Rodrigo Loiola de Souza plays at partypoker under the nickname Short Rib, the alias that won Legend of The Week at the end of September. The 28-year-old pro won the Leaderboard 4, which includes The Predator and The Clasico tournaments, both with buy-ins of $22.
He topped the leaderboard but didn’t even notice at first; he had no idea that he was the top player throughout the week in these two traditional Daily Legends tournaments.
“I was on a downswing at partypoker, so, I started to play more and more and managed to get to some tournament results”, Rodrigo told the partypoker blog. Rodrigo revealed he was down approximately $2,000 before becoming the Legend of the Week champion.
It is fair to say things really weren’t going so well Rodrigo, but that all changed when he started to increase his volume in the Daily Legends tournaments. The 4Bet Poker Team member was never disheartened about his losing spell, and continued increasing the intensity of his daily grind, which ultimately resulted in finding himself at the top of the Legend of the Week rankings.
Receiving Plenty of Free Tickets
Solid results and a handful of victories in Daily Legends tournaments gave Rodrigo increased confidence. He went full circle when he finished in first place on the Legend of the Week Leaderboard 4, an impressive result that awarded the Brazilian some tournament tickets for events he would not ordinarily play.
“I reached a few final tables and finished second in The Clasico $22 that I play every day.” Our Daily Legends tournaments are popular with recreational and professional poker players thanks to their limited re-entries reduced late registration period, and the fact they finish at a reasonable hour without sacrificing the structure of the tournament.
Rodrigo’s increased volume and with him enjoying better results in Daily Legends has resulted in swathes of tournament tickets landing in his partypoker account.
“I’m not sure if it was the Legend of the Week promotion, but lately I’ve been getting a lot of tickets through partypoker. And that motivates me to play a lot.”
Wins and Tickets: The Beginning of a Rush
At 28-years-old, Rodrigo is used to the ups and downs of poker brings, so was relatively unfazed by the downswing that he experienced right through to September. What he didn’t know is that his success during September would be the start of a purple patch of form for him on partypoker.
Everything started to click in place, and Rodrigo was reaching Daily Legends final tables seemingly with ease.
In early September, Rodrigo reached his first final table in the Predator. A fourth-place finish earned him $774. Just a day later, he won The Clasico, for a bankroll-boosting $2,287.
Those results were enough to win Leaderboard 4 of the Legend of the Week promotion, and the fantastic results continued rolling in.
First, a week later after his Clasico victory, Rodrigo was runner-up in $33 Titan for $1,811. As October began, he took down the $22 Bounty Hunter for another $666.
The pro kept up the momentum during November within the room with a final table appearance in The Clasico for $524 and then last weekRodrigo was crowned the $33 Grind champion, an accolade that saw another $1,574 land in his partypoker account.
Rodrigo appears to have come through the downswing that was plaguing his play for most of the year and then some, and it is all down to the Daily Legends tournaments and the Legend of the Week promotion.
“I really like how partypoker tournament structures are formulated, pay jumps etc. However, I wish there were more $55 tournaments with good guarantees”.
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