Welcome to my brand new blog, I tried this again a while ago after a large hiatus from the blogosphere and failed to write a single entry. Hopefully armed with a new enthusiasm for writing I’ll be updating this frequently about mostly poker, with a bit of life sprinkled in.
Much of the start of the year is hazy now but I remember WPT Dublin, I was super hyped for this event but once it started nothing seemed to go my way. I didn’t realize this at the time but looking back on it I was definitely playing my F game. I have no idea why I tilted but quickly realized it afterwards and made steps to eliminate it from my live game.
Next up was the European Deepstack High Roller; I heard from some friends that this would get almost 40 runners so was super excited. After a quick 15 euro taxi to the venue I arrived to find that there were currently 7 players one tabling…. I didn’t see any soft spots at that point and if I was playing my A Game in terms of game selection I would definitely have swallowed the taxi cost and gone home. Something I’m careful to do is not to overestimate my edge and with the rake factor
(2275+225, and tipping if I cashed) I was definitely break even at best. The field would get a bit better ending up at 19 runners so I guess I probably had a slight edge, still not enough to make it worthwhile the time cost.
I was fortunate enough to finish third for €7,350; I had quite a few interesting hands but the passage of time meant that I can’t recall them accurately enough to warrant an entry. I felt 3 handed I had a really good spot to go on to win with position on Jason Tompkins and Tim Farrely sitting back for the most part. Unfortunately I 3bet 66 in the SB with the plan to 5bet vs Jason Tompkins and when I got my wish he had kings. Congrats to Jason and it was very well deserved; he’s the best Irish player I’ve played with and always puts me in tough spots.
I figure it’s best if I actually get a blog post up for a change so I’m going to save the UKIPT Galway HR win and my LAPC/Bay 101 trip for my next post.
Good luck at the tables!