Tuesday, May 4, 2010

SCOOP Update

A few people were asking me how my SCOOP has been going so far so I figured I'd give a quick update.

I've played every event so far in all 3 levels, so 24 events so far. I have probably about 7 or 8 cashes but they were all small cashes.

As for the high-level events in which people took a piece of my action, here is a quick rundown of what has transpired:

Event 1, $2100 NLHE: 6-max, busted about 2 or 3 hours into the tourney when the small blind made a flush vs my aces up in the big blind.

Event 2, $2100 NLHE: busted about 2 or 3 hours in when the small blind had kk vs my qj in the big blind on a queen high flop. I could possibly have avoided losing all my chips on this hand, but I was destined to lose a good portion of my stack no matter what happened.

Event 3, $530+R NLHE: busted shortly after the rebuy period, I don't remember the hand. I was in for $2030 total.

Event 4, $1575 Badugi: I was in the top 2 or 3 in chips from the time there were 40 people left until there were about 16 people left, then I lost a pat 9 and two pat 8s when we were down to 2 tables. I did barely make the final table but I was shortstacked and exited fairly quickly in 8th place. Unfortunately I final tabled the event that probably has the lowest payout of any high-stakes event. :) Total cash was for $3363.75. Was only my 2nd time playing badugi, so not a bad result I suppose.

Event 5, $1050+R PLO: I busted shortly after the rebuy period. I was in for $3050 total.

Event 6, $1050 PL Draw: I got up to about triple the starting stack at one point in this but then lost a fairly big pot with trips vs someone with higher trips, and never really recovered.

Event 7, $1575 Heads-Up NLHE: I played ADZ124 the first round. Was kind of an unlucky draw for me because he's a very accomplished shorthanded NLHE cash game player. Our match lasted about an hour and a half, one of the longer matches of the first round, but ultimately he won.

Event 8, $1050 NLHE: Won a nice pot in the first hour when I flopped top set, and had a decent stack for a while, but then I got in a huge pot where we were all in preflop and I had AK against 88. I didn't hit and lost most of my chips. The very next hand I get QQ and get all in against the same player, who has AK this time and he hits.

I will try to update my progress for the high limit events every day from now on, but try not to get too angry with me if I miss a day. :)

1 comment:

  1. Stud was the lowest high stakes payout, 8 ppl played the final table and 2 didn't cash. Imagine that, the bubble boy of the biggest championship of stud was at the final table!


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