Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More Vegas Updates

The $2.5k shorthanded NL tourney was my second WSOP event this year. I sold off 50% to friends to give them something to sweat and I guess that did well for my karma because I ended up cashing in 60th place for $6.6k. I built up a huge stack on Day 1 but lost half of it in the final level of the day, leaving myself with 35k and blinds of 600/1200 going into Day 2.

With the bubble approaching, I was all-in three times to keep my head above water before the bubble finally burst and people started loosening up. I began to accumulate some chips and became pretty active at my table. The guy to my immediate right was a real loose cannon so it was no surprise when he 4bet jammed the button vs my JJ from the SB, which I snapped and won.

At that point I had 100k and my stack bounced from 120k down to 60k after some lost blind battles and a 3bet pot where my KK was cracked by the good old A4o. With around 70k and blinds of 1200/2400, I made it 6k to go with AKo from UTG+1 and the button made it 21k relatively fast. He had accumulated a stack of over 500k by now after cracking Nazdog's AA a couple hours earlier, so he had around 4x average chips. I obv jammed the AK, he called it off with 33 and the board ran down QJ83J. I'm still pretty happy with the result and though it would have been nice to run a little deeper (which is something 99.9% of the field says after they bust) the tournament was still a pretty fun experience.

Starcraft money matches, it doesn't get much nerdier than this

Things around the house have been pretty cool as well. I think there are around 25 people here so it's hard to keep an overview of everything that's going on. We had a backyard BBQ on Friday, a few of us went out partying at the Pure on Saturday, then our soccer team won for the second week in a row on Sunday. Our house is still waiting for it's first significant cash (so far we have several 10th-15th place finishes) but I have no doubt that'll happen soon.

Our first house barbeque

Tomorrow I get to escape for three days, as I'll be going to Kansas for the weekend. I really love Vegas but it'll be nice to see my family and friends again for sure.

view from our table at the Pure, certainly one of my favorite clubs in Vegas


At 10:35 PM, Blogger Otto said...

Hey Cort, viel Spaß in Kansas und viel Erfolg für deine weiteren Events. Ich drücke dir die Daumen. Glückwunsch zu deinem Erfolg and thanks for the money ;-)
Viel Grüße

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Curd said...

lol sutti mit seiner weißen krawatte. nuts haha

gl bei den restlichen donkaments

At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Sutti said...

don't hate the player

At 4:33 PM, Blogger nhggfu said...

nice report, and wp sir.

At 5:12 PM, Anonymous tim l. said...

hey weiter so mit der bloggerei, cort!

mehr bilder ... vielleicht auch mal ein paar videos ... (bei euren tt-battles gabs doch mal eins - lol)

At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Bonushure said...

Authentische Bilder sind immer noch die Besten und machen den Blog lesenswert. Good luck.


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