POCKET KINGS..AND THEN POCKET KINGS AGAIN. MY #WBCOOP STORY SO FAR.
I must run a pretty bad blog station seeing as almost everyone else has a couple of pictorial representation that come with every blog post. so far i tried twice and succeeded once in terms of adding pictures to my blog posts. Anyway...
Till date i have taken part in 2 of the 6 WBCOOP events that have run to completion, Every other blogger seems to have played a minimum of 3 which is all very well and good as i pre-registered every single event i chose to play for optimal results. during the first event which was of a solid structure i probably started with the wrong approach. getting involved in too many hands trying represent an image of a loose player it didnt work well for me as the actual hands i got dealt didnt seem to play well with the board. i ended up in a very bad place after losing signifcant pots to fishy opponents and busted in 419th place not to far from the beginning.
Fast forward to event 5 (shootout), one of my favorite formats with no late registration and over 400 shooters. i started with a table of 5 and got to work from the very beginning with AA vs a hand i never got to see as the opponent folded on the river. i went on to manage my stack well and take advantage of my opponents temperament to chip up when i could. i did get dealt AA to more times the last of which was crucial 3 handed as the person that called my preflop bet went on to push with a flush draw on the flop. he didnt get there. my commanding chip advantage meant i didnt have much work to do before i won quite comfortably to move itm and into my second table.
my second table ws always going to be stronger as every ssingle player had mastered their starting tables, i didnt start to well on the first few hands as i tried to surprise my opponents bt after waiting patiently i did catch a few double ups to put myself in contention to make final table. Then came the Kings first time losing vs AQ for a crucial chiplead vs a player i had covered he pushed when i 4 bet the initial raiser. snap call. There board ran ATKJ6 to hand me my first significant beat. I tried to rally with a few timed pushes to gain respectable standing. This however, didnt deterr a snap call from an opponent holding AJ when i eventually pushed with another pair of Kings with a door Ace and an accompanying river Ace cementing my elimination in 21st place. bah couldnt complain.
today i will be playing 2 more events and i hope i can final table atleast one of them. Wish me luck.
N/B no team pokerstars pro was scalped during this blogpost.
I observe WizzardofAhhs is quite fond of sitting out on his tables. it will be very nice to have him on mine.