As an aside, I have 19% left in shares still up for grabs for the $10,000 WSOP main event. I'm now pretty certain to play it (I say that every year and play it). Prices are up on the share prices/info tab. I'll likely buy up any shares that are unsold in the next day or three myself. Drop me a line if you want a piece.
Well, we've made another day two, and we've made the money in the PH $300. That's the good news.
The bad news is to follow...
I've looked at the pay structure for this and first is around $27,000, paying down to 54th that pays out $480. Not even double your buy in back. I know that some of the casinos just love a flat payout structure, more people get some money, and they think it keeps people coming back into the economy. Personally I prefer very too heavy payouts, because I like to win tournaments, I don't really want my buy in and a bit back after a day and a half. Looking at the payouts I'm feeling that if we make the money I certainly won't hang around to try to generate chips, it's almost like 54th-34th aren't really worth winning. Anyway.
My AK beat an all in with AQ. Up to 140k quickly. I took a flier for half my stack on the button when a shorter stack jammed. I'm not going to win this damn thing by continually throwing away hands, so based on my earlier comments I thought we'd give it a go. Success so far.
I've then dumped 66 on my bb when a tight female player jammed all in.
So much for that read. A few hands later I raise with 99, same girl calls 10000 w As4s, flops an ace and I lose 23k. Lovely.
First break after that hiccup and I'm back down to 93k...56 players now left from 496, and 54 get paid.
The aggressive chip leader on out table sitting two to my right with shades and a backwards baseball hat wants to raise pretty much every single hand on the bubble, which is ticking me off a bit, although of course it's perfectly the right thing to do...he has the chips. He has shown down 33 and not much else and keeps winning pots. he gets it all in with the aforementioned A4 girl on a 722 flop, he has 88, her 1010 she doubles up so maybe it'll slow him down a little. I was pretty surprised he flipped over something as good as 88. Hand for hand now. I feel like he's raising super light and abusing the table, and discounting ego (which might sound strange) but I'm sorry but not going to stand for it bubble or no bubble if the right hand comes up.
Be careful what you wish for.
He raises yet again. I'm down to about 77k at 2500/5000/500. I flat call with AsQs, I consider getting it in there and then as I think he's light but there are too many people behind me... We get one other caller. Flop 8 10 Q one spade. He bets out and I jam. He flips over....J9. Great. No help for me and that's that. As I'm getting ready to leave the floorman stops me.
Two of us have busted out at the same time and we split the bubble, so I get $384... Well that's a pleasant surprise but not really what I wanted. Like I say the pay jumps were so minuscule I felt like that was a good spot to shoot for a 170-200k stack. 20 minutes later after I've left I get a message from the management at PH saying they've overpaid me by $144, so when I go back I actually owe THEM money. Cherry on the cake. What are you gonna do....
Tomorrow Golden Nugget main event. That is all.
Footnote: this is the cab driving in front of me on the way home. I couldn't have put it better if I tried.