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nice night for over.be

Sunday night is the highlight of the poker week, and over.be from Lithuania hit some especially nice results.
After going down to 4 players he and his three contestants wanted to discuss a deal, but as a hand was already dealt, which ended in the elemination of marroca. Afterwards the three left, agreed to an almost even deal, giving over.be and Rob.Curl $100.209,43 . crochepif managed to get $115.000 and then took the tournament down, for an additional 10k.
But over.be´s night was not yet over – he was still looking good in the Sunday million and for some time it looked like he might achieve a double Final Table in both majors at PokerStars. But it was not meant to be and he finished in 13th position, cashing about 9k. This night trippled over.be´s complete winnings at pokerstars – from approx. 50k to 150k.

That´s what I call a nice night!

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Shaun Deeb Retirements

The King of MTT grinders apparently decided to quit tournament poker for good. Shaun Deeb yesterday posted on twoplustwo that he´ll quit tournament poker – read here

He stated that he is burnt out and cannot go on – if you check his current stats on officialpokerrankings.com you might see, that Shaun is Number 2 (of 1,580,735) in the pokerstars mtt ranking for 2009 – but he is only like 390,000 something within the last 120 days. This guy put it in unbelievable volume of play (there is no player i sat at the table with in mtts as much in 2o09, and i sat at his table a lot – to be honest i cannot remember a lot of players i recognize sitting with more than once this year).

I hope whatever Shaun does at the moment makes him happy and I expect him back at the tables in 2010?

Or does anyone really believes he left for good?

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Hyper, hyper

For people playing Poker on a tight time-budget Pokerstars has been offering ultrafast qualifiers for a lot of tournaments for some months now. On first sight, these look like these are pure luck – but some players prove that it is very profitable to play this ultra-fast sitngos (500 starting chips, 3 minute blind level).

Most of them are 6 player sitngos, with two packages + 1 player who breaks even…

To point out how you can probably beat this games – and what kind of bankroll you need you might wanna check this link – Jorj95 – who is omnipresent in these typ of games answered a lot of questions regarding this games on twoplustwo – click here!

Before page 24 (yes it is a very long thread) he mainly answers questions about his “regular” sitngo-activity (he plays around 25 – 30 at once) especially on steps 5 and 6, but afterwards he gives some wonderful insights into a hyperturbo-grinder´s mind. Basically he believes that it is a way to cut short the first 20 minutes of a proper turbo-sitngo – so it is essential to have a flawless push-fold strategy.

By the way – beneath playing like 20+ tables Jorj95 likes to chat – so if you ever try and happen to sit at his tables, you might wanna talk to him.

So – ever tried one, or even a regular – send me your experience.

My personal experienced is told in one sentence – tried it, liked it, but the swings are way above my bankroll, so i try to avoid them!

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EPT goes Skiing – in Austria

Pokerstars announced the second part of EPT Season 6 on November 4th and the European Poker Tour will come back to Austria. This time they decided to make this far more attractive by coming into one of Austrias best skiing resorts.

Between March 21st and 26th the “EPT SnowFest” will be held at Alpine Palace in Saalbach Hinterglemm. Stars will also add skipasses and everything you need for skiing to the package.

Buy in is €3.750 – and with a cap of 500 players this might fill rather fast. Furthermore the field might get quite strong for an EPT-Event with a smaller buy in, as a lot of the young poker hot guns are already talking about putting skiing and poker together – check this thread on twoplustwo for that discussion: Thread about SnowFest on Two+Two

I am really looking forward to this – i probably won´t play by myself, but as I have friends in the area, i might just drop by and check the skiing skills of the pokerpros.

Check out the EuropeanPokerTour and Alpine Palace Homkepage for more information.

If you need any additional information about Austria, booking plattforms for Hotels in Austria or want to meet up for a skiing day – just drop an e-mail.

I´ll update on this topic as soon as the first qualifiers are running …

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Royal Start – but no results

Yesterday I played the 50k guaranteed once again and I managed to hit a royal flush within the first 10 hands + doubled up with that hand!

Unfortunately I did not use my early big stack very well and I just never managed to take off  – in the end i went out after about 2 hours without getting close to the money positions.

I feel like early leads corrupt my play – I really have to use my chiplead way better than I do it in that stage. I am generally better in the later stage of the tournaments – I am more concentrated then and just do not donk off my chips that easily.

I guess I found another thing to work on …

SitnGos are going okay at the moment – but the $12 180s just do not work momentarily … I´ll go for 250 and let you know the results afterwards.

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Rollercoaster

Since my nice hit, i am struggling to get any result. But I am still confident, as I play quite good most time and am just missing some luck at vital points of the tournaments. I guess I am in debt to variance, and therefore should not gamble in the later stages of the tournaments at the moment …

I played some nice tourneys tonite, but just could not finish anywhere – I still made some money at the cash tables, but the losses were bigger.

Playing mainly MTTs you have a lot of days like these – patience is the key and as long as I am confident and happy with my decisions I can live with that. I guess it would be boring to win big money every day (I sure could live with that kind of boredom)

I won´t play tomorrow and thursday evening – but I guess I will play this weekend again.

GL everybody – take down some big money, guys and gals!

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Great news – i hit some big money!

Hi out there … since weeks i wanted to update my blog, but poker was so uneventful and my life so busy that I just postponed – and finally just did not write anything.

I really wanted to write this weekend, and since friday night I know that this post will turn into a brag post!

I played the 50k guaranteed on Stars and managed to finish it in 5th position.

I have been playing really good poker for some weeks now, but in the end I just could not turn it into money. All my great calls got sucked out and I really got frustrated – but last night everything was different. I played very well and when i made mistakes luck was on my side. Unfortunately I lost concentration on the Final Table – I was very tired and my decisions were just bad – but I won´t complain, as this is the third best result in my career.

My bankroll was around 1 Grand until last night – now I shipped some money to my  bank account and am playing with a 3 Grand roll!!!

I hope I´ll update more frequently again …

All the best to all my friends – may the flop be with you!

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