Wednesday, May 12, 2010

BBT5 Musings

Well I am not off to a great start in the BBT5 to say the least. I have played in just 4 of the first 7 events, with no cashes. I bounced out first or second in my first attempt. This was noticed by Hoyazo who grouped me in with some other bloggers who he believes are playing poorly so far in the BBT5. I already recapped the hand, and I will stick with my play ( I had much more than top pair BTW) in that one. The other three that I have played I really got nothing going early at all. Early in MTTs when I am deep stacked, I play pretty much automatic poker. I just play my game and let what happens happen. I never go into a MTT expecting to win or even trying to win. I go in expecting to play my special brand of MTT play that I know works. If I play well and play my game, I am happy regardless of the results. I was profitable in each of the prior (4) BBT Series taking this approach. So even though I have 4 poor results so far, my play has been decent with no major mistakes. I just have not been getting into any good situations early on. When this happens, I am perfectly happy skipping along the bottom of the leaderboard from the mid-point on, waiting for things to start going my way. In the Mookie, last week this was the case, and I skipped along the bottom until about 2/3 of the field was gone before running my QQ into JJ all in preflop on a 14k+ pot that would have finally provided some breathing room for a final table run.

So tonight brings another Mookie that should have about 100 runners. I am running out of time for a TOC seat, and for some cash to get me positive on the BBT5. I am not expecting to win, but I am expecting to have an easier run through the early stages one of these times. When I run good early, it helps me to focus and target the final table. Looks like I could use the help.

BBT5 Info

Tournament: Poker From the Rail
When: Monday, April 19th through May 24th starting at 22:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: $24+2 (or token)*
Password: 2010WSOP

Tournament: The Mookie
When: Wednesday, April 21st through May 26th starting at 22:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: $10+1*
Password: vegas1

*Winner also receives ToC entry

Tournament: Battle of the Blogger Tournaments Invitational
When: Sunday, April 18th through May 23rd starting at 19:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: Restricted freeroll**

**$2,000 Prizepool + 1st and 2nd place receive ToC entry

Tournament: Blogger Battle Royale
When: Sunday, June 6th starting at 14:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: Freeroll for BBT participating bloggers



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