Borgata Winter Open Report
I arrived at the borgota casino late tuesday,and signed up for $560. buy in starting wednesday at noon.
Last Updated (Sunday, 23 January 2011 21:58)
Borgota WPT open championship trip report.
My trip began with a train ride up the east coast from North Carolina, to Atlantic City New Jersey.
The Borgota casino has become the east coast hub for tournament poker, and generates large fields for their deep stack events. This fact was amplified when 1042 players chose to pony up the $3500.00 buy in. This created a new world record of entries for a WPT event.
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE FIRST
Day One THE GOOD.
The tournament offered two day one starts and I chose to play on 1A which was on Saturday.
I like this format because it allows older players such as myself an extra day of rest, and in this case the opportunity to watch football all day Sunday.
My tournament day started at 11am with 30,000 in chips (30K) 75 minute levels with the blinds starting at 25/50. Doesn’t get much better. I drew a good table, the mix of players was mostly semi aggressive but not wild.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:39)
WSOP Circuit New Orleans - Great Fishing - Worn Out!!
I have returned home from a two week trip that involved some very frustrating hours of poker, coupled with being the guest of Raymond Griffin at his fishing lodge where he and his lovely wife Belinda work endlessly to provide their guest with an adventure in fishing excellence. Any time in the future that you poker players start thinking about the ebbs and flow of losses incurred in poker, I want you to pause and give thought to what true conviction involves.
Griffin fishing lodge in the past five years has had to be rebuilt twice compliments of hurricane Katrina, and hurricane Ike, and as I left this last week,they now face the loss of their prime time business, and perhaps even face the prospects of having to close, due to the oil spill. They understand the meaning of discipline, dedication and hard work. (see griffinfishing.com) If I could bottle their determination and pass it on to my students, you would all be a bit better for it.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:28)
Borgata/Venetian Trip Report
Hello again PokerCoaching.com readers and members,
I left North Carolina on April the 9th flew to Atlantic city, for the beginning of an 18 day trip that would take me to the Borgota for nine days, then on to Las Vegas from Philadelphia on sunday the 18th arriving in time to play a couple of preliminary events then the $2500. main event, and return home to N.C. on the 26th.
I know that many of you who are reading this would kill to have a sponsorship deal such as I have in place. But the plain truth is that the physical and mental stress of playing tournament poker is not all fun and glory, but actually is a lot of hard work, disappointment, hours and hours of playing perfect only to be out drawn, thus ending that days hope's and it all begins again the next day. On the plus side when things go right by playing the game correctly eventually the numbers equal out and you find yourself at a final table and in position for a good pay day, and the excitement of saying I did it. At these moments all the hard work and disappointment take a back seat to the thrill of accomplishment, and you feel like superman.
That all being said you still need some breaks, and on this trip the borgota was a complete bust with my exiting at middle levels of the three tournaments that I chose to play. The venetian was an entirely different adventure. I played a total of three events including the main event, and finished 8th 11th and 32nd in the main event.
Accepting where you finish when you're so close to the big number paydays, is a bit challenging, but if you intend to play this game for a living you better come prepared for the long haul, and be grateful that you beat many other players. I ran extremely cold at the wrong times in all three events, but we all can tell bad beat stories, and if you got your chips in with the best hand, you cannot control fate just accept it with a shrug, and move on to the next adventure.
I will only be home until Saturday may 8th when I will be leaving for two weeks stay in New Orleans at the Harrah's WSOP circuit event.
I am scheduling a few classes this week, so if your interested please contact me.
Coach Bill Seymour
Last Updated (Monday, 10 May 2010 14:36)
Copyright © 2009 ---.
All Rights Reserved.
Designed by MyOptions Web Design.