7 2 BLUFF...Diary of a poker player

Dreaming of the top whilst playing at the bottom…

Month: July 2017 (Page 1 of 4)

Phil Ivey -$920K a month as FullTilt Pro WTF

8 Ivey Stories you never heard here

Joey Ingram with Phil Galfond

This is a little bit old but Joey Ingram has  a popular YouTube podcast and interviews with some of the best pros.

Brother Knows Best – Advice from my Bro’

So my brother gives me the chat, you’re a good player but…

You’d be a far better player if you:

  1. Didn’t drink at the table
  2. Were more pleasant and less confrontational
  3. Didn’t bluff at all as you bluff too much
  4. Didn’t show any cards – this is a major loser play

Next tournament I am going to to heed his advice as it is good advice, I will endeavour to be more John Hesp and less like Phil Helmuth going forward.

Let’s see how it works out…

Goliath 2017 – Off to Coventry for yearly pilgramage

You can’t beat the Goliath in Coventry for fun and opportunity.  Last year they chopped 3 ways for £50K each and played on for £12K extra for the winner not bad for £120 entry. You’d be mad to miss it, last year I got it all wrong, you need to register at a Grosvenor casino before you travel to avoid being on an endless alternates list. I was slightly tilted and then played a flopped set of Queens dreadfully losing to the nut flush, I’m a better player now…

The 2016 Event saw 5,232 entries, creating a staggering £523,000 prize pool in the biggest live poker event in Europe. Hopefully this year will be even bigger.

£250K Gtd for a £120 buy-in endless runners and cash games galore…

From the Grosvenor site see below:

Full Schedule

THURSDAY 27TH JULY

Event: National 25/50 Event: Flight (A)
Buy-in: £200+20
Time: 7pm
Where? in Club Poker Room only
More info: Two Day Event. Cap of 12 tables. 270 min late registration/6 levels and breaks. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 50/100. 40 min clock for all levels, 12 levels played. First break is 9.00pm: 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am.Finish Time for the day: 3.45am.

FRIDAY 28th JULY

Event: National 25/50 Event: Flight (B)
Buy-in: £200+20
Time: 7pm
Where? in Club Poker Room only
More info: Two Day Event. Cap of 12 tables. 270 min late registration/6 levels and breaks. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 50/100. 40 min clock for all levels, 12 levels played. First break is 9.00pm: 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am. Finish Time for the day: 3.45am.

SATURDAY 29th JULY

Event: £25,000 GTD Redtooth
Buy-in: £75+12
Time: Registration: 9.30am Shuffle Up & Deal 11am
Where? Hall 5 + 10 tables front right side of Hall 3
More info: 135min late registration. 1 Re-Entry until end of late registration. Starting stack is 20,000. Blinds start at 25/50.30 min clock for all levels. First break is 1pm then every 2 hours after. Must be a registered to a Live Redtooth Poker/ The Nuts venue to take part.

Event: £250,000 Goliath Main Event: flight (A)
Buy-in: £100+20
Time: 12pm
Where?: Hall 3
More info: 50 table cap. 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
Finish Time for the day: 12.40am.

Event: National 25/50 Event: Flight (C)
Buy-in: £200+20
Time: 7pm
Where? in Club Poker Room only
More info: Two Day Event. 270 min late registration/6 levels and breaks. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 50/100. 40 min clock for all levels, 12 levels played. First break is 9.00pm: 2nd break is end of level 6, 11.15pm, 3rd break is end of level 9, 1.30am. Finish Time for the day: 3.45am.

SUNDAY 30th JULY

Event: Redtooth Tag Team – 2 x Vegas100 Prizes and £3,000 Cash GTD
Buy-in: £60+16 per team
Time: Registration 9.30am Shuffle Up & Deal 11am
Where? Hall 5
More info: No re-entry. No late registration. Starting stack is 10,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 30 min clock for all levels. First break is at 1pm and then every two hours. 150 team cap. 15 tables and 15 dealers.

Event: £250,000 Goliath Main Event: flight (B)
Buy-in: £100+20
Time: 12pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
Finish Time for the day: 12.40am.

Event: National 25/50 (Day 2/Final)
Time: 2pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 45 min clock for all levels. First break is 4.15pm, all subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2 hours 15 min. Breaks last for 15min.

Event: £2,500 Redtooth Win the Button
Time: Registration 6pm Shuffle Up & Deal 6:30pm
Buy-in: £30+8
Where? Hall 5
More info: 135min late registration. Starting stack 10,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 20min clock for all levels. First break is 8.30pm then every 2hours. Must be a registered to a Live Redtooth Poker/ The Nuts venue to take part.

