[SWeNetty is from northern Sweden now living in England and I have been playing poker at Expekt.com ever since. started up by playing Chicago, you know another name for 5-card draw but without the betting between rounds, with her brother and something they called knuckle-poker in school. SWenetty will contribute regularly here but you can also follow here at http://netsson.suitedjokers.com]
Sitting in the living room with the most gorgeous view of the sunset blinding me right now. The sun is so red it’s really amazing to watch it. Past couple of days I have been very careful when it comes to choosing what tournaments to play and it’s ben paying off. I have leveled up to playing the $1.20 Toronto instead since i’m up over $20 in bankroll and since Expekt.com have changed it’s payout structure of the freerolls to $1.20 for top 20 instead of $0.60 for top 33. I’m at the oment investigating if it’s to challenge us customers making it harder every month or if t’s just “one time only policy” they’ve changed. But it’s more challenging to get to top 20 than top 33. My stats at the moment when it comes to the freerolls is a ticket every 5 games played which makes it 20% ROI in the freerolls. When I do reach the tickets i’m mostly in the top 5 when the tournaments ends so i’m playing more steadily right now.
With 5 to go until the money May 7th
With one more to go until the money May 11th
I played 3 $1.20 Toronto-tables today and I placed second, third and bubbled one making $5 profit for these 3 and 3 tickets used. I do have a couple of really sweet hands to show you all now. First is the 5 high Straight flush I got a couple of days ago. Unfortunatley I didn’t get anyone to pay me off so it didn’t go to showdown. I did however get some payoff for it but not nearly enough what I wanted.
5 high straight flush spades, May 7th
And here’s my Quad aces. Everyone folded to me on the button so I’m raising 3xBB to 360. SB re raises to 600 and i’m thinking Yum-yum, this is what I want. Someone going nuts when I have the rockets! I 3-bet to 1080 and I honestly was expecting a fold here but he pushed all in, I called and SB turns over pp 7s and I really questioned why this aggressiveness with this medium to middlepairs The flop Ad, 5c, 2d shot the odds in my favour even more and the As on the turnput the final nail in the coffin. I didn’t scream this time, well not really a scream, more of a grunt. The scream kind of got stuck in my chest but I swear I could hear my heart pounding really hard. It really felt sweet to get paid for that hand doubling me up. I mean that’s why I play, to get the heart pumping when you see that you’re making the right decisions and your game is going exactly as you planned it to go.
Quad Aces doubling me up, May 11th I’m really looking forward to the Mini ECOOP starting now May 14th. I’m going to play 10 of them and right now I feel really pepped up to start the first one. The Quadruple sounds interesting where everyone’s playing 4 tables/tournaments at the same time. That’s going to be the game for the multi tasking ones. But the 2 deep stacks, Event 3 and Main Event are the ones i’m going to enjoy most. There it’s going to show who’s having the most stamina and least getting bored over the slow structure. It’s something that suits me with the 20 minute blinds and 5000 starting chips. Even though I would have preferred the double chip stack (10 000) to start with. That would even more sort out the ones that think it’s allin/foldem and not strategy that counts. So who’s going to meet me at the table in these Mini ECOOPs? You?
Mini ECOOP tournament schedule May 14th to May 23rd
Have fun playing well