Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WSOP Day 34 Update

Event 53, $1500 Limit Holdem Shootout:  Doubled up in the first level where I was hitting every hand, then lost pretty much every pot I played after that and busted at the beginning of level 4.

$10k PLO tomorrow at 5pm.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

WSOP Day 33 Update

Event 49, $1500 NLHE, Day 2:  Went into the day with 96k chips putting me in 11th position with 290 people left and 270 getting paid, so I had pretty high hopes obviously.  On the first hand of the day I lose about 13k chips vs the other big stack at the table when I missed a straight and flush draw in a spot that I would have won a big pot if I had hit b/c I could tell he was really strong and he later told me he had a set.  A few hands later I get 66 in the small blind at 600/1200 blinds and raise to 3600, the big blind goes all in for about 35k, I snapcall, he has QJo, flop was safe but he hit a queen on the turn and now I'm down to like 45k.  I managed to lose flips to shortstacks two more times before the bubble burst and when the bubble broke I was down to like 30k.  After this I shoved once or twice a round for a couple hours and my stack stayed about the same.  The final hand I shove 10 big blinds in the small blind with q4 and big blind calls with K8 and I miss.  I finished a rather disappointing 166th place for $3433.  Just so frustrating going into the day with almost 3 times the average stack and busting in a little over 2 hours, but it's easy to do when you never win a pot all day except for a few blind steals.

Anyway enough ranting, gonna rest up a bit now.  Still feeling kind of sick with a cold or whatever.  I don't play til tomorrow at 5pm, and it's a $1500 limit holdem shootout, which is a pretty quick event usually, so it shouldn't be too taxing anyway.

WSOP Day 32 Update

Event 49, $1500 NLHE:  Felt like crap when I woke up this morning and considered taking a day off but then decided to go in at like 1:30 and I got there in time to late register and hopefully put up a Michael Jordan-esque performance.  Not much happened thru level 5, ended that level with 3k chips from the starting stack of 4500.  Then the rush hit me and and half an hour later I had 35k, and ended with that at the dinner break.  Kept running great all day, probably winning like 90% of my showdowns all day, and got up to about 105k with a half hour left in the day.  Then I had a hand where the guy 2 off the button opened for 3500 at 500/1k and he had a stack of around 45k, I made it 9500 with AKo on the button fully intending to call off if he shoves.  So the blinds fold and he instantly raises me 15k more with about 20k behind and I just get all kinds of 'strong' vibes from him, and also I figure I have a good stack for doing some bubble pwnage tomorrow since we're almost in the money, so after a few minutes of contemplation I decide to lay it down.  Won a few more small pots to end the day with 96,400 chips.  We restart at 2:30 tomorrow and no 5pm event tomorrow, so it's stay in day 2 of this one or go home.  Hopefully I feel a little better tomorrow, I was drinking a ton of water today to stay hydrated and kept having to go to the restroom and missing hands.  Obviously that's not too big a deal in the early levels but I definitely don't want to be doing that on day 2.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

WSOP Day 31 Update

Event 47, $1k NLHE:  Got it in about 20 minutes into the tourney with AA vs AK and doubled up.  A few hands later I raised with 96h in the cutoff and the bb called, he had 5k to start the hand I had him covered.  Flop Txx with 2 hearts, he checks to me, I bet 400 he raises to 1000 I call.  Turn Q of hearts giving me a flush, he bets like 1300, I go all in for like 2500 more, he calls with AT with a heart, heart on river, and I'm down to like 1k chips.  A few hands later I shove over an opener with ATo and he has AK gg me.

Just got out of the pool which was nice since I think this was the first time I've been home when it was still light out.  Feeling pretty refreshed right now and ready to take on the last 5 days of the wsop preliminaries.

Gonna rest up the rest of the day and maybe go get a nice dinner with my wife.

