Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Books and KO Tourneys

Arrived in the UK after a brief and pleasant stopover in Amsterdam. What a great country the Netherlands is!

Found a package waiting for me with some books ordered a few months ago with Stars FPPs, actually forgotten which ones were ordered by the time I got hold of them. Turned out to be "Tournament Poker" by Tom McEnvoy and "Kill Phil". Started McEnvoy's one, not a great writer to be honest - jumps around too much and little strange in style - on the + side it does cover tournament strategy in many games (12 or so!). Will persist, the thing about these books for me is not the main text, but the 1 or 2 'hidden gems' that provoke thinking and approaching situations in new ways.... we will see.

Also managed to play a couple of Full Tilt's 'Knockout tourneys' over the past few days, both were $24+2 with $4 becoming a knockout bounty and $20 to the prize pool. Bubbled the final table of a 540 ish player MTT in 10th (no problem - made a good decision!), then made up for it by winning a 90 player knockout SNG. In the latter I only knocked out 2 players all tourney, fortunately these were the eventual 3rd and 2nd place finishers.... have a feeling that the nature of these attract more 'fun' players than the standard games at the same level. Will have a think about any strategy adjustments (which I believe would be minor) and post about them in the new year.

GL at the tables, Mark

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