Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
My good run in June continues as I took down an $8 satellite to the Sunday Million on Pokerstars worth $215. I had no intention of playing the big one so I have cashed in. Generally things have not gone well on Pokerstars this year but there have now been a couple of highlights to keep me on top on this site. This particular game has been a money spinning one for me in the past and can generate some weak opponents. The downside is that the games don't fill up that often. I will be trying to play one again soon!
PokerStars Tournament #405649691, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $8.00/$0.80 USD
Total Prize Pool: $288.00 USD
Target Tournament #425020010 Buy-In: $200.00/15.00 USD
1 tickets to the target tournament
Tournament started 2011/06/18 19:09:02 ET
Tournament finished 2011/06/18 20:01:09 ET
1: Kartajana (United Kingdom), (qualified for the target tournament)
2: gn4ppa (United Kingdom), $20.00
3: IHATEKOPS (Canada), $20.00
4: BlåPolly (Sweden), $20.00
5: pimskiegrunn (Netherlands), $13.00
6: R0bHal (Canada),
I have been struggling a little this month to find my form on the Maui games. Despite my recent holiday I am a little jaded with the Maui games and have had a recent poor run of luck. Maybe I am just a little too focused on my results rather than the quality of my play.
The games on Pokerstars and Full Tilt serve, I think, as a positive distraction from my Maui grinding. I certainly have a lot of respect for those playing a lot more Maui games than I do.
For the rest of June I play well........ win or lose. Good luck.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Following my recent holiday I have started June well. My Maui progress is somewhat volatile as usual but heading in the right direction.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
As part of a Betfred May sit n go promotion I qualified, along with only twenty nine others for a $1000 freeroll which was based on playing over 150 sit n gos in May. The payout structure was very top heavy which initially was a concern with only the top three getting paid. On finding myself at the final table with an average stack I needed to get lucky to be in the money. And I did. I hit a flush with an aggressive semi-bluff move against kings and more critically on the bubble won a 99 v AA battle by hitting a flush on the river. Once in the money I played really well and held my nerve to take the first prize.
Sit N Go Chase $1000 Freeroll 2011-06-05
1. Kartajana $500
2. Eviit $300
3. Zufallsgenie $200
Significantly I have now won nearly the same playing freerolls as I have playing the Maui games themselves. Of course without playing the Maui games I would not qualify for the freerolls. I should play the higher value ones as often as I can. This particular type of opportunity is rare but there is a weekly £1000 freeroll that attracts a couple of hundred players. I should play this game as often as possible to boost my Poker earnings.
Long live the freeroll!
Saturday, 4 June 2011
My May result includes year to date rakeback as per my last post and was generally a better month. It ended with a week of no poker as I did not play whilst on holiday in Majorca (though I did win a sit n go on the outbound flight via interactive in flight entertainment software - if only my Maui opponents were that passive late on!)
If anyone wishes to discuss Maui games on an ongoing basis and perhaps improve each others games as a result please contact me via my profile e-mail. The advantage of sharing information, experiences and hand perspectives is significant I believe.