Hurried post. Off to today's event shortly, more to follow!!!
Nice first table. 90% of the players are good natured and indulging in a bit of friendly chat. Only one surly one. It's all good. Erica Schoenberg on my left looking very pregnant. I'm splashing about in a few small pots, my stack neither up not down by a huge amount.
OK, just lost around half my starting stack. I (and half the table) are pretty bewildered that I'm not busted now and walking out of the door. I had KK, and just flatted a preflop raise. I check call the whole way and the board ran out all rags. I got shown AA. I know it'll sound a bit weird but I just smelt trouble, and tried to control the pot. Not nice to lose the hand, but I'm fairly sure most people would have gone broke with it instead.
Got super aggressive near the end of level 2 and got my 2k back up to around 4k. Now on break.
After the break and little happening. Played some small pots and I'm still on 4k. No one is getting super out of line with anything, so for now it's just a hand-catching exercise.
Just been informed by the Wynn DIRECTOR that more updates would be appreciated. Doing my best baby.
Next update isn't quite so hot.
On what's been a pretty good table with not too much fancy footwork, I've just shoved 1600 on an A33Q board, after some fairly lumpy preflop action.
I'm pretty sure it was a spite call based on the table dynamic. Sometimes being the friendly lovely active guy gets great results. On this table I think I got the call from the only guy who genuinely wanted to bust me and have me gone from the table. It happens, and I'm disappointed, but I can at least take from it that I feel I'm playing my hands aggressively, and strongly. I think maybe this was a freakish outcome but if course not super unusual as people come in with all kinds of hands, even for a raise as had happened in this instance. No criticism, people can play how they like. The pot was considerable before I shoved, and with the preplop and post flop action, if I win it I'm likely on 11k or so which is well above average.
I'm out approaching level 5.
Leaving Rio now but will write or video more later.
A shame because