Monday, December 26, 2005

December summary, live and online

Live tournaments

Ok, between November 28 and December 17 I didn't play any tournament online, I spent most of that time in Vegas concentrated in the Bellagio 5 diamond tournaments. I played the following tournaments in Vegas:

Wed-Nov-30 NLH $2000+80
Thu-Dec-1 NLH $2500+100
Sat-Dec-3 NLH $5000+150
Sun-Dec-4 NLH $1500+70
Tue-Dec-6 NLH $2500+100
Wed-Dec-7 NLH $3000+100

So, I spent $17,100 for these events, I cashed in two of them, and was out near the bubble on one more. My cashes:

4th place NLH 2.5k Dec-2 $33,830
18th place NLH 3k Dec-7 $2,320 (should have been $6960)

So, I won $36,150 for these 6 events.

I also played two NLH $1500+70 satellites to the main event

Sat-Dec-10 NLH $1500+70
Sun-Dec-11 NLH $1500+70

I was close in the first one, but I didn't win a seat, so I spent $3,140 playing satellites.

And of course I played the main event:

Mon-Dec-12 NLH $15,000+300 WPT

Since I didn't make the money, I spent $15,300 in this one, but I had 2% of SamENole and he cashed in the event, so I won $644 courtesy of this nice Florida boy, who happens to be a hell of a poker player, ranked #2 in the internet poker tournament world

I also spent like $2000 for my almost 3 weeks stay in Las Vegas Strip Hotels, Imperial Palace, Bellagio and the Aladdin.

As you can see, even with a final table at an event full of the best players in the world; I'm about even for the trip !!!
Well, for me, since I consider all the 10k plus events separately; this was a very nice trip (worth like +15k) and I'm glad I decided to go, I won some money and I'm a better player because of the experience.


Online tournaments:

Back home, I decided to play online again, I'm basically an online poker player and I love to play in the internet. These are the tournaments I played between Sat-Dec-17 and Sun-Dec-25

Sat-Dec-17

NLH $640 Party
NLH $215 Party
NLH $1000 Pokerroom

Cashes: 0 for 3
Total : -$1,855

Sun-Dec-18

NLH $215 Party
NLH $215 Stars
NLH $109 Rebuys Stars (I spent $309)
NLH $215 UltimateBet
NLH $200 Paradise
NLH $216 FullTilt

Cashes: 1 for 6

17th out of 364 and won $546, NLH $216 FullTilt

I also lost $1000 on a side bet in PocketFives

Total: -$1824

Mon-Dec-19

NLH $109 Party
NLH $162 Party
NLH $109 Party
NLH Rebuys $33 Party (I spent $273)
NLH $162 Stars
NLH Rebuys $11 Stars (I spent $51)
NLH $150 Paradise
NLH Rebuys $30 Paradise (I spent $240)

Cashes: 2 for 8

1 out of 541, won $13,464 , NLH $109 Party
33 out of 392, won $275.92 , NLH Rebuys $33 Party

Total: +$12,633.92

Tue-Dec-20

NLH $109 Party
NLH $162 Party
NLH $162 Stars
NLH Rebuys $11 Stars (I spent $41)
NLH Rebuys $11 Stars (I spent $71)
NLH Rebuys $55 Stars (I spent $155)
NLH Rebuys $109 Stars (I spent $509)
NLH $55 Stars
NLH $300 Paradise
NLH Rebuys $30 Paradise (I spent $90)
NLH Rebuys $30 Paradise (I spent $150)
NLH $200 Paradise
NLH $57 Bodog

Cashes: 0 for 13 !!! I definitely went crazy this day playing too many tournaments with just 3 hours of sleep the previous night

Total: -$2,061

Wed-Dec-21

No poker at all, we have to take the kids to the doctor.

Thu-Dec-22

No poker again, I went with my wife Diana to the movies to see King Kong and Harry Potter IV. Both movies were ok, maybe I expected a little more from King Kong.

Fri-Dec-23

NLH $109 Party
NLH $215 Party
NLH Rebuys $33 Party (I spent $213)
NLH $162 Stars
NLH Rebuys $11 Stars (I spent $81)
NLH Rebuys $109 Stars (I spent $309)
NLH $300 Paradise
NLH Rebuys $30 Paradise (I spent $180)

Cashes: 4 for 8

44 out of 924, won $739.20 , NLH $215 Party
5 out of 417, won $2,136.75 , NLH Rebuys $33 Party
6 out of 53, won $904 , NLH $300 Paradise
? out of ?, won $207.04 , NLH Rebuys $30 Paradise

Total: +$2,417.99

Sat-Dec-24

NLH $320 Party
NLH $162 Party
NLH Rebuys $33 Party (I spent $243)
NLH $320 Stars
NLH Rebuys $109 Stars (I spent $409)
NLH $216 FullTilt

Cashes: 3 for 6

14 out of 199, won $597 , NLH $320 Party
14 out of 276, won $351.90 , NLH $162 Party
23 out of 368, won $257.88 , NLH Rebuys $33 Party

Total: -$463.22

Sun-Dec-25

NLH $378 Party
NLH Rebuys $270 Empire (I spent $810)
NLH $530 Stars
NLH $380 Stars
NLH Rebuys $109 Stars (I spent $909)
NLH $320 Pokerrom
NLH $109 Bodog
NLH $200 Paradise
NLH Rebuys $30 Paradise (I spent $90)
NLH $215 UltimateBet

Cashes: 4 for 10

141 out of 1891, won $480 , NLH $378 Party
9 out of 118, won $320 , NLH $380 Stars
1*(Chopped when 3 left) out of 181, won $12,668.87 , NLH Rebuys $109 Stars
20 out of 619, won $975 , NLH $215 UltimateBet

I won also a Play Station Portable in UB because they had this promotion and I knocked out Shawn Rice from the tourney.

Total: +$10,503.87 + PSP

Mon-Dec-26

No poker, I decided to rest since I was so drained from the Sunday tournaments.

Dec 27-31

Most probably no poker at all, since we are traveling to visit my sister and mother. I'm planning to play the Sun-Jan-1 tournaments and try to start the new year with a bang.


So, I made the money 14 out 54 tournaments with 5 final tables good for about 20k in this 7 days of online playing, which is pretty damm good.

If you have any questions or comments about all this information, please don't hesitate to ask.

5 comments:

Eduardo Espínola said...

What was the bet with pocketfives about?
Congratulations! nice results to finish the year!
Hope next year gets better and you win a bracelet!

El Perrito said...

Tremendous year for you, Congratulations. I think the next year, you will win one WPT tournament.

whiskeytown said...

very cool - I read the 2+2 posts and I'll be checking back for tourney tips -

my game is solid into the top 30% then things start going to shit....working on it -

RB

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