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Sleepys' November "OPEN LEAGUE" Quest - Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Hello to my PSO Brothers & Sisters,

I have decided to try to do a daily blog on my Quest for the Big Bucks in the "O"
based on the guidelines I have put forth in my 'Skill League' Forum Post entitled
"Simplified 'OPEN LEAGUE' Strategy"
This may be more than I can do so 'NO PROMISES' but, 'I WILL TRY'.

sleepy

ps: I'm really excited & ready to try for a $50-$1,500 (Top20) Prize
as I feel it's my only hope to Build my Bankroll to the point where I can safely go
for the 150 VPPs needed to play the Premier at the upper level
 
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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Sleepy my Old Man - this looks like it should be a masterclass in Open Skill League strategy.

I played OSL in September with the goal of making the Premier League - and yes I got there in minimal games to play Premier for this month - but I have missed so much table time I am almost last in the League from the 5 games I actually got in so far for October.

Result being I am resigned to being in the Open Skill League again in November.

I will try and challenge you next month in the OSL. Again not sure about my potential volume, but will set up a blog of my own to track my progress.

Wish you the best of luck - I think if you have the access to do volume you can challenge for top spots.

I think nowadays you need mobile tech access to get in almost every game - I can't do that but I will aim for close to 100 tourneys next month.

Best of luck



Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan


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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 09:32 PM
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Hi Ed, So nice to see your post
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Originally Posted by EdinFreeMan View Post
Sleepy my Old Man - this looks like it should be a masterclass in Open Skill League strategy.
I played OSL in September with the goal of making the Premier League - and yes I got there in minimal games to play Premier for this month - but I have missed so much table time I am almost last in the League from the 5 games I actually got in so far for October.

Result being I am resigned to being in the Open Skill League again in November.

I will try and challenge you next month in the OSL. Again not sure about my potential volume, but will set up a blog of my own to track my progress.
Wish you the best of luck - I think if you have the access to do volume you can challenge for top spots.
I think nowadays you need mobile tech access to get in almost every game - I can't do that but I will aim for close to 100 tourneys next month.
I will also try to get in 3-4/day

Best of luck
U 2 Ed.....Hope to see U on the felt & certainly will be checking your blog.


Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 12:12 AM
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gl with the challenge
 
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Tue Nov 05, 2013, 05:00 AM
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Nice result earlier sleepyolman - I see you had a 12th spot and will be well ahead of me after the next update.

Good luck keeping the run going.



Ed


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Tue Nov 05, 2013, 09:32 PM
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Hi All,
Well, on track for 100 points a day so all is well...
I have taken some neg scores though as i just love to
early in the monnth
Nice Aces Here

Another Nice Pair of Aces...KRACKED

And here is the Latest little hole i dug for myself....WAY AHEAD
I guess i will have to play a little less
sleepy
 
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Thu Nov 07, 2013, 05:06 AM
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Hi ALL,
Here is a look at my 1st 4 days & although i don't like being 200 points behind the league leaders,
i am going to get a good nights sleep & not let this league be the death of me

.................................................. ...Starting.............Finishing
Tourney Date & Time....Players.Place-- Lg.Pts....GamePts LgPts
2013-11-03 01:00(ET)-07114 1142--1500.00__16.78--1516.78
2013-11-03 05:00(ET)-10000 2486--1516.78__03.69--1520.47
2013-11-03 09:00(ET)-10000 1046--1520.47__31.60--1552.07
2013-11-03 13:00(ET)-10000 0993--1552.07__32.20--1584.27
2013-11-03 17:00(ET)-10000 1452--1584.27__17.25--1601.52
2013-11-03 21:00(ET)-06612 0888--1601.52__22.03--1623.55--124 points

2013-11-04 01:00(ET)-07058 0227--1623.55__62.89--1686.44
2013-11-04 09:00(ET)-10000 5750--1686.44_ -13.33--1673.11
2013-11-04 13:00(ET)-10000 3486--1673.11_ -05.68--1667.43
2013-11-04 21:00(ET)-07484 0012--1667.43__81.24--1748.67--125 points

2013-11-05 01:00(ET)-07281 0703--1748.67__27.36--1776.03
2013-11-05 13:00(ET)-10000 1677--1776.03__07.76--1783.79
2013-11-05 17:00(ET)-10000 1088--1783.79__22.98--1806.77
2013-11-05 21:00(ET)-07489 4226--1806.77_ -16.50--1790.27--41 points

2013-11-06 01:00(ET)-07201 0900--1790.27__18.86--1809.13
2013-11-06 17:00(ET)-10000 0457--1809.13__49.12--1858.25
2013-11-06 21:00(ET)-07298 0260--1858.25__54.04--1912.29--122points

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I have been able to keep my 100 pts / day average which i feel is needed to stay competitive in the OPEN for the 1st week....so far, so good.

