Editor's note: Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is the newest PokerListings.com blogger and he'll be updating us on his life as a young poker millionaire right here on the PokerListings Blog.
A few more quick thoughts: The napt venetian $5k, wee I had a piece of Tom Marchese aka 1st place finisher, boo i suck for finishing 70th.
Yay for 5th live tourney cash in a row, 22 blinds left, 8 handed table, utg + 1 makes it 18,400 at 8/16k one caller and I'm in small blind with 99. I make it 42,400 and he goes all in for another 135,000.
I had about 125 left or so and tank-called off my stack and saw the bad news that he had KK. Thoughts on this play? I feel I overplayed the nines considering the number of people left in the tournament and maybe even underestimated the under the gun raiser.
I'd like to say lesson learned but I'm sure I'll make the same mistake again in the future, as in poker we often repeat our mistakes many times before correcitng them if ever.
I dunno how most poker players live, but I'm one of the few fortunate enough to get driven around vegas in a rolls, smoking on fine green herbs and stay in the tower suite this entire month.
Anyways, gonna go party and get drunk cuz its my bday, maybe get a room at the roosevelt hotel tonight and just skip the highrollers tommorow... we will see...
I wish that they had a pokerstars bank at every casino, I hate losing $15k in a cash game and not being able to reload, online I can lose whatever i want in peace ... annnd done venting
- Matt Marafioti