30 minute levels so we're already on the second one. I think this will play pretty fast but I'll just play nuts and bolts for now.
It's certainly an entertaining start. Two guys have thrown in a 5k chip by mistake when they meant 500. Much merriment ensued.
One guy just sat with mirrored shades, and a WSOP hoodie, and want's to dwell every hand and say nothing. Some people make it too easy.
Thus far I'm plodding in starting stack, bemused at the table talk. Poker players find the oddest things to fixate on, and are almost always convinced they are always right. Most of the things on which they are debating are of zero importance to anyone. God bless the free world.
First break and I'm down to about 13k after losing with a pair and flush draw to a pair with no flush draw. Meh. When we return its 25/150/300.
We've just hit 50/200/400 and quite honestly there's little to report, I've gone up and down by a few thousand but mainly the focus of the rest of the table has been petty squabbling over nothing. "You can't be on the phone, he showed him, so I want to see the hand (obviously to immediately discover how he's playing)/ etc etc. poker players are such BABIES about everything, especially when they don't get there own way. I've certainly enjoyed my time in Las Vegas whether I won or lost, but I don't miss a lot of the people. Some are nice and well meaning but the overwhelming majority are douchebages, and not people with whom you'd ever want to associate in the real world. Sorry, but that's the truth, and a big part of why I got a job and drastically cut down on my playing.
Sitting at around 12k. Not connecting with much but biding my time. Screen shows 314 players so far of which 225 remain.
I river an ace, happy days. Back to 18k.
Not sure what's going on with my hair in that video. Never mind.
Still on 17k. We're at 100/400/800.
Catapulted myself up to 32k when I jammed AdQd on a board of As 9d 3d 5h, and got a called all in by AJ offsuit with no river miracles.
At this point I have to go on record by saying that quite literally the MOST retarded thing I've seen in a Las Vegas poker room is two kids who are both wearing mirrored sunglasses trying to stare each other down in a hand. I actually burst out laughing.
I've maintained a healthy radio silence for a while as I was emailing all the shareholders with news of their returns and how they can get their loot.
The good news is I'm still in this thing, and if I end up cashing (unlikely I know, yes) then all my figures will then be wrong and I'll have to resend a bunch of mails and recalculate the numbers. Clever huh? Well, it's kept me out of trouble anyway.
119 players left of the original 393.
59 spots get paid. We're currently on level 11 at 200/600/1200, and I have 29k.
Kid on my table who had the JJ vs me earlier is sitting on a horseshoe. He's a good player anyway, but is running great. He just got it in with Q4s against AQ on a QQ2 flop, turned a four to make a boat, and was ahead even when the two paired to also make the other guy queens full. It's nice when you run like that. For now I'm still just stealing when I need to and waiting as people bust around me.
We were six handed for a bit, and they just broke another table so we're full again. 117 left.
Dinner break. 31,600.
Poker is a game where you're always learning. On the break I learnt that you shouldn't try to eat Chinese crispy pork belly in 35 minutes when dining alone, as I now feel sick.
Luckily I managed the obligatory Del Boy cocktail to steady the old nerves a bit.
I lost JJ vs AA when we return, but I played cagey so managed to lose 9k and not all the marbles.
88 players left and we're at that wonderfully painful part where I need to start rowing for home if I'm going to have any chance of making the money, let alone cashing for something decent. People tend to overvalue hands here and especially on this table, so I'll likely have to play a hand fast and hope for a fold or action with less. Average chips is about 67k so I'm under 50% of that. Considering I've been pretty card dead and the table's been very active I'm not unhappy with the stack, I just need some love now when it matters.
Shortly after this I raise with 66 and get moved in. Sigh fold.
An aggro big stack presses my big blind on the next orbit for 2.5x the blinds when it's folded to him on the button. I dwell for 10 seconds, pretend to look and just shove blind. He fidgets about and then mucks.
A couple more uneventful orbits and I'm whittling down again. I'm not getting so low I get called with nothing, so when it's folded to me in the hijack, I find Q 10 suited, and shove around 18k (we're 300/1000/2000). The big blind calls with AQ off and I get no love. In wonderful poker pain style I bust about 25 off the money. Good luck everyone and exit Kevin after 8 hours.
We have it a final shot. I had plenty of deep runs and luck both good and bad, which is he way it should be. For now I'm done and have to get ready to ship out.