June 01, 2010

WSOP 2010 Event #5 (+ SNQ Day 4)

Of course the World Series of Poker 2010 is now underway. As I'm not able to be there I've been living vicariously through Alex Carr's tournament reports. After sharing a SNG table with Chris Moneymaker the day before, he looks poised to make his first cash in the $1500 NLH Event #5. Brits Chris Moorman (pictured below) and Praz Bansi are amongst the current chip-leaders in that event, with 223 players remaining in total. Best of luck to those three going into Day Two!

SuperNova Quest

Having started this Supernova challenge as a lowly SilverStar, I found myself needing around 300 VPPs to hit GoldStar for June. With the wedding on Saturday, a visit to the in-laws on a Sunday, and a live WSOP satellite tournament on Monday afternoon (which I will talk about in my next video blog) I'd not left myself much time to get them. As a quick-fix, and with a taste for trying to qualify for the WSOP Main Event, I decided to play a few Steps tournaments to make upthe VPPs on Monday 31st May.

I didn't quite realise that once you are in the Steps system, you are bound to it (ie. can't take the tournament dollars or whatever), so firing up numerous tables wasn't really a great idea. I really should have read the pop-up when registering for the tournament, I'm just used to TableNinja flicking them off for me! I ended up sinking about $800 into it, but it's going well(ish) so far, as from that I now hold a $700 Step 5 ticket, a $215 Step 4 ticket and 2*$82 Step 3 tickets. At least I got the VPPs, not that they'd have been worth it if I'd donked off the $800!

Days played/elapsed: 4/7
VPPs earned (Day 4): 481
VPPs earned (Total): 2115
VPPs remaining: 91,100

(Sharkscope doesn't seem to track Steps tournaments so will leave the stats out today).

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3 Comments to "WSOP 2010 Event #5 (+ SNQ Day 4)"

Nevermore said...

Great blog. I will be adding you to the blog list on my blog. You probably already know this, but just in case you do not if you make it to step 4 you can trade it in for a $215 weekly MTT. The following is from the Poker Stars website

"Make it to Step 4 and you can use your ticket to enter any PokerStars $215 Weekly Major tournament, including the Sunday Million, Sunday Warm-Up and Sunday Second Chance, or keep climbing toward Step 6."

C.S. said...

Like the blog and everything you've done with it. This is a blogspot blog? Almost hard to believe, looks so sharp.
-Wild Bill


C.S. said...

Any way you can link Gulf Coast Poker up there too?

I also "followed" you via facebook's Network blogs.