May wrap up
May was one hell of a month for me. Full Tilt Poker kept doing triple point happy hours and I wanted to win the rake race on my affiliate, which is based on FTP points earned. I had previously gotten 2nd twice, so for the first 25 days of the month I did nothing but play the happy hours. On the 26th I saw that I was pretty close to the top of the high stakes SNG leaderboard, so I started grinding a bit more. I think everyone else saw that they were pretty close too and started grinding a ton as well. There was one point where the top 5 were separated by something like 750 points (about 4-5 hours of play). So I went from playing 2-3 hours a day to playing 8-10 on the 26th. From the 26th to the 29th I played 34 hours and went from being 2k points behind the leader, to being 2k points in front, which I think was enough to dissuade my competition from trying to catch me as I ended up not even having to play the 30th or 31st, and nobody else really did either. All in all I wound up winning SNG high, the rake race, a ton of iron man medals and over half a million FTP points due to triple points happy hours.
Now time to relax a bit and get ready for WSOP. I’ll be in Vegas for a month starting June 8 and will be playing the two shootout events, a $1500 buyin and $5000 buyin, and hopefully the main event as well, if I can sell a bunch more of my action in it.