I'm starting to get a bit bored just telling stories from my travels on the tour, so I'd imagine my readers probably are to some extent, too. That's why I've decided to add a new feature to my blog called "The Sunday Report."
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a long time (or have heard stories of my lucksack potential) know about the practically magical heater of Sundays I went on in late 2008.
I had several first place finishes in Sunday tournaments, including what still stands as my biggest online score: winning the Sunday 500 for $105k in late December 2008.
All together I managed to cash for well over a $250k in the span of 11 weeks and turn a marginal year in my career into a pretty good one.
Well, now it's time to take a more realistic look at Sunday tournaments from the perspective of an online pro. I'm going to give a brief recap of tournaments I go deep in, list my cashes, and I'm even going to break down my bottom line.
If you've never played a full schedule of the high stakes MTTs online on a Sunday, it may surprise you how big my swings are.
That being said, don't be surprised if I'm stuck six figures before I profit a dollar on Sundays (don't get me wrong, it's not my plan...)
I've decided to ignore my results in the cash games I play on Lock Poker on Sundays, so that we're just focusing on tournament variance. I also played an abbreviated session this Sunday, since I had re-booked my flight to Tunica for the middle of the night Sunday/Monday morning due to a blizzard.
I'll leave that for the Tunica story though, which should be posted in a few days.
February 7, 2010
Total tournaments played: 24
Total amount of buy-ins: $6,080
Total cashes: 2
- 104/2297 in Stars $55/200k, $160.79
- 44/639 in Tilt $163+rebuys, $945.45
Total amount of cashes/bounties: $1,116.24
Net win/loss for the day: -$4,963.76
This day actually started out with a lot of promise. Although I usually don't make too much noise early, I jumped out to an early chip lead by tripling and quadrupling up very early in a few tournaments. It seems like I should have saved some rungood for later, though.
In the $55 freezeout where I took 104th, I got it all in preflop with AK against AJ for a ton of chips. I had a huge stack in the Sunday 500 as well, but lost a pretty standard coinflip and ran AJ into AK after I got short.
I ran AQ into Steve "MrSmokey1" Bilirakis's KK about 30 spots from the money in the Stars second chance for a pretty big pot as well.
I also got dirtied pretty hard in the Tilt $750k gtd when we were 17 spots from the money. Blind vs blind, the small blind flatted my 3bet when I had Q♠ Q♦. He had about 2/3 of a pot bet left, and jammed it in on a A♠ 2♠ 4♣ flop. I called, he showed T♣ T♦, and he rivered a ten.
The most important hand of the day ended up being a huge coinflip in the Tilt $163+rebuys. I four-bet jammed A-K for a little over 30 big blinds and got called by Q-Q ... and strangely enough, 7-7 overcalled with two players all in before him. Unfortunately, I bricked out for about 250k at 1200/2400 with five tables left and over $90k for 1st.
That's pretty much the story of last Sunday ...a t least as far as poker is concerned. I'll tell the rest of the tale in the Tunica blog.
Please leave comments to let me know what you think of the Sunday Report as an idea, suggestions, and other ideas you may have...and thanks for reading!