Matt Stout has been kicking it in London for the last few weeks playing live majors but he still found time to play his usual schedule of Sunday online tournaments.
When Stout started this report back in February he talked a lot about how much variance goes into these MTTs and we're starting to get the idea. He's up over $150,000 so far but the weekly swings can still be pretty sick.
Read on for Stout's latest Sunday Report.
I seem to have an odd curse when it comes to Sundays in London. All three Sundays I've spent in foggy London-town have seen me go into day two or three of a live event to start the day.
Now, that'd be a great problem to have if it weren't for the rest of the story. I always go into the late stages of a live tournament and bust out in time to play at least the majority of the online schedule only to bomb the online session as well.
The fact that London is five hours ahead of New York time, so the Sunday Warm Up doesn't start until 6pm, obviously helps me make a lot more of these sessions. However, it also makes for some ridiculously epic sessions , the likes of which I haven't played since I started grinding out Tropicana's cash games in Atlantic City when I was 21.
Last year I got bluffed in a really sick spot near the bubble of EPT London, grinded my stack back up, and lost a 60 big blind flip to bust about 5 spots from the money in the event. I went home to run J♠ J♣ into an abolute spazzbox psycho's A♠ A♣ with two tables left in the 750k guaranteed on Tilt for a boatload of chips.
It was an outrageous 18 hour session that easily qualifies as the most disgusting day of poker in my life.
This year's versions haven't been quite as brutal, mainly because they weren't peppered with quite as much hope as previous ones. This year I busted in 16th place for £2,900 in the £1,600 pound EPT side event on Sunday afternoon, first place was £101,000 (~$160k), and went on to have the lackluster session detailed below.
I'm glad that my girlfriend and I had a lot of fun on this trip, because it sure as hell wasn't a productive one as far as poker went!
Total tournaments played: 34
Total amount of buy-ins: $8,832
Total number of cashes: 6
- 131/1596 in Tilt miniFTOPS $11+rebuy Rush, $68.54
- 37/1941 in Stars $109, $349.38
- 498/4338 in Sunday Warm Up, $329.68
- 66/1079 in Stars $109+rebuys, $883.52
- 54/556 in Tilt $163+rebuys, $825.30
- 94/1201 in Sunday Mulligan, $360.30
Length of session: 10:22
Total amount of cashes/bounties: $2,829.72
Net win/loss for the day: -$6,002.28
Net win/loss in online tournaments on Sundays since the start of the Sunday Report (February 7, 2010): +$156,828.67
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