Back to PH, the source of so much pain in the last week (!) for their one day $400 event. Looks like a fun start table. A Swedish guy has fired super strong on every street (I mean like 3000 on flop 3500 on turn at 50/100!) when the board is QQJJ9. The woman in seat 10 calls him down all the way with aces without batting an eyelid or considering for even a second that she might not be in good shape. He tells her he missed his flush draw... Please don't break my table!
It already looks like playing the shit out of big hands and draws is the answer here. My first big pot I have AsQs on an A36 two spade flop. I hammer the absolute life out of it and get called down by a really humourless guy who keeps putting on his sunglasses, trying to look cool and keeps taking between 37 and 55 seconds every hand to make any decision even if it's a fold I miss the flush and he's me called all the way with AQ offsuit to chop it. Bleurgh.
Level 3 and I'm still trying to get them going. Big raise with QQ and two callers. Ace on the flop and the humourless 37 second guy bets huge and wins it. Isn't life fun.
Level 6....no cards, dwindling, frustrated, conserving chips, etc, grrrr
Just found a good moment to obtain some chips, or so I thought. I call a raise with Ks9s on the button, and I am heads up when we see a flop of 10sQs2c. Raiser leads out with a small bet, I raise with an over, a straight draw, flush draw, and a flopped gutshot straight flush draw. He thinks and clicks it back, I raise yet again and he calls. Turn and river go check check(I'm getting called if I bet unless I jam with air) and he turns over QJ offsuit for top pair on the flop with no spades and wins.
Level 7 and the humourless guy who liked taking forever on every decision just spite called me on the river with ace high with two pair and a straight on board to bust me, when I told him what he had after I'd jammed the river. Some people just aren't very nice. The rest of the table had a good time and I'm feeling a bit short-changed but there it is. I'm actually very tempted to re-enter this and play it aggressive if the new table is a good one. There are about 370 players in today.
I decided against it. I'm not going to keep trying to force it when a shitty run is obviously happening right now. Will rest up and smash the WSOP tomorrow instead. That's the plan at least.