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« on: December 06, 2016, 03:16:49 AM »

Hi Blonde Staking Forum.

My name is Phill and I'm selling action for the following mixed game events at  the EPT Prague Festival.

I feel I am decently plusEV in these tournaments, but as it is kind of hard to prove that as it is mixed games, so you will be taking that a bit on my word. Also I believe it is my first time selling on Blonde then I am selling for these at face value.

9 December - HORSE €550
12 December Limit Holdem €330 turbo
13 December Razz €550
14 December Stud 8 or better €550
15 December 7 Card Stud €550
16 December 2-7 Triple Draw €550

1% is €30.80 or £26 (per xe.com)

Selling up to 40%

You can send to bergeroo (Germany) on Stars. I can take UK bank xfer (PM me for details), I could also take a bit on Skrill. I can buy in through Stars as they made me move my account to Germany, so would prefer not to receive actual cash in Prague if poss but it could work ok.

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550 is a nice price point for these events as most of the time the buy in is too low for most of the top crushers to play (especially as there are also 5k mixed events), but other Holdem and PLO specialists will just hop in if there isn't another tournament on that day that they want to play. I will game select the fields in these by checking out the lineup in level one/two before hopping in. Some recent Stars events have had small fields but I don't expect that here in Prague. If the field is too small/too tough I will skip and refund.

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I've played poker for a living for over eight years. Perhaps unusually, in that time I've never been backed. In most of that time I've played NLH tournaments but I've always enjoyed mixed games. Initially I made an effort to learn all the games and in recent times I've been making a concerted effort to work on the games in the 8 game rotation. Bizarrely when I 'went pro' as a poker player I did this playing Limit Holdem - a strange and undoubtedly poor decision. So I played a lot of Limit games initially, both in California and also online. Of course I soon realised that there was a lot more action in NLH so switched over to that.

Truthfully I've not had a great last couple of years and haven't had any big scores in recent times. These days I play quite a bit on kind of off brand/more obscure sites and lower than I used to. In the past I've kept my own action for this kind of buyin/tournament but I just don't have the bankroll right now to do that

In the past I've finished second in a WCOOP (mixed Holdem), finalled a SCOOP-M, finalled the Sunday Warm Up twice, Million once, 17th in the Sunday 10 Million. Four PocketFives Triple Crowns and well over 3m in online cashes and won several hundred tournaments online
http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/bergeroo/ - note several of the usernames I use these days are not listed on there.

I've played a lot of tournaments and am very aware of ICM. ICM is interesting and a bit different in Limit tournaments and split pot games. I think I've played enough Limit tournaments now to adapt to this. I've also studied and thought about ICM spots in these games.

For the mixed games I've mostly played them as cash games. Sadly these days the MTT schedule for mixed games online is poor and I don't play them much as I generally have too many other tables to concentrate. Fwiw today I decided to play both the $27 HORSE and $27 8 game on Stars which as now the biggest daily mixed games and ended up with a second and a third from fields of 45 and 50 off one bullet. I will play them both again tomorrow. Winamax have also very recently introduced Stud and Draw games so I've been dabbling over there but the rake is very high.

Now I feel very comfortable in playing Stud games in a live setting, card handling and board reading etc. In two trips to Austria this year I logged a number of hours in the 7 Card Stud cash games. I also played mixed cash games in my trip to Vegas this year, but was too late for the tournaments. I finished 5th in a 550 HORSE tournament at EPT Barcelona in August as you can see from my Hendon Mob page
http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=111949

This is basically the same as the tournament will be in Prague. I found the field varied, with some strong players and some players who were very weak in one or more games or just Holdem players who busted that days event and hopped in. Importantly I felt comfortable throughout the tournament, think I played the bubble and final well. Of course looking back I made some mistakes, missing a bet here or losing a bet there, but I was happy with how I played and gave myself a shot to finish in the top three.

In draw games I feel my live play is a bit weaker (despite 2-7 Triple Draw being possibly my favourite game), as I just haven't played it live very much. I played it a bit in 8 game mixed and did play a tournament in Vienna a few months back. But I'm still improving in the card handling/reading aspect in live draw games.

I've played many many hours of live Limit Holdem in the US, mostly in California.

