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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sightseeing & Poker at the Sporting Emporium

My sightseeing trip through Dublin led me this time to the area between the Dublin castle and the Guinness brewery. Lot's of old buildings and churches around. Just have a look at the pictures at the end of this entry.

The tournament at the Sporting Emporium had a great structure. They start with a 9k stack and 10 min. levels. Doesn't sound great? Well, the catch is that they add another 2.5 minutes to each new level. With the structure running 25/50, 50/100, 75/150, 150/300, 200/400, 300/600 and so on they reached 40 min. blinds al level 12. With 25 players that night it took almost 7 hours until the last five decided for a deal. In my opinion this is the perfect structure for a tournament with a decent starting stack that still allows a lot of play in the later stages.

I had a good start an brought my stack up to 16k. Unfortunately from there I went again totally card dead and at the 500/1,000 level I had to push with AT and 5,900 chips left. Got called by 77 and went out in 14th position.

Another try tomorrow at the IPO side event #3.


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