$1500 NLHE at noon tomorrow and $5k PLO at 5pm, probably like 80% chance I play the NLHE, and will play the PLO if I'm not still in the NLHE.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

WSOP Day 30 Update

Event 46, $5k PLO8, Day 2:  Won 3/4 of a pot when allin twice in the first few hands in hands where I hit a backdoor flush draw, and my stack was around 40k for a bit, but it was short lived.  Lost a couple pots to some shortstacked players, then got my last chips in with Ad3d5Q preflop and didn't hit anything.

Event 48, $2500 8-game:  One of the events I was really looking forward to, and I started off great winning 3 triple draw pots and getting above 10k in the first 6 hands of the tourney.  After that I just bled chips in every game and went bust in PLO when I called 3 streets with bottom set and the guy showed a rivered straight, gg me.

WSOP Day 29 Update

Event 46, $5k PLO8:  Kind of a boring game but so many people are willing to get their money in so bad in this game, so it's a good spot.  Hovered around even for the first half of the day, then got all my chips in with A34T vs A24Q on a Q52 flop, and hit a 6 on the turn to double up to around 30k.  Soon after that I got all my chips in again with 22c3c6 vs AcKc95 on a 27cQc board, he made the low on the turn and I faded the flush on the river so we chopped that one.  A few hands after that I flopped top set with aces and won about 12k on the hand after he folded the turn, so I was up over 40k as our table broke with about a half hour left in the day.  I get moved to a table with a lot of guys with like 1k-6k chips, and I manage to get scooped 5 times by the shortstacks in the last half hour and end the day with 18,000 chips.  We start day 2 at 3pm with probably slightly less than half the field still in and 400/800 blinds.

Will play the $2500 8-game at 5pm if I bust this before dinner.

Getting a little tired the last few days so I might be skipping a few events the last week depending on how I'm feeling.  I still feel like I'm playing fine but I don't know how many 15 hour days I have left in me.  We'll see.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

WSOP Day 28 Update

Event 44, $2500 Mixed Holdem:  Sat down at the wrong table to start, then figured it out and moved to the right table.  Started with 7500 chips, got up to 13k on about the 3rd hand when I picked up KK in the no limit portion and let a guy bluff off most of his stack.  Then that table broke and I got moved again, and in the next no limit round I picked up K9 on the button at 75/150 blinds, i opened for 425, sb made it 1125, I called, flop K94 with 2 hearts, sb bets 1400, I make it 3100, he goes all in for more than I have, I obv snapcall, and he had AJ with no hearts, and I hold and double to 26k.  Soon after this I have to go play...

Event 43, $10k HORSE, Day 2:  Went into this with 4100 chips with limits of 1500/3000.  We start with stud8 and I get a36 the first hand and someone with a low card raises in front of me, and I reriase and he reraises me all in, he had 663 which is in decent shape against my hand, I end up making a pair of 3s and no low, so I bust on the first hand, so I go back to...

Event 44:  Lost some chips after this in the limit holdem portion to get down to around 20k.  Then in the next nl round I called 3 barrels vs durrrr on a KQT93 board with KT and get my stack back to around 30k.  After this I get crushed in the next 2 limit holdem rounds and my stack dwindles to 13k at the dinner break.  About 5 hands after getting back from dinner I pick up JJ utg and open for 1025 at 200/400 blinds in nl.  Someone in late position reraises to 3000 and I go all in for 13k.  He tanks and tanks, and by this point I'm pretty sure I want him to call because I think he'd snapcall with any hand that is either ahead of me or flipping with me.  But he finally does call after about 5 minutes and flips over AK, and he hits a king on the turn, gg me.

Not sure yet if I'm going to play the $1500 nlhe tomorrow, because I want to play the $5k plo8.