Event: Open Dealers Championships
Time: 7pm
Buy-in: £25+6
Where? Hall 3
More info: 135min late registration. Starting stack is 12,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 4x30min then a 25min clock. First break 9.00pm; all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels/1hr 40mins, breaks last for 15min. Finish Time: approximately 6.00am

MONDAY 31st JULY

Event: £250,000 Goliath Main Event: flight (C)
Buy-in: £100+20
Time: 12pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
Finish Time for the day: 12.40am.

Event: 4/5/6 Omaha (7 Max)
Buy-in: £30+8
Time: 7pm
Where? Hall 5
More info: 135min late registration. Starting stack is 12,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 3x40min then a 25min clock.
First break 9.00pm; all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels/1hr 40 mins. breaks last for 15min.
Finish Time: approximately 6.00am.

TUESDAY 1st AUGUST

Event: £250,000 Goliath Main Event: flight (D)
Buy-in: £100+20
Time: 12pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
Finish Time for the day: 12.40am.

Event: Win the Button
Buy-in: £30+8
Time: 7pm
Where? Hall 5
More info: 135min late registration. Starting stack 10,000. Blinds start at 25/50.4x30min then a 25min clock. First break is 9.00pm; all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels (1h40mins), breaks last for 15min. Finish Time: approximately 6.00am.

WEDNESDSAY 2nd AUGUST

Event: £250,000 Goliath Main Event: flight (E)
Buy-in: £100+20
Time: 12pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
Finish Time: for the day 12.40am.

Event: Tag Team
Buy-in: £60+16
Time: 7pm
Where? Hall 5
More info: 135min late registration. Starting stack is 10,000. Blinds start at 25/50.4x30min then a 25min clock. First break at 9.00pm; all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels/1hr 40 mins, breaks last for 15min. Finish Time: approximately 6.00am.

THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST

Event: £250,000 Goliath Main Event: flight (F)
Buy-in: £100+20
Time: 12pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
Finish Time for the day: 12.40am.

Event: APAT 8-Game Championship (Day 1)
Buy-in: £75+8
Time: 6pm
Where? Hall 5
More info: Two day event. 8 X 7 handed tables capped at 56. 135min late registration. Starting stack 50,000. Blinds start 25/50. 30min clock, (to final table). First break 8.00pm. Finish Time: for the day 4.00am

Event: Joker is Wild
Buy-in: £30+8
Time: 7pm
Where? Hall 5
More info: 135min late registration. Starting stack is 10,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 4×30 min then a 25min clock.
First break 9.00pm; all subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels/1hr 40mins, breaks last for 15min. Finish Time: approximately 6.00am.

FRIDAY 4th AUGUST

Event: £250,000 Goliath Main Event: flight (G)
Buy-in: £100+20
Time: 12pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 270min late registration. Starting stack is 25,000. Blinds start at 25/50. 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played on Day 1 flights. First break is 2pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min.
Finish Time for the day: 12.40am.

Event: APAT 8-Game Championship (Day 2)
Time: 8pm
Where? Hall 5
More info: 1 x 7-handed table, 5 hrs finish 01

SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST

Event: £250,000 Goliath Main Event: (Day 2)
Time: 12pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: Blinds start at 3000/6000 (500 ante). 40min clock for all levels, 16 levels played. First break is 2.00pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hours, breaks last for 20min. Dinner break will be end of level 9, for group (A) 6.40pm, for group (B) 7.20pm, both lasting 60min. Finish Time for the day: 12.40am.

Event: APAT UK Amateur Poker Championship (Day 1)
Buy-in: £75+8
Time: 4pm
Where? Hall 5
More info: 250 soft cap, 25 tables only. 150min late registration. Starting stack is 15,000. Blinds start 25/50. 45min clock, 12 levels played. First break is 6.00pm and then every 2h 15min after that. Finish Time for the day: 2.00am.

Event: Super high roller (Day 1)
Buy-in: £300+£30
Time: 7pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: Two Day event. 150 soft cap, 15 tables only. 270min late registration. Starting stack 25,000. Blinds start 25/50. 40min clock, 12 levels played. First break is 9.00pm, then every 2hrs after that. Finish Time for the day: 3.45am

SUNDAY 6th AUGUST

Event: Goliath Final Day
Time: 12pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 40min clock for all levels. First break is 2.00pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels (2h), breaks last for 15min.

Event: High Roller (Day 2)
Time: 12:30pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 40min clock for all levels. First break is 2.30pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 3 levels/2hrs, breaks last for 15min.

