The Metro Card Club at Ortigas brings to you another P2,000,000.00 Guaranteed Event dubbed THE METRO INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL. Buy-in is set at P3,000.00 and would be running from June 11 - 14, 2010.
PilipinasPoker would be running a special satellite for this Metro Main Event. Satellite is scheduled on June 10, 2010, 9pm at PokerStars, with a Total Buy-in of $9.10. This satellite would include one seat OVERLAY as well as a $10 bounty on RomeoXAK. Pokerstars Tournament ID # 281127157.
There is a wide array of approaches to the early stages of tournaments – each one an excuse to play a certain way. While each one has subtle variants, we have decided to group them generally into three:
The action junkies may employ a double-up-early or go home approach. In this strategy, the first level is all about shoving as soon as there is money in the middle to be stolen. Bottom pair is good enough, because there is always someone with AKo who will miss the flop and refuse to let go. While this is never really a sound and reliable way to play, it may not be too bad an idea for a low buyin (or freeroll) tourney with a small and/or top-heavy prize pool. After all, if you are not going to cash, you might as well go see Iron Man 2.
Getting interviews with pros during a tournament is a mess. It’s either you wait for them to get busted out early (which seldom happens) or you wait for ungodly hours for the tourney to finish. Truthfully, this interview with one of the young guns of poker didn’t come very easily. Just like some sentry in a battle fort, I combed the tourney floor and searched for Chino Rheem. I had a blast with Barry Greenstein, the Robin Hood of poker, why not with one of the youngest gunners alive in the poker scene?