In my 2nd game today i made a nice #457 & 49 points.
Really, my tourney was over in just 20 minutes & i just played like a "ROCK" till blinding out.
Here are the Aces i got after 9 minutes:

ACES

Then 9 minutes later I got these KINGS:

SOOOOOOOOOOO EZ
sleepy

More to Come

Last edited by sleepyolman; Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 08:10 PM..
 
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Thu Nov 07, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Hi sleepy,

Good going! I've had a slow start but so far no negative points which is my main goal this month.

Cheers

Reggae Pirate
 
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An Average "Great Game" - Thu Nov 07, 2013, 04:20 PM
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Hi Again,
B4 i get around to talking seriously about a part of the OPEN league strategy,
I want to share a typical "Great Game". Just a case where I win a hand & then
go 'card dead' & wait & hope to go as far as i can with as little risk as possible.
This is the next game after the #457 in the last post & i make a #260 here:
We are at the 3rd level(40-80) and I get Aces

I felt i needed to make the 'Protection Bet' there to guard against losing to the flush

An hour & 15 minutes later, I have done all i could to control the blinds & antes
and am prolly making about 25-30 points so "I AM A HAPPY CAMPER"
& the BB puts me all-in & PS says .....[9c 8h] & i think, "not bad"

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
This really helps so i quickly look at my charts & see.....after paying the SB antes,
i will have enough to cover the next round & a bit more

13 minutes later, I'm again 'Blinding Out' ...I have 545 chips, PS decides to give me QQ
I'm in the cutoff & can see 6 more hands...Do I RISK the Xtra 5 points to get 12 ?
Queen Queen

L I F E...not much, but better than the alternative
OK, 2435 again, i look & see ......not much help
& then, 2 minutes later, a $ 1000 gift; 'a walk' in the BB

From here i blind out for a tremendous 54 points

So anyway, this is why you must forget all you have learned about 10BB shoves in MTTs
& just realize the "O" is a differtent kind of 'animal' & play it like that.

More Later

sleepy

Last edited by sleepyolman; Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 04:50 PM..
 
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Thu Nov 07, 2013, 07:59 PM
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Hi ALL
Here is the 1st tourney of the day 07-11-13
we're past the 1st hour @ the 150-300 level & i have been having a few small wins
when i get KK in the SB & must decide wether to risk the 10 points i can get for sure or try for a bigger number



Sometimes I get it Right and then, sometimes..................... Check this out: 50 minutes later, ACES



Don't cry for me though because I made 46 points there & prolly only lost 5 if I had blinded out.
If they would have held, I could have made #200 & 65 points.

Aces048 went on to a great #229 & 60 points

More Later


sleepy
 
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Sat Nov 09, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Hi ALL

Still on my 100/day track but know the tough times will be coming soon....

.................................................. ...Starting.............Finishing
Tourney Date & Time....Players.Place-- Lg.Pts....GamePts LgPts

2013-11-07 21:00(ET)-07504 1205--1995.12__02.59--1997.71
2013-11-07 17:00(ET)-10000 0601--1959.57__35.55--1995.12
2013-11-07 13:00(ET)-10000 1758--1958.27__01.30--1959.57
2013-11-07 01:00(ET)-07270 0334--1912.29__45.98--1958.27--85.42


2013-11-08 21:00(ET)-07676 0226--2040.56__52.72--2093.28
2013-11-08 17:00(ET)-10000 0771--2014.22__26.34--2040.56
2013-11-08 13:00(ET)-10000 1309--2002.63__11.59--2014.22
2013-11-08 01:00(ET)-07572 1127--1997.71__04.92--2002.63--95.57--2093.28


EARLY PROSPECTING


These Tournies are SO TOUGH & I'M PLAYING SO TIGHT
Even Aces with several other players in is no great place to be
BUT, I know what i want to happen.....
I want to see a hand in the BB unraised
It's hard to understand the mentality of these players but i guess they're mostly new players
or "Play-Money" players for the most part so I can't really fault them for watching me time & fold,
time & fold, time & fold a million times & STILL not raising the bet when I am in the BB.
All I can say is .......THANK YOU
BB FREELOOK #1
http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...198_9A774B35B7

BB FREELOOK #2
http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...234_04E9E0DBF5

Tough Decisions
http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...834_C00112433B

Tough Decisions #2
http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...954_32B7891A46

Last hand 1st hour
http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...602_8C4C4024C3

Just 1 more hand so i try to get lucky with what I've got
GET LUCKY

We will see what tomorrow brings......

sleepy
 
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Sat Nov 09, 2013, 06:59 PM
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You are doing great sleepy.

