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)
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