Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Recent Results: 45th $1.5k 6max/Day 2 $3k 6max...

 I busted 45th out of 1604 players in the $1500 6max NLH. I had a little over 20bbs and lost a coinflip. I felt like I played that tournament well, for the most part and I survived as long as possible without many good spots. I played a couple tournaments since then as well as the $3k NLH 6max tournament. It started with 924 people and we are currently down to the last 141 people. 108 make the money. I'm really short on chips. My stack was up to 65k at 400/800 but I lost a big 80k pot 2nd nuts vs the nuts. I only have 14.4k going into 500/1k/100 ante. Hopefully I can pick up some chips tomorrow. I'm fairly certain the last four 6max tournaments, prior to this one, I made the money (4th in the 10k 6max, Isle 2k chop, 23rdish 6max WSOPE, 1500 WSOP 6max a few days ago.) Hopefully I can keep the streak alive, or the 5th time is the charm! Definitely going to do my best to win a bracelet this year. I don't know if it is possible, but I won't be the thing that stops me from winning one. Night.

Ellie Goulding - High for this (The Weeknd cover)

Friday, June 8, 2012

3rd Place $1500 PLO/Day 2 $1500 NLH 6Max...

 The $1500 PLO final table was crazy. There were a lot of pots played that I thought would have never happened. I was able to grind out a short stack and move my way up the money to finish in third place. Luckily in PLO there are no antes, which definitely helped the cause. There were 4.4 million chips in play and I never had over 380k. I am really pleased with my finish and my play from that tournament, but I also realize I have a lot to work on. That is what makes poker fun.

 I received a tremendous amount of support throughout the last tournament run. It's always amazing to see that. Thank you, I appreciate it. That's really all I can say. There are more and more good, respectable people in poker, which is exactly what this industry needs.

 Today was Day 1 of the $1500 NLH 6max tournament. I ended finishing 11th in chips with 137 players remaining. The tournament started with 1604 players and 162 made the money. We restart at 1pm and will probably play down to the final table. I'm ready to have another shot at a bracelet. There are a lot of good players left but I look forward to the competition. As usual, I will update how the tournament is going on twitter. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WSOP Once Again/ $1500 PLO FINAL TABLE!!!...

 I've been in Las Vegas since last week. The WSOP is here once again and I am prepared to make a few deep runs in some of the events. So far I have played four tournaments: $1.5k NLH, $3k NLH/PLO Heads up, $5k Mix Max, and earlier today the $1.5k NLH Re-entry tournament. I was eliminated when my QQ lost to AQ all in preflop early on. I rebought and will give it another shot tomorrow. I feel like I have played fairly well but things haven't gone my way yet. I'm not worried though. The WSOP just started and I have a lot of events to look forward to.

 I can't believe it is my seventh summer playing in the World Series of Poker. Time has gone by fast. Living in Vegas for the summer is interesting, to say the least. I learn more about the city every time I visit, but also feel like no matter how often I am here there are some things I can't change. Life on the strip is much different than other aspects of Vegas. I try to not spend too much time around the strip but sometimes it is unavoidable.

*** I started writing this blog post on Saturday, now it's early Wednesday morning..***

 I left off talking about how the WSOP wasn't going my way. Well... before I could even publish this post I have made my first final table of the series. The event is the $1500 PLO tournament. I am currently 7th in chips, but really short. Here is the chip count for the final 9:

1 Charles Tonne           1,121,000
2 Vincent Van Der Fluit   951,000
3 Damien Lhommueau        663,000
4 Alex Dovzhenko          579,000
5 Rodney Brown            457,000
6 Brian Garbe             158,000
7 Tristan Wade            150,000
8 Calvin Anderson         149,000
9 David Schnettler        139,000

 The blinds will be 6k/12k for another 20 minutes and then go to 8k/16k. I will need quite a bit of luck to take this down, but it's PLO and anything can happen. It feels good to finally cash, let alone make a final table. I'm excited to play this one out. "Thank you" to the people who cheer me on in these tournaments. It is really overwhelming. I'm glad to know so many good people in the poker industry. We restart at 1pm tomorrow. Time to get some sleep. Follow my updates on twitter (@TristanCre8ive)

 You can also watch online at the WSOP.com website (or click this link for WSOP live.)