WSOP Day 27 Update

Event 43, $10k HORSE:  Was really looking forward to this one as I love the mixed game events.  I slept over 12 hours last night/this afternoon so I was feeling really refreshed.  Apparently my body was a little more tired than I thought it was.  Ran pretty bad to start and was down to 5k chips in level 6, but then the rungood kicked in and I ended level 7 with 38k, and then the power went out in Rio and it was pitch dark in there.  Someone joked that Men the Master would probably be the chipleader when the lights came back on.  So anyway they fixed all the lights and so we played the last level, and I ran really bad and am pretty sure I never won a pot the last level.  I ended the day with 4100 chips and the limit will be 1500/3000 to start the day so I need to run really good tomorrow.  I may multitable again with the 2500 mixed holdem since there's no 5pm event (why is it that on days that I start out with a shortstack there's no 5pm event?) but I'm not sure yet.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WSOP Day 26 Update

Event 41, $1500 PLO8:  Lost half my chips in the first 2 hands I was dealt, and lasted a couple hours before I lost the rest.  Kind of nice to bust early actually and have an evening off, pretty sure it's my first of the series.

$10k HORSE tomorrow, I'll probably skip the $1500 NLHE to play it.

WSOP Day 25 Update

Real quick update b/c I'm cranky and tired right now and have a headache.

Event 39, $1500 NLHE Shootout:  Lasted about 2 hours in this, lost all in with a6 vs kq.

Event 40, $2500 Razz:  Built my stack up to about 30k from the starting stack of 7500, but then lost about 6 showdowns in a row in the last hour, and busted with about 1 minute left in the day.

$1500 PLO8 tomorrow.

Monday, June 21, 2010

WSOP Day 24 Update

Event 36, $1k NLHE:  Only lasted like an hour in this one, got it all in on a 765 flop with 99 vs A8 and 87, ace on turn, gg.

Event 38, $10k PLHE:  Wasn't sure if I was going to play this event, but I decided to.  I held around the starting stack of 30k for the first six hours.  There was a pattern all day today, I would make a hero call and win a decent pot (at least 3 of them where I got a reliable tell on someone, thus making it an easy call), then a few hands later I would get coolered in a spot where there's no way I can avoid losing a lot of chips.  This happened about 5 times.  Finally with about 20 minutes left in the day I picked up JJ in early position with a 30k stack at 500/1000 blinds, and the utg player made it 2300 and I called and the big blind called.  Flop came Kxx, bb checked, utg bets like 4500, I call.  Turn comes another king, utg bets like 9k, I tank for a while, then the utg player does one of my favorite 'weak' tells (I don't want to reveal what it is), and when he does this I call.  River is a low card and I'm hoping he goes allin so i can snapcall, but unfortunately he checks and I check back and my jacks are good.  Then with 10 minutes left in the day I have about 60k chips, still 500/1000, cutoff opens for 2500, I make it 7500 on the button with TT, and this was about the fifth time I had 3-bet him after he opened, and he folded all the other times, and I knew he was getting fed up with me.  I was hoping he'd 4-bet so I could get it in, but instead he calls and we see a flop of K74.  He fairly quickly leads out for 10k and I just know he's weak and I want to let him fire again on the turn or river, so I call.  Turn is a 9, he checks, I check.  River is a ten giving me a set.  He bets about 30k and I go all in for a few more chips and he calls and has QJ for the nut straight.  Just a ridiculous hand b/c I probably don't go broke on any card other than a ten on the river, unless he bets a queen or a jack, which I think was unlikely.

Just really annoyed with how the day ended because I'm so happy with how I played and all my reads were perfect today.  I don't think I've ever played a better day of nlhe (pot limit holdem actually, but basically the same thing).

Anyway, done ranting for now, $1500 nlhe shootout at noon, and $2500 razz at 5pm if I bust the shootout.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

WSOP Day 23 Update

Event 37, $3k HORSE:  Not much to report on this one, except Phil Ivey was at my table for like the 6th time this series, and he got his revenge on me for the KK vs AA hand from the 1500 HORSE by busting me today.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

WSOP Day 22 Update

Event 35, $10k Heads-Up NLHE:  My first round opponent was Aaron Wilt.  I ran pretty good for the whole match, including winning a big pot with JT on a 9828Q board to get to a 50k to 10k lead after about an hour.  Maybe 10-15 minutes later after some preflop shoving and folding, he shoved about 10k at 300/600 and I had KK so I made the tough but necessary call, he flipped over 66, my kings held, and I was off to round 2 at 10pm.

