Here's a quick update. I followed up my nice live PLO win with a couple of good 8-game sessions and a 2k win in the weekly 30/60 limit holdem game at Poto. I was only there for a few hours because my sister was flying in to Milwaukee very early the next morning and I didn't want to wake up any earlier than necessary.
The Cubs were in town to play the Brew Crew and Ted Lily and Ryan Dempster stopped by to play some poker. These are two very classy guys, based on my short experience with them. I didn't recognize them despite being a casual Cubs fan, and they just introduced themselves by first name and conducted themselves well. I only found out who they were after they left. Ryan is a pretty serious player, from what I can tell; my first impression of him was that he was probably a poker pro from the Chicago area. Both guys were very competitive, yet both were good sports in spite of being on the wrong end of a bunch of beats and cold decks. They quit the game in time for their curfew; well done, gentlemen.
Besides that session, I made a couple of nice deep runs into tournaments with big fields, and got close but never cashed a big number. I really didn't care, though, because I could tell I was playing about as well as I'm able to; I stayed away from my tendency to get reckless after amassing a nice stack, and was bounced from the tourneys on fairly standard beats.
Then, on a whim, I entered a $400+25 turbo satellite to the 10k SCOOP main event, and after needing my 1 rebuy very quickly, I ran in god mode the rest of the tourney: AcKh > AhKc in a big pot all-in pre, AQ>KK and 99>QQ, both for most or all of my chips. Some quick math indicates that I had about a 3% chance of surviving all 3 of those, but I will take it; ship the 10k W$. I withdrew from that event immediately and will probably use that money to enter the WSOP main event, or perhaps I will partake of some of the Midwest's finest hookers and blow--as you can see, Cubs pitchers ain't the only ones in this blog with class comin' out the ass.