Well I didn’t win $100k playing SCOOP! I’m definitely surprised since it seemed like a sure thing after that dream.
I didn’t get to play as much SCOOP as I would have liked, mainly because most of the tournament start times were too early for me. To start playing poker by 8 am seems like such an unlikely accomplishment that I am almost considering relocating for WCOOP later this year.
A couple things will have to come together to make it happen, but it doesn’t seem like a terrible idea.
SnG game selection has been more terrible than usual the last couple weeks, so in a way I am glad that SCOOP is over. I hope that regs will now be encouraged to take some time off and feel less obligated to play every day.
I also hope that the upcoming WSOP will help make games better. Many MTT players register for mid and high stakes SnGs, and I’m personally hoping that many of them will be in Vegas this summer.
For personal reasons I haven’t been able to travel to any live poker events so far this year, but I should be able to change this soon. I haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to play any WSOP in 2012.
Maybe Las Vegas, Definitely Peru
If I do go to Vegas, it will be near the end of June for the Ladies Event, the last $1k and $1.5k of the series, and maybe the Main Event.
The live event that I am planning on attending for sure is LAPT Peru. I’ve never been to South America, and I’ve been told that Peru is a beautiful place. It also comes at a great time of year: by November 28th I should be done grinding SnGs for 2012, and the weather where I live will be cold and miserable.
Aside from Peru, we’ll see what happens. I might decide to play some satellites and see what I can win, especially if PokerStars offers a couple PokerStars Women Live promotions. If you are a female poker player, you should know that these promos are the nuts.
Where online poker is concerned, I’m quite behind on my monthly volume goal so far. The main problem is that many days I start a session and games are terrible (ie. full of regs), so I don’t get any volume in (due to game selection). After three hours of wasting time, I finally quit for the day and end up playing just 20 games or something.
I don’t really have a solution for this problem other than hoping that games improve next month. This has been an ongoing problem for SnGs for most of the year so far, and if the situation doesn’t get better soon, I might have to face the fact that maybe it never will. Then I need to either decide to stop game selecting or to change games.
The month isn’t over yet, though, so there’s still time to salvage some volume. I’ll be grinding a lot this next week, and then I’ll be back in early June to give a trip report of May. Good luck at the tables!