More from Barcelona
I just got back couple of days ago. My friend got 2nd in the tournament which was huge for him. Kinda sucks that he didn't win cuz he was way better than his opponent when he got HU, he just didn't have the chips to fight with. He's happy tho, and I'm proud of him for doing so well at his first big FT! Good job Mike :).
I'm actually going back to Barcelona in just a week for the WPT there, so if anyones going, come say hi. I'll be there from the 20th-27th I think and then heading to Portugal for a Portuguese event sponsored by Betfair Poker. Actually looking forward to it. Will be my first time in Portugal and I've heard it's really nice there. Not sure what the tournament will be like but I know for sure I wont donk outta this one unless I get really unlucky. Can't be too many pros in it since its only a small buy in. Should be easy heh.
On a poker related note, I've been running really well on Betfair lately. Have played a lot of tourneys the last couple of days and I'm starting to really get a feel for the site. I was struggling in the beginning because the play here was just generally so different from other sites. You'd expect that because Americans can't play there would be a lot of Scandis, but maybe I'm generalizing too much when I say most Scandinavian players are over aggro. The play here is really weak for the most part and the avg skill level of the players compared to the buy in of the tourney is a lot lower than any other place I've played. Looking forward to get into the head of the regulars here thats for sure.
One specific thing that I've noticed is that ppl play really tight when they're shortstacked. They dont shove any two if they have 7bbs in the CO and its folded to them. I kept making the same mistake isolating medium strength hands like KJ, A2, 33 vs them thinking they're on any two cards but they dont seem to care if they get very short. So after seeing this and adjusting my ranges accordingly I've stayed out of situations that I used to get into too often. (This of course doesnt count for every player on the site cuz some of them knows what they're doing)
Enough about that... don't want them to know the mistakes they're making :), altho I'll prolly call someone out when I start making vids. I tried recording today for the first time. Had an hour of material untill I found out the audio wasnt working...lol. Oh well, just gonna have to do another one I guess. If anyone has any requests for what to record, please make a post in the Betfair Forum and I'll try to look through it from time to time!
Will write again soon (I promise).