Friday, May 23, 2008

Freerolling to the WSOP take 2

So in the last blog I talked about trying to satellite into the World Series of Poker main event by entering free rolls and low buyin events. If you read this blog, you will know that I played in about 200 hundred of the freerolls on Full Tilt Poker and gave up trying the freerolls and qualified for a satellite by using points.

This year it took about 10 of these things for me to win, turns out the top 2 make it in the next round satellite, I made it to the final table in the chip lead and cruised to the finish...getting quad tens didn't hurt. I'll play in a round 2 and if by some miracle I finish high in that one, it's on to the real satellite for a seat.

Last year I would go in every first hand no matter how bad my holding was, this year I changed it up a bit, I'd wait until I had a decent starting hand then jam, it seems to work better, I made it deep in about half of the freerolls I got into.

Good luck to all you other low rollers trying to make it.

Freerollin' to the World Series of Poker

So I'm trying to satellite into the main event, played a few Full Tilt freerolls where you go all in the first hand no matter what since only 1 person goes on to the next qualifier. Some people actually play these things tight..silly.

Also, played an $8 shootout style where I got JJ and went all in on the first hand and lost to KJ when one guy got a straight on the river.

Then I played a $14 satellite to a bigger satellite, had to finish in the top 8 out of 36 to make it to the next satellite (30 min qualify for the 150 seat giveaway). I basically played super tight until my BB's got under 10, then I jammed whenever I was in TT and tripled up when there were 15 people left and coasted to the end. So now I'm playing the second step on June 1st.
Pokerstars let's you play in a freeroll once a week if you qualify through that you can play in the 200 seat crapshoot but for free...why not.

Play doesn't get anywhere near realistic until you're down to the last few tables. It would be cool to be that guy who parlays a few bucks into a seat.