Well, not been the best start to the WSOP, 0/4. Not been playing that great really, obv got coolered by Stevie in my first event but than ran up a decent stack in the $1500 6max event the next day. i had 15k at 100/200-25 but didn't see the end of the 150/300-25 level. I was very comfortable on my table but then got moved and made some rash moves with no real information to back it up and got caught out. After butchering my stack my exit hand was at least standard with me re-shipping AQs into KK with 20BB's, nice sweat after the K44 flop, sigh.
Next event was the $2k NLH but didn't get off to a very good start at all and was getting frustrated at old guys check raising me out of my seat. Made a couple of ill-timed moves and soon slipped to a push/fold stack. In the first level of antes I open 88 on the button with 20BB's and the small blind has TT, marv.
Yesterday I played the 2.5k NLH and things were going well early doors with me taking my 7.5k stack up to 12.5k in level 1 but then I made a move against an old guy (shoot me now) that didn't work out. He limps for 100 and and isolate to 350 with A5cc, he calls and we go HU to the flop. He had called a few of my raises and had not won one post flop yet, or seen any of my hands so had a feeling he was gonna try something funky soon. The flop comes KQQ and he check/raises my 400 to 1200 and i make the call planning to take it away on a later street. This was probably the big mistake, vs an old guy i should just small 4 bet the flop and he folds everything but Qx instead of trying to make a believable multi-street bluff. Anyway hindsight is 20/20 and we got to the turn which was a J he led for 1600 which again i called. The river was a 5 and he checked with about 5400 left in his stack, I dwelt for 30 secs and moved a stack of 1k's forward to set him in. He tanked for about 1 minute before calling with KJ, fml.
On to the $5k NLH today hopefully goes better and will write don't make moves on old guys on my hand to keep me focused. Ul to praz bansi yesterday who had his 2nd bracelet in sight but just fell short with a 7th place finish in the $1500 6 max. Stevie also had a deep run the $2.5k PLH/PLO tournament but came a frustrating 20th to go along with his min cash $1500 to make him the easy leader for cashes in our house, lol
Have started using twitter to update my progress in tournaments in real time if anyone is interested, here is the link:
There is a box on my blog that also updates with my twitter messages as well, that's all for now, time to crush the 5k, gogogogo
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