My second round opponent was Julian Herold.  This was a pretty crazy match.  One of the first hands I had AQ vs his AK on an ace high flop and I lost about 20k of my 60k starting stack on that hand.  Eventually he got me down to about 25k, then we got it in on an AsKh3s board, and I had A3, and he had A2 with a spade.  The turn was the 4 of spades to give me the maximum amount of sweat, but the river was a blank and I doubled up.  A few hands later we got it all in in a huge pot on a flop of JhTh4h, where I had TT and he had J7 with no hearts, so I was in really good shape.  The turn was a blank and I had him drawing dead, the river was another ten just for fun.  So at this point I'm up about 110k to 10k at blinds of 500/1000.  We play the shoving game for a while and finally he shoves about 12k and I call with K8hh, and he has A7o.  The board blanks out and he doubles up to about 25k.  After that he won another pot where I got it in with a pair and a flush draw, and he had top 2 pair, and he doubled up again.  Then we got it all in preflop and I had AQ vs his A9.  The flop was all low cards with 2 diamonds, the turn was a diamond giving him a flush draw, and the river came a diamond too, so that sucked.  Then I was down to 20k.  After that I win a few hands and then double up when we get it in preflop with A2 vs KT, and my A2 holds as the board doesn't help either of us, and we're almost even in chips after all that.  The match ended quickly after that, however, when we got it in on a Q95J board where I had Q9 and he had 55, and he had me covered.

Pretty annoying to have him almost dead and then end up losing, but it's ok.  Think I'll have a few beers tonight and then forget about it, since there's still plenty more events to play.  :)

Skipping the $1k NLHE because I want to play the $3k HORSE tomorrow at 5pm.  I may play the 1k on Sunday if I don't make day 2 of the HORSE, but I'm not really sure yet.

Friday, June 18, 2010

WSOP Day 21 Update

Event 31, $1500 HORSE, Day 2:  Started the day with a decent stack but ran bad, finally getting JJ vs AA in limit holdem, and my stack was down to 2700 at 400/800 blinds.  Next hand I got 99 and stole the blinds somehow.  Next hand I got it all in with KK vs Phil Ivey's AA, and hit nothing on the flop or turn and was down to 2 outs for my tourney life, but somehow binked a king on the river to stay alive with about 10k chips.  Then went on a crazy rush including winning a huge 3 way razz hand where I hit the river and both opponents missed, and 20 minutes later I had about 50k chips.  Got my stack up to about 90k about an hour later and played another huge 3-way razz hand, this time where all 3 of us had an 8 made going into the river, but I had the best 8, but someone made a 7.  By the time we got in the $ i had 66k chips, which was about 1.5x average stack.  After that I ran really bad for a half hour and was down below 20k chips, but then won an allin pot in razz where I had to hit the river to make an 8 vs my opponent's 9, and got back to 42k chips.  Unfortunately I never got much going after that and busted about an hour later in 50th place for $3773.

$10k Heads-Up NLHE tomorrow at 5pm.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

WSOP Day 20 Update

Quick update because I'm sleepy:

Event 30, $1500 NLHE:  Busted in like half an hour after getting all my chips with K7 on a Kh8hJx flop at 150/300 with about 3500 chips after raising into a big blind who was sitting out.  Pretty sure I can never fold on the flop in that spot.

Event 31, $1500 HORSE:  Definitely one of the better events of the series from a value standpoint.  Ran reasonably well all day and had a few beers during the evening (which may or may not have helped my play) and ended the day with 15000 chips from the starting stack of 4500, which should be slightly above average.  Day 2 starts at 3pm.

