As I was leaving the WSOP the other day, this girl jumps out of her car with her arms waving and started screaming… “Stop! Stop!… Can I check out your car? Oh ya, I work for PokerNews.com… when can we setup and interview?” Below are the results of the interview… great job guys!
The 2009 WSOP has started with a bang this year, and there are quite a few more players this year than there was last. Overall, they events are cheaper than last year… averaging from $1000 to $2000. There are also quite a few championship events that have been added with buyins ranging from $10,000 to as much as $50,000.
PokerNews.com reported on when I got knocked out of the 2008 World Series of Poker. Oh well, maybe next year!
Daniel Moravec moved all in preflop and was called. Moravec held [Ace of Clubs] & [9 of Spades] and his opponent held [Queen of Spades] and [Queen of Diamonds].
Board: [Six of Diamonds] [10 of Spades] [3 of Spades]
Turn: [10 of Spades]
River: [6 of Hearts]
Queens were enough to eliminate Moravec from this Main Event.
I got to the Rio at about 11:45 and I’m still standing in line at 1:05. Apparently, there have been major computer and registration problems in the tournament registration office. Things are going very slow right now and I’m typing this as I’m standing in line.
I decided to play a little bit lower stakes due to the cold decks I’ve been running into lately. I’m gonna make this one short and sweet. I started playing the nightly event at 7:00pm and there were 271 entrants. After over 8 hours of perfect poker, I had half of an average stack and found KJ on the small blind. The button (big stack) made a raise to 3BB and I thought he was simply using his muscle to take our chips so I raised him all-in for a total of a little less than 10BB. The big blind folded and the big stack called and unfortuately turned over AKo, beating me with Ace high and knocking me out.
So I had another disappointing tournament today… at least this one didn’t take 13 hours to realize that I wasn’t going to win something.
It didn’t take long before 25% of the field was knocked out. I had an below average chip stack of about 3150 and a very weak table of players. My only showdown hand was my last one.
I’ve played in a couple more events since the last time I posted, Event #21 $5000 NLH
This podcast is about how I won my biggest pot ever, participated in some 7-way flips at and some of my tournament results.