Yo FTP. I don’t usually report standard weekly MTT’s but I’ve made an exception for this because I had a great laugh on Friday, for those not familiar w/Grosvenor new 3-2-1 game I have explained below;
£30 (+£5), 1st +R £20, 2nd +R £10. However 2nd +R or top up is only available to those that have had their 1st, so restricting your maximum spend to £50 which kind of restricts growth of the prize pool so I understand NPFer & TD Varzee is looking to change that to give players the scope to have both +R by the break regardless.
29 entrants created a prize pool of £1420 which I understand was distributed;
& I was drawn T2-S2 w/NPFers;
5) Stevie Sensation
7) NRH “Late Entrant”
Now I won‘t bore you with many hands as this is more just to let everyone know I had 1 of the most enjoyable table’s I’ve had over a Newcastle MTT in a long time. Very rarely I sit at a poker table & both players to my left & right have been to LV more than me but on this occasion I was kind of an LV novice w/CGK (8) & MrNiceGuy (9+) compared to my 7 so needless to say we shared a wealth of LV stories & as I hadn’t seen Mark “MrNiceGuy” Cooke for at least a year we all generally just had a good laugh & the poker was kind of secondary.
FTP GIM: I agreed to play the flop game w/CGK, for those not familiar with the flop game it’s a proposition HU game where both players pick anything from 1-7 cards & if that card flops your owed x amount from villain dependant on how much your playing for. I chose 7-9 vs. CGK’s 8-6 & ran like god as by the time CGK was eliminated on the FT bubble I was a 15-4 winner which at stakes of 50p per card meant I took him for £4.50 which he kindly rounded up to £5, N1 I run so good.
Complimentary buffet during 1st break which consisted of mince pie, wedges, peas, & gravy for all players which was 5/10 at best but for free you can’t really complain. Shortly after the break we were joined by fellow NPFer/AVPer & good friend Rob “larfingravy” Richardson to add further LV experience to the table as I believe he has been 7+ time’s as well but that didn’t last long as we were unfortunately split at 23:30 & I joined T3-S2 at 150/300 w/NPFers;
I won’t detail any hands except 1 incident that kind of showed a lack of etiquette, 400/800/50 & I come in for 2.1x out front w/AKo & get looked up from the BB, which got CK’d down to river (passive I know) & he over bet the pot when I hit Ad OTR which meant board read xxxxA w/3 diamonds & I paid him off to be shown 2nd NF. So I passed my cards face down which forced him to flex his rights & request to see my cards, I know a lot of readers will be thinking well he’s entitled to blah blah blah but I value ethics & believe some players need to learn to win pots a bit more gracefully. Obviously we can all do with the information but it’s not nice to embarrass the villain after you’ve scooped the pot & his chips, but fair play to him I told him I had an A & he kind of sensed my disappoint & didn’t force me to show my hand down so credit in that respect. I eventually made the FT w/SS after final hand before FT I doubled txstrevb up when I moved him AIPF BvB & he found AJo vs. my K7 which held. Fortunately I find AKo the 1st hand on the FT & move AIPF for about 4BB’s which Sean McGuigan calls w/44 & sends me to the rail as board reads Kx4xx. I shake his hand & wish the remaining FTers GL who IIRC consisted of txstrevb, KQ4EVA, Samj19, & Andrew Thornton (Knight1874’s namesake).
After the MTT I joined a 200NL game which is kind of rare to run over Grosvenor so was nice to see it running & w/£5 hourly session fee rather than a rake meant it was good value. However it was kind of shark infested as I joined S9 w/NPFers;
Again I won’t bore you w/CG hands but I sat till 3:00am & after another good catch up w/MrNiceGuy to my right this time rather than my left which he occupied in the MTT I left w/£100+ profit which covered my MTT BI & gave me £50 profit which isn’t bad. 200NL session was slightly marred by a drunk who I found quite offensive & when I politely asked him to speed up when it came to showdown as twice he slow rolled me w/o any remaining action after I’d showed he took an aggressive manner. Nothing to serious just a little disappointing but NVM after I tried to reason with him & was greeted how I was I chose just to ignore his drunken manner & give him the benefit of the doubt that it was the drink causing him to misbehave.
Finally just left to congratulate the 2 guys who split the lion share of the prize pool Sean McGuigan & KQ4EVA who are both class act’s & deserve their success, KQ4EVA was on the same penultimate table as me & accumulated chips very well with a series of well timed bluffs & although I didn’t get a chance to share the same table as Sean McGuigan (apart from 1 hand on the FT) I know from past experience he would have played solid as usual. So N1 old boys, KUTGW. Quick shout out to Varzee who by all a/c’s is really pushing within his restricted limitations to get the Grosvenor back on it’s feet, who ran this MTT superbly & for the £5 registration fee provided;
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So KUTGW Varzee & GL with the new Grosvenor schedule.
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