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SwoopAE Apr 20, 2009 3:17am

ANZPT Sydney
 
I decided today that live poker is calling me.

On the spur of the moment, I booked flights to Sydney for ANZPT Sydney. I'm only going for a few days; the plan is to arrive, play the main event, win and then leave - in and out in 4 days.

In between, i'll be sampling the fun that is Sydney and i'll finally have a chance to play at what is apparently the second best casino in Australia after Crown; Sydney's own Star City.

I'll be playing Flight 2 of the Main Event on May 1, $2200 NLHE. Solid structure too with 1 hour levels and a 20k starting stack.

Not selling action since it's only one event and I really can't afford to since i'm effectively paying 20% rake anyway if I include my flights. I will be selling a bit for a 20ish event package of Venetian Deepstacks + Main Event though in Vegas, assuming I don't final table this event for a fortune.

So, is anyone else going to be there? Kid Hustlr is overseas; i'll have to ask Brendo on MSN if he's playing... anyone else from PTips from Sydney?

...and as an added bonus, the online poker gods seem to agree with my decision to play live instead, since this just happened as I booked the flights... i've busted out of every donkament all day but now that i'm going to Sydney in back to back hands...

Full Tilt Poker Game #11776604255: The Fifty-Fifty (87866524), Table 85 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:13:24 ET - 2009/04/19
Seat 1: TheFastest (3,020)
Seat 2: Staleup (1,105)
Seat 3: CharliezAngel (4,840)
Seat 4: vega741 (9,720)
Seat 5: nutty27 (10,010)
Seat 6: odwalla (20,265)
Seat 7: SwoopAE (4,985)
Seat 8: Annamarya (3,930)
Seat 9: nubywood (1,890)
odwalla posts the small blind of 60
SwoopAE posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to SwoopAE [Kd Ah]
Annamarya has 15 seconds left to act
Annamarya calls 120
nubywood folds
TheFastest folds
Staleup folds
CharliezAngel folds
vega741 folds
nutty27 folds
odwalla folds
SwoopAE raises to 420
Annamarya calls 300
*** FLOP *** [Qd Jd Td]
SwoopAE has 15 seconds left to act
SwoopAE bets 320
Annamarya calls 320
*** TURN *** [Qd Jd Td] [9d]
nutty27 has been disconnected
vega741: wow
SwoopAE bets 320
Annamarya calls 320
*** RIVER *** [Qd Jd Td 9d] [8h]
SwoopAE bets 3,925, and is all in
Annamarya calls 2,870, and is all in
Uncalled bet of 1,055 returned to SwoopAE
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SwoopAE shows [Kd Ah] a straight flush, King high
Annamarya mucks
SwoopAE wins the pot (7,920) with a straight flush, King high
Annamarya stands up
The blinds are now 80/160
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,920 | Rake 0
Board: [Qd Jd Td 9d 8h]
Seat 1: TheFastest didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Staleup didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: CharliezAngel didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: vega741 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: nutty27 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: odwalla (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: SwoopAE (big blind) showed [Kd Ah] and won (7,920) with a straight flush, King high
Seat 8: Annamarya mucked [Tc Ad] - a flush, Ace high
Seat 9: nubywood didn't bet (folded)

Full Tilt Poker Game #11776646828: The Fifty-Fifty (87866524), Table 85 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:16:07 ET - 2009/04/19
Seat 1: TheFastest (2,780)
Seat 3: CharliezAngel (4,840)
Seat 4: vega741 (9,960)
Seat 5: nutty27 (10,010)
Seat 6: odwalla (21,390)
Seat 7: SwoopAE (9,135)
Seat 8: Salaminho (4,407)
Seat 9: nubywood (1,650)
CharliezAngel posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to SwoopAE [Js Jd]
vega741 raises to 480
nutty27 folds
odwalla folds
SwoopAE calls 480
Salaminho folds
nubywood folds
TheFastest folds
CharliezAngel folds
*** FLOP *** [Jc 4s 3h]
mrbusines82 sits down
mrbusines82 adds 17,660
vega741 bets 480
SwoopAE calls 480
*** TURN *** [Jc 4s 3h] [3d]
vega741 bets 640
SwoopAE calls 640
*** RIVER *** [Jc 4s 3h 3d] [7s]
vega741 bets 1,600
SwoopAE raises to 7,535, and is all in
vega741 calls 5,935
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SwoopAE shows [Js Jd] a full house, Jacks full of Threes
vega741 mucks
SwoopAE wins the pot (18,430) with a full house, Jacks full of Threes
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 18,430 | Rake 0
Board: [Jc 4s 3h 3d 7s]
Seat 1: TheFastest (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: CharliezAngel (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: vega741 mucked [As 3s] - three of a kind, Threes
Seat 5: nutty27 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: odwalla didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: SwoopAE showed [Js Jd] and won (18,430) with a full house, Jacks full of Threes
Seat 8: Salaminho didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: nubywood didn't bet (folded)

kmay06 Apr 20, 2009 5:09am

Quote:

On the spur of the moment, I booked flights to Sydney for ANZPT Sydney. I'm only going for a few days; the plan is to arrive, play the main event, win and then leave - in and out in 4 days.
Good plan imo.

SwoopAE Apr 30, 2009 4:02pm

Well, i'm here in Sydney for the first time in close to ten years. My first impressions are as follows

1) Dealers are a lot less professional but slightly more entertaining
2) Cash game players are awful but outplay me by accident anyway (villain flats a $15 raise at 5/5 with AA behind FIVE callers with ~200 stacks, stacks me postflop)
3) Sydney has much nicer views than Melbourne
4) But it is inferior in most other ways so far (food, transport, etc)
5) The tables, chips, cards etc are on par with Melbourne but the poker room itself isn't
6) I'm going to win the ANZPT Main Event

I play tomorrow; we start at 12:30, so in about ten hours. Apparently 35-40% of the field survived Day 1a today.

SwoopAE Apr 30, 2009 4:09pm

Oh and in another pro, the hostel i'm staying at here seems nicer (but is more expensive) but on the other hand, it probably won't have bed bugs. Which is a good thing.

Also if you want to follow my progress tomorrow morning; they're covering it at PokerNetwork

http://www.pokernetwork.com/reportin...n-event/day-1b

SwoopAE May 01, 2009 12:26pm

Move along nothing to see here

Busted late on Day 1 after never getting anything going. I made one pair or better twice in the tournament over about 8-9 hours and one of the two lost. I floated between 18-25k (20k start) for most of the day picking up pots with random 3bets when I sensed weakness and postflop after missing, then made a questionable laydown against Lisa Walsh (JJ on a 369T board with three clubs; I had no club, I check turn and she jams for about 2xpot, I tank-fold since I only beat likely hands Ac9x or AcTx and for the latter she would need to have floated the flop and i'm crushed by sets and baby flushes or an unlikely 2p) then I gradually leak from 18k to 15k picking up no hands whatsoever (I didn't see QQ+/AK at all today, flopped no sets) before squeezing all in for ~15.5k with 77 over a 2400 raise and caller at 400/800/100 and getting called by JJ (the caller, not the original raiser, lol)

Anyway, not a good day and definitely my worst performance to date in a 1k+ buyin event. I went out earlier once in the Vic Champs but that was KK vs AA; today I didn't even have any spots I could accumulate in and I felt completely at the mercy of the cards with three good LAGs in the three seats to my left.

Ah well, i've still got online poker and Vegas. F Sydney.


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