Yesterday was the RedBet Open PLO Side Event at King's Prague and I came in hyper motivated for what happened to be my favourite event to play during this challenge. I spent the day in Prague downtown walking around in the cold from bar to restaurant to hot wine stand and got back to the hotel for the start of the tourney at 8pm.
The structure was not great but I was lucky to draw an easy first table composed of recreational players and of the friends and wifes of players in the 10k High Roller PLO Event taking place virtually meters from there in another area of the room.
A managed to build a sweet stack in this event. I dominated my table of generally weak players but didn't win the important all-in pots in the later stages of the turbo structure. I busted finally before reaching the money and joined the PokerBelgique buddies to celebrate their double ITM in the Eureka Prague Cup. It's been a long night again in the streets and bars of Prague and I've been sleeping most of the day today. I am joining José downstairs who's in a RedBet Open Main Event satellite right now and I am going to register myself for the ME Day 1B starting in 90 minutes.
RedBet Open Main Event Day 1B from 6pm with a potentially insane field from what I've seen in Day 1A already... #xmas1time
As we were in different casinos yesterday (me at King's and the others at Hilton for the Prague Cup), we set up a chat conversation to keep information and motivation flowing between us during the tournaments. I picked a selection of my messages to offer you a recap of the tourney in chat mode. The starting stack was 15k.
>> Chris I'm in for the PLO tonight. Are the registrations open now? (15 minutes before the start of the tournament, a computer crash took down the whole cassa system of the casino. Cashiers were on tilt...)
>> 28k AAK3 double suited > 6778
>> 38k. They play bad and I'm hitting boards
>> 50k!! They are really bad and I'm really in the zone
>> Break. Down to 37k. My flopped set has met a rivered flush. Hello, nice to meet you! NOT!
>> 30bb. Sick structure for a PLO...It's gonna swing!!
>> 7.5k :( Set over set on a 4AT flop. I had ATT5. Vilain: AAJ8
>> Sabri... Get the vodka chilled... 6bb in PLO is not THAT great I guess. (Sabri is a friend from Belgium who qualified for the Prague EPT Main Event (€5.300) for €50.
>> 26k lol 5678 > AAKT > AAT6. Come ooonn!! 7 flop, 7 river...
>> down 1.1k :'( Nut flush draw < flopped set
>> All-in in the dark UTG. paid 5 times! Make two pairs but bust against two flushes. Almost believed in a sextuple up :p
>> Having drinkSS with Ingo Hackbarth who just busted from the ME Day 1A.
>> Grabing a cab with Ingo and joining the rail at Hilton.