Joined: Mar '12
Age: 48 (M)
Yesterday i was railing a friend of mine(supernova on stars) and suddenly i saw a player which name has passed a few times on different pokersites/forums ...
My buddies name is monpie120,, ok DUTCH player ,supernova since november 2012(making deasent cashes in the last 3 months) The other guy i mentioned nickname : apestyles (canadian player with over 1,5 million online tournament winnings and pokerinstructor/teacher)
at that point they were both playing a 109$ buy-inn Mtt ..and both running deep..
so as usual i searched for all tables of both players since i can't find my all time favorite player ''uhhmee'' (seems to have disappeared from stars,at least for a month now)
apestyles was playing just 2 tourneys: the 109$ and a 1050$ with a 542.000$ prizepool
result : monpie finished in the 109$ as 28th.. made a bad play by shoving with J-7 ofsuit in middle position..without being totaly crippled, although pretty shortstacked
so only apestyles still in both tournaments...apestyles results:and he reached both final table
Date Tournament Game 1st Prize Winner Buy in Entries Rank Prize 12 Dec 12 N Lim Hol * HENL iguaratiane $162 468 3 $7,371 11 Dec 12 N Lim Hol * HENL apestyles $1,050 542 1 $102,980 09 Dec 12 N Lim Hol HENL qwrMonagas $109 905 6 $3,656 14 Nov 12 N Lim Hol HENL apestyles $44 303 1 $2,345 13 Nov 12 N Lim Hol HENL DonLinnet $55 500 4 $1,900 28 Oct 12 N Lim Hol HENL TryToExploit $109+ 1002 7 $10,390 18 Oct 12 N Lim Hol HENL veeea $82 264 5 $1,274 13 Oct 12 N Lim Hol HENL onesixty8 $320 426 4 $10,544
as we all can see, and learn ...a thing i already knew...the smaller the field, the higher the chance of succes...
at micro's we all play huge fieldsizes with too much players/ less chance to win the damn thing..
just wanted to share this info with you ..hopefully i've just given you guys something to think about.
now only thing we need is $$$$$ to buy-inn in such smallfield tourneys...and start winning some serious cash..maybe even lifechanging..
the rest of his results can be checked on result-sites as you all know..maybe interesting to see his total record...
By the way ,half of the pokerstarspro's and lot's of regs in that tourney..another great succesfull player got my attention in that 1050$ TOURN. nickname munchenHB
won over a million in 1 touney last year ,,if i'm not wrong in the wcoop ,seen an articles on his result here at BRM in the newssection
he got second place for a 88K$, not bad at all..
THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER
Edited by uhhcallmi (13 December 2012 @ 03:22 GMT)
Joined: May '08
Age: 36 (M)
i dunno if playing smaller field tournaments is the answer to becoming a winning mmt player. the less the player, the smaller the prizepool, yeah it may be big when you look at the amount in cash, but it's a totally different thing if you look at it as buy-ins: winning a smaller fiels tourney is similar to winning a multi table sng imo
Joined: Dec '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 39 (M)
You seemed to have forgot it is a lot harder to get to the FT on these tourneys because the players are so much better, no doubt you will bust many of a micro bankroll trying to hit that big one. $100 buy ins can be crippling even to a nice bankroll.
If you do go for it dont come here crying when your As get busted all in with J10 off
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 41 (M)
That’s why we can count with the fingers of one hand the number of players that actually learned something playing freerolls. You can always think about entering to bigger buy-ins SnGs instead of smaller buy-ins MTT with less players, this way you know there won’t be more than the limited number of players and you also have better chances to get to the paid places. The probability should be equal, when thinking about a $5 or $10 buy-in SnG with a field of 90, or a tourney with similar buy-in (except that in these the field may increase easier).
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 57 (M)
Sounds like the player is just a good player and making money being one. Not the rich get richer gig. I mean has a poor person ever gave you a job. We need wealthy people to build businesses and promote jobs for the person who wants to work for a living.
Sorry, but just wanted to make my point about the rich getting richer. My buddy grosses 3 million on his social security number or W2's, but after paying employees and maintaining business cost he makes about $75,000 to $100,000. Nothing close to what the government see's and they want to raise taxes on anyone grossing over $250,000. All it's going to do is cost people their jobs. Oh, let's not forget the idiot O'bama care.