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Wiesbaden is not treating me too good lately with numerous visits without cashing. I finished the past Sunday’s and today’s 75 € Rookie Tourney without cashing and busting in both after 90-120 minutes. Today’s bust was really uncalled for, since it looked like I was able to build a large stack during the second blind level of 50/100. I openraised my pocket queens to 325 in UTG+1 to see the next player, who just lost a larger pot, go allin with 2,200. The cutoff (with a stack of 6,500) did not even tank but flat-called, leaving me thinking since he flatted AA & KK earlier orbits (even without other players raising to him preflop). In the speedy structure of the tourney the decision was rather easy and I went allin myself with 4,400. The cutoff snapcalled raising doubts within me if I held the best hand. Fortunately he flipped over pocket tens and only an ace on the flop kept me away from moving up to almost 9,000. No ten on the board at least gave me back my wagered chips. During the third and fourth blind level AKs twice, KQ and pocket nines were either raised on the flop without hitting or the pocket did not improve with overcards and action. Finally I called an allin of an equal stack with AK again and my last 2,300 chips to race vs. pocket nines, hit my king on the turn, but loose against his four-flush on the river.

Right now I am sitting at the 1€/2€ electronic poker table to play some cashgame being 50 €, but I was a little late, so I have to wait for more players to join the second table since others moved to the first, by now full, table.

After tonite I most likely will not be playing until next week, because I am driving down to my girlfriend’s place to celebrate her birthday, but stay tuned for an already planned poker trip taking place in two and a half weeks time – I will let you know the details in my next blog post!

Thanks to Christophe Gross, a.k.a. CrazySheep, Saarland Spielbanken is launching a very well created and hopefully also well organized tourney one week from today: the Saar-Lor-Lux Poker-Festival. The tourney will be a 2-day event with two starting sessions on Thursday in Saarbrücken and a final day on Friday in Neunkirchen.

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The starting sessions will have a 30,000 stack to start with for 80 players each session and 30min blind levels. Unfortunately the blind structure has not been posted yet, but I am sure it will kick off with 50/100 at max to have at least a 300BB starting stack (rumours are that they are even starting as low as 20/40 which would result in an enormous starting stack of 750BB!!!). I have already paid the entry-fee of 165 € for the first session (starting at 1pm), but will use the re-entry option for the second session at 8pm in case I bust and in case there still are open spots to register for. The complete buyin (165 or 330 €) will count towards to project with a 24,000 € overall prize pool and more than 5,000 € for the winner. 25 places will be paid out with 288 € for the last players making the money.

I am thinking about playing tonite’s 75 EUR Rookie Tourney in Wiesbaden, but I cannot decide whether I have enough time to get home from work and then drive over to Wiesbaden and make it in time. Only in case of an early bust or sold out tourney, I will be playing some 1€/2€ cashgame at the electronic poker tables with a maximum buyin of 200 €. Another brief overview about the bankroll’s amount will be posted in one week time, since buyins to online and live events have become more over the past weeks.

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.