Sunday, June 19, 2011
The glass slipper didn't fit
Above: The Rio is the venue for the WSOP.
Saying I finished 76th in the WSOP Event No. 30 doesn't sound as impressive as saying I outlasted 3676 other players. On my last hand I shoved with K-J offsuit and was called by A-Q -- being short-stacked makes you do things you aren't proud of.
I want to thank the bloggers who supported me. Lightning36 called on Saturday and gave me a pep talk. BWoP came by and gave me a hug. NumbBono mentioned me in an article he wrote and many of you left tweets to encourage me. I didn't get to talk to her, but I might have seen Wolynski there taking photos.
One cute hand was in respect to the PokerGrump. The table dynamics were that usually somebody raised three times the big blind and won the pot preflop. Because the blinds and antes were getting high, the pot to be won was substantial. I was in the cutoff seat with the mighty 2-4 off-suit and raised to T6000, expecting to win it right there. Unfortunately, both blinds called, ouch. The flop was 7-7-8, an excellent one for my purposes. They both checked and I bet T12,000. The small blind folded and the big blind gave me a dirty look and said, "I don't believe you for a minute," but he also folded!
Above: A photo of the shot clock a round or two before I was eliminated.
Photos by MOJO and taken with my P&S.