They finally gave us some downtime in this tournament, so I’ll post a quick update here. As most everyone reading this probably knows, I’ve made it to Day Five. There are 189 people left, average stack is around 725,000, and I have 1,126,000. I’m pleased with my position, but there are a ton of great players left in the field, and I have very far to go before I can even sniff the big money. I’ve run really good so far. I can’t believe the number of times I’ve been dealt aces or kings in my last two tournaments.
A few corrections for those who read about some hands in the updates. As far as I know, they wrote about three hands that I played, so it’s about right that I need to correct the write-ups for two of them.
On the AJ hand where I called 210k on the river, my opponent did not have A8 for second pair. He had AT for ace-high.
On the 33 hand, it didn’t “appear” that my opponent slowrolled. He slowrolled. I turned over my hand, he said, “that wins” and then said a few seconds later said, “oh wait.” That’s the definition of slowrolling. I never get pissed at anyone at a poker table, but when you slowroll me in a 650k pot in the main event of the WSOP, you go on my permanent shit list.
Anyway, it’s back to work tomorrow. My Day Four opponents were, by miles, the toughest opponents I’ve faced so far. I only expect it to get worse from here. Wish me luck.