Posts Tagged ‘Pokerstars’

Playing the steps on Pokerstars starting with the lowest buyin turned out to be a lot harder than I expected. 20 of 40 buyins are down and I have advanced only four times to Step 2, which is a really bad result. I have decided to stick to the plan and play for an overall investment of $300, which might turn out to more Step 1, because e.g. a 4th place awards $1.50 at Step 1 + 3rd places award Step 1 tickets. The so far only time I have advanced to Step 3 ended in a bust with KK vs. QQ vs. A8 and an ace on the river – thanks Barry Greenstein!

Plans for the next days and especially today is to hit the live tables again (100 € NLHE Freezeout @ Casino Wiesbaden) after enjoying a night out on Monday (see picture of Evil Jared (Bloodhound Gang) and me on Facebook) and a 1st of May BBQ with long-time-no-see friends, which was a great fun time with perfect weather and a little sunburn today.

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The goal of having a back2back win at Casino Wiesbaden or at least have a back2back cash in the 75 EUR NLHE Rookie Tourney last nite was really nice, but did not work out. My table was very soft with many players limping or calling value bets at turn and river with bottom or middle pair. Still I did not get any value for my pocket 10s and pocket aces in the first blind level. Even worse, I lost half of my stack on a J-high board with top pair vs. 27 hitting trip deuces. I eventually busted at the end of the second blind level with round about 15 big blinds left, trying to get a straight with 109 on a 28J-flop. My hand did not improve and I busted early in 52th place.

With the newly regained bankroll amount, I will hit the online tables for the project again. Instead of firstly announced 30x Step 1 SNGs, I will use a bankroll of $300 to play 40x Step 1 SNGs at Pokerstars. Play will commence today, overviews will be given as soon as some hopefully positive results can be shown. In addition to that, I have found another very interesting way to qualify for THE live event of live events this and every year: the WSOP 2012. I will be checking the structure and the prices and will update more information about it soon, most likely in the next days.

Just about three weeks to go until I will leave for the Paradise Poker Tour and Spain. Having a full schedule for the 4-5 days in Barcelona does not mean, that I am not checking other qualifiers and tourneys in the meantime. Since I have another two days off of work (vacation on Monday and holiday on Tuesday), I have checked the qualifiers on Pokerstars and decided to play every sub-qualifier for the daily finales for the Belgian Poker Series Finale in Namur:

All together that means I will be investing 104 € plus rebuys and addon in the 3.30 € and the 2.20 € sub-qualifiers, the 500 FPP sub-qualifier will be played as a little add-on to the project. Rebuys and/or addon in the finales will be only used if I win multiple seats to the finale and/or out of my own pocket.

Besides these qualifiers I will have a look on other qualifiers, such as the ones on Paradise Poker. I cashed in as little as 100 € to play tonite’s qualifiers for packages for the tour and I will be playing both, sub-qualifiers and the direct buyin qualifier, since there are three packages guaranteed in the qualifier:

Having a short review on last week’s happenings it all started good with the succesful cashgame session in Saarbrücken. Trying to use the momentum of Sunday, I went to Casino Trier on Monday and played another NL400 session, but that time again with no good ending. I used and lost three bullets of 200 €, but will only calculate two of them to the project since using 600 € on one nite is definately not what was intended by my own rules. Still, the loss of 400 € combined with online winnings of $75 by not winning a seat a finale on 888poker and the winnings on Sunday, leaves me almost break-even for the week. Lets see if today will be +ROI!