Undeterred by recent long fruitless days and a particularly crappy nights sleep, possibly the worst I've had all trip, I'm up and showered and now sitting in the Mezz for flight 1c (2nd day one) of the PH $100k guaranteed event. I can play day 1b of the Venetian tomorrow if this all goes tits upward, but the value in the PH guarantees is still pretty good (assuming you get some chips together and actually cash in any of the damn things) so today we're having at it again to try to multiply.
I arrived midway in level one, and am now at the first break with two table moves and starting stack. Meh.
16k and stealing when it looks like the right moment to do so. Not much resistance on this table from anyone. Bad news is we're going to break soon. Sigh.
I've been moved again, this time to table one, which would normally be the last to break so slight strategy change is required. We're 10 handed and the reduced likelihood of breaking means more time to hang back a bit and just target people, if that makes sense. Best laid plans and all that. Level 6 and I'm ok on 19k or so at 200/400/50.
Ugh. Almost at end of level 7 and going OK. Woman raises with J7 and I call in the blind with 10 8 suited. Flop 7 10 3, she bets, I raise and she calls.
Turn 7. Marvellous. I go from 19k down to about 7k. Next few hands I give the impression of steam raising a little and get action on my KK. Bully a few more and I'm back to 16k.
I seem to be having a less than enviable time last few days in blind vs blind encounters. This time I find AQs in the big blind. The small blind makes it 2200 after everyone folds. I pop it back to 5400. He clicks it back and I jam. He calls showing QQ. Funny that just earlier today I was having a discussion with a knowledgable poker pal about how blind vs blind strategy has changed, and how often both players get it in with not much of a hand where they're just trying to push the other off the pot. Personally it's not a strategy I think holds water at all, and leaves you more open to busting out with a speculative hand. The fact 2 of my last 3 events have seen me in the blinds with AK vs AA and AQ VS QQ. Such is life. Off to do something else with my day, Venetian $600 tomorrow.