Tunica Part 3: More Rungoodsauce Than Me?

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27 February 2009, Created By: Matt Stout
Tunica Part 3: More Rungoodsauce Than Me?
As I mentioned at the end of my last blog, I went into Day 2 of the WSOP Circuit main event in Tunica with $255,500 at $1,500/$3,000 ($400).

I was second in chips out of the remaining 61 players, 27 of whom would finish in the money. Given my huge stack and the relative weakness of the field, I felt great going into Day 2.

I had only played with two of the players at my new table the day before, so I sat back and learned what I could about the rest of them before I started splashing around.

The only player who had more chips than I did, David Dao, showed me what he was about right away.

He opened to $12k in early position on the very first hand of the day, which was met by a very small reraise from the small blind to $27k total.

Most people would take this as a sign of strength, but not our boy David. He moved in, covering the small blind's $150k stack.

The small blind tanked for a moment, but without too much hesitation called off the rest of his stack with the A K. David showed the Q 8, and managed to whiff.

David Dao
David "Spewy" Dao

Instead of having position on a spewy idiot with the chip lead, the chip lead now belonged to a solid player on my left. Thanks, David!

Fortunately, the chip lead was about to come my way. I won a pot of about $200k when my A J in the big blind was good enough to bust the player on the button, who held 6 6.

I started chipping away at small pots after that and was able to build my stack pretty quickly as we approached the bubble.

I must digress for a moment to tell you about a hand that my buddy Jon "FatalError" Aguiar appropriately deemed "the least logical hand I've ever heard of."

With the blinds still at $1,500/$3,000 ($400), we were playing seven-handed with 28 players left ... the exact money bubble. Action folded around to David Dao in the small blind, with a stack of approximately $90k. He limped in.

Matt Stout

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