First of all I have to say thank you for all the good wishes at the WSOPE last week – it was quite a tournament for me.
I was totally gutted to bust the Main when I did but it was honour to represent Europe in the Caesars Cup, a pleasure to crush Andrew Robl and a real pleasure to win $100k from Biketime Bordy. It was all happening…
The truth is, however, is that it is all happening at PartyPoker.com at the moment with the start of Pokerfest, my dear sponsors Meatfest – an online tournament series where I let Zasko run amok and devour all the fresh fish.
The action kicked off on Sunday night with a huge start. It all harks back to those famed days at Party in my eyes – all those weak players and guaranteed money making opportunities.
I wrote before that PartyPoker.com had been regarded as the softest poker room out there and this weekend has certainly not made me change that opinion. The fish piled into the $300k guaranteed, swelling the prize pool – the whitebait couldn’t get enough of the $2k, hardly surprising as this offered the unique opportunity to enter a major online poker festival for just points!
Is it still safe to go into the water? YES IT IS. It only gets better this week. Monday night is the no-limit re-buys. Where’s Martins Adeniya – give that guy a refill? Tuesday is PLO (passive loser orgy) – want to mix it up? Get some heart for god sake!
Wednesday is back to no limit, the only game that Phil Hellmuth has really excelled in (before he got overtaken by the kids). Thursday – well Thursday looks really attractive to me – the Russians love their fixed limit, need I say more, I have a big mark in the G diary!
Saturday looks interesting to me too – no limit hold’em but six seat and deep structured. Plenty of chance to practice controlled aggression and captain the table. 47 events, $3 million guaranteed (it is going to be much more than that) and a $1 million guaranteed on the 6th November. Ladies and gentleman, there is going to be fireworks.
My only problem? Week three of the Pokerfest clashes with the WPT Amneville, commonly regarded as the weakest field of any tournament in Europe – it is all just locals and they are French as well. Welcome to poker paradise!