 PL Omaha [Knockout] $250 $15 $225,000
14 08-Sep Thu 11:00 $265 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Knockout] $250 $15 $500,000
*16 09-Sep Fri 11:00 $215 PL Omaha [6-Max] $200 $15 $250,000
*19 10-Sep Sat 10:00 $109 NL Hold'em $100 $9 $800,000
*21 11-Sep Sun 10:00 $215 NL Hold'em $200 $15 $1,250,000
22 11-Sep Sun 14:00 $530 NL Hold'em $500 $30 $1,500,000
*23 12-Sep Mon 11:00 $215 NL Hold'em [4-Max] $200 $15 $500,000
28 13-Sep Tue 17:00 $1050 NL Hold'em $1000 $50 $600,000
31 14-Sep Wed 14:00 $320 8-Game $300 $20 $100,000
33 15-Sep Thu 11:00 $320 PL Omaha [6-Max, 1R1A] $300 $20 $300,000
*35 16-Sep Fri 11:00 $215+R NL Hold'em $200 $15 $550,000
38 17-Sep Sat 10:00 $530 NL Hold'em [Heads-Up] $500 $30 $350,000
39 7-Sep Sat 14:00 $320 HORSE $300 $20 $125,000
*40 18-Sep Sun 10:00 $215 NL Hold'em $200 $15 $1,000,000
43 19-Sep Mon 11:00 $320+R PL Omaha [6-max] $300 $20 $350,000
46 20-Sep Tue 11:00 $320 Mixed PL Hold'em/Omaha $300 $20 $225,000
49 21-Sep Wed 06:00 $215 NL Hold'em [1R1A] $200 $15 $400,000
*58 24-Sep Sat 10:00 $530 PL Omaha [Heads-Up] $500 $30 $125,000
60 25-Sep Sun 10:00 $215 NL Hold'em $200 $15 $1,250,000

That's a total of 20 events (!) and total maximum damage is $9,400. (this is assuming a max of 4BI in the $215+R NLH and 7BI in the $320+R PLO.) Any event that I end up not playing will be refunded as part of the final payout.

I also have a plan to blog each event into a separate post. But it's a plan that'll be hard to stick to after the fifth event. We shall see.

V1.1: Correction: the total amount should be $9,400 not $8,800.
V2.0: Replaced Event 28 $1050 NLH with Event 23 $530 NLH.
V3.0: Added Event 28 $1050 NLH back in. Removed Event 32 ($320 NLH 6max), Event 49 ($215 +1R1A NLH).
V4.0: Removed Event 43 $320+R PLO 6max and added Event 39 $320 HORSE.
V5.0: Added back Event 43.
V6.0: Added back Event 49. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

WCOOP Event 1: $215 NLH 6-Max

The game is No Limit Hold'em Shorthanded, one of the NLH variations that offers fast paced action and the WCOOP deep structure offered plenty of play. The low $215 buy-in and the gigantic One Million Dollars guarantee ended up attracting 7500 players, yielding a $1,500,000 prize pool. This would be my first WCOOP event in 2011 and I had a great start when I built my 10k starting stack to 43k only after one hour. At that point i was either 2nd or 3rd out of over 5000 players. Over the next 2 hours the table basically had the same players, less 2-3 eliminations. I was in very good command of the table with around 70k chips while the next biggest stack a measly 10k and the rest in four figures. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that I was owning the table. And then I got moved.

I was seated on this new table to the right of this 50k stack, and the rest of the guys with less than him. I wasted no time and gave away plenty chips. In one hand, I doubled up a 17k shortstack by getting it in on a 689 flop with 7T and the guy had TJ. He peels the Q on the river to win with a better straight. I lost a few more small pots here and there and gave away a total of 25k to the table and I was down to 50k. At that point I was begging the table to not break as I want to get my chips back. Soon after I was dealt this hand:

Hole card: Red Aces. Position: CO. Blind 250/500/60

Preflop: folded to me and I raised to 1111, BB 3bet to 2400, i 4bet to 7500, BB called.

Flop: Qc Tc 2d. He checked. I checked. (To me his 4bet calling range is TT+, AK, so it was less a question of how much I can make off him than whether I'll go bust this hand. So I checked.)

Turn: Td. Bad just turned to worse. He bet 12500 into the 15000 pot and I had around 40k left. I wasn't ready to fold Aces just yet, but I was very close to. I called.

River: 6s. He checked, and I checked behind. (I think I missed a bet here, not sure.)

Showdown: I won the hand with Aces, he had AQ for top top.

I felt like I did badly by not stacking his remaining 24k. Did I play bad? Please use the comment section.

After that hand I was up to 71k, and after a few rounds my luck turned horrid when a guy called my 4betshove with AKs and flopped the nut flush. Yes that's right, I had Aces. I lost over 50% of my stack in this hand so I was down to just above 30k. An hour later, the blinds creeped up to 600/1200/150 when my stack was dwindling down to just above 25k. I decided to 3betshove KQ in the BB against a button raise, but the guy called with A9 and I lost the hand and busted out.

I busted out 1110th or so and the tournament paid top 960, but one can't be afraid to bubble if he wants to go deep, right?

Tonight will be the $320 PLO. This should be a great chance to practice my peddling skills and hopefully I'll draw a table with a few guys who's willing to gamble it up too! Gogogogogogo!