Just wanted to give a quick recap of my day since I need to get some sleep for day two.
We started with 100k stacks at 100/200, which is insanely deep, but I suppose it's appropriate for such a huge buy in.
They also allow people to register through the first eight levels, which means you can buy in and play your first hand more than halfway through Day 2 without losing a single blind.
Three firsts from today:
- My first $25k event
- First time I've seen someone SIX-BET fold
- First time I've seen a player writing notes in the middle of a hand
John Duthie opens to 1,700 at 300/600 from the cutoff. Cody "thugmoneymkr" Slabaugh three-bets to 5,100 from the button. John four-bets to ~12k more. Cody FIVE-bets 25,500 more. JOHN SIX-BETS CLICKS IT BACK TO ABOUT ~68K. CODY SEVEN-BETS ALL IN FOR ~34K MORE ... and John folds with ~60k behind!
Wow. Such shenanigans. That's all I have to say ... about that. (I hope people catch this movie reference)
And Nikolay Evdakov is one of the slowest acting players I've ever seen. Fortunately he's such a nitbox that it doesn't become an issue too often, but I wasn't the only player at the table who was a little annoyed by him.
Not only did he really take his time to make his decisions, but after deliberating he would sometimes actually start jotting down notes in a small pad he had with him ... ALL WHILE IT WAS HIS TURN TO ACT!
What a crazy table...I was pretty happy with my table draw from the start, actually. I expected a much tougher field for this event to be honest, and am glad many sickos decided to go play San Remo and Monte Carlo.
Anyway, rambling and tired so quick summary of a few key hands for the day:
- Turned a full house against John Duthie and got paid
- Made a flush with J-10 of spades against Jeremiah "Believer82" Vinsant's J-J, and busted him when he tank called all in on the river
- Rivered my good friend Paul Wasicka in a decent sized pot at the very end of the day when I already had a ton of chips and he was short, which was one of the VERY rare times that I've actually felt bad at the poker table...but then again he bluffed me out of a huge pot in a $10/25 NL private game in LA during the LA Poker Classic, so I guess I don't feel too bad...=)
Up to 163k going to 400/800 tomorrow. 138 of 161 entrants remaining, but as I mentioned registration is still open.