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/Mar/2013

WBCOOP Review Part 2

By: Paul7036 @ 21:45 (EDT) / 496 / Comment ( 1 )

Hi all, the WBCOOP has come to and end so it's time to reflect on what was a fantastic series which was a lot of fun to play & brought me a fair bit of success too

 

In my last blog entry I wrote about my first 4 tournaments. Next for me was Event #11 - NLHE/PLO. My Omaha skills are basically non-existant so I was hoping that my Hold'em game could bring me though it. I struggled early on but managed to get lucky with this hand which gave me a decent stack to work with:

That hand may look very passive on my part but all my opponent has to do there is bet bigger & not give hands like mine odds to call... His raise on the river made no sense either when any Q has him beat. The river was pretty lucky but I had a bunch of outs & my opponent kind of deserved it for the way he played the hand.

That gave me a decent stack to work with & I managed to get myself through the bubble. Unfortunately I couldn't make it any further & my tourney ended on this hand:

Had to shove there short-stacked with 99, It's just unfortunate to run into a bigger pair. Finished 102/459 for a $5.50 SCOOP ticket.

My next event was #12 - STUD H/L - a very strange game that I'd never played before. I understand Stud & Razz but combining them is really a brain masher. Having said that, one headache later I managed to finish 83rd/243 for another $5.50 SCOOP ticket

and the rest....

#15 NLH 6-max Turbo - 212/401
#27 NLH Turbo - 30/429 ($16.50 SCOOOP ticket)
#29 NLH 6-max - 375/619
#30 HLH - 436/516

Earlier today was the main event. I really couldn't get going, very much card-dead until I finally got a run of playable hands around 3 hours in to build my stack up to around 25k. I was then hit by a bit of bad luck with AJ vs A3 (flop 3Q3) to bring me back to starting stack once again. From there I was really battling against the blinds but somehow managed to survive to the money, eventually finishing 45th/1009 for a nice $16 prize! It was really good to see a few other PSO members doing well too, particularly Evoke_NZ & chillipops who both outlasted me. A great way to cap off what was a really fantastic series.

I can't believe I've been a Pokerstars member for so long but have never played (or even heared of) this brilliant series Just think of all the value I've missed out on! From the series I won:

1x $55 SCOOP ticket
1x $16.50 SCOOP ticket
1x $11 SCOOP ticket
2x $5.50 SCOOP tickets
$16 main event prize

That's $109.50 worth or prizes just for writing a short blog.

Thank You Pokerstars!! I'm already looking forward to next year!!

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