January 19, 2010
Iâ€™ve been playing a lot of cards! So much in fact that I havenâ€™t had time to blog. I went very deep in the first event of the Aussie Millions (ended up busting 40th), which was fun. Iâ€™ll talk about that for now and tell you more about my cash play another time.
So early on Vanessa was at my table, which was rough. She managed to convince the table that I simultaneously was always bluffing and always had it so people were pretty terrified of me. This image stayed with me throughout the tournament.
Thank god I had Vanessa at my table that day because I learned a TON about tournament poker from watching her play. When you have a thinking player at your table it makes it all go by so much faster. Knowing that she is evaluating every single situation makes it nice because I can see what she is thinking, try and figure out why, etc.
I ran 1 big bluff into the nuts which was fun. Then I lost a few all-ins when I was a favorite and finally looked down at A9s and had to ship â€“ AIPF vs. AQo, despite flopping a flush draw and turning chop outs I was sent to the rail. Iâ€™m back at it tomorrow in the â€œBountyâ€ tournament.
No idea what that means. I donâ€™t know if I get something for knocking people out or if itâ€™s just for knocking me out (the 6 DeucesCracked guys will certainly be a bounty) or for knocking anyone out.
Regardless, keep your eyes on PokerNews as I will be nagging them with my chip count as often as possible.