Red Spade Open (4.10. 2015, 15:00 ET) - $1M Gtd, $100K+ to 1st

    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      When: Sunday, October 4, at 15:00 ET
      Buy-in: $55
      Guarantee: $1,000,000
      First Place: At least $100,000
      Red Space bounty: $500

      Can't believe there's no thread for Red Spade Open :)
      It starts in ~2 hours, $55 buyin, $1M guarantee and a nice $500 bounty on all Red Spades.
      If you knockout Ike Haxton, in addition to winning the $500 bounty on his head, you’ll also get to play him heads-up for $1,000.

      It's going to be a fun tourney for sure. You probably should wish having me at the tables, because that's gonna be the easiest bounty ever :D

      Good luck!
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    • pskam
      pskam
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      This is one of my favourite tournaments. Wish the buy in to be a little smaller)
    • tonypmm
      tonypmm
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      I'm in! :sifflote: :gl:

      Though we'd indeed like Pokerstrategy regs to enter two hours late, let's be honest and change the time to 15:00 ET in the title :f_wink:

      I wish it were at 17:00 of my local time, but alas I'm not in the Western Hemisphere yet, so it starts late in the evening for me :f_frown: I've made sure to tailor my sleeping schedule to it, though, and waken up just a couple of hours ago :f_tongue: :f_cool:
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      :f_ugly:
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      I openraise 3x from EP, three ppl call, i cbet and someone goes straight all-in... Yeah I'm not going survive for long :f_biggrin:
      While writing this I did survive my first all-in with set of 2 vs FD. $500 bounty is just too good :f_tongue:
    • tonypmm
      tonypmm
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      15 min in, I got twice more chips to spew :f_tongue:

      PokerStars - $50+$5|15/30 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: 3,015 (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      BTN: 4,045 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      SB: 2,910 (VPIP: 18.18, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 3.33, Hands: 66)
      BB: 2,940 (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      UTG: 3,251 (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      UTG+1: 2,160 (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 20.00, Hands: 7)
      MP: 2,970 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      Hero (MP+1): 3,015
      MP+2: 2,624 (VPIP: 42.86, PFR: 28.57, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)

      SB posts SB 15, BB posts BB 30

      Pre Flop: (pot: 45) Hero has Q:club: 9:club:

      fold, fold, MP calls 30, Hero calls 30, fold, fold, fold, SB calls 15, BB checks

      Flop: (120, 4 players) K:heart: 3:club: T:club:
      SB checks, BB bets 75, fold, Hero raises to 255, fold, BB raises to 570, Hero calls 315

      Turn: (1,260, 2 players) 8:heart:
      BB bets 585, Hero calls 585

      River: (2,430, 2 players) 2:club:
      BB bets 1,755 and is all-in, Hero calls 1,755
      BB shows T:heart: T:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Tens)
      (Pre 68%, Flop 67%, Turn 77%)
      Hero shows Q:club: 9:club: (Flush, Queen High)
      (Pre 32%, Flop 33%, Turn 23%)
      Hero wins 5,940
    • tonypmm
      tonypmm
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      Originally posted by CoreySteel
      I openraise 3x from EP, three ppl call, i cbet and someone goes straight all-in... Yeah I'm not going survive for long :f_biggrin:
      While writing this I did survive my first all-in with set of 2 vs FD. $500 bounty is just too good :f_tongue:
      These bounties are a way for Stars to pay their pros a disguised salary: of course their opponents have to alter their strategies (correctly so) to pick a pro off, but the pro can keep optimising their own chip EV. So the situation is a win for both the challengers and the pro.

      When special Zoom NL4 pools ran in November 2013, innerpsycho bragged that he had earned more during his bounty hour than in a typical hour of his NL400 grind.
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Oh cmon, do you really believe that? :)

      And here's my final hand. At least I went out in style :D
      http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/16165654_ED66E1BD9F
    • tonypmm
      tonypmm
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      :f_confused: It looks like a clear openshove for value to me. If there were no bounty on you, it would still be an openshove, but as a semibluff. Don't let them see the flop for cheap when you have a non-monster.

      It goes without saying that I went out from the event long ago.

      This decisive call seems a bit bad... Villain's VPIP/PFR were a bit too loose, but he hadn't 3-bet, so I think I had slightly less equity vs his range than the required 33%, except some ad hoc ranges like 99+, AJs+, KQs, AKo (Equilab's top 4.7%, vs which 77 has 34%).

      PokerStars - $50+$5|100/200 Ante 25 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP+2: 7,119 (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 18)
      CO: 4,228 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 17.65, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)
      BTN: 4,011 (VPIP: 5.56, PFR: 5.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)
      SB: 4,255 (VPIP: 5.56, PFR: 5.88, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 18)
      BB: 8,815 (VPIP: 11.11, PFR: 5.56, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)
      UTG: 6,830 (VPIP: 27.78, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 18)
      UTG+1: 1,700 (VPIP: 22.22, PFR: 5.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)
      Hero (MP): 7,887
      MP+1: 6,340 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)

      9 players post ante of 25, SB posts SB 100, BB posts BB 200

      Pre Flop: (pot: 525) Hero has 7:heart: 7:spade:

      UTG raises to 500, fold, Hero raises to 1,100, fold, fold, CO raises to 4,203 and is all-in, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 3,103

      Flop: (9,431, 2 players)
      3:club: K:heart: 5:diamond:

      Turn: (9,431, 2 players) 8:heart:

      River: (9,431, 2 players) T:club:

      Hero shows 7:heart: 7:spade: (One Pair, Sevens)
      (Pre 20%, Flop 2%, Turn 0%)
      CO shows K:club: K:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Kings)
      (Pre 80%, Flop 98%, Turn 100%)
      CO wins 9,431
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Marcin 'Goral Horecki is still in the tournament. Would be fun if he wins the RSO in the end.
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      He busted on the 14th place :f_frown:
    • Agiz19
      Agiz19
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      some people are red spades because they play games that 95% of players don't play.....and minrasie K9 w 11b is just idiotic you are inviting everybody to battle for your bounty......but who cares about 55 pokerstars dollars, at least you made some idiots day....there are a lot of Slovenians who would deserve to be red spades....
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Originally posted by tonypmm
      :f_confused: It looks like a clear openshove for value to me. If there were no bounty on you, it would still be an openshove, but as a semibluff. Don't let them see the flop for cheap when you have a non-monster.
      Yes, you are definitely correct. I was surprised to see that I only have 1000 chips left after my minraise. Didn't pay enough attention, because I had pretty healthy stack few minutes before that :)

      Originally posted by Agiz19
      some people are red spades because they play games that 95% of players don't play.....and minrasie K9 w 11b is just idiotic you are inviting everybody to battle for your bounty......but who cares about 55 pokerstars dollars, at least you made some idiots day....
      That's exactly how it is! :)

      Originally posted by Agiz19
      there are a lot of Slovenians who would deserve to be red spades....
      For Team Pro Online, players are welcomed to send an application every year during the "TO week". I think it's happening in late October or November this year.
      Here are the "requirements" and other info: www.pokerstars.eu/team-pokerstars/team-online-faq
      Have no idea about the Team Pro tho.