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« Reply #210 on: July 01, 2018, 04:58:14 PM »

Congratulations on the win Mr anon Smiley
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« Reply #211 on: July 01, 2018, 06:08:35 PM »

I went back to day two of the Berlin Summer Cup (€220 buy in, 250 runners) with just 22BBs, lying around 50/62, with 27 paid. I commented to my buddy that at least it would get me out of the flat for the afternoon, but I expected to be available to watch the Uruguay v Portugal match later that evening. About 15 people bought in for 8bbs at the beginning of day two to swell the prizepool and we were off. Early on average stacks were very shallow, due in part to the number of day two re-entries, so there were a lot of all ins. I didn't do very much and dwindled down to 10bbs where a had my first (and I think only) suckout, doubling with A8 vs AQ. Shortly afterwards I went on a tear, busting three players in an orbit and vaulting into one of the top positions.

On the bubble I was able to steal a lot of pots but lost most of my chips with in a flip for the chiplead just after the bubble broke. I managed to hang around, grind my shortstack and steal pots here and there to go into the final table 9/10. Already there were murmurs of a deal but we started to play and two players busted relatively quickly. A young Austrian guy that I'll call Falco Jnr in an Austrian National Team shellsuit with a bumfluff moustache and slicked back hair and big shades was a monster chipleader with almost half the chips in play. I'd played with him the previous day where he coolered five or six different people to finish as Day One chip leader. I had a feeling that he could punt his stack off at any moment and was very happy with my seat on his direct left.

The deal was discussed and I acquiesced to looking at ICM numbers out of politeness. Fortunately the Austrian asked for a ridiculous amount of extra money so he was the one to nix the deal and we played on. A little while later, now 7-handed, the Austrian had spewed off a few chips and was now in the market to deal and I now had to be the one to put the kibosh on it, drawing the ire of the rest of the table. I was the shortstack with 10bbs (therefore no ICM pressure) and to the direct left of the spewy chipleader. Plus of course I've played hundreds of final tables and felt totally comfortable and was having lots of fun. The table seemed to believe that as the shortstack I should be most incentivised to deal and didn't understand my rejection. Of course, the most keen on a deal should have been the guy second in chips who was to the right of the chipleader and thus totally handcuffed. At this point one of the casino regs who I had played with before (and had opened and folded to a 5bb shove earlier at the final) told me that he knew I played online for 'Millions' and it was a big deal for me and how could they play in this turbo structure. I replied in my bad German that I was here to gamble, I was a kid with a dream and chopping wasn't for real men.

We talked for about fifteen minutes and then the first hand after the failed deal discussions I doubled up via a flip for ultimate DEAL REJECTION JUSTICE. I managed to bob and weave until we got five handed, rejecting several more deal offers along the way. I made a crucial double up with AQ vs the A8 and shortly afterwards I picked up kings in a fortuitous spot to cripple one of the two good players. Soon we were four handed with three evenish stacks and a shorty.

The crucial hand was a ridiculous one. The good young quiet player limped off 25bb from the cut off (which is an interesting adjustment off that stack depth), the spewy Austrian completed in the sb and I checked in the BB with 28o. The flop was T82 with two spades and Falco Jnr open shipped for around 5x pot. He'd shown a propensity for random spews, so I looked down at my cards, shrugged and called. I managed to hold vs his KT and was monster chipleader. I was now in a great position and shoved almost any two cards several hands in a row with second in chips totally in an ICM coffin, enjoying his wry looks in my direction each time. In the break I indicated to the young player in second place that I'd be open to chopping with him heads up but he seemed noncommittal. I resisted making my usual comment in such circumstances - something along the lines of - 'Why? Do you think you are better at poker than me?' - it later emerged that he knew my screen name and we'd played a bunch of mixed games together previously on Stars - but he wouldn't tell me his screen name even after the tournament.

Anyhow, I managed to finish things off quickly by busting the shorty in a flip and then grinding it out heads up. With lots of flops favouring my ranges, I was able to barrel a lot of flops and turns. Finishing it off with 88 holding vs K7 for a €13.1k pay day and my second ever live tournament win.

It was all very low key with no trophy and the results won't even be officially recorded due to new EU data regulations. I felt great and thought I'd played excellently, trying to avoid marginal +ev spots and high variance situations to preserve my stack and of course running very well.

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Falco Jnr's face upon seeing my 28o looked something like this.

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« Reply #212 on: July 01, 2018, 06:21:05 PM »

Nice work ,well done.
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« Reply #213 on: July 01, 2018, 06:38:07 PM »

great write up

well done on the win

a while ago you or someone else here posted your old blog up from few years ago

really enjoyed reading it all, obviously plenty of poker but tons of really interesting stuff about your life and many visits to places off the usual track. not got time to trawl for the link but am sure that if you posted it again, then it would be enjoyed by anybody who came across it.

my memory is not great but sure i remember you writing about going to stay in a place in middle of nowhere and having to take a lift from a random that involved driving into a forest for ages with doubts about the drivers motives, ending up somewhere that you really enjoyed.

maybe i imagined that...
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« Reply #214 on: July 01, 2018, 06:47:43 PM »


Morning Phil.

If you plan to sell any action for Killarney, reserve a bit for me please.

PS - I sorted that other thing you wrote to me about.

