Three Things

Thing #1

┬áThe Fall Poker Classic is over, and while I didn’t make a lot of money I did manage a 4th place finish in the HORSE event and another small cash. It was a great series and Canterbury did a great job with it. Poker players always have complaints, it’s what we do, but from the dealers to the floor people and tournament directors everyone did a great job running this thing. When I post on twitter that Canterbury is the 2nd best card room in the midwest, I mean it. It’s also a little fun with the rivalry, and they know it’s all in fun. We are very lucky to have two great rooms in Minnesota, and if you head out of town and see how they do things in other places you will come home grateful for how professional our card rooms are.

Thing #2

I’ll be playing the Hallowscream tournament tonight at Running Aces, with five more starting days to come. I’ll keep playing them every day until I have a big stack going into day two. With the $1,000 stack buybacks, it’s hard not to keep playing, though I will stop once I have a big stack. Hopefully that happens tonight and I can take a few days off before day two starts on Sunday. This tournament is a great value, and first place could be as high as $30,000 for a $275 buy-in. I chopped it for the big side and the trophy last year, and a repeat would be awfully nice.

The Hallowscream is the last tournament for awhile after five months of playing tournaments every day. I’m tired of working on a schedule and I’m ready for a few days off. Starting with the WSoP in mid-June, I have probably played 120 tournaments in the last five months, and it’s been a rough stretch. I won three tournaments during that time, but they were three of the smaller events, and I didn’t have a deep run in any of the bigger buy-in events which was a little frustrating. I made money, but I probably would have made more money playing cash, which is what I’ll be doing for the next few months.

Thing #3

Running Aces has the best promotion for cash game players that I have ever seen, and it’s launching on November 1st. The tiered rakeback promotion is so good that I will basically be playing cash every day for November and December. If I can make $25 an hour, which should be doable, get $10 an hour from Aces, and have basically no expenses since Running Aces is just up the highway for me, I’ll be pretty happy. With the coupons that come in the mail, progressive boards, and whatever else I can scrape up, I should hit $40 an hour working on my own schedule whenever I want to show up and working in a great environment with many of my friends. That sounds like fun for a few months and I’m looking forward to it.

I’m going to do a more in-depth blog post this week about how to take full advantage of this promotion. A spreadsheet for tracking your results, strategy discussion, and some bankroll management advice, should help you get serious about the $2/100 game if you are ready to make some real money playing poker in Minnesota.

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  1. #1 by robowolfman on October 24, 2013 - 5:27 pm

    very true. luckily i only live a couple hours away from biloxi and pensacola dog track is only 45 minutes away. They need to do alot of work but they are getting better. Besides there is no way i could stand that much snow up there LOL

  2. #2 by Fox on October 24, 2013 - 1:38 pm

    You would be insane to leave Florida for Minnesota. Florida is the best place to play poker in the entire world right now, you may just need to move closer to a couple of rooms in your area.

  3. #3 by robowolfman on October 23, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    can’r wait to see the next blogs on strategy, ban kroll management, and the spreadsheet. Learning a ton from your blog. Like I should be living in minnesota instead of florida to be close to two great poker rooms

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