Tuesday, July 31, 2007

August PLB challenge..

Its gonna be a sick mnth in August, Sorel and I hv joined a plb challenge (2k$ a team) with 17 teams taking part in it. The pool consists of some of the best players on the internet and its going to be a real real long mnth, basically by joining this I hv decided tht I wont be hiving a life outside of poker for the next mnth, unless ofcourse I get some real good scores early. With me missing a few days for Manila Appt its even more important I get some good scores early on since it is a team event and a lot will depend on my results, since I am sure Sorel will be running things over as always. I am getting a new set up for this challenge, which includes a 30' lcd monitor, new desk and chair (since I am in India, I dont hv the same set up as in Philly). I would like to come and post results here everyday since I am estimating a total of 20-25 tournies a day (micro donkaments inlcuded...sigh!), but I hv known to be lazy about posting, however I will be trying to do it.
Here is the link for anyone interested to look at the pool of players:
We are team RobinURHood :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Recent happenings...

Well, not too much going on here, besides me waking up in the middle of the night almost everyday to play some pokah. It kinda sucks being in a different time zone, but its matter of couple of more mnths and it is really good to be home so I shouldn't complain too much.
Had a decent score on Sunday when I took 2nd in 100r for 23k...finally a decent score after a relatively lean period (although i did hv some mid 4kish score at mansion and absolute). The plan is to work on my game as much as I can and be ready for the FTOP and Manila APPT next month. I like the way my game is developing, I owe a lot of it to Sorel, he is really taking a lot of pain to taking me from a common cold to influenza but these transitions don't happen overnight and I am working as hard as I can to improve my game, since in reality I do have numerous leaks which are slowly getting plugged.
In other news, I am planning to go to ept Barcelona, but it all depends on how I do in the next few weeks...no definite plans yet.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Home Sweet home :)

I would like to start by thanking all the support I got during the wsop, especially the Main event, as most of u know I survived 3 days and eventually busted 450th for 29,883$. It was devastating to get eliminated but I am happy with my performance, after all I survived 4 hrs the last time I played the main event so this yr its been a huge improvement and next yr I am sure it will be better.I really dont want to discuss any hands from the last day at wsop (its too heartbreaking) but my bustout hand was my AQ vs QQ on a 8 T J flop for an avg stack pot.....I made a move on early position raiser and basically it can be assumed tht the money went all in pre ( I pot committed myself, had 110 or so and i put 65k or so pre....1st move I made in a long time, felt like I needed to chip up, sigh!). After busting I went immediately and shook hands with the villian(jking) Jason Holbrook, he is an inspiration to us all, depsite being blind he not only played superb but carried himself very well too. Its not easy to be sorrounded by so much media attention and distractions, people get easily carried away as they try to put up a show to get endorsements and other incentives but he was nothing less of class and it was very evident that all he wanted to do was play poker...It was an honor playing with him.

I am back in India now and the plan is to play as much poker as possible for the next 2mnths. I am being guided by one of the top online players, basically I am gonna become a complete siko soon, feels its been forever since I won something, ahhhhh. I hv 11 weeks of college left and will be returning to the US on sep 21st.....I made a big decision during the wsop, I love poker and am relatively good at it, so I hv decided tht I am turning pro once I am done with college....not sure how long i will be a pro for but I plan on giving it a decent run. WSOP was just amazing experience and it gave me the confidence tht I needed. It was just awesome to meet my peers and get all the respect and encouragement during the series. I feel the next few mnths are gonna be life changing....Just hv a feeling something good as is going to happen.

Here is the schedule of the major tournamanets for the next 2 mnths:
Wednesday,Aug 8th, 21:00 ET NL Hold 'em $200 + $16 500,000
Saturday,Aug 11th,16:30 ET NL Hold 'emRebuy $100 + $9 $300,000
Sunday,Aug 12th,18:00 ET NL Hold 'em $300 + $22 $1,000,000
Monday,Aug 13th,21:00 ET NL Hold 'em 6-max $1,000 + $60 $1,000,000
Wednesday,Aug 15th,21:00 ET NL Hold 'em6-Max Rebuy $300 + $22 $450,000
Saturday,Aug 18th,15:00 ET NL Hold 'em $2,500 + $120 $600,000
Sunday,Aug 19th,18:00 ET Paul Wasicka NL Hold 'em $500 + $35 $2,000,000
(Although we hv a fmaily vacation planned in between.....trying to get out of tht)

August 24th-27th I am travelling to Manila for Asia Pacific open main event of 2500$, I will be going with my dad and we r planning to hv a small stop over at bangkok before we goto Manila. I really want to win a live event and this event seems perfect, small buy in and relatively small and weak field (except for Mr. Negreanu, he is contracted by Pokerstars and since this is a PS event, he is coming down)...I like my chances in this one :)

WCOOP.....(I love this series)
Sep.14 Friday 15:00 NL Hold'em [6-max] $215 $400,000
Sep.16 Sunday 16:30 NL Hold'em $530 $2,000,000
Sep.20 Thursday 15:00 NL Hold'em w/Rebuys $215 $1,000,000
Sep.21 Friday 15:00 NL Hold'em Match Play $320 $500,000
Sep.23 Sunday 16:30 NL Hold'em $1,050 $2,000,000
Sep.26 Wednesday 15:00 NL Hold'em [6-max] $320 $400,000
Sep.28 Friday 16:30 NL Hold'em Triple Shootout $530 $200,000
Sep.30 Sunday 16:30 NL Hold'em Main Event $2,600 $5,000,000

OCT-DEC 11th is college BS.....man I hate college, good news is, its gonna be all over soon (weeeeeeeeeeee)

Till FTOP starts I am rebuilding my roll...despite my cash in main event and winning 2 satellites to ME right before it started I am still down 30k from my peak (too much fun in Vegas and nasty downswing online)....but I feel focussed and ready to recover.
Also, I am gonna be updating a lot again.
P.S. Feel free to post comments, although I dont reply to them I really enjoy reading them.....keep them coming.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

on to day 3

196,600 going into day 3.
One time pleaseeeee

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

life is goood

Tomorrow I play day 2 of the Main event. I hv 44,600 chips to begin with and will hv former main event champion Dan Harrington on my table (I do hv pos on him). Shud be fun, but watever happens happens, my goal is to make it past day 2 and atleast play day 3, but if I dont its no big deal....Life is good :)

Monday, July 2, 2007

last few weeks

Hvnt posted much recently since its been very depressing and brutal.
I hv bubbled all the live tournies for the wsop, that is after playing 9-10 hrs of grinding live poker. I had good opportunities in many tournies but I keep getting ul for monster pots...ah well. Online been pretty brutal too....means I cant even imagine how I can run so bad, for eg I lost 2 wsop HU seats in the last 2 double shooouts heads up (sick beats both times), winner got a seat (basically 11k) and 2nd got 360$, basically 11k bad beats each time. Just not this but even on all sites I hv been running terrible...sigh! Its been bad...ahh
Good news is its not as bad as it sounds...I like to whine :) I am still pretty ok BR wise and even though there has been a dent its still early to set alarms off...I am going to hv to grind however when I get back to India (grinding is obv the most fun thing in the world)
I am going to be playing the big tournies online till the Main event starts, might play some super satellites and try and recover some money...its funny since even if I hit something medium size I break even for the trip....just seems so ddifcult to win...ahh one time in the main event pleeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaseeeeeeeeeeeeee