I stopped posting in my old blog a few months ago, and eventually just deleted it because I felt like it was getting redundant and there wasn't much fresh information anymore. The main reason for the resurrection is pretty selfish to be honest with you. I've always felt that during a long tourney series such as the WSOP, recapping the day through writing really helps me find closure and get over any bad beat/bad play I might have made. The WSOP lasts 6 weeks, and it is very important to keep a clear head and focus on each individual tournament. Hopefully this blog will help me a little with that.
So what have I been up to since my last blog? Well, I'm still playing professionally, mostly online. I would say my play online now consists of 90% cash games, 10% tournaments. Generally during the week I grind cash games of a fairly wide variety: 3/6nl - 10/20nl; 3/6PLO - 10/20 PLO; with some occassional O8 and LHE sprinkled in. I do play higher than 10/20nl if the games are good, but those are my main limits. I save most of my tourney play for Sunday tournaments, which always have the biggest prize pools.
This summer I am renting out a house in Summerlin with 5 other top online/live poker pros, and it should be a great time. Everyone in the house has had poker success of some sort, and I think we will all learn a great deal and put up some big results at the WSOP. Heres a link to our place:
My individual gameplan for the WSOP is still up in the air, but I plan on playing a nice mix of cash games and tournaments this summer. I'm going to try to split up my poker time 60/40 between tournaments and cash games. Heres a rough list of events I will probably play:
|3||Saturday, June 2, 2007||12 Noon||No-Limit Hold'em||$1,500|
|9||Tuesday, June 5, 2007||5 PM||Omaha Hi-Low/8||$1,500|
|10||Wednesday, June 6, 2007||12 Noon||No-Limit Hold'em||$2,000|
|12||Thursday, June 7, 2007||12 Noon||No-Limit Hold'em (6-handed)||$1,500|
|16||Saturday, June 9, 2007||5 PM||H.O.R.S.E.||$2,500|
|19||Monday, June 11, 2007||12 Noon||No-Limit Hold'em||$2,500|
|30||Monday, June 18, 2007||12 Noon||No-Limit Hold'em (6-handed)||$2,500|
|31||Tuesday, June 19, 2007||12 Noon||No-Limit Hold'em Championship (Heads-Up)||$5,000|
|33||Wednesday, June 20, 2007||12 Noon||Pot-Limit Omaha w/ rebuys||$1,500|
|40||Sunday, June 24, 2007||5 PM||Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)||$1,500|
|42||Monday, June 25, 2007||5 PM||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low/8||$1,500|
|44||Wednesday, June 27, 2007||12 Noon||Omaha Hi-Low||$2,000|
|47||Friday, June 29, 2007||12 Noon||No-Limit Hold'em||$2,000|
|55||Friday, July 6, 2007||12 Noon||No-Limit Hold'em World Championship Day 1A||$10,000|
I leave for Vegas this Wednesday and I'm going to try and satellite into the WPT Mirage and/or WPT Mandalay. I still don't have a ton of live poker experience, so hopefully this 2 week lead in will help my game out before the WSOP grind begins.
Thats it for now, if readers want to leave any comments/suggestions/questions, feel free.