Tuesday, July 24, 2012
World Poker Open comes to Tunica
The World Poker Open began last Thursday at the Gold Strike Casino in Tunica MS.
Event 8A, was played today at the Gold Strike. It was the first day of a two-day qualifier. There were 169 runners and 21 of us will advance to the final on Thursday. Tomorrow, new players, or those who didn't make the cut today, can enter what's called Event 8B. We played through the middle of Level 15, so that's when tomorrow's play will end. The qualifiers from the first and second day will reconvene on Thursday.
The event guarantees a $75,000 prize pool. Unless there are 208 runners Wednesday, there will be an overlay. That means there were not enough players entered to meet the guaranteed prize pool, and the tournament sponsors will have to make up the difference.
We started with 10K in chips and I have 91,800. I believe around 80,000 is an average stack so I'm in good shape to cash or go even deeper -- yes!!
I was lucky on one hand. I was in the big blind with about 20 big blinds, and it folded to the small blind who made a raise. I thought he was on a steal and moved all in with ♠J ♠3. He called and turned over ♥Q ♦Q, ouch.
The dinner break was scheduled 6:30 p.m. It was 6:20 and we had just received our coupons for the buffet. "It's a good thing I already have my food comp," I joked since he had me covered. The flop was J-J-3 and my hand held up. Would you rather be lucky or good? I'll take lucky this time.
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Seen on a shirt of a massage therapist:
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