Cash game-paradise and Tournament Hell in Nottingham….
Now I have just returned home after a fun and exhausting weekend in Nottingham. I don’t spend so much time in my hometown Gothenburg this month. After the WPT in Venice in early February I could only get inside the door and pack up before it was time to pack and leave again. UKIPT was waiting … It was my first live tournament in the UK for this year. This tournament reached max record in number of participants ever in the UK – over 1000, many famous players participated, and a prize pool of over £500,000! I booked the “usual” 10:35 flight with Ryan Air to London, which begins to be very familiar now, lol. I met up with two mates from PKR who also were going to Nottingham. Met at a nice restaurant for dinner.
I felt very prepared and motivated to play day 1b the day after. The tournament was played in Dust Till Dawn Casino which is the biggest card room in EU. Jake and Scott were also playing but they went out of the tournament on Day 1.
Poker Gods were not with me this time and I went out at the end of day 1 … Three times I was close to winning major pots but was instead badly crippled. First trips J’s against the same hand with a better kicker and then with KK when obviously an Ace showed up on the board. In the end I lost a 35bb pot with AK all in preflop. I was surprised but very happy to be called by A7s …….. but less happy when the dealer turned over a 7 on the river, it was it for this time!
I decided to stay in Nottingham another few days for cash games in the Casino, which is one of Europe’s finest. I had a few really nice evenings with drinks at the bar with mates and soft cash games. Tilted players who had lost in the Main Event came to the cash game tables and it was a must to play there! Overall it was a really nice weekend, except from that I had hoped for a much better result in the tournament. The rest of the month I will spend in Turkey and the first part of March I will be home in Gothenburg. My 21 year birthday is on March 4th so then it will be Champagne … (Then I can play poker in the U.S.!) My next live event will be EPT Snowfest in Hinterglemm, Austrian Alps. Sounds good, don’t you think? Looking forward to play the final table, followed by great skiing!