Slow start, strong finish, by Johnny Lodden

johnny_lodden_scoop.jpgby Johnny Lodden

The EPT season is now over and with Monte Carlo Grand Final behind us, it's time for some serious online poker focus. Yesterday the tournament highlight of spring started: SCOOP. First up was the No-Limit Hold'em 6 max and No-Limit Hold'em two-day tournament.

Let's start with saying that neither of them was a success on my part! I was really looking forward to playing the Event #2 $2000 buy-in and at my first table I was in good company with both Team Pro Johannes Strassman and my close friend and Team Pro William Thorson. It did not start out too good for me and I was crippled early after a blind war with kings vs aces. Soon after I was out of this great tourney, which was a big disappointment. Luckliy there are many chances left as SCOOP just kicked off and will continue until May 16th.

The good thing about SCOOP is that it offers tournaments in all ranges so there is something for everyone. My goal is to play most of the Ppt-Limit Omaha and No-Limit events in all levels.

I am too inexperienced in other types of games, so I think I'll pass on those. The $25 500 Heads Up event is really tempting, but the bankroll does not allow it these days, to be honest. However if somebody has $25,000 they don't know what to do with, I can give you a tip on a good investment.

Over to my own ambitions for the SCOOP:

Some final tables would be nice, but even nicer if I can a bracelet! To achieve all these very ambitious goals, I definitely need to be in good shape. My preparations will consist of sleep and tennis during the day, and then online poker in the evening.

Last but not least, good luck to all of you in this years Spring Championship of Online Poker. I'll see you around the table at PokerStars.


Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Johnny Lodden