Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Cedar City,Utah
Re: The poker thread
I played event 6 and event 8. I have a limited budget so I was really only intending the play event 6. I busted with about 160 left (out of 329) sometime in level 10. My first table was full or really weird players, lot's of bizarre plays such as calling a pre-flop 4bet with 2/3 and then hitting trip threes on the flop. (luckily his opponent that hand was not me).
I was not satisfied so I stayed at the rio that day, watched the rest of that event from the rail and then slept in my car in the parking garage (again limited budget) and sank $65 into the 9am mega satellite and I was one of the 6 who won the $380 for the seat in event 8 out of 45.
Event 8 was extremely enjoyable for me. My first table was great. Serious players, good play and even though there wasn't any talking there felt like a healthy respect was going around the table. For me, playing in only my 3rd live tournament ever, it was a real thrill to have Carlos Mortensen (2001 main event champion) at that first table. Me and him got into a few pots. The highlight of my trip was probably 4 betting him, making him think on it for a while and eventually laying it down. I built my stack up to close to 30k and was building a good table image. But just before our table broke I gave Mortensen a double up (he had about 11K). I have K/J, the flop comes with a K and two unders. He bets and I call. The turn is a 10 and he moves all in. I think for bit and call and he turns over K/10 for a two pair made on the turn. So that hurt my stack and even though I gained a few back from a couple 3-bets before the table broke, my momentum was slightly shaken.
My new table I had no image and the players were far more aggressive, talkative and a seemingly more edge and prickly. I was able to fight my way though it and balance my pots won/lost enough to stay steady. But eventually I was stung in a few bigger pots and I would eventually bust out with around 120-100 left out of 379.
Great experience for me. Very fun. I liked watching the events and meeting some people (i got to know and meet like 10 people just in 2 days being there). I will try again when I have more money for buy-ins and such.
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