I came into the event psyched up for the start of the World Series and ready to play my A game... something I admittedly don't bring to the table for every tournament, even though I obviously should.
I really wanted to get my WSOP off on the right foot.
I had a great table draw, which is pretty typical for a $1,500 NL event at the WSOP. They are the live equivalent to the PokerStars Sunday Million.
The first couple of 60-minute levels were very slow for me, and I was unable to get far above the starting stack of $3k. Then I started taking down some decent-sized pots without showdown and busted a short-stacked player who held A♦ 6♦ versus my K♠ Q♥.
Two queens on the flop had me just over $7k at $100/$200, but then I lost a $7k+ pot when my opponent not only hit a one-outer on me, but managed to dodge my 12-out redraw. I was left with $4k going to $150/$300 ($25).
Shortly after the level began, I was moved to a new table. This table was much tougher than my previous one.
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