My WCOOP will be cheaper than my MicroMillions
In the past two years I've been mainly a satellites player and the WCOOP period was the second most profitable period of the year for me (first was the SCOOP) as there was a lot of great value satellites!
This year I've decided to start learning how to play the big tournaments. Initially I started by reading some books and doing a challenge during the MicroMillions II series. Then I realized that I was pretty clueless about some situations, and I turned to cash games to work on them.
Once again, the WCOOP will be one of my favorite periods of the year again, but for different reasons! Now I will be able to apply everything I learned lately and see if I can pull a big score!
That sounds good, right? Guess what, I will spend less in buy-ins than I spent at the MicroMillions II series!
Seriously! You still don't believe me?
PokerStars gives to their Supernova Elite players a ticket to play the WCOOP main event, but since they know that a lot of people prefer to play smaller events, they let people split the buy-in into smaller buy-ins at the WCOOP/SCOOP. So, that's a $5200 budget already! But, I also got a $215 WCOOP ticket for finishing in the top100 of the MicroMillions leaderboard during my challenge, which makes it $5,415.
Here is the list of tournaments I plan to play (ET Time):
Sunday, 02 September
11:00 - Event 01: $215 NL Hold'em (6-Max) (2-Day Event)
14:30 - Event 02: $215 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)
Monday, 03 September
17:00 - Event 05: $215 NL Hold'em (Rebuys, Turbo)
Saturday, 08 September
11:00 - Event 18: $109 NL Hold'em
13:00 - Event 19: $320 NL Hold'em
Sunday, 09 September
11:00 - Event 21: $215 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)
Monday, 10 September
11:00 - Event 24: $215 NL Hold'em (4-Max)
Thursday, 13 September
06:00 - Event 33: $320 NL Hold'em (6-Max) (2-Day Event)
Friday, 14 September
11:00 - Event 36: $215 NL Hold'em (Rebuys)
Saturday, 15 September
13:00 - Event 40: $320 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Sunday, 16 September
11:00 - Event 42: $215 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)
Monday, 17 September
14:00 - Event 46: $320 NL Hold'em (2X Chance) (2-Day Event)
17:00 - Event 47: $265 NL Hold'em (Turbo, Knockout)
Wednesday, 19 September
06:00 - Event 51: $215 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
11:00 - Event 52: $215 NL Hold'em (Big Antes) (2-Day Event)
Thursday, 20 September
06:00 - Event 54: $320 NL Hold'em
11:00 - Event 55: $530 NL Hold'em (Rebuys)
Friday, 21 September
11:00 - Event 57: $530 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
Saturday, 22 September
13:00 - Event 61: $320 NL Hold'em (SuperKnockout)
Sunday, 23 September
11:00 - Event 63: $215 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)
That's a total of $5504.
I will put $89 of my own pocket to register for these tournaments, which is less than the investment I made for the MicroMillions II series.
The plan for the rebuys and add-ons is to always add-on if I make it that far and a maximum of one rebuy.
I will also take advantage of the VIP satellites and the 20% reload bonus!