Because these are the smallest-buy-in NL events at the WSOP, they naturally attract the largest and weakest fields of all NL events.
Unfortunately, I have what equates to a snowball's chance in hell of winning a bracelet in one of these events.
Even if I thought my edge was so great that I was twice as likely as the average schmo to win the tournament (which I don't), I'd have less than a 0.1% chance of winning the bracelet, given that the field is over 2,000 players.
I know it sounds pessimistic, but I'm merely trying to be rational here. Okay, maybe the fact that I've been running like battery acid for the most part since getting to the Michael Gracz.
He moved in for $2,250 from the cut-off with J♦ 5♦ and I called with A♠ 6♣ from the big blind. He doubled through me after making two pair on the river and knocked me back down to $4k.
A few hands later, I moved in from late position for $3,775 with the K♦ Q♥. Jay Heimowitz called from the big blind, holding A♠ T♣. I was packing up my things and ready to head for the exit on a J♦ 6♠ 4♣ 8♦ board, but the Q♣ on the river gave me a little life to go to the dinner break with.
On break I realized something very ironic about this tourney. I had played some of the most patient poker I had in the entire Matt Stout: