Hey all five of you that read my blog (I'm ballparking here). I started off this WSOP grind with a bang and cashed in my first ever WSOP event (#26 $2,500 6max NLHE). I finished 71st for like $6100ish. It was a great experience and I had an absolute blast.
I tought the field would be wayyyy softer then it actually was. My starting table was Joe Seebok, 2 solid regs, one fish, and an online grinder who I later found out was HeyImDro on FTP. I was kinda owning Seebs, but blinds were so small that it didn't really matter. Dro and I kept having intense bvb battles, 3 betting and 4 betting each other light seeing who would blink first.
I got moved from that table and got moved to a much softer table. I didn't recognize anyone at it. The woman next to me was super annoying and told us all about 35 times how she bubbled the ladies event final table. Anyhow I ran up my stack running like a saudi... starting the table w/ 8k and running it up to 32k in like 90 min at 75/150 lulz. Proceeded to give 11k of it back to some guy who kind of angle shot me (pretty sure unintentionally) had 2 big stacks of black (100) chips in front and had six yellow (1k) chips behind them so that they were not visible at all. I ended up putting him all in on turn because I thought he only had 2k, then he had 8k. Partially my fault for not asking for a count but whatever it was flesh wound
I then got moved to a table w/ Annon Fillippi (sp?) and BoostedJ. Was only there for like 5 orbits, had no notable hands, but everyone was cool.
Then I got moved to my last tbl of the day which had David Fox and Carter ckingusc King. Both were really cool and we had a blast at the table. I had like 8k when I got back from dinner and blinds were 2k/4k so it was time to go into ninja mode. I won two flips like back to back hands w/ 1010 vs ak and jj vs ak to get me up to like 35kish. Never looked back from there, played well/ran well and ended day 1 with 86k in chips.. top 25 out of the 135 remaining.
Day 2 table was pretty tough too had Erik Cajelais at my table and I like insta doubled up off of him by winning 3 big hands in like 10 min. He looked like he was gonna kill me and he is a biiiig dude.
Halfway through first level my eyes widened and i licked my lips when I saw Jerry Yang sit down across from me with a lot of chippies. We never really got in any hands together though, except when he limp/ 3b utg w/ AA lol. I asked him if that's how he won the main event and he ignored it lol. We got talking and I told him this is my first wsop event bla bla bla and he was like "wow thats impressive.... cashing in first ever wsop event.... I did that too only my cash was winning the main event!" I replied "really jerry!? you gotta show me up like that!?" Needless to say it was a fun table.
All of my hard work taking chips off of Erik went to waste when a euro online pro 4bet shoved on the btn w. aq and I called w/ AK and he obv rivers queen on the stone cold bubble. Sigh. Was a 105k pot. Would have put me at like 210k in chips, but sadly im back down to 103k.
Got moved shortly after bubble broke to Sorel Mizzi's table. Luckily I was seated to his left, but our bvb battles were obv intense. I won a flip off of him, then he won two vs me, all 3 of them all in pre. After losing two large flips to Sorel I jammed like 15bbs bvb when I hadn't made a move in like 3 orbits. BB woke up to JJ and that was all she wrote for me, out in 71st. Overall it was an awesome experience and I can't wait to play 9 other events.
I played the 1500 event today, lasted 2 hrs. Lost a big hand w/ QQ vs a spewy kid who I had seen shove a draw a few hands earlier. I had QQ in LP with like 7k in my stack. Spewy kid limps utg+1, other kid limps, i make it 500 at 50/100, btn flats, other 2 flat. Flop is 752dd. Checks to me I put a feeler bet of 1,125 into 2200. Folds to spewy online kid who jams for like 3200 more. I felt like theres like a 50% chance of him having a draw and 50% chance of him having a set, and since I had seen him jam before, plus these have a fast structure, I decided to call and he flips over 77 for top set. I then jammed tens into AK and lost the flip. gg nh etc.
Tomorrow, I am playing the $5k 6max event. I wasn't planning on playing it, but I felt great about my play in the 2500 6max, and found someone to buy a lot of action so I'm gonna give it a shot. I'm super excited. I'll give updates later.