Archive for July, 2011

WSOP Diary – Day Eight

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Expekt’s final hope at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas was Lukas Soucek (suk12) from the Czech Republic.

 

After Scotty Nguyen and online qualifier Magnus Skumsnes were knocked out, all eyes were on Lukas…

 

Day Eight – Main Event Day Three

 

Las Vegas 12 July

 

I busted out from the Main Event after first hour in Day Three. I decided to four-bet shove my K,Qo against the most aggressive kid who was very aggressive at our table. He actually had A,K and the board didn’t help me.

 

I am not satisfied with how I played the end of Day Two. All-in-all I met a lot of great poker players in Vegas and I hope that I make some hits in online poker and will be back next year. Las Vegas is certainly the best place for playing live poker.

 
 

Regards
Lukas Soucek

 

 


Scotty Nguyen At The WSOP [Part Two]

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Expekt’s Scotty Nguyen is a five time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner. He works closely with us here at Expekt to give all our players an insight in to one of the most successful and popular players ever baby!

 

He will be providing us with how he is getting on at the WSOP in Las Vegas and as ever, finishing almost every sentence with baby, baby!

 

Quotes from end of Day 2C WSOP Main Event

 

Las Vegas 10 July

 

My last day of the WSOP Main Event did not end the way I wanted it to you know baby! I played very good poker all the WSOP series, and for that I am proud. I am not pleased with the outcome, but I can sleep good at night in knowing I played beautifully, the cards just weren’t on my side this series baby!

 

My last hand of the Main Event I had J,9 suited, flop come J,9,4 rainbow and the way the other player played it, made me feel he had pocket Kings or something, only to find out when we got all the monies in the middle he had J,J!

 

I look forward to having a little time off to rest and relax, and all I know is this series only fuel me for the next tournaments I play. I want to thank everyone for supporting me baby!

 

Scotty

 

 


WSOP Diary Day Seven

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Norwegian Magnus Skumsnes, known as WViking on the tables, is Expekt’s representative in Las Vegas as he qualified through one of the many promotions on our poker site.

 

After Day One, Magnus was short stacked with 20,000 chips, here is how he fared in Day Two

 

Day Seven – Main Event Day Two

 

Las Vegas 12 July

 

I nursed my short stack all day. The most chips I had all day was 40K at the start of level 4. Basically I got under 15K chips then I found AK, AA and AK and doubled up 3 times, everytime to about 30K chips. While I was unhappy with the way I played Day One, I was very happy with the way I played Day Two. I just couldnt win a pot after the flop.

 

When in 20 hours of play you make 1 flush, hit trips 1 time, hit 2 pair 1 time, make a straight 0 times, hit a set 0 times, it’s hard to build a stack.

 

My table today was like the most tight aggressive table ever. It took 8 hours of play before the first limped pot of the day. Thats right, in every hand all day the first guy who entered a pot came in with a raise.

 

Basically nobody donated many chips and the way to win chips at a table like this is to pick up the blinds and antes, which I did my fair share of with my measly short stack.

 

I was all in about 15 times without being called, but it all had to end eventually. 20 min before the end of the day I was down to 9 BB and shoved with a suited king and got called by kj, and boom my Main Event adventure was over for this year. I’ll be back though!

 

 

Magnus

 

 


WSOP Diary – Day Six

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Lukas Soucek (suk12) from the Czech Republic is one of Expekt’s men at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

 

He qualified via a Super Satellite on Expekt on 30th May winning a Main Event package worth $13,000. He has been an Expekt player since 2008. After Day One he was in a decent positon with 49,900 chips – here is how he got on during Main Event Day Two – his sixth day in Vegas.

 

Day Six

 

Las Vegas 11 July

 

I won a pretty nice pot with A,5 on the beginning of day two, when I hit my straight on the river. After that I played very a solid game and one hour before end of the day I had about 180,000 chips.

 

The last hour I made a two really bad bluffs when I put my opponents all-in and went down to 15,000. The last hand of the day after picking up a few more chips I pushed T,9o on the button and got call with A,6. I hit my runner runner flush on the river and doubled up to 49,000.

I made a Day Three, but I am, of course, very dissapointed right now.

 
 

Regards
Lukas Soucek

 

News from how Lukas performed on day three to follow….
 


WSOP Diary Day Five [Part Two]

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Norwegian Magnus Skumsnes, known as WViking on the tables, is Expekt’s representative in Las Vegas as he qualified through one of the many promotions on our poker site.

 

He will provide the Expekt blog with an exclusive diary of his experience, thoughts and of course – poker action! Keep tuned in to hear what really goes on behind the scenes and what goes through the mind of Expekt’s man at the most prestigious poker event in the world!

 

Day Five – The Main Event!

