Four more tournaments have ended; I participated in two of them, so now it is 6 left to go for me.
WBCOOP EVENT-8 NLHE.
The tournament had 570 entrants and I was one of them. This tournament was fun to play and we were also honoured to have a Pokerstars Pro Frosty012 playing with us (he finished in a 375th place). I survived for quite some time, and had some ''special'' moments, so I will share them with you. When I registered, the tournament was already running an hour prior. But because of the big blind intervals, I had no problems starting to play.
First hand I want to share with you, was a pair of sixes, big blinds were 75/150, I was the first one to act and raised to 300 chips. Player from a cut-off seat called, small blind folded and big blind raised to 999 chips. I was the only one to call and we saw a flop: 3 9 6, opponent instantly raised to 1,350 chips, I shoved my 7,366 chips stack and opponent called. He had Aces and lost.
Next hand I want to share was one hour later after a previous one. I think that was one of the best hands I played in quite a while. I started with K6 off suit, from a BB position. One player raised to 1,200 chips and everyone folded back to me. Only because of that I decided to call. The flop was 7 9 3 , no flush possibility. I checked, opponent made a small bet of 1,200 chips, I called. 4 came on a turn, there was still no chance of a flush. Opponent raised to 2,000 chips and I called once again. The river brought Ace of hearts, and now a heart flush was possible, I raised to 4,500 chips and my opponent folded and showed me one card - a jack. Even if my opponent was bluffing, it was still a very good play, because I had quite a minimum stack and was calling similar type of raises all the time. Of course I am happy when I win a lot of chips, but when I win a lot of chips because of my good play and not luck, I feel even better.
Most of the time I had an average chip stack. When had a very minimal chip stack I shoved with AJ and lost to AA and finished 150th, what was quite close to winning a ticket. After nearly 10 hours of what is slightly less than a Sunday major tournament, the tournament was over. And the winners were:
If any of these three guys are not playing poker professionally, then they should start doing so. Surviving in a tournament for nearly 10 hours is a sign that you have what it takes to become a professional player.
Next tournament was WBCOOP EVENT-9 PLO H/L.
I do not play Omaha PL H/L, only Omaha PL, that's why I have not participated in this tournament. Anyways, it had 286 entrants and 3 from them were Pokerstars Pro players: Liv Boeree, Frosty012 and Talonchick.
First Pokerstars Pro player to bust was Liv Boeree who finished in a 164th place. It took a long time for another Pokerstars Pro player to bust and it was Adrienne Rowsome ''talonchick'' who finished in 38th place. After nearly 6 hours the tournament has ended.
And the TOP 3 winners were:
As we can see Team Pokerstars Pro Tyler Frost ''Frosty012'' is doing a very good job. Also Dewashington from Russia is also doing very well, I have seen him cashing out a few times. I am sure both of these guys will appear in a TOP 15-30 of a leaderboard.
The last tournament we are going to take look at is WBCOOP EVENT-10 7-Card Stud.
It had 295 entrants, this is a decent amount of players compared with how popular this type of poker is. No Pokerstars Pro players were in this tournament (were probably exhausted after a previous one). After just slightly less than 8 hours, the tournament was over.
Ticket values for the top finishers were higher than compared with some other WBCOOP tournaments, so I will list top 4 winners.
It looks like that no matter what tournament it is, it could be a WBCOOP series tournament, a Sunday major tournament (even a Sunday Million 7th anniversary tournament), Lithuanians do win major prizes.
That's all I wanted to share with you guys today. Tomorrow we will have a review of the next bunch of tournaments and I may also take a part in one of the upcoming tournaments.