Fell asleep while just surfing the internet possibly because the internet is so slow here. I started off the day by waking up to a phone call from the front desk of the hotel im staying at, "Mr. Mercier? You do know you are supposed to be checking out today right?"
My answer, "Ugh! What time is it?" Apparently I had fallen back asleep after waking up at 9 am, and it was now 1 pm. I now had to get up and move all my stuff one floor down to Danny Ryan's room, who I planned on rooming with for the next 3 days, before heading to Monte Carlo.
Danny and I had talked about how neither one of us really wanted to go anywhere in between San Remo and Monte so we decided to just share a room to reduce expenses. I packed up all my stuff which was thrown all over my room and made my way down to Danny's room.
I planned on trying to play most of the satellites for MC that will be running daily in San Remo at 3 pm and 8 pm.
I made my way over to the casino for the 3 pm satty which is a 300 euro buyin with 100 euro rebuys. I busted at the 300/600 level, losing AQ vs AK to a young kid who 3 bet squeezed all in with his 26 blind stack over my open and a dudes flat.
I rejammed with about 33 blinds... so was left with 3900... next hand i jammed all in utg with A5 and the same kid, Carter (talked to him later, super nice guy who knows a few of my friends), called me with KJ... and the board ran 5 8 9 Q 10.
I had an hour and a half b4 the 8 pm 600 euro freezout satty started so went back to my hotel, chilled for a bit and then made my way back to the casino.
I register and then was just standing around talking to Carter and Jonathon Plens (therookieqq), and before I knew it, it was already 8:20. I then found out that the satty wasn't going to start until 9:00... so i just waited around until it actually started which was at 9:15.
On the very first hand, I open to 150 with 88 on the hijack and the button 3 bets to 600 (10k starting stacks) I flat and the flop comes 8 9 3... guess what the guy had... the ol pocket nines.
So I head out of the casino, just more amused than anything else. I was happy actually that that happened in a 600 euro satty rather than a 10k. After I busted, I went over to my favorite restaurant in San Remo, Alex 76.
They have the absolute best meat ravioli there. So good! Had two servings of that and then headed back to the hotel and passed out.
In my last blogpost, I mentioned my friend Dan who was going into Day 3 of San Remo, unfortunately he bubbled getting 115th when 112 paid, when he lost QQ vs AK. Blah!! O well, get 'em next time brah!
He's actually bothering me right now via aim wants to play me in chinese poker online, I dont even know how thats possible, Dan is a riot lol.
I wanted to also clear something up about my last post. One thing you must know about me is I'm very sarcastic. If you know me, you already know this. Wanted everyone to know that I in no way want to insult or offend anyone, especially the Italian people.
I appreciate all the fans that I have met while being here in San Remo, and appreciate everything that the casino has done to make the EPT here the best they could. They did an excellent job considering I don't think they expected 8 gazillion people show up and want to play poker.
Well, maybe i'll go back to sleep now. Lets hope tomorrow's sattys go better than today's.
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