Update WCOOP

I said that I would play the following tournaments:

Wednesday: #29: $265 NL Omaha H/L (6-Max, Knockout)

The tournament was going well and I had Qs Ks 6d 6h. Basically, the opponent did not want to believe that I had the nut low plus something and I wanted to force him to give up playing for only 25-50% of the pot, but it went bad and ending up allin on the turn, he hit one of his 8 outs. Shortly after, I was eliminated with Ts Ac Qc 4c.

Thursday: #32: $320 NL Hold'em (6-Max)

I don't remember what happened in this one and I didn't keep any notes of the hands, but it didn't go well.

I wrote in my blog that I would play the fixed-limit tournament, but I was mistaken, the plan was to play the event #35 $215+r and that's what I did. I ended up doing 5 rebuys and 1addon, that started with some bad luck with my Qd As and later with 9s As. Later on, I played for some long hours, and reaching the bubble I had a very difficult decision with Qc Ac, cause there were only 3 players left to lose so that I'd make it into the money. I spent some more hours playing and I got the badbeat of the century with Ac Qh.

A few hands later, I lost with Th Td.

You know, this is why I don't like playing MTTs...

At sit-n-gos, I know that I would be able to play enough sits within a year so that I'm not negatively affected by luck and be at the other side of the 2.17% as well. At MTTs, it's simply impossible to put in that kind of volume, because within a year there aren't enough tournaments running of buy-ins that are high enough so as to allow this long run approach. To tell you the truth, even during 10 years I don't know if the regulars of MTTs are able to put the necessary volume in these type of stakes to be able to anticipate a consistent result...

I felt obligated to make this comment, cause there's a euphoric wave of young people playing MTTs, when they don't have any idea what they're putting themselves into. Obviously among all of them, the majority is not going to have significant results and only a small percentage that not only consists of the elite, but is also on the right side of the variance, is going to successfully "survive" on the short term (1 year for this case).

That said... the WCOOP is not over yet, and I'm still going to play a few more events :)

  • Event   #40: $215 NL Hold'em
  • Event  #45: $265 NL Hold'em (Turbo, Knockout)
  • Event  #46: $320 Mixed PL Hold'em/Omaha
  • Event  #49: $215 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
  • Event  #50: $320 PL Omaha H/L
  • Event  #52: $320 NL Hold'em
If I made a couple more ITMs it would be great!

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