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These days you'll find my cocktail recepies here, poker news, my online poker tails, big boats, bad beats and brags about my life as a low stakes cash grinder and tournament player.

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02 March 2012

WSOP 2012 Satellite Grind on PartyPoker

Been a while since my last blog but I guess today is a good reason to write a quick entry. The WSOP 2012 is coming up and today I headed over to PartyPoker to check out the Qualifying Structure for their WSOP Satellites.

I started grinding out their $9 Sub Qualifier Speed for a seat to the $75 Satellite Qualifier which satellites into the $750 WSOP Satellite Tournament to STAP at one of the $14,000 WSOP 2012 Packages.

Yeah I know sounds like a Satellite to Satellite to Satelllite to enter a Satellite, but it's actually not that bad. It's only 2 steps to the $750 tourney which seems very doable.

The $9 Sub Qualifier Speed appears to me to be the tournament with the best expected value and ROI. The field is (still) pretty small and with a 3k starting stack the 5min blinds aren't to bad to cope with.

I bubbled the first one with only 28 players enrolled and managed to come 5th in the second with 56 players. The 5th paid $16,80 so I almost broke even which is pretty cool and I'm happy with that.

In the second tournament I been dealt some sick hands. :)

I got A's twice in a row but sadly the first hand didn't play. When the Bullets came around again the hand played like a dream, Check out the Holdem Manager Replay . I flopped a straight to ace in the next hand with AT and took the chip lead for a while.

A few hands later I was dealt Jokers twice in a row calling off short stacks but didn't get to fortunate. The first player showed AK turning the A and the other player had A7o also turning an A. It was pretty funny actually seeing the ace come twice in a row on the turn and one of the players said: "That's your payback for getting A's twice in a row"... I guess he was right. ;)

My plan is now to grind out at least two of the $9 satellites a day for a seat into the $75 satellite and then take it from there. I'll keep my blog upated and will put up some of the best hands or whatever happens.

Let's see if I can make it into one of PartyPoker's $750 WSOP Satellites.. would be awesome!

Stay tuned! ;)

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