Poker in Dublin (I'm doing it now!)
Hi guys! As some might know I've been inactive the past week. I am currently sat in a cyber cafe in Dublin center where I have been playing many different tourny's for the past week at the Fitzwilliam Casino testing things out:
First of all was a 270€ Freezeout. The biggest tournament last thursday, the day I arrived in Dublin. After getting lost going to accommadation I was rather tired by the time I got to the casino, but entered never the less...
Well I was doing quite well... 130 started and it was down to the last half. Picked up KK in early position.. called at an aggressive table. A tight guy on the table raised half his stack. I went all in over the top. He called after 5 minutes with JJ. Guess what was middle card on the flop Ah well.
So not too good that tourny.
Since then I entered a 60€ Rebuy (SCALP) tourny where you could have ONE rebuy OR topup in the first hour and whenevr you knocked someone out you got 10€. I came 12th when the top 10 got paid! Damn.
So then I was in a freeroll with rebuys where top 6 got free entries to a 110€ Tourny. I came 10th!!!! Damn again!
Yesterday I entered a 30€ Freezeout. About 40 in, top 6 paid, came 7th!!!!
So not doing so well at the moment. Bank roll much down on this expensive holiday and I am a little disappointed with what's been going on. Suffered the normal bad beats and i haven't managed to recover.
Tonight I am entering the 110€ Freezeout, and I'm also afterwards going to sit down at a 50€ pot limit hold em cash game with €100 (blinds 1 and 2)... I decided to try something different.
I'll let you know how it all goes. Wish me luck though!
I must admit, I am surprised by the quality of play seen in all of these tournaments, as its rather poor and I'm disappointed for not doing better. You have the manicas who raise raise raise, the tight players who fold fold fold, and the jackals who call call call.
Unfortunately you find 3 of each on one table so its hard to master beating them all at the same time For me anyway!
Just to let you know, watched a pot at the fitz last night between Colette Doughety (pro) and some random guy who sad down at a 100€ cash omaha table with €10,000 when average was about €1000. In fact Colette didn't have many more when she raised to €100 pre flop called by 2 people, one being the aggressive guy:
The flop was Kh 8s 5c. Colette Goes all in. The mad man takes a stack of 2000€ And bangs it in the middle, putting the other guy all in as well!!!......
The turn was a 9s and the river was 8h.
They turn over. The mad man had 67, meaning he went 2000€ in with OPEN ENDED straight. He got it on the turn though.
Collete turns over her KK though. The RIVER gave her the full boat and OUCH! His straight loses to the pro's full boat!
The whole casino was watching the hand. Unbelievable.