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.

19 comments:

  1. Very very cool! Outlasting 3700+ competitors is quite an achievement. Congratulations, buddy!

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  2. Awesome!! I can only hope to have the same success next week when I play. Great Job!!!

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  3. I understand the disappointment, however it's still quite an achievement. Keep putting yourself in that position, you'll take it down (but of course you already know that!)

    I just told my wife I'm doing the senior donkament when I hit 50. See ya suckers in 4 years! (I know-I act like I'm 12...)

    Congrats mojo!

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  4. Hey! Congrats! Save a little bit of your winnings for December, eh?

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  5. Congratulations! Great job!

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  6. Good Show. Of course you always want to final table and obviously win but even so 76th beats the living dogshyt out of finishing 3677th. Nice cash. hopefully will see you there next year.

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  7. Wow - Congats Mojo! Perhaps you're not retired, just changed professions. :)

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  8. Proud of you. Not a small thing.

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  9. Way to Go, Mojo! Congratulations!

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  10. WOW David. Way go. That is one tough field and you did terrific. CONGRATS.

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  11. Congrats! Glad you lasted longer than I did and made the money. Maybe I will see you in the same event next year, if I decide to try again.

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