Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is back to bring us up to speed on what's gone down since the WSOP. He was hanging out in Vegas before heading to the Borgata in Atlantic City.
Read about it all in Part 1 and check back tomorrow for the next installment.
Well, wrapping up late in Vegas after the world series was fun.
I just noticed Daniel Negreneau's last blog on card player where he talks about the top 5 young guns of poker, I got an honorable mention. Daniel has a great sense of humour and the things he said about me made me and the online guys laugh it up.
Vegas was a lot of fun. The last few weeks I was there I decided to go all out on the fun and play zero poker. I was dating about 7 different girls, including a 32 year old yoga instructor from Williamsburg Brooklyn that I met at the gym, an encore beach club waitress, a girl from Victoria BC who had a drug problem and started to annoy me really fast and two freaky British girls who liked to have a lot of fun.
It was two action-packed weeks of non-stop fun, which ended with me and my friend from Istanbul riding to In and Out burger in the Wynn phantom before heading to the airport. It was great fun.
I just want to say how impressed I am by Phil Ivey, the king of poker. Not only did he win the 25k heads up on stars this week, while leading the 1k which he gave away on purpose after finishing his last heads up match, but this legend registered day 3 of the Bellagio cup 10k that I registered day 2 for.
The blinds were 1k/2k and he started with 30k and went up against stack sizes of over 200k, but with his 15 big blinds he made it all the way to the final table and ended up finishing third. Only Phil Ivey is capable of this, no other man.
If I could be half the player he is one day I will feel super accomplished. No Home Jerome they called him, haha as I found out this week at his home casino in Atlantic city. What a boss.
I played two tournaments at Borgata this week. Nice place, lots of cute girls, the cocktail waitresses have nice outfits, and the water club is very well priced with nice rooms for only $100 a night!
The first tournament I played was a 1k tournament, 81,000 to first with 300 players, I made it down to 22 players before running my 28 big blind stack Queens into Aces.
Here’s my bust out hand: Blinds 3k/6k, the big stack raises to 17,000 and the button who has about 30 blinds flats (which is obviously a small warning sign) I then squeezed in the small blind to 47,000, the initial raiser folded and the button shoved all in and tabled two Aces.
That was it for me, I made 2,500 total for the cash. The main event, which is what I went for, had about 800 players, only 200 and some odd players on day 1 and day 2 got over 500 which I found weird considering we all wanted to play the WCOOPs from 1-1 on Sunday and did so before heading to day 2.
I lost half my stack early day 1 in the main event, in a weird spot I made it 1k in the small blind at 100 200 with 2 limpers under the gun, the first limper folded and the second limper flatted, he was a 70 year old man who had lost the pot before.
The flop fell 4-5-6 rainbow, a bad flop for me, I checked he bet 5,000, double the pot. My jaw dropped and I called and said I guess you know what I have now. The turn fell a king and after I checked he bet 5000 again.
I flatted and the river was a King, I kind of liked this card but it didn't stop me from check-tank-calling the 10,800 river bet, decreasing my stack from 32k which was the average to 13k.
Check back tomorrow for part 2.