Plastik Fantastik: David Plastik Seals Day 1D

David Plastik
David Plastik playing in Day 1D of Event 55, World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em at the 2007 WSOP

David Plastik has partied with the Rolling Stones; but all he wants now is a winning year at the WSOP.

Plastik sat down with PokerListings.com on a break from Day 1D of the Main Event to talk about his highs and lows; and how earlier he was so sure he busted out that he actually left the room.

So how's your first day going?

Terrible. I've been up and down - I thought I was out of the tournament. I took a really bad beat with two kings. I got a sense the woman had outflopped me - she raised me big - and I got too stubborn. I moved all-in on a ten I'd flopped.

David Plastik
Playing Stubborn.

A lot of people wouldn't have folded anyway; and I lost. She flopped a set of tens; and I was down to around $3,000. I got all-in with two eights - with $3,000 in front of me - I was looking at A-T. The flop comes a ten, the turn comes a ten, so I left.

I took my jacket - I didn't even look at the board - I didn't notice I had a flush draw. I was at the door; and I was kind of looking back at the table, just out of curiosity. A reporter was at the table, taking notes, and he was looking at me - staring at me.

I thought, "What's going on?" I thought maybe I rivered an eight - I made a flush. They called me back to the table; and the dealer didn't want to push me the pot, because I'd walked away. We had to call the floor man.

David Plastik
Gave Up on Flushing.

I doubled up from there; and I've been back and forth between $12,000 and $4,000 and now I've got about $8,000 - but I don't think I'm playing my best game. I'm making a lot of lay-downs that are just... maybe I'm giving them too much credit.

It's getting late - are you tired?

It's not about being tired - I've just been mentally stressed out, through the whole month. I'm having a rough month - it's not the best World Series of Poker I've ever had - and it's stressful for a poker player. You want to make money.

This is the pinnacle of poker - you want to do well - and you don't want to be one of the losers. Unfortunately, right now I am; and it's a little tough. So maybe I'm second-guessing and doing those kinds of things.

David Plastik
Rough Month.

I wish I'd gone with my first instinct - I'd probably still have a lot of chips; because I knew she had a set and I was stubborn. I had to see it. She was playing back at me; but that's how it is. We'll see - hopefully it turns around.

Do you have a plan for the rest of the night?

I'm pretty short, so I've basically got to play what I've got; and hopefully it will amount to something.

Is it time to go big or go home; or are you all right coming in a little low for Day 2B?

If I come back, that would probably be fine. I'm not going to hang around - I'm going to do the best I can to chip up. I'm not going to just sit there and try to blind down and survive. No, if I can make it to Day 2B with some chips - and I know I played for them - then I'm fine.

Chip's Table
Who Are These People?

What do you think about the World Series schedule this year?

It's just not the same anymore. I liked it back years ago when it was a lot easier. You can't get a read on these players, because you have no idea who they are. I know one person from my table now. At my starting table I knew a lot of people; but I just don't know what these people are on.

I don't know how they play; and I've made mistakes because I can't figure these guys out. It's tough - the game's gotten too hard. We'll see.

* * * * * * * * * * *

What we saw after the interview was Plastik chipping up - and moving to tables where he knew a few more players - to end the day with around $25,000 in chips. David Plastik is one of the most genuine players in poker; and PokerListings.com will be watching his every move at the 2007 WSOP.

Please fill the required fields correctly!

Error saving comment!

You need to wait 3 minutes before posting another comment.

Lee 2009-06-02 05:23:00

After making a fool out of himself on the 1st or 2nd day of the 2009WSOP over another player's comment to another player Mr Plasik needs to practice controlling his C4 image.

Best Poker Sites - Editor`s Pick