Will play the $2500 PLHE/PLO tomorrow if I bust before dinner in the HORSE.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WSOP Day 19 Update

Event 28, $2500 PLO:  Didn't really play any big pots for the first 5 hours, but chipped up to 10k from the starting stack of 7500.  At 100/200 I limped in early position with 3567 and someone in late position potted it and the button called and I called.  Flop came J56 rainbow, I check, preflop raiser checks, button bets like half the pot, I go all in, other guy folds, button calls with j5xx and has me in bad shape but I figured he could be betting pretty wide there and I can't fold obv.  I miss my draws and bust just in time to sign up for...

Event 29, $10k Limit Holdem:  I genuinely was hoping I would make the dinner break in the PLO so I could skip this event.  As it turned out, I liked my spot in this.  My first table, everyone was way more interested in the basketball game than in the poker game, and I was able to chip up from about 30k to 36k without really showing a hand.  Then they broke that table and I got a table where people were definitely in a gambling mood.  Obviously this means that I need to hit some hands to get some chips, and I didn't really hit much of anything, and busted near the end of the day.

$1500 NLHE and $1500 HORSE tomorrow...two good events.  $1500 HORSE might be the softest tourney of the whole series.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

WSOP Day 18 Update

Event 24, $1k NLHE, Day 2:  Went into the day with about 9k chips which was about half of the average stack with about 500 people left, and 342 spots being paid.  I open-shoved 2 of the first 5 hands or so, then shoved 2 other hands after someone opened, and finally had like 18k without showing down a hand.  Then I tried to bluff someone in a spot where I probably shouldn't have, and was down to 7k.  At this point we were about 40 people from the money, so I basically nitted it up for like 15-20 hands, folding 66, aj, and aq after ppl opened because I had no fold equity, and made the money with about 5k chips.  The first hand after the bubble burst I had qj utg at 500/100 and shoved my last 5k chips.  The big blind called me with k3 and i didn't hit anything and busted in 341st place for $1864.  I busted just in time for the beginning of...

Event 27, $1500 Stud8:  Didn't really get much going in this one, never had more than double the starting stack, busted at the end of level 7.

$2500 PLO tomorrow, I just hope I last long enough in this one so that I can avoid the 10k limit holdem.  :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

WSOP Day 17 Update

Event 24, $1k NLHE:  Started with 3k, chipped up to like 5k by the end of level 4, then at the beginning of level 5 I won a huge pot with QQ vs AK and 99 to get to around 20k.  Then I lost some chips when I 3bet with JJ and another guy with a lot of chips 4bet me and I folded, I just didn't think he ever has a worse hand there.  Then later I hero-call down with 2nd pair in a spot where he should be bluffing a lot, and he wasn't bluffing.  So then I was down to about 3k.  After a few timely shoves and a double-up with QQ vs A5, I ended day 1 with 9200 chips.  Should be around 500 people left tomorrow when we restart at 2:30, and they pay 342 spots.

If I bust this in the first few levels tomorrow I'll play the $1500 stud8.

WSOP Day 16 Update

Event 23, $2500 6-max Limit Holdem, Day 2: Went into the day 8th in chips out of about 100 people left, unfortunately I kept getting great starting hands and losing most of them. I busted about 2 hours into the day with about 60 people left.

Event 25, $10k Omaha8: More of the same, I think I won one or two hands at most the entire tournament. Busted in 4 hours.

Quick video blog I did for PokerNews shortly before busting from the omaha8:

1k donkfest tomorrow.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

WSOP Day 15 Update

Event 23, $2500 6-max limit holdem: Wasn't going to even play this event at first but then I had to meet someone at Rio at around 5pm, so after I met with him I decided I might as well get in the tourney since I was already there. I then proceed to hit every flop or draw I need for the last 6 hrs and end the day with 49,600 chips from the starting stack of 7500. I should be top 5 or 10 in chips with about 100 people left going into day 2. We resume at 3pm tomorrow.

