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EPT prague write up

shaundeeb Well I had a pretty sleepy 13 hours worth of flights to get over there wasn't so bad Im kind of getting used to this whole pond hopping traveling. Getting a few tricks of the trade down as I am no small man and getting comfortable in such small spaces for long times can be tough. Anyways I get to the hotel pretty easily try to check in need to wait a few hours. Hangout in the lobby with the wireless until timex happens to walk buy we chat for a bit I can check in now since he just did it and we end up near each other and get some breakfast.

Food was decent could tell on a hangover it would taste delicious. We hangout the hotel for a bit meeting up with skier_5 . We head to the stars welcome party and a few of the staff I hung out with in Barcelona/London are there really fun to drink with as stars employees know how to let loose and have a great time. We head to the darling caberet after meeting up with jovial gent and bikocruz at the party. Dances sucked It was getting to be about 10pm Local time which is 4 eastern. Biko, Gent, and myself head back to the hotel to attempt to play the mil. We miss it by a few minutes I reg for a bunch of things which some didn't pop up to the front so I was sitting out for a bit in the 215hu on stars. I finally remembered about it a few minutes after it started see I have been blinded down a bit card rack it up before sucking out on an overpair with top pair. During this break I head to bbbb and some #s room to hangout and grind sundays we end up getting hu in the 215 hu on the money bubble where he owns me when my 22 can't beat his AA AIPF, anyways do shitty in all the tourneys end up stopping at like 5am get some sleep before my ept starts in like 5 hours. Get my seating assignment table looks very weak I am quite happy. I recognize seat 10 as a decent player with solid results later find out its mark karam a fellow lebanese guy we chat for a bit he def ran the table I was a bit card dead to play back at him early but we both were chipping up well.

I got up to 15k before first break on some hands I can't recall lose a lot of my stack hero calling a guy who had it and 3barreling mark on a dry board thinking he'd put me on top 2. First hand back from break a really weak player opens in MP I flat OTB J9s like 60bbs deep 9 high flop he bets like 700 into 1200 I call turn 9x he bets 3500 I shove for less then a minraise he snapcalls with KK and almost cried when he saw he wasn't ahead. I chip up some more valuetowning mark when he raises Co which is almost any2 I call in SB with QJo like 15k deep at 100/200. flops 987 with a fd I have the bd with my Q. he bets 1k into 2k I call turns 10x check check river blank I c/r his 1k to 4500. I think this hand is very interesting I know by his turn check he has a pretty marginal hand but he likes the bet/check/bet line a lot and will bluff sometimes on this river. Also he likes to make hero calls on the river a lot because he is a table captain who is lag and always thinks people are bluffing him whenever he can't have the nuts. Anyways I am up to like 30k now from the 10k starting stack a french female who c/folds in wayyy too many spots with intiative raises in EP to 1k at 150/300 I call OTB with K10s we have like 22k effective BB calls with 6k stack. flopds Qx 10c 7c she bets 2k I float knowing I am prob behind now but 20 turn cards I win the pot. BB folds turn is a pretty Kc she bets like 5500 with 12k behind I shove pretty quickly she tanks and tanks I am getting more confident each second thinking she has Ac and some pair or another ace with it and thinks shes getting the right price. Eventually she calls and tables 1010 :(. I don't hit a sick 2 outer in a huge pot. Get short double up limpshoving 10s utg getting called by the BB with 8s. I got a bit sick when the doorcard was an 8 but it was followed up by a 10. I was upto like 15k now starting to loosen up as blinds get bigger and end of day approaches. I open 78s in EP to 1025 folded to mark in the BB who goes to reraise 2k but decides to throw a 500 chip out there as well making it 3525, I immediately take that as weakness and instashove knowing that even if called I have a great hand vs his range equity wise. He says ugh I have to call and tables AKo. I am not too saddened by this flop is AcKc6x looking not so bad turn 4x yahhh more outs river blank and I milk a micro stack for 7 orbits before busting.

