Wednesday, October 08, 2014

"Sim79" from Quebec, Canada to Play in Caribbean Poker Tour Main Event After Winning Online Satellite at Intertops Poker

Canadian Poker Player Competing in Caribbean Poker Tour Main Event Courtesy Juicy Stakes and Intertops PokerLast week I told you about a poker player (GrandmaMary) that won his way to the Caribbean Poker Tour in St Maarten by winning an online satellite tournament hosted by Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker.  Today I can tell you about a second online tournament winner that will be joining him in the Caribbean!

Simon “Sim79” from Quebec, Canada won the second Caribbean Poker Tour satellite tournament hosted by the two popular poker rooms and, like the first online tournament winner, he was awarded a $2700 prize packages that includes luxury accommodation and buy-in for the CPT Main Event. 

"Sim79" and "GrandmaMary" will share stories, photos and videos of their trip on a personal poker blog, Living the Dream (

In his first blog entry today, Simon says he was a little surprised he ended up winning the online tournament.

“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. The re-buy helped me double-up and enter the Final Table mid-stacker which is good for such a bad start.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I play mostly online. When I first played live with friends I was a stone-type player. Playing online has pushed me to fold more on the flop since I’m less attached to my hand. Minimize my investment and maximize my gain.”

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