Posts Tagged ‘Rebuy’

It might be because there is no real summer to be felt throughout most of the parts of Europe: many larger tournament series already have started to schedule their stops for 2012, giving me the chance to look out for online qualifiers fair in advance. The World Poker Tour for example has already announced their stop to Dublin on Jan 4th through 8th 2012 with their new co-sponsor PKR.

Nevertheless 888poker received a license to host $6,500 Package Qualifiers including the 2,500 € buyin as well as $1,400 spending/travelling money, six nights stay at City West Hotel in Dublin and of course some merchandising and an experience poker players usually do not forget.

From what I have seen and read so far, the direct qualifiers take place every (other?) Saturday with a buyin of $220, sub-satellites for the finale are running numerous times each week with a buyin of $16.50 (as a rebuy). Since the (sub-)satellites are already running, I will be taking shots at the sub-satellites every time I am able to play them. I will not use more than 1 rebuy and the addon for each sub-satellite. Also, I will be playing the sub-satellites if I have already won a seat to the finale, because cash would be awarded for another seat won. This is supposed to result into small returns to the bankroll. All in all not more than 10 % of the initial bankroll will be used to play the sub-satellites and I will not buy into the finale directly.

This is already the second WPT tourney I am aiming for or at least which seem to be worth trying to qualify for after I announced the WPT Amnéville to be one of the target tournaments early on. Even though many plans go through my mind an my blog posts, I will stay on the lookout as the schedules of other series will receive additional tourneys for 2012 as well.

Stay tuned for upcoming scores and a page added with an overview of online results.

With only just a little bit over 100km to drive from my place and other tournaments hosted there than in the partner casino in Namur, Spa offers a nice choice of smaller buyin and smaller field sized tourneys throughout the week. Deepstack Freezeouts on Thursdays with a buyin of 110 € and 40€ (1R1A) Deepstack Rebuys on Fridays might become an alternative to the other, already played tourneys, even though Friday will be most of the time “unplayable” for me – relationship duties! As a matter of fact, I am able to play next Friday due to different plans for me and my lady, so I will either be going to Amnéville for the 2-day Deepstack Freezeout (for only 60 € buyin) or most likely play either on Thursday and/or Friday in Spa. Nevertheless I will be going to Spa to play the 110 € Deepstack Freezeout, which will be my first time to the city and its casino.

Check out the Overview of Live Tourneys if you want to keep an eye on what I am planning to do and maybe even on what I have done/played so far. There you can find links to blog posts about already played tourneys as well as planned tourneys and an overview on what I have spent and what we have earned so far. Feel free to leave comments on part of the blog you see changed that need to be made. Thank you!

I am yet unsure what was more frustrating last nite: going down the Belgium and Luxembourgish highways with a speedlimit of 130km/h for a combined total of four hours or to see bad players winning huge pots in crucial spots and/or beating me. But first things first…

As mentioned in the last blog post I made my second trip to the Belgian Poker Series (BPS) Finale 60 € Rebuy Satellite in Namur for this year to qualify for the 1,700 € Main Event even before the project has started. Arriving a couple of minutes after the tourney has already started, I was able to buy into the tourney as one of the very last of the 60 players. I was seated at table 16, which is actually one of my lucky numbers, but my starting stack of 1,500 chips were soon moved over to one of my villains, when I lost with QQ to Q10 and his flush on the turn. Nothing to worry about, double rebuy for 100 € and soon after that my stack climbed to 4,500 with KQ vs. Q10 on a Q-high board.

I went into the addon break with just above 4,000 and received additional 3,000 for another 50 €, which summed up costs of 210 € for the satellite. Watching quite a few interesting plays and hands at the table, I felt save enough to not protect my top set kings against the table donk (and obviously massive chipleader) with two  on the flop, raising preflop of course. He kept betting into me, I just called his flop and turn bets to reraise allin on the river, which he did not call –> 10,100 stack, the highest I ever got. Two orbits and one 1,200 call (= 3x BB) with A out-of-position against three other players later (fold to bet on K-high flop, no flushdraw), I was back down to a stack 7,500.

Cards came and went, but no hands I liked were dealt to me, so I decided to take a shot at an unraised pot with A9 from midde position by raising it to slightly more than three times the big blind. The Hijack and the small blind answered with allins, my plan did not work out and I folded to see the bigger stack win with pocket queens vs. pocket jacks. Just the next hand, 5,500 left, UTG+1 shoved his 4,500 allin and the already above mentioned table donk called directly to my right. Sitting in the big blind I looked into AKo and instantly shoved as well. Table donk called and I was kind of relaxed to me battling vs. AJo and KJo. Combined 23 % odds of winning the hand for my villains were enough to bust me due to a J on the flop and no improvement whatsoever for me.

“Nice Hand, good game, Bonne Nuit et a la prochaine!”