We have arrived to Barcelona, the €5,300 Main Event is in a few days and I am giving away 10% of my action - enter at https://jnandezpoker.com and follow me on Instagram for daily updates. On the first We have arrived to Barcelona, the €5,300 Main Event is in a few days and I am giving away 10% of my action - enter at https://jnandezpoker.com and follow me on Instagram for daily updates.
On the first night we arrived we checked out the venue and ended up playing a 5-hour PLO session at Casino Barcelona. I sat down at a €20/40 table with a €5k stack although it was playing with an UTG straddle so it was actually a €20/40/80 with a standard open to €300. Most people had between €2k and €10k stacks.
That means they were playing a bit too short for the game and playing too loose preflop especially cold-calling too much. A lot of pots were going multiway and when that's happening you have to consider the value of hands differently and calibrate your ranges to the more likely scenarios.
After being down a bit I picked up some hands and shipped some pots. Two hours in I was up around €1k euro sitting on a €6k stack now. I took a short break and reviewed some hands in the tournament room where I was able to record when the tournaments had mostly ended.
After 3 more hours and reviewed the rest of the hands back home. I ended up the session almost €10k after setting a trap for some opponents and catching their overly aggressive bluffs. By the time I finished, the tournament area was closed and I had to record back at the hotel.
The venue is very different from the Las Vegas ones, the difference between the low stakes and high stakes room is very noticeable, with a lot more space, better temperature and lower chatter in the HS room.
Have met some people that I look forward to hanging out with away from the tables, will be checking out the city and meeting them soon. It's not an easy decision when the games are so soft and profitable.
Hope you guys enjoy the hand analysis, let's keep crushing it! Stay updated on all the Barcelona action on my Instagram @jnandezpoker Also follow @jonah for some behind the scenes action, he is staying with us for a few days. Hungry man's got heart!