Last weekend took place in Vienna the Chilipoker DeepSatck Open, organised for the second year in this beautiful city in Austria. The Montesino Casino, host of the DSO, is a poker Paradise. Let me tell you that if I had been in Vienna during my studies, I wouldn’t be where I am standing now. I’d probably be between “broke” and “almost broke”. 100 poker tables in an entertainment complex along with a Movie Theater, restaurants etc … Then you take a little bridge and you have a huge shopping mall. It is open 24/7 and you can gamble all through the night. <3
So in the middle of the week, Ophélie and Alex, our DSO organisers, and me, a community manager on Holiday eager to play a quality poker tournament, flew to the Austrian capital, looking for a good atmosphere, and some Schnitzels ! Adrien, a good friend of us, came along for some good fun.
First things first, make sure our players will be comfortably seated on the casino chairs. We all sat at a cash game table
After going broke one by one, we called it an early night as the day after, everybody had to get up to go and meet the DSO players, do the registrations, or play the actual tournament. 170 players took part in Day 1A. It looked like the field was gonna be smaller than the previous year, where 505 players had taken part in the first ever DSO Vienna.
My tournament went rather bad. The 50k starting stack went down to 21k, then back to 83k, then down again… My table was rather tough and weird, and i couldn’t find many spots. I finally managed to double up when in a 3 way pot, holding 88, i was happy to put all the chips in against a guy who tought it was smart to push with KK on a flop AQ8 :p i Back doored a full house, and i got the lucky news that i was the 3rd DSO VIP player of the day to hit a full house, and got rewarded with a BOSE Headset ! At least, i didn’t grind 1000 FPPs on Chilipoker.com for nothing
Anyway, long story short, I busted 20 minutes before the end of day 1, on a cloin flip. LOL @ tournament poker
At least i would enjoy the rest of the week with my friends, and play some cash games. yeah right. let’s not talk about this.
Saturday was day 2, but saturday waas also the Chilipoker party for the DSO VIP players. Little cocktails with little chilis inside, quite spicy. Very nice. There was also quantity of drinks for anybody else who wanted to try more local (or international) drinks. :p
Anyway, overall a very nice weekend. Everyone agreed on coming back next year. That’s what it’s like during a DSO. A great atmosphere lots of poker !
Next stage is Marrakech and it looks like we’re all going so make sure you book your flights ASAP and we’ll make sure there is some more of that red cocktail with chilizzzzzz over there