The masochistic adventures of a donkamenteur
So on Wednesday I managed to take down the SCOOP High 1k/rebuys event, for $205,110!
The tourney went slowly and smoothly from start to finish - I played quite carefully throughout and won the important hands when I needed to.
I ended up beating David Benyamine headsup, with Steve Sung coming 3rd - it was interesting playing shorthanded with live players whose betsizes and math related play were far less optimal than mine, but who were using creative and unorthodox lines at different times to kinda stay afloat.
I got really lucky with about 15 people left when my AQs beat Amak's KK after 4betting allin preflop - this gave me a commanding stack and also knocked out probably the best player still in the field.
It was a long grind and I was exceptionally proud of how I played, I thought I held my own throughout - though of course I was very lucky, even in the final hands, where I won a big flip with TT vs Sung's AQ and then coolered Benyamine to win the tournament with straight vs set on J754...
I really enjoyed playing these last couple of weeks, and it's going to be weird not to be getting up at 3:30 am and getting a redbull out of the fridge to kick off the day.
Obviously I had a good series overall, and I feel really good about poker at the moment.
There's a ton of variance in this game, but it's amazing how often when you DECIDE you are going to win, and you put in the requisite effort, things come good for you (as opposed to when you are simply going through the motions, and hoping for the chips to fall the right way).
I said to my girlfriend if that tournament had been held on the first day of SCOOP I wouldn't have won, but because it was 10 days in and I'd been sharpening and refining my game 12 hours a day for 2 weeks straight, I was tuned in enough to channel the good fortune I had into a win.
Anyway, I guess I have to go back to the real world now and finish off the uni semester.
I'll probably come back and write here from time to time, I hope you all had a good SCOOP - what a great exercise in profitable degeneracy it always is