With regards to studying I think I've seen most of the training videos that are available on these games. Right from the brand new ones on Run It Once, back to the old school ones from Deuces Cracked. I've also read books that are available on the games. I've watched cards up final tables of WSOP events and WCOOP/SCOOP events.

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I'm rambling now and I could talk a lot more about these games and these tournaments. I would be happy to answer any questions.

Importantly I feel like I am proficient at all of these games and am plus ev in these tournaments. In particular I've put quite a bit of effort into improving my Stud8 and Stud games over the past 18 months.

Other stuff/smallprint

I don't really drink much any more. I am to get to each tournament well rested and on time. I will study/train for the specific game the night before and the morning of the tournament. I will play a few NLH tournaments and cash games too whilst I am there but these ones aren't just filler around that, I'm actually looking forward to them the most.

Even though I'm listed as German on Stars, I'm British so there are no taxes. Payouts will be done through Stars or bank. Will use the bank rate back to £ taken from the last day of the festival. In event of a big score I may need a few days to move money around etc if I can't get paid on Stars for some reason.

Thanks for reading.

PS fun fact. Initially I tried to get my post count up on Blonde so I could buy a piece of Stu Rutter's WSOP mixed package. I think the year I finally got enough my post he either didn't sell or he snap sold out, so I never did manage to get a piece!
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 03:19:14 AM »

Tonights tournaments. Obviously the ones I'm selling for are 20x higher buy in!  Shocked Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 04:07:16 AM »

I'll take 10% please
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2016, 07:04:24 AM »

I'll take it all.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2016, 09:26:53 AM »


If you are willing to free up another 2.5%, I'd certainly take it partly by way of "thank you" for your recent efforts on Fred, but it looks good value in it's own right.

I would pay cash by Bank TX.

Either way, good luck.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2016, 12:25:02 PM »

I'd love to have a vicarious sweat on non-NLHE action. Happy to take anything between 1% and 2.5% if it becomes available. If not, no worries.

Either way, best of luck and looking forward to the updates.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 01:23:24 PM »

Powwwwww 10%
Pads 30%
Tikay 2.5%
Longines 2.5%

Tikay and Longines, will sell a little more so you can have a sweat if that's ok with everyone?

If everyone can let me know how you will pay so I can organise moving money if necessary. Tikay will send you a PM shortly. First event is on Friday afternoon.
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2016, 03:14:59 PM »

PMs sent out. Thanks for the interest everyone. Think Pads will be ok with me selling an extra 2.5% to Tikay and Longines.

Will try to take some notes during the downtime/breaks in the tournament and write a little report/summary after each event.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 05:28:12 PM »

I'll send stars
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2016, 08:27:22 AM »

Missed out on this but good luck, the mixed game MTTs at Prague last year were well run and reasonably good structures.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2016, 10:25:26 AM »

Powwwwww 10%
Pads 30%
Tikay 2.5%
Longines 2.5%

Tikay and Longines, will sell a little more so you can have a sweat if that's ok with everyone?

If everyone can let me know how you will pay so I can organise moving money if necessary. Tikay will send you a PM shortly. First event is on Friday afternoon.

Thanks Mr H, most appreciated.

Have sent you £65 this morning via Bank TX.

Good value this one, face value, & we get 6 interesting events, & maybe a sweat or two.

Good luck.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2016, 12:51:27 PM »

Missed out on this but good luck, the mixed game MTTs at Prague last year were well run and reasonably good structures.

Thanks, yeah the games are a pleasure, the dealers are almost always excellent in the different games and the TD is very good.
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2016, 12:51:52 PM »

Powwwwww 10%
Pads 30%
Tikay 2.5%
Longines 2.5%

Tikay and Longines, will sell a little more so you can have a sweat if that's ok with everyone?

If everyone can let me know how you will pay so I can organise moving money if necessary. Tikay will send you a PM shortly. First event is on Friday afternoon.

Thanks Mr Tikay!

Thanks Mr H, most appreciated.

Have sent you £65 this morning via Bank TX.

Good value this one, face value, & we get 6 interesting events, & maybe a sweat or two.

Good luck.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2016, 12:52:18 PM »

I'll send stars

Received thanks.
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2016, 01:56:07 PM »

Right. I was told by the floorman that this was capped at 24 and I had to be an alternate, but now they are opening up three more tables so I am in. Around 48 runners so far I think.

Would have skipped if I was an alternate as nobody busts for hours in limit games...
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