 

Las Vegas 10 July

 

Maybe Live Poker isnt so easy afterall? Boy was Day 1 of the Main Event a grind. I was quite happy with my table draw with to big fishes to my direct left and right. They played like every single hand, and I tought for sure that they would give me a big chunk of their chips.

 

Well that didnt happen. I managed to hit a flush versus one of them in a small pot, but I just couldnt get through the guy on my left.

 

Every hand I raised, he called, and he outflopped me again and again. It was quite frustrating. Well as it always happen with fishes, they dont last very long, and when they both busted after level 3, my table got much harder.

 

It seemed like every move I did went wrong. I called when I should have raised, I bet when I should have checked, I checked when I should have bet, and so on. All in all a tough and frustrating day at the tables!

 

After starting with 30K chips I got it up to 34K, then down to 30K, up again to 37K, down to 32k, before losing a big pot versus the fish on my left after making a really bad river call. Now I was down to only 16K. How about getting dealt aces the very next hand and double up against aces? That was my only good break all day.

 

I then slowly built my stack up to 40K before it all went wrong the last 3H. I finished the day with a stack of only 20K chips. I hope day 2 will be nicer to me and that I find my A game.

 

 

Magnus

 

Stay tuned for news about how Magnus gets on with those 20,000 chips!
 


WSOP Diary Day Five

Monday, July 11th, 2011

In addition to Magnus Skumsnes, Expekt also has another player at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

 

Lukas Soucek (suk12) from the Czech Republic, qualified via a Super Satellite on Expekt on 30th May winning a Main Event package worth $13,000. He will play the $10k event, starting on Day 1D (10th July). He has been an Expekt player since 2008.

 

Day Five

 

Las Vegas 10 July

 

My starting WSOP table was pretty easy, unfortunately I had two aggressive players just to my left side. One of them was out very early when he didnt fold set of Q,Q to set of K,K. It was a pretty easy fold in my eyes. He was facing an all-in and thought about folding for about two minutes a then said call for his last moment in tournament.

 

The guy on my left always used his position to me and I fall down to 14K after three levels. Then I picked up the right spot for double up with pocket tens vs A,Q and things started working for me. I made two very bad plays. On the other side, I made a two really big folds and I was right. Finally I made it to day two with 49,900 chips!

 
 

Regards
Lukas Soucek

 

News from how Lukas performed on day two to follow….
 


Scotty Nguyen At The WSOP

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Expekt’s Scotty Nguyen is a five time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner. He works closely with us here at Expekt to give all our players an insight in to one of the most successful and popular players ever baby!

 

He will be providing us with how he is getting on at the WSOP in Las Vegas and as ever, finishing almost every sentence with baby, baby!

 

Quotes from end of Day 1C WSOP Main Event

 

Las Vegas 9 July

 

You know baby, it feels so good to have day one over with baby! This is the event you look forward to the most all year, so when it comes time to play, you are very nervous and excited baby!

 

It’s so nice to have the day over with because all those nerves are over with now it’s started. I just have to finish it baby!

 

I start the day strong by getting up to 50,000 in chips right away and then I have those poker rollercoasters and even get down to 11,000 in chips. I manage to finish the day with 48,325 in chips and I am very happy with it! I played good today baby!

 

Scotty

 

 


WSOP Diary Day Four

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Norwegian Magnus Skumsnes, known as WViking on the tables, is Expekt’s representative in Las Vegas as he qualified through one of the many promotions on our poker site.

 

He will provide the Expekt blog with an exclusive diary of his experience, thoughts and of course – poker action! Keep tuned in to hear what really goes on behind the scenes and what goes through the mind of Expekt’s man at the most prestigious poker event in the world!

 

Day Four

 

Las Vegas 8 July

 

Boy was it nice to get back to the tables and play some poker again. It was a small buyin ($185) NLH event at the RIO. It was a deepstack event with a starting stack of 10,000 chips.

 

Play was slow the first 3-4 levels, with a lot of limping. I didn’t get many playable hands and managed to stay patience just watching the action. When level 5 started the antes kicked in, and nobody at the table was very deep anymore. I got some hands, while I also found some good spots to steal and resteal.

 

Later on the blinds escalated so that it became a shove or fold contest. I then lost a big all-in with AK v AJ v JQ, a queen hit the board on the turn. About 20 hands later I was very short and shoved with 9,9 and the BB called holding K,J. Again the turn was bad for me as a king was dealt. The river was no help to me and again I finished out of the money.

 

All in all I was happy with the way I played and I have the impression that Live Poker is quit a bit softer than Internet Poker. Im ready for more. I cant wait for the Main Event to start!

 

 

Magnus

 

News from how Magnus performed in the $10K Main Event on Sunday to follow….