It all comes down to getting the regulation points as and when possible - and then hopefully getting opportunities to boost them as the month goes on.

You are in a prime position - some really good work over the first week.

Hope you get some more good runs over the next week and can then go for the big stuff.

Best of luck mate.



Ed


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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:40 AM
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Hi sleepy! Very nice results! Keep going and good luck with the league!
I hope you will take first place!

Best regards
Sergio
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:56 AM
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Good job sleepy!
You are showing an admirable consistency.

You have inspired me to aim higher than the top500 I was originally going for in the PL.
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:06 AM
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Whats the average winning score every month?
I'd imagine have to play full schedule to get to top but top 500 should be easy enough alright?

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:41 PM
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Absolutely GREAT "Drunken Play" Today, Ed

Superior Quad Jacks followed bu Trip Tens

Come ONNNNNNNNNNN,

GO.........GO..........GO..........

sleepy
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:31 PM
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HI Snake-glory & TY 4 your kind words. I am really aiming 4 Top 20 this month
& certainly will shoot for Top 10 & #1 if it's in the cards.....
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TYVM Beetl, 5 good finishes in 9 games....this is TREMENDOUS Early play in the "P" guy
Keep it up ! ! ! hehe (that's what 'she' said")
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Hi pwinpaul
You will need to play 4/day to compete for Top of "O".
Top 500 is easily managed by following the Forum Thread
"Simplified 'OPEN LEAGUE' Strategy"


.................................................. ....Starting................Finishing..Leaderboard
Tourney Date & Time.Players.Place-- Lg.Pts....GamePts....LgPts.......Points
2013-11-09 21:00(ET)-07870 0582--2119.90__24.44--2144.34
2013-11-09 13:00(ET)-10000 3722--2139.77_-19.87--2119.90
2013-11-09 05:00(ET)-10000 0876--2120.20__19.57--2139.77
2013-11-09 01:00(ET)-07809 0545--2093.28__26.92--2120.20--51 points = 2144 Leaderboard Points


SO, 644 points in 7 days = 92 points per day & 8 off my mark but acceptable.
Another 3-4 days & the league turns into a V different animal & my strategys must also change...
There will be less 'Prospecting' & each tourney should be looked at like
'Blinding Out' is an Excellent option
The possibilities exist for folding AA & KK in the 1st 30 minutes
...just looking for ACES & KINGS (hopefully in position with few callers)
Of Course, always hoping to play in BB with no raisers(even with 2-7 offsuit!)
Always hoping for a 'walk' & always hoping to skip a BB or SB.

Best of Luck to ALL,
sleepy

Last edited by sleepyolman; Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 08:53 PM..
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:45 PM
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Absolutely GREAT "Drunken Play" Today, Ed

Superior Quad Jacks followed bu Trip Tens

Come ONNNNNNNNNNN,

GO.........GO..........GO..........

sleepy
It was good for a wee while.

But went a bit tits up as you saw.

You outlasted me again you old dog!

I'm gonna miss a lot of games this week - but hope to get a lot of volume from next Friday on.

Just keep pushing up that league sleepyolman - I want to see you in the top ten.

Cheers

Ed


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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 07:58 AM
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Hi ALL

Absolutely Amazing .......Still Runnin' Good


.................................................. .Starting................Finishing..Leaderboard
Tourney Date & Time.Players.Place-- Lg.Pts....GamePts....LgPts.......Points

2013-11-10 21:00(ET)-07440 0443--2214.16__28.47--2242.63
2013-11-10 17:00(ET)-10000 0459--2175.74__38.42--2214.16
2013-11-10 09:00(ET)-10000 2086--2185.91 _-10.17--2175.74
2013-11-10 05:00(ET)-10000 0446--2145.79__40.12--2185.91
2013-11-10 01:00(ET)-08124 1174--2144.34__01.45--2145.79--98 points = 2243 L. Pts & 22nd Place


Here are some nice hands:

AA #1

AA #2

Another BB FREELOOK

Good Luck in all yours,
sleepy

 
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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 09:23 AM
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I would have been tempted to go for a checkraise on the flop there, despite the risks of getting outdrawn. But as you know, I am a tiny bit partial to tricky play.
 

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