Since David Williams won the $25k Bellagio and I didn't, you can probably tell that I busted that tournament. You're shrewd!
I'm going to blog about my 17th place finish there soon but didn't have time between tournaments and am just less excited to blog about bad results as a general rule.
It's not that I really love bragging and want to pretend that I always win, either. I'm a tournament player and a realist. It's just that retelling stories of huge losses and missed opportunities evokes negative thoughts and energy, which just sucks. But I'll still do it for the sake of finishing the story, after I finish up with this final table.
This tournament was an interesting one for me, and I have a few fun things to write about from prop-betting on day one, to keep myself awake, to being accused of being an angle shooter and a cheater by Eric Herschler in by far the dumbest argument I've ever had at a poker table.
But for now, I haven't gotten nearly enough sleep in the past three nights and need to rest up for the final table. Time to do work.
I was the chip leader with 20 to go until I lost A♣ K♦ to A♠ T♣ all in preflop for 220k. Heading to the final table of ten with 275k at 4/8k. The average stack is 375k and first is ~$190k. Here's the table draw:
Seat 1: Me (270,000)
Seat 2: Diego Sanchez (472,000)
Seat 3: Andrew Lichtenberger (348,000)
Seat 4: Aaron Been (198,000)
Seat 5: Thu Nguyen (157,000)
Seat 6: James Carroll (575,000)
Seat 7: Steve O'Dwyer (644,000)
Seat 8: Brock Parker (465,000)
Seat 9: Anthony Yeh (101,000)
Seat 10: Dan Casetta (489,000)
I'll be updating via Twitter as @mattstoutpoker (www.twitter.com/mattstoutpoker).