WCOOP and WSOP online is almost over for myself and I won't lie – I'm happy that it is. It's been a pain in the ass.
I started August pretty strong, collecting couple trophies in the beginning of the month in Bounty Hunters $126, Daily Monster Stack $55 and Hot $109. It gave me some 'cushion' and peace of mind for upcoming WCOOP.
I changed my sleeping schedule a week before series started, just to make sure I'm in good rhythm and I'm prepared. Beginning of the series went as expected, loosing almost 8k$. I had pretty sick equity spot in $22 7max WCOOP, but finished 10th for 2k$. After that, it was a bloodbath for the most part. Some 3rd place finishes in Big $109 and Daily Marathon $55 decreased the overall downswing, but it hurts not to close at least one of them. After that, I finished 9th in Bounty Builder $44 for 1.3k$ with $9k up top, which would definitely save my WCOOP.
Overall experience was tragic. I feel like I played well, and bb/100 confirms that, but evening variance is just massive. I also don't like playing evenings and sleeping during the day. Fields are pretty soft I think, but it could be because of the series.
Overall, during WCOOP and WSOP my average buy-in was $70 and I played 308 games + 55 re-entries. We had 9 final tables, but only 1 win. 11 loosing days and 4 winning days. The downswing was 7.2k$.
Things that I've learnt:
As I already mentioned, WCOOP is almost over, but I might play couple tournaments on my laptop while travelling.
Tomorrow early morning, I fly to Vienna to hang out for couple of days with Fabi and Ole before we go to Pokercode Festival in Bratislava. We will do some tourist nonsense in Vienna and spend a day in Prater to have some fun. On Thursday, we either take a bus with Pokercode members or Fabi is driving to Slovakia. We haven't decided yet. In Bratislava, I will play the main event and bounty tournament as well as drink plenty of beers with the crew and splash around in cash games. I'm taking this trip as a social event rather than very high EV spot for poker or anything like that. I really want to have fun on, which feels like, well deserved break. If someone is in Vienna and wants to hang out, drop me PM. Also, if you are interested in joining the Festival, here's more info: https://www.pokercode.com/festival
GL in the rest of the series!
1 August - 04 September
Stack size up to 60bb
Stack size over 60bb