Thanks Tony. Will do!
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« Reply #215 on: July 01, 2018, 08:27:43 PM »

Great stuff, seems like a win for one of the good guys.
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« Reply #216 on: July 02, 2018, 12:24:06 PM »

Fired twenty lineups of 6 players on the first day of Draftkings tennis today. Men and Women are together in the same pool with adjusted scoring because of the different length of matches. I tried and failed to work out which would yield more points and I imagine it will be pretty even. You need a few underdogs because of the pricing so I've gone heavy on Moldovan Radu Albot. He's no great shakes but at a shade over 2-1 with the bookies and vs an opponent in Carreno Busta has never won a main tour match on Grass, I think he has a fine chance to at least push to 4 or 5 sets. There were also a few pricing inefficiencies so I've gone big relative unknowns Stakhovsky and Novak as well as Mladenovic who's record on fast surfaces is better than first appears. My other strategy for the tournaments was to fade all American players and Federer because their ownerships will be vastly inflated by casual American players who only know about 5-10 players. To win a tournament we need a unique line up and if a player with 35% ownership in a 20,000 player field loses or posts a bad score than that is a massive boost to everyone who faded them. If we can get any of Isner, Keys, Stephens or Williams beat or Fed to lose a set then we could be on to a very good thing today. For 50/50s I've gone with big servers Karlovic and Isner as they should rack up some points from aces even if they lose. It is all a bit unknown but as a follower of tennis I should have an edge. Let's see how it goes.

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« Reply #217 on: July 02, 2018, 11:10:38 PM »

Pretty good start to Draftkings tennis. I made 20 lineups as there was a big overlay. Stephens getting beaten was good news for me. Need Albot to finish the job in the fifth set from a break up and I will end up with a nice payday as he was in most of my lineups.

On the hunt for some underdogs for tomorrow!
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« Reply #218 on: July 03, 2018, 02:04:21 PM »

Congrats Phil.

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« Reply #219 on: July 03, 2018, 03:32:42 PM »

Congrats on the win. This was on the stake obvs  Smiley Wink Grin
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« Reply #220 on: July 03, 2018, 06:05:14 PM »

Scored tickets for Wimbledon Centre Court on Thursday from the returns on Ticketmaster. Looking at the draw, I reckon we might get Djok and Konta because they weren't on Centre today. Maybe with Nadal. Or maybe Edmund. Should be a great day! I'm hoping Kyrgios is on an outside court again on Thursday so I can see him as I am a Nick K fanboy!
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« Reply #221 on: July 12, 2018, 06:40:26 AM »

Well done on the tourny win! And thanks for the write up. Shame they won’t be publishing the results, I’m hating this new data regulation more each moneys and was sad to see the last tourny I cashed in littered with anonymous everywhere.

I don’t bet on tennis very often, but when I see Kyrgios is playing I often just Insta-bet the opponent! He seems like a terrible tilter when things don’t go his way and I was glad to see Nishikori prevail. So did you see the Edmund and Nadal matches?
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« Reply #222 on: July 12, 2018, 02:01:14 PM »

Cheers!

We had great seats in the shade on Centre Court so that was brilliant, just behind the players boxes in the corner. I went with my mum who is 65 and it was a really humid day, so we didn't wander around too much in the outside courts. Gotta say the whole thing was brilliantly organised and everyone does a first rate job and the food and drink wasn't as eye gougingly expensive as I thought it might be. Getting there was a bit of a mission as half the train lines went down and also part of the District Line was down for a while but we made it.

Started by seeing Sam Stosur absolutely implode vs Gavrilova on Court 18 - I liked that court a lot and that you could walk by and watch from above. Nadal v Kukushkin was a top match even though Rafa won in straight sets - the score didn't do justice to the match which was tight at times. I will be keeping an eye on Kukushkin, he played some stunning shots and looked very comfortable on grass. Konta played poorly but Cibulková was excellent. I enjoy watching her play, always a lot of energy and positive body language. I couldn't back Konta in any tournies this season and I don't think she can challenge for a Grand Slam unless she makes some big changes. Edmund played decently but his opponent wasn't up to much and yeah as I thought would happen, he couldn't handle Djokovic in the next round. We saw a bit of doubles to end the day.

It is a shame that the show courts are only half full half the time, I don't know how they can change that.

I just love how Kyrgios shows his emotions so much but he played at the same time as Rafa so I didn't get to see him.

I think I'll be skipping EPT Barcelona again as Pokerstars just don't give me any particular reason to go. No promotions or incentives or overlays in the satties. Went to Barcelona already this year which was a great trip and August is always a bit too hot for me. Plus I also feel a bit priced out of EPT Festivals and now they've got rid of all the mixed games as side events it doesn't appeal to play a bunch of turbos and have massive wait lists for cash games.

I'm booked and bought in for Irish Poker Masters in Killarney - https://mypartypokerlive.com/en/event/irish-poker-masters-2018. Kudos to Party for the promo with the free hotel. Never been to the West of Ireland so looking forward to it a lot and we have direct flights from Berlin to Kerry which is perfect. Ireland is also a fun place to play poker. Will stay on afterwards for a few days and hire bikes to do some cycling I think. I also hear a rumour that they are having a 1k in Berlin next month. Naturally I'm very keen to play some more live poker after not busting for two days.

I've barely played online in the past few weeks so looking forward to a few sessions beginning tomorrow.
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