I also played a 2k Euro side event a few days after,

As I was walking up to my table I see annette_15 sitting there I know this will end up being an interesting table with some wild PF play and solid poker thereafter. Little did I know 2 such well known online players wouldn't even be in the top 5 of most aggro players at the table. I notice this quickly how fast everyones playing and decide to nit it up until I get something to play back at them. I find what I need a few hands later,

The guy to my immediate right goes to raise to 200 at 25/50 (7k starting stacks 40min blinds this is 2nd level) but as hes doing that the young kid to his right goes to raise to 200 so the guy opts to call after contemplating 3 betting for a few seconds. I find KK and make it 1k to go a few folds first raiser basically instashoves I recheck to make sure I have KK and call quickly he has AKs and I hold. Win a few more pots get to about 22k when we go on break. I talk to a friend of mine Nicolas levi who is talking to this big scandy guy I findout is konsgaurd. We chat for a bit and Im telling Nicolas about how aggro our table is and that konsgaurd would know who they are findout one is a 100/200 nl player sick guy and he has a 6k USD last longer with him for this tourney. I tuck that away and he tells me 200euro bounty on his head as well. So I play a few pots he limps utg with his 19k stack at 100/200 no antee I cover and overlimp otb with 78ss blinds both suck and they check. J54 flop with a spade he bets 600 when checked too I call. turns 10s he bets 2k into 2k I am like whatever he needs a set to call me with his last longer and he doesn't know I know about it yet. He calls after 15 seconds with bot set. I get there on the river and get upto over 40k. I cooler some more people own an old guy who was really bad he limps utg which means a lot of hands few others limp I complete J8dd in sb. J97 flop 1 diamond. Checked to old guy he bets 1k into 1200 I call I am quite sure now he has a huge hand because everyother time he would bet 500 500 500 on every street with marginal hands and would bet same amount on turn and river with a boart. Turn is a low blank he bets 2k when I check to him with 9k behind I cover by lots. I decide to call cuz he will pay me off when I improve. River 10x I openshove for a bit overpot he beats me into the pot with AA lol. I get upto about 50k. Win a few more small pots before antes kick into play. At one point before the antees I had the whole table covered by like 5-10k I didn't think that would ever happen in a none rebuy tourney.

Anyways the table breaks I get moved to a table feturing Jovial gent and a bunch of 20 something scandys def going to be a tough table. I win a pot when really laggy bad guy makes it 850 in CO at 200/400/50 jovial makes it 2550 otb I make it 7k with like 25k effective behind with AKo jovial tanks for like a minute before folding he def wanted to shove knowing I could be and prob was close to 4betting any2 there. Table is redic nutty people going wild one PLO guy who really sucks at NLH tourneys opening any ace in any spot and who knows what else garbage. He gets a big stack blows it on hero calls ends up getting down to 12k at 300/600 raises utg+1 which means nothing I find AKo in sb 3bet him to like 4600 he shoves I snapcall he has KK sigh. I raise/fold KJo in CO to his same button before he shoves like 45bbs effective in the BB I fold and he shows AJo. He's really spewy. Anyways he opens utg a little while later to 1700 after just raising utg+1 which means like 40% of hands another bad player calls and a really active 3bettor also calls in CO It's a great spot to squeeze I find K9s and make it 6k to go with 30k behind. Folded to PLO guy who shoves after he says alright let's gamble stands up and shoves. It's like 20k more to call in a 37k pot. A few hands prior the first flatcaller in this hand who was awful had said the same thing in a BvB spot vs a young scandy who raise/4bet in the SB and called the awful guys reshove with k10o and was shown KK after he made that comment. The kid to the right of me said wow what did you think he was making a move after that comment? Goes on to say how obv it was because of that comment the guy had it. The plo guy was listening to this and since he said that I was 100% sure he was super weak and reading me for a squeeze and I prob gave off some live tells of weakness as well. So I call getting close to 2 to 1 and show my K9s hes shocked that hes ahead with A8o. My read was right my call was right just wish I chose a diff 3bet size. I flop overs and a gutshot to his pair of 8s but never get there. I bust shortly after pushbotting for a few orbits.

Sorry for the blurr and long paragraphs so hard to do live poker writeups and include the important details.

Comments

justinsampson says

Shaun,

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Have a great xmas!!

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12/19/07

EdmondDantes says

S/D...I think paragraphs and punctuation are over-rated. Don't ever change. Have a good holiday!

12/23/07

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