I will play the 10k Omaha8 if I bust the holdem before dinner break, but I'd have to run pretty bad to not make it to dinner break with the stack I have.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

WSOP Day 14 Update

Event 19, $10k 2-7 NL, Day 2: Started the day with 21k and stayed around there for the first few hours playing some small pots, then went card dead for an hour or so and blinded down to 3k. I then won 4 hands in the next orbit around the table and was up to 50k at one point. I made a hero call with a pat ten vs a 2 card draw and he showed me a 9 and I was down around 25k again. I made a shove or 2 every orbit to stay around that stack for another couple hours, but then shoved about 12 bb's utg with t8642 and the guy next to act called, and I knew he was probably never drawing there and always had me beat if he was patting, so I broke the ten, and he showed a 97xxx. So I needed to catch a 3 5 or 7 to stay alive. It was a king though, and I busted out in about 25th place, but the tourney only pays 14 spots.

$2500 6-max Limit Holdem tomorrow, I'm about 50/50 on whether I want to play it, I'll probably decide tomorrow afternoon. I kind of want a day off but I hate missing events too. :)

WSOP Day 13 Update

Event 17, $5k NLHE, Day 2: Went into the day with an above average stack of 63k, but never got anything going. Final hand I had about 30k left, blinds 800/1600, I make it 4k on the button with AK, big blind calls, Flop AK4 with 2 hearts, big blinds goes all in, obv I call, he has j7 hearts, turn is a heart, river is a blank, gg me.

Event 19, $10k 2-7 NL: Not much to say about this one, was really card dead all day and paid people off in a couple of questionable spots, but overall pretty happy with how I played. Ended day 1 with 21,700 chips out of the starting stack of 30k. Day 2 starts at 3pm.

Will play the $1500 stud if I bust before the dinner break in the 2-7.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WSOP Day 12 Update

I'm going to go in chronological order for this update.


Event 17, 5k NLHE: Registered at the beginning of level 2 and played until the end of level 3. Never played a big pot and ended level 3 with about the starting stack.


Event 15, 10k Stud8, Day 3: Was last in chips out of 18 people coming into the day with only 16 spots paying, so not a great spot to be in obviously. Fortunately I scooped my first hand to get up to around 200k then was never really in danger of bubbling as there were a few short stacks. After the bubble my stack was down to around 40k but then I scooped a few pots to get my stack up to 370k at the first break, which was about average stack with 13 people left.


Event 17: Went back to play some holdem on the break and won 3 hands out of about 6 that I played to get my stack from 12k to 18k.


Event 15: Couldn't get much going in the stud8 after the first break, folded the river in a big pot that I knew I was ahead up to the river, but there was just no way he could bet into me without having me beat. Lost a few other small pots to get down to around 100k. Then someone raises and I have AK6 all spades and decide this is the hand I'm going with so I reraise and he calls, and we get all the money in by 5th street, where I have two kings and he has a flush draw. He hits the flush on 6th street but I catch a third king to pick up a few outs. Unfortunately I don't fill up on the river and I bust in 10th place for $43,833.


Dinner at Buzio's since the 5k event had just started their dinner break when I busted.


Event 17: Arrive back at the NLHE event with 15k chips, which was the starting stack. Within a half hour I win 2 all in pots to get to around 70k, then I lose 2 big pots to get back down to 20k, then win 2 more big pots to get back to around 75k at the last break. Same story in the last 2 levels, lost a ton of chips with QQ on a 245 flop where the guy had A3, and was down to 19k. Then I raised utg and got 4 callers, and the big blind shipped and I called with KK and it held up, and that pumped me back up to over 50k. Won a few small pots at the end of the day to end with 63,600. We resume at 2:30 tomorrow.

I'll probably play the 10k 2-7 NL if I bust before dinner tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

WSOP Day 11 Update

Event 15, $10k Stud8, Day 2: Quite an eventful day today, was down to 15k chips after about an hour, then about 3 hours later I was up around 360k, then I was back down around 20k, scooped 4 all in pots to stay alive, and I end the day with 76k. I'm most likely in last place right now out of 18 people left, and they pay 16 spots. We restart at 3:30 tomorrow.

