Canadian Qualifier Living the Dream

Canadian Qualifier Living the Dream

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A lucky Canadian player will be 'Living the Dream' and heading to the Caribbean next month after securing a package from Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker for the CPT event in St Maarten.

Online railbirds will be able to follow the adventures of 'Sim79' and fellow qualifier 'GrandmaMary' at the Caribbean Poker Tour Main Event, via a special blog.

Both players won packages worth $2,700 for the luxury trip to the Caribbean resort as well as entry into the $1,000+$100 tournament.

So how did Sim79 manage to bag the exclusive trip?

“I don't think I played my best poker.  It started up kinda bad, I lost some good pots that forced me to re-buy (which I don't usually do, but it was definitely worth it that time with such a prize to win).  The re-buy helped me double-up and enter the Final Table mid-stacker which is good for such a bad start.”

“I won two draws that paid me a lot at the end that put me right back to 3rd and then 2nd with only 3 players left. I might have overpaid some draws when I was low stacker there was no second prize -- I had to try to hit something. It was do or die.”
“I always say that a bad player can win with luck but that a good player can't win without luck.  There’s always a luck factor.”
“A lot of players play more aggressively when they can still re-buy. But this tournament was so fast there wasn't much time to figure my opponents’ playing habits.”

'Sim79' offered these tips to players looking to win big in a satellite.

“My advice to tournament players is tighten your play when you have less chips (playing less flop), but play aggressively when you go for it. Don't let yourself go below 8xBB+SB or 8 turns (or 4-5 turns if it's turbo). If you do, spare the most chips you can to maximize your all-in.”

Both Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker are offering 100% reload bonuses of up to $500 until Sunday. Use the code OCT14 when making a deposit at Intertops and OCT2014 at Juicy Stakes.

Tags: Caribbean Poker Tour, Intertops Poker, Juicy Stakes Poker, satellites