So far on this table with a 12k starting stack in level one I've seen:
AK go broke for his 12k on an ace high flop to an obvious set. Well, it was obvious to me anyway.
KK vs QQ get it all in on another rag flop. Fine they have big hands but they both also have 120 big blinds. I guess I'm just old fashioned and I still don't see how the KK getting this all in on the flop whilst sighing "ok, show me your aces" to his opponent is just a standard thing. To me it isn't but to most people they'd rather get the bad news, shred a buy in and just leave with a story thinking they were unlucky. I just don't subscribe to most peoples view on this stuff. But you already know that don't you? :o)
JJ one spade
10 8 offsuit
Miraculously the JJ holds and the others are left re-entering feeling hard done by.
Now 127 players and I've swashbuckled my stack up to around 16k and got a few people talking. Average is 13,400.
I actually just doubled up when I raised against a good spot who was the big blind, and got called by another guy who I have pegged as value. I had 10 9 offsuit, and jammed my last 3200 on an 8J3 two club flop. The other guy called my shove which I'm not loving, and then tables.....
K9 of spades!
I river the straight, but he's talking to his neighbours and the table about how he's sick of getting outdrawn every hand, and that he was really unlucky. People are looking at him a bit warily. I think it's pretty obvious that he'd actually misread his hand at the start and had unknowingly called with King high being good thinking he had a flush draw or something. I just stacked up and said nothing much.
Break time and I'm on about 9k. Average is 24k. Now 81/165 left. Still liking my table, but I have to ride out the dead spell. 50/250/500 next so it may be do or die time.
The original big stack just lost another pot 77<55 to the guy who can't read his own hands, and who threw in a 5k by accident, and decided he had to get the other 20k in preflop as well, then spiked a five. He now has a huge stack, and the initial table chip leader is chopped right back down to 11k. Looking like a plate of over-steamed broccoli and not at all happy with life. Karma perhaps for the rudeness. Who knows.
I've ground like a bastard and stolen at the right times (mostly). I'm back up to 12k and finding a new gear.
68/165. 12k for me.
Finally found KK and shipped my short stack. 2 callers, and 2 aces on the flop.
By a small miracle, KK ends up being good. Back to 20k. 48 Players left on level 9. A double up would still be ideal and there's at least 3 spots who'd provide it, but it's still the waiting game.
Down to 17k coming up on the dinner break. Under half the average.
I called off 25% of my chips with 10 10, in a 3 way pot which flopped King high. They both took off on every street and I folded the flop. They finally tabled 99 and 88 in a 50k pot. Down to 10 bigs.
I must say I'm disappointed. My card sense generally felt pretty good but I couldn't get busy enough to generate a big stack. Players were nice guys but some were pretty bad. I think maybe I just gave them too much credit at times but there it is.
Bought in for 1c. Going home to rest up and stay positive.