Also I might play the 5k nlhe tomorrow because the odds are good that I won't last long in the stud8, and the 5k is a deep structure so I wouldn't lose many chips in it while playing the stud8, unless I end up doing well in the stud8. If anyone who has a piece of me has a problem with this, leave me a message and I won't count the 5k nlhe on your part of the shares. If I don't hear from you before 12pm pacific time then i'll count it.

Need some serious rungood tomorrow!

Monday, June 7, 2010

WSOP Day 10 Update

Event 15, $10k Stud8: Stayed around the starting stack of 30k for most of the day, but then ran really hot in the last couple hours, hitting every hand I played, to end the day with 76,700. I'm probably around 10th in chips going into day 2, which starts at 3pm.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

WSOP Day 9 Update

Event 13, $1k NLHE: Got my stack from 3k to 8k as I doubled up with 43 vs AA on a Q43 board, then busted a guy with AQ vs KQ on a QJT board. Then I lost a few chips making what was probably a good bluff but the guy called with a ridiculous hand that he really had no business calling with, then made a hero call with 99 on a ten high board that was probably a bad call, but not terrible I guess. Then the first hand after the first break I get KK and run into AA and I'm busto.

Event 14, $1500 2-7 NL: Had a great table. Haven't played this game all that much but I felt like it was a really good spot considering my table. Ran my stack up to 8k from the starting stack of 4500 by the first break, but then ran pretty bad after that and busted shortly after the dinner break.

10k stud8 tomorrow at 5pm.

Friday, June 4, 2010

WSOP Day 8 Update

Event 10, $10k Stud, Day 2: Ran horrible in this and busted about an hour into the 2nd day. Missed 2 flush draws, then got the last of my chips in with trips vs a straight & flush draw, and he made the straight.

Event 12, $1500 Limit Holdem: Had a great table where people were limping a lot and kept getting good hands but not many of them held up. Busted in level 5.

Playing the 1k donkament tomorrow, and if I bust that before dinner I'll play the 2-7 nl.

WSOP Day 7 Update

Event 10, $10k Stud: Ran absolutely horrible the first 6 levels of the day, was down to 15k from the 30k starting stack after 2 levels and down to 2k with about 10 minutes left in level 6, but then won 3 hands at the end of that level to get to around 20k, then ran really good in the last 2 levels to end the day at 42,700. It feels almost like I'm freerolling in this event now. Play resumes at 3pm tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

WSOP Day 6 Update

Event 8, $1500 NLHE: Ran pretty good in the first few hours to get my stack up to around 13k from the starting stack of 4500, with a couple of well-timed suckouts on preflop all-ins. My stack stayed around 5-10k until the end of level 8, when I got it in with AJ and ran into AA.

I'm most likely going to skip event 9 tomorrow (1500 pot limit holdem) so I can play event 10 (10k stud) since stud is one of my better games.

WSOP Day 5 Update

Event 6, $5000 NLHE Shootout: Hovered around the starting stack of 15k for the first 5 hours, then won 2 big pots to get to around 70k about a half hour before the dinner break. Then in the next 10 minutes or so I lost 20k with AJ vs KK, 35k with 77 vs qt, and my last 15k with a3 vs 66, so that wasn't very fun considering I had about half the chips at my table.

Event 7, $2500 Triple Draw: Registered late for this one since I was still in the previous event. Had a couple of tougher tables to start but the table I got moved to after the dinner break was just ridiculous. People were drawing 3 or 4 cards every hand, and huge pots were being built. Unfortunately I couldn't hit a hand to save my life, which is especially frustrating at a table like that, and I busted about an hour before the end of the day.

$1500 donkament tomorrow at noon.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

WSOP Day 4 Update

Event 4, 1500 Omaha8, Day 2: Went into the day with a slightly above average stack at 19,500 with about 270 people left and the tournament paying 81 spots. I hovered around 20-30k for the first couple hours, then slid gradually downhill for the next couple hours before ultimately busting on the last hand before dinner break with about 120 people left.

Possible double dip tomorrow, with the 5k nlhe shootout at noon, and the 2500 triple draw at 5pm.