The lineup for today is:
All times are MST
12:00 Bodog $100+9
14:30 PokerStars $200+15
14:30 PartyPoker $200+15
15:00 Paradise $200
16:00 FullTilt $200+16
Other tournaments I may play
12:00 PokerRoom $300+20
13:00 UB $500+30
19:00 UB $200+15
17:30 PS $100+9 Rebuys
20:00 PP $150+12
I have like 20 mins to decide if I want to play the PR tourney. I'd like to play the UB tourneys, but the site is a mess these days, so they're a long shot; the $100R at Stars is a good tourney, but I want to study something I read from Gambling Theory about rebuys, so the chances of playing this are 50-50. The Party $150+12 looks like a good tourney, if I'm not on tilt by then, chances are 80-20 I'll be playing it.
Updates coming !!
1:00PM I decided to play the UB $500 and skip the PR $300. I'm still alive in the Bodog one, I made a good fold in the river with T9h and a KT9 flop, the guy showed me QJ after my fold.
1:30PM Double up in UB, some raiser in UTG+2, I called with AQs in UTG+3, flop came AA8, he made a continuation bet of 200, I just called, J in the turn, he bet like 380, I called again, Q on the river and he bet 1100 and have another 900 left, I put him all in and he called with KT. You never know if you really want to hit the river :)
2:10PM Lost half my stack in UB. 20-40 blinds, UTG raises to 80, EP raises to 300, LP calls, I have JJ in the button and decided to find out where is everybody and raise to 1000, UTG folds, EP folds, but LP decided to go all in for 1100 more, I know he does not have AA-QQ, his most possible holding is AK and of course I called. He had indeed AK, and I lost the race.
2:30PM Out from Bodog, I open raise in the CO with KT, button called, flop came K73 and that was it, he had KJ. Almost out from UB also, I lost another chunk with AQ on a Q23 flop versus another guy AA. I call this, "the bad luck of the marginal holdings".
2:40PM Double up early in the Stars 1 Million, after some limpers, I called with K4s, like 5 people to see the flop. Flop came KhJh3s , checked to me, I bet 100, button and BB called. 2s in the turn, I bet now 320 and button called. River was the 7s and I have the 2nd nut flush, I bet 1000 and he went all in !!!, I called and he had KJ. He played that hand pretty bad.
2:50PM Out from UB, went all in with TT versus AK and I lost yet another flip. I think sometimes the difference between being a good player and a great player it's just your "ability" to win coinflips.
3:30PM Out from Stars, Blinds 50-100, I raised in the CO to 300 with JTh, button called, he has been pretty active, playing a lot of pots. Flop came KsJc2c , I ckecked, I knew he was betting, he bet 500 and I went all in for 2700 more. He tought for a while and finally called with AJ !!! . Nice call I guess, the kind of play you don't know if the guy is a genius or a lucky guesser.
3:30 PM Exactly at the same time I went out in Stars, in Paradise I raised t0 120 with 66 in the button, guy in the SB reraised to 300 and he had like 700 more, I called. Flop came AK6, nice, but he checked, mmmm, I was worried he had QQ-TT and folded if I bet here, so I checked behind, 9 on the turn and he went all in and I called, no problem, he had 99, arghhhh.
4:00 PM Not playing the FullTilt, still in the Paradise and Party ones, I have a good stack in Party with 24k.
4:40 PM Down to 2k in Paradise after losing another flip AQ-99. Up to 32k in Party.
5:00 PM Out from Paradise, and yes, you guessed it, I lost yet another coin flip, this time I reraised preflop with AK, was called by 55 and that was it. The only tournament I've had more than one all in preflop today was the bodog one, I think I won there a flip A9 versus 88. Down in Party to 25k but still in good shape.
6:10 PM Out from Party, I made the money, but this variance is just brutal. I went out AI preflop QQ-JJ. It's been like 3 months now, looks like every Sunday I'm just reporting bad beats in my blog. Oh well, this is the business we have chosen.