Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another one

I get the guy all in preflop, hit the flop and ... It works like a Swiss clock.

Bye, bye Aruba

Sunday I played my last Step 10 Aruba qualifier. You can check the video below. I finished 4th and got $900 prize .. but that was short of my goal. So Aruba has to wait one more year to see me at the tournament. There is no time left to qualify.  Main event starts in 3 days Saturday October 3.  Good luck to all who qualified. You can follow the tournament online at

Monday, September 28, 2009

Aruba Step 10 Again

Since last Wednesday, there was no Step 10 game. I was waiting four days and somehow today we made the full table. Game started good, and in the first few hands I had some big pocket pairs. Than came one hour of 9,2 and J,3... I was a low stack with only 600 chips when ... but it's better if you watch the video.

Aruba Step10 Again
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Can't win them all

Check this. The same bad luck twice in seven hands.

Than all you need is to get lucky one hand, and be back in the game.

... or two hands

Ace on the river

I'm playing a qualifyer to $100 buy in Aruba satellite that leads to a main $500 buy in Aruba satellite. This qualifier is free; I'm usinig my UB points.

With pocket Aces I was all in pre flop. On the turn my first thought was "Fuck..." My second thought was "Ace." Than came the river.

Two hands later my opponet got lucky. I made a mistake trying to trap him when I checked the flop.  I went all in on the turn in a bad moment.

Next hand I got my chips back from the same opponent. This time all in on the turn was a good move.

The trap worked this time. I checked pre flop. With on the flop check-raise-all in, I won the satelitte.

What's my name? --- Mr. Wegas
What's my name? --- Mr. Wegas
I can't hear you! ----- Mr. Wegas

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Aruba Step 10 - No Cigar!

Must see for every poker player.

Here is a video from Step 10 table. I didn't have the best game, but you can still learn something about tournaments, and understand why poker players say "Better lucky, than good."

Aruba Step10
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Aruba - Step Nine - check

I just finished playing Step 9 and I advanced to final Step 10. Buy in for this step is $2,350 and the prize for top two is $8,500 package for Aruba Poker Classic that starts in two weeks. Third place gets to replay Step 10, and fourth gets cash $900. Aruba main event is the big prize, and I spent only a few dollars. It took me a few weeks to make it this far, but I'm sure in two weeks I'll be sending you a postcard from Aruba. On the picture(left) you can see the final hand. I folded my big blind when my both opponents went all in preflop. That was exactly I was waiting for.

The game was slow and a few times i was down to $1,300 from starting $2,000, but I always made it back to about $2,200. I got lucky break and made a straight on the river. We were all in and my opponent flopped two pair. The second double up came in the hand below. I became a chip leader with over $9,000.

I'm excited to be so close to a big important tournament. Right now I feel afraid to start the final game. I know it'll be slow and it requires patience. But playing these qualifiers I learned to wait for the right moment. There is only 2-3 days left to complete the Step 10, so I cannot afford any mistake. Wish me good luck.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Aruba - Step Seven - check

I'm in the step 8. After playing satellites for a few weeks I developed a strategy that will take me to Aruba. I used it yesterday and today and it was smooth sailing from step 3 to 7. Buy in for Step 3 is $1.10. I hope that magic will work in next few days and my last three steps.
This was the most important had for me. After a bunch of bad hands I min-raised preflop on the button with pocket jacks.  Chip leader went all in and I called. I doubled up and moved to a second place with 4,118 in chips.

This was the final hand. I was not in the pot, but I was happy to see my opponets go all-in when the small blind decided to make a move, and go all-in preflop with Q,8 for 2,557. Big blind didn't think for a long time with his aces.

Wish me luck. I still have to play Steps 8,9 and 10.  From each steps top two players move to a next step. 3rd and 4th get a free ticket to replay the same step.  In Step 10, top two players win Aruba Classic package $8,500.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Annual 2009 Midwest Poker Classic

Two big tournaments comming this month at Running Aces Harness Park‎
located just a few miles north of Minneapolis on I-35 and Highway 97 (Exit 129).
Click for casino location map
Running Aces Monthly Tournament Listings PDF

11th Annual Trent Tucker Celebrity Poker Tournament

 Sept. 17, 2009 NL Hold'em Main Event $1,000 
Running Aces is hosting the Trent Tucker Tournament, September 17, 2009.
Satellites every Thursday until September 10th with a chance to win a seat
to play against Michael Jordan and other celebrities!
Click HERE for more information.

First Annual 2009 Midwest Poker Classic

September 23 - October 5, 2009
GameDay(s)Time(s)Total Buy-InFee
NL Hold'em Sept. 23, 2009 11:00 am$340$40
NL Hold'em Sept. 24, 2009 11:00 am$230$30
NL Hold'em Sept. 25, 2009 11:00 am$340$40
NL Hold'em Sept. 26, 2009 11:00 am$230$30
NL Hold'em Sept. 27, 2009 11:00 am$120$20
Omaha Hi-Lo Sept. 27, 2009 4:00 pm$230$30
NL Hold'em Sept. 28, 2009 11:00 am$340$40
NL Hold'em Sept. 29, 2009 11:00 am$230$30
Super Satellite Sept. 29, 2009 3:00 pm$230$30
NL Hold'em Sept. 30, 2009 11:00 am$340$40
Super Satellite Sept. 30, 2009 3:00 pm$250$30
Limit Hold'emOct. 1, 2009 11:00 am$230$30
Super SatelliteOct. 1, 20093:00 pm$250$30
NL Hold'emOct. 2, 2009 11:00 am$550$50
Super SatelliteOct. 2, 20093:00 pm$250$30
Super SatelliteOct. 3, 2009 11:00 am$250$30
Super SatelliteOct. 3, 2009 3:00 pm$250$30
NL Hold'em Championship EventOct. 4 - 5, 2009 10:00 am$1,100$100
NL Hold'em Oct. 5, 2009  2:00 pm $120 $20