I came to Goa Wednesday last week for 2 weeks of live tournament grinding. First up was Aces Unlimited series, I really enjoyed the ambience and comfort of the new Pride Pokerroom and had a decent run in all 3 tournaments that I played as well. The 5k turbo deepstack was really a real fun tournament and had a real fast structure, dont think I have ever had so much fun playing a live tournament. The 5k rebuy got pretty good prize-pool and I was able to stack up in it early when my KK held in a 3 way allin against AK and TT. I went semi deep but got short and shoved a6 with 8bbs on the button only to run into 99 of Sumit Sapra in bb, who I had earlier doubled with a5 when he shoved 5800 at 600-1200 and again had 99. I was able to make a deep run in the 20k Main Event, pretty much was smooth sailing for most part with me winning crucial flips when needed, structure was pretty deep so was never too short and was able to pick good spots. Final table had lot of regulars and everyone was pretty even stacked. Everyone played pretty tight for most part and it was a long grind, after the bubble busted we played 6 handed for over 90 mins where my stack went from average to big to short to finally bust when I shoved k9 and got called by the bb’s AQ. I was pretty happy with how I played and cashed for 84k.
In other new PGT starts this friday, we are having an opening party at 10 pm at Crown Casino for all pokerguru members and poker players, collect your invitation card from SOL Poker Room, for details contact Danish at 9423301742. We will also be running live satellites, with the 5k mega satellite on Thursday having a 25k free seat added to the prize pool. Its pretty exciting times for pokerguru and I look forward to meeting a lot of our members this weekend.
There is also amazing cash action at both pride and CR, pride had a 1k-2k game going which I am sure will run this weekend as well. Chris Gayle is visiting CR and playing poker so lot of the high rollers are in town and there were cpl tables of 5 lac buyin game going on, from what I heard Gayle made 10 lacs in the game first day and the action was intense, lot of the regulars have mentioned that he plays pretty well and understands the game. Last mnth has been the record cash action mnth for Goa and the games have just gotten bigger, kinda tempting for me to learn live cash and start grinding it, something I am definitely considering but with my commitments I don’t think I will be able to do so till end of the yr. Kinda looking forward to jumping in it