Wow, I really had meant to keep on top of this but living life has a way of interfering with the best intentions. So, this will be a quick slot gacor of a pretty uneventful winter.
I got off the Snide in Omaha Hi/Lo. After many final tables, seconds etc. I have now won two Omaha Hi/LO tourneys to go with the NL’s and Omaha Hi’s. I even got a chance to throw out some questions to GANK on Omaha strategy thru Caffeine who is going to Ganks poker school and who was looking for Q&A; one Sunday nite. I must say the answers to the questions helped me reel in the win. I also was pleased to hear that Gank (Bret) listens to the same tunes that I do when playing. I think i should plug:
So far, three shots at a WSOP seat and… NO ENCHILADA. The first attempt for the Online Poker Tour 2023 wins was held on Poker Host, a site I loathe. Not only do I feel that Poker Host is unreputable but the software is horrible. I am not a fan of the Dobrosoft platform. A few disconnects while playing got me so frustrated that I went on mini TILT. Jayke tried to calm me down but there is no reasoning with a stubborn Italian gal. I began to play extremely aggressive which did double me up nicely a couple of times but proved to be my undoing. The sad thing was I didnt care. Needless to say I feel OPT could have found a better host site for the finals and Ive kind of decided to move away from the DONKFEST of the OPT (although I have done some of the money events). Instead, Ive joined the Bluff Tour which I passed on last year due to the $30 buyin level which I didnt think I was ready to undertake.
My other two WSOP sats came on Absolute Poker and Titan Poker thru Poker Analysis. I made a critical mistake in the AP game and that was giving it too much focus. I was playing the CD tour finale and was at the final table. Sitting in 2nd chip position with about 5 left. First prize is $750 almost 3/4 of the value of the WSOP seat. I mention I have a WSOP satellite coming up in 20 minutes and its time to make a move. Well, I take on the big stack with my smaller 2nd stack with a decent hand but of of position and run into his bigger pockets. Ouch…payday $135 instead of $400-$700. Yes, IG has an Achilles heel, its called bad timing. SIGH… Of course the WSOP sat turned out to be anticlimatic with me going out about halfway in the field. The Titan Satellite saw me raking hands and losing $30 in about half an hour at .25/.50 NL the day of the event to qualify . I figured that attempt was the equivalent of a $40 buyin that my bankroll suffered. Ive since learned NLRG play is not the same as tourney play. The losses came when my flopped set got outdrawn by a str8 when I was all in and on the other hand, my big pockets got setted. I did learn a valuable lesson…. Value bet your hands in the ring games. Dont heave your chip stack in… DUH…We all know at some point in a tourney you may be forced to make a decision for all your chips, not so in NLRG play…
I got staked in two Pokerstars 180 person sngs.. The first one out in 26th short of the cash but the second I made 15th and the money. I would have been bound for the final table and a nice payday had my AK not been sucker punched by Ace-5. Did I mention I hate AK? Did I mention I hate AQ?
Fast Forward….Poker Analysis (El and Syn you guys rock) had a WSOP gig going thru PokerTime (prima site). 4 $5.50 buyins with the top 5 moving on to play for a $2500 WSOP package and four $50 freerolls where the top three move on… In the final buyin I am at the final table 9th of 9,with an okay stack but killer blinds.. Im dealt AA in the BB.. Angie has raised big from EP. She gets called by Stachyruk. I go over the top all in with the bullets…Not a squeezeplay. Both call. Angie JJ, Stach 33 (omfg) and I get tossed when the three hits the river. POKER IS NOT FAIR!! Now down to final freeroll. Guess what… Im at a table with sitouts—-6 of them and two live players. The Euros have gone to daylight savings time before us, and all the tourney start times have adjusted on Prima for BST….We know poker isnt fair and life isnt either. I knock out one of the live players and that leaves me up against a good friend Catzeyez/Alika (Bonnie). I have double her chips. We are directly across from each other and sitouts between. Since she was on my right and acted first if she folded, I raise the blinds to steal. This pattern began to repeat itself with me actually folding a couple times to the ghosts. I wasnt going to jeopardize my final table shots and if she raised me I folded. We did see a couple of flops which I was more then happy to drop if the flop didnt hit me. On the flip side If i raised, she laid down (and a few times I did raise with junk just to keep my stack ahead of hers. There were murmurs from others that what we had going on wasnt fair. As I said life isnt fair. We had nothing going on. Unfortunately, for CE she took someones remarks to heart that we were colluding and called off all her chips bubbling in 4th. I finished number two and now have attempt 4 going for a seat on April 8th. I had turned off my table chat because the PAers who missed the game were upset and asking questions and making remarks and it was distracting. So apparently, I missed the remark that CE took to heart about our table. As it turned out a similar situation had unfolded at another table until one of the live wires got moved and the other player was left with ghosts. El made it all good and has scheduled another Freeroll. Instead of 32 playing for the seat there will now be 35.