Monday, January 25, 2010
WBCOOP Event #1 is in the books
The first WBCOOP event on Poker Stars is over. It was a lot of fun to finish 73rd out of 1740 runners. Obviously with that many players, you have to have some luck.
My favorite hand was this one:
Because I checked the flop, he assumed I had high cards and tried to take it away from me. Besides getting him all in, which was the goal, it sends a message not to frack with me -- just because I check doesn't give him a license to steal.
This one was blind vs. blind. I believe I got the most out of him by how I bet it:
I made the reviled min-raise (something I did several times, actually) from 1200 to 2400 and he called. I bet 2400 on the flop (when I had him crushed), checked the turn (when he was drawing dead) Then I bet 3600 on the river. By then he was hoping I was bluffing or we were chopping and made a crying call. That ended up being an 18,000 pot!
Joxum participated and made the money. Bastin also entered and finished 177th. I haven't seen a list, but other bloggers entered (I believe JoulesDiver and I'm not sure about others.) If you played, let me know via a comment.
UPDATE: Ross Taylor (who is also a bridge player) played, too. He never gained traction, and came in around 450th. Poker Blogger lightning36 entered late, but managed a 574th finish.