More WSOP Tahoe cash...keeping our streak alive!
Also, one lucky player in our group took 1st place money in the nightly $250 event. See below for details...
It was another great time in Tahoe. Along with me were Promo Grand Finale winners Bill Baxley, Tom Jackson, and Russ Scadina. Also along as my guests were David Miller and Ed Stacy. Here's their trip reports...
From Russ Scadina:
Played Event#1 Thursday 10/24
Lasted 8 1/2 hrs and got knocked out by Iris Kuzu (the eventual winner)
Blinds were 800-1600 ante 200? I had pocket 8s SB and a 12000 stack
Iris raised to 5000 middle position. I considered shoving, but just
called. flop was KK7. I shoved - she deliberated a minute or two and called
with JJ. I was gone about 50th.
I did double up to about 14K early on with QQ, flopping quads.
Also, stayed alive early on with AA on the button. A player called me with AT spades.
flop was Ks Jh xs. She missed everything and I was still alive. Basically card dead, no flops hit and every time I was going to make a move the player to my right shoved. Good news though was no bad beats.
Played Event#2 Friday 10/25
Lasted 5 1/2 hrs
Blinds were 200-400 ante? I had T7 off BB with a 1000 stack. 2 players limped and the button shoved. flop was 10xx - I had hope with top pair, but the shover had AT. I was gone about 80th. Again, basically card dead, no flops hit and every time I was going to make a move the player to my right shoved. Good news though was no bad beats. There was one heartbreak hand I remember well. I was down to about 5500 in the SB. Blinds were 400-800 ante 100? I had the usual T3 off. an early raiser made it 1600 to go, 2 callers - it was 800 to me and I was being priced in to call 5 to 1 but lost concentration and started to think what if the BB raises? so I muck. flop T83 all hearts. All four guys are in for a 3 on the turn which would given me the boat. the river - you guessed it - another 3! I would have quintupled up to about $28K. Oh well!
Played the Senior event on Sunday 10/27
I think there was about 200+ players
Lasted 3 1/2 hrs
With a 8K starting stack, early on blinds were 200-400 ante 50? I raised mid position to1100 and the woman on my left shoved for 5500. I thought about mucking but called and you guessed it - she had AA. I struggled another hour with a 2000 stack, but as with the previous days basically card dead, no flops hit and every time I was going to make a move the player to my right shoved. Good news though was no bad beats.
All in all, a good and fun experience playing longer hours than I'm used to, trying to keep the concentration going and not drinking alcohol.
Thank you again to Chris for running his promotions and his hospitality up there.
I managed to have some luck in Tahoe again.
In Event#1 on Thursday there were 202 total players. I played well and made it to Level 20, well into the money. I was doing well when we were down to 2 tables and had a decent stack. I got involved with a few coin flips against small stacks where I was in the lead but ended up getting sucked out on. Eventually I was knocked out in 11th place for a $1150 payday. Not a bad way to start the weekend!
Harvey's puts on a nightly $250 tournament at 5pm. I played on Friday night. There were 54 players. I made it to the Final Table which was nice. It paid 6 places. I managed to hold onto a slight chip lead as we got all the way down to just 3 remaining players. After about 20 minutes of play with just 3 remaining, I proposed a chop in which I received $3000 ($400 more than each of the other two guys). VICTORY!
I didn't do much in the other events but had a great time. Ended up coming home with more $$$ than I came with which is always nice! Who's ready for more poker?