After my 3rd place finish at the High Roller event in LA, I knew I needed to make my way back to Las Vegas. I had an invitation to play in the NBC Heads Up Championship, how could I say no to that?
I came back that same night after the finish of the High Roller event. I rode back with a couple buddies crammed in their tiny 2 door car... I rode in the back seat!
We left around 2 am and arrived in Vegas around six. It was a miserable drive, but I was happy to finally get here.
I chilled out the first day I was here, just hanging with friends, drinking some beers and having a good time. The next day was the drawing party for the event. It was pretty cool, I was able to bring two of my good buddies, Andy and the one and only- Daniel O'Brien, and two of his friends as well.
We all had a great time there and I found out who I was matched up against, Daniel Negreanu.
He's not exactly my first choice from the field, as there are plenty of much weaker opponents. However, I was not totally opposed to the thought of playing him as I knew there would be a good chance our match would be the featured one.
I have also played a lot against Daniel and feel like I have a good read on how he plays.
Our match did end up being on the featured table, and also the fastest one. I knocked him out of what I would guess to be around the 10th hand of the match.
I got all the money in on a board of J-3-3-2 holding QQ vs his 55 in a 3-bet pot. The structure of these matches are fairly fast paced, as they are made for TV.
Saturday, I will be playing Pieter De Korver in my first match. If I win this match, I will be in the money and down to the final 16. Hopefully I can win both matches tomorrow and be on the final day on Sunday when only 8 players are left.
First place in this tournament is a cool half million. Not bad eh?
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