Saturday, January 23, 2010

Weeks Worth...

**I started this blog on Saturday night... and didn't finish it. So the first part will be from Saturday**

I just finished playing MTTs for the day. I had a 20th in the $300 6max on FTP. I was near the top of the leader board the whole time until a couple big pots in the end when I busted. I made one borderline call where the opponents range was really polarized and I was wrong. It was a really big pot and I could have folded the river but I thought I had a good read, which apparently I didn't. I bubbled both 100rs today on FTP and Pokerstars. Oh ya also got deep in the 100 cubed turbo again but that didn't work out either. I had a couple other deep runs but I still have to play better, still making mistakes. I'm still trying a lot of new things though too, so it's tough to play flawlessly doing that.

Let's see... I went to Orlando to do some DeepStacks University work on Monday and Tuesday. I should have some modules up on their site within the next week. Lol... funny sidetrack story.

I was just writing the blog and saw white shoes outside in the dark run by my window. I got a flashlight went outside and didn't see anyone then I saw 2 kids take off from a couple houses over. I shouted "Hey what are you kids doing?!" and they kept running, so I ran after them lol. I haven't ran than fast in years. Luckily I had socks on and I caught up with them down the street and they told me they were just playing man hunt. Haha.. I used to do the same thing. I just wanted to make sure what was going on though. Me and all the neighbors have fences so it was weird noticing someone outside but they seemed legit. I have heard some kids have tried to break into houses around here so that's why I tailed them.

Anyways. Yeah I did some videos for DeepStacks University. It took a little bit to get comfortable and understand what was going on but it wasn't bad at all. I got the hang of it and pumped out a couple modules on Super Turbo Strategy. I will see how they turn out. Hopefully it's not too embarrassing being in front of the camera and I can get 100% comfortable to doing it. I'm excited to see how the finished product looks.

On to the Isle tournament... My buddy Steve Karp, who was featured in my last blog explaining how to beat live poker must really know what hes talking about lol. He went on to win the Isle Tournament for about $45k!!!! Congrats again to him!!! I'm not sure how many times he closed his eyes praying for his gutter or had to beat glow in the dark opponents but he did it lol... He's a pretty funny guy. Don't take anything he said too seriously, he knows what he is doing.

Steve "The Sleeze" Karp

What else is there to say.. Hmmm... On Thursday/Friday I will be going to Tampa for a DeepStacks Live workshop. With DeepStacks University we also run live camps around the country. We have a FREE preview workshop that is taking place in Tampa on Saturday. The location is at the Embassy Suites at 555 N. Westshore Blvd. The times are both Saturday and Sunday 10am, 3pm, and 7pm. If you want to go register at I will be in Tampa until Sunday and then I am going to hop on a plane out of Orlando and head to Borgata in Atlantic City for the Winter Open $3k Main Event. Hopefully everything works out according to plan.

I booked my flight for early Monday morning and I will be arriving in Atlantic City around 10:40am. The tournament starts at 11am. Hopefully I can get settled in and everything and not miss too many hands. I wanted to leave Sunday night but as soon as I went to book this one flight, it was filled. I ran really bad today lol. It was a 9:20pm flight out of Orlando on Sunday. It would have fit my schedule perfectly. I wanted to get there the night before and settle in but oh well. Maybe traveling to the tournament the day of will be good to switch it up.

As far as poker goes today I didn't do very well. I probably wasn't playing my best and didn't run the best either. Those two factors combined never make for a good Sunday. I got deep in the 100r Turbo on FTP and ended up busting 14th by losing a flip. That tournament has a lot of luck involved but it was nice to be deep and have a shot at the 44k first place. I wish I could have done better.

I also might play in the Stars Blogger COOP thing... so let me post that link now.

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! The WBCOOP is a free online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers, so register on WBCOOP to play.

Registration code: 044890

That's about it for now I guess. This blog has been all over the place. I haven't forgot about the free coaching and I plan on doing that in the next couple of weeks when I get some more down time. Pretty sure FTP has double guarantees this week so I will be grinding online the days I can this week. Goodnight.


Anonymous said...

Tristan, how do we get more info on attending the 2-day workshop in Tampa on Feb 13-14? I attended the free seminar and did not sign up at that point, but am now considering it. All I can find on the Deepstacks website is the option to sign up for the online training...nothing about the live event. And I can't get the e-mail function to support/help to work. Thanks!

Tristan "Cre8ive" Wade said...

Shoot me an email at and I will help you out with that. Thanks for contacting me.