Event: APAT UK Amateur Poker Championship (Day 2)
Time: 1:00pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 45min clock. First break 3.15pm and then every 2h 15min after that.

Event: APAT PLO Championship
Buy-in: £50+8
Time: 1:30pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: Capped at 96, 12 X 8 handed tables only. 135min late registration. Starting stack 20,000. Blinds start 25/50. 30min clock for all levels. First break is 3.30pm and then every 2h. Finish Time: approximately 1.00am.

Event: Deep and Steep
Buy-in: £30+8
Time: 2:00pm
Where? Hall 3
More info: 135 min late registration. Starting stack 20,000. Blinds start 25/50. 4 x 30 min, then a 25 min clock. First break is 3.00 pm; all Subsequent breaks will be every 4 levels/1 hr 40 min, breaks last for 15 min. Finish Time: approximately 11.00 pm.

Andrew Neeme – 72Bluff hat

I managed to get my 72 Bluff hat and glasses on Andrew Neeme’s Vlog, the dude wears it well.

Which was great hopefully I can get across the tables with him in the coming year. He comes across as such a great guy and makes a lovely couple with his girlfriend Busi who has a wonderful smile. If you haven’t seen his videos on YouTube check them out

they are some of the best content out there fun to watch and informative.

He covers the Las Vegas grind playing $5/$10 and $10/$20 cash, very addictive viewing.

 

If you want a set mail me at vinnyvipera@72bluff.com

Congratulations to Scott Blumstein – Well deserved WSOP Main Event Winner

Finally got to the end of the WSOP, Scott Blumstein finally got the job done, he played really well and the deck was certainly stacked in his favour. Once again the final heads up opponent was far too passive despite having Doug Polk in his corner. Strangely Scott hit the decks hard and if his opponent had been more aggressive he may have lost earlier.

Haven’t watched this yet but should be interesting to see what advice/coaching Doug Polk gave…

There can be no greater pain than coming second in the WSOP Main Event.

I’m playing it next year and fully intend to take it down, heard it here first!

I’ll create a vision board with that tomorrow…

Mansour Matloubi – The only British player to win the WSOP Main Event 1990

Mansour Matloubi according to Wiki the only every British winner of the WSOP main event apparently playing under a Welsh flag, I wonder if I could track him down and interview him. He won it in 1990 the last winner to win under $1 Million and also made the final table in 1993 he is rumoured to  live in London I really should try to meet him, I’d love to hear his story. Great “Where are they now” article here which has an interesting link to Dave “Devil Fish” Uliott the new Poker Hall of Fame member. Hendon mob here

“WSOP Championship winner in 1990, Iranian born player that played under a Welsh flag when active and is now rumoured to reside in London. Has not played many high visibility tournaments in recent years, but is rumoured to still have a sharp game. Matloubi has the dubious honour of being involved on the losing end of an incredible pot played heads up with Stuey Ungar shortly after his WSOP win. Ungar called him down with Ten-high and won, leading Matloubi to cry ‘uncle’ and refused to play Ungar again.
(Simon Galloway Jan 2009)”

Mansour Matloubi is an Iranian-British professional poker player living in London.

Matloubi won the 1990 World Series of Poker Main Event, making him the first non-American to do so. He also made the final table of the 1993 Main Event, where he finished in fourth place. He was eliminated by the eventual winner, Jim Bechtel.

As of 2016, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,010,000.[1] His 14 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,214,062 of those winnings.[2]

Wow 88 v AQs last 3 in WSOP

I can’t imagine how it must feel to get it in with 88 v AQ with 3 left at the WSOP final table.

Pollak has played great and has now been destroyed by a brutal flip when the Queen came out in the window to give Ott the hand.

WSOP Final Table Day 3

Couldn’t stop falling asleep last night, up this morning now ready to watch 5 hrs of my favourite sporting event.

Had a great night last night and was thrilled to see my Andrew Neeme wearing my 72Bluff poker brand on his Vblog. i must get busy with a shopping cart, I got a little stalled on my project.

I’ll add that to my task list for the coming week, still working on PLO but I struggle to count all the outs and see the dominations. I’ll get there it will just take some time, I need to play some $1 games and see what happens.

I’m picking Blumstein for the win…let’s see what happens…

Made it on Andrew Neeme’s Vlog

Up waiting for the last 3 of WSOP on PokerGo and find that Andrew Neeme has received my 72Bluff hat and glasses…must be a sign…back at the tables tomorrow.

Off to bed PokerGo keeps stalling and it’s 3 am I’ll catch it in the morning…

Still can’t get over Farha v Moneymaker now that was a final table!

 

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