Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is back with the second installment of his latest PokerListings.com blog post.
He concludes his tournament report from the WPT in Atlantic City plus some insider info on his latest high-stakes online cash games.
I grinded it up to 24,000 and finished half the average for the end of day 1. I went back day 2 and played solid poker to finish the day with 115 700 chips.
We started day 3 at 2k 4k blinds and I had chipped up to 125,000 chips before getting two aces in the hi-jack and making it 10,400, the button then re-shoved for 88,000 total with 77. The flop fell 7-4-3-T-T, giving him a boat and crippling my stack.
I then got AJ under the gun and shoved my last 4-5 blinds and got called by two 8's which held up.
I was pretty disappointed because in the last two weeks online I lost about $220,000 on Poker stars and I am pretty confident I would have made the TV table had I not been two outer'd for my stack and recovered at least 1/2 the money I was down, if not finishing in the green.
One of my main opponents online was KidAcid, a solid heads-up regular on Pokerstars and Full Tilt. He cracked kings three times during our sitting, once with 10-7, once with 6-7, and the last time he had it with Aces.
We played a $60,000 pot where he raised to $300 on the button I made it 1,100 (already down $30k at this point) he made it 3,000 and I then 5bet raised him to 6,100. He flat-called my 5bet and the flop fell A-5-2. Not a good flop for Kings in a 5 bet pot.
I checked and he checked back. The turn fell a king, I loved it, I bet $7,200 and he called. The river came a four which shouldn't make much difference in this pot so I shoved all in for about 20,000, and he called and had the one hand he could beat me with in this situation, AAA.
I finished the session down $70,000 and then lost another pot later in the day to stars regular Sauce1234 with KK to AA for $21,000. I played very little cash in Borgata, but saw Joe Cada sitting in 50/100 games on stars when I busted my 1k and could not resist playing, if there is a seat open and a weak player, I must sit.
Anyways, I played for a bit, I ended up losing a $21,000 pot to him, but he had to two-outer me to win obviously. Seems like that was the trend for this Borgata tournament.
I raised to $300 with QQ he made it $1,100 with 99. I made it $2,825 and he shoved $12,000. The board ran out A-6-3-3-9. Was happy until the river, but apparently not!
Anyways, that trip is over, still working on selling this reality show that a lot of people are so interested in, everyone asks me about it, everyone watched the pilot on 2+2 and everyone would watch the show.
I know some of you are better at poker or more balling , by some I mean few, but that's not the point. I am a character, I am outgoing and like to talk and have a good time and can relate to people in all sorts of situations so I feel I would be a great host for the show.
Check back tomorrow for the next installment when ADZ124 talks about his reality show concept, a few more adventures he had in Atlantic City and his plans for London.