This past Sunday was one of the biggest ever for online poker tournaments and Matt Stout's ready with another Sunday Report detailing all the action.
Keep track of all Stout's Sunday wins and losses and get an inside look at the Sunday MTT schedule of a professional poker player.
Two huge online tournament series', the FullTilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) and Stars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), overlapped on this Sunday, creating one of the top 10 sickest action Sundays in online poker history.
As a result I decided to cut back on the number of tournaments I played dramatically so that I could focus on the big ones.
You'll notice in the stats that we weren't slacking on the total buy-ins, though. That's because the Spring Championship of Online Poker features three levels of buy-ins for each event, with the same type of tournament being spread across three buy in levels.
The medium stakes level is 10x the buy in amount of the low stakes level, and the high stakes is 100x the low. So for each NL event on Sunday (one short-handed, one full-ring) there was a $22, $215, and $2,100 event.
I finished third in the early Lock $109 freezeout after having a pretty big chip lead, but punted it by not focusing and playing my best game. I also made a deep run in the early Stars $109+rebuys, which had 1,374 entrants and paid $95k to first. I ended up getting short and busting 14th though.
But the big story came from the biggest tournament of the day, the SCOOP 2-High Stakes $2,100 NL . Despite the fact that I was playing as many as 8 other tables around it I managed to stay pretty focused on this one. I stayed at or near 100 big blinds the whole tournament, which is obviously a very comfortable stack.
135 entrants were paid out of a field of 1,077, and I was cruising with a pretty big stack until there were 106 players left. I ended up stacking off a boatload of chips with #QQ♠ against Jon "ifftari" Jaffe.
We went to the races for about 250k chips at 700/1400, which was enough to put me 3rd in chips if I won the pot. He flopped a King though, and a very long and marginally profitable day came to a bittersweet end.
Here's this week's breakdown:
Total tournaments played: 23
Total amount of buy-ins: $11,460
Total cashes: 4
-435/6783 in $215 short-handed NL SCOOP 1-Mid Stakes, $474.81
-14/1374 in early Stars $109+rebuys, $3,925.50
-3/395 in Lock $109, $3,960
-106/1077 in SCOOP2-High Stakes $2,100 NL, $4,308
Total amount of cashes/bounties: $12,708.31
Length of session: 13:50
Net win/loss for the day: +$1,248.31
Net win/loss online on Sundays since the start of the Sunday Report (February 7, 2010): +$8,906.80
- Matt Stout