July 10, 2012
What's up guys?
Having a lot of trouble falling asleep right now, so figured writing up a blog would help me get some rest.. And rest is certainly important, because tomorrow is day 2 of the main event, and I have some chips to work with (94k with blinds starting at 250/500/50), which is a stark contrast to last year, where I began day 3 with only 36.5k. I ended up cashing last year for $22k, so definitely have high hopes this year with a much healthier stack.
I know it's cheesey and everyone says it, but the ME is truly the best tournament in the world. The size of the prize pool, the deep structure, and the mixture of recreational and world class players makes me feel the same excitement as I did when I was a kid on Christmas Eve. It's like.. No matter how poorly your year has gone.. No matter how badly you've played... How badly you've tilted.. Or how badly you've ran during the series.. Everyone has the inner feeling that all is forgiven if you can just run well and play well for a 10 day stretch. It's an incredible environment, and I'm cherishing every moment! I'm seriously so thankful to have the opportunity to compete in such a sporting event, and I will do my best to make the most of it.
I already spent a few moments yesterday Googling the players at my table, and as far as I can tell, I got pretty lucky with my table draw. There's a few unknowns and a few other players with fairly mediocre results. I also have position on the only player at the table who has me covered, so definitely can't complain about that. My focus tomorrow will be on taking my time for each decision, and making sure I only turn on my phone during breaks so I can maintain continuous focus both during the hand, and on sixth street.
Anyhow, wish me luck! I'll write up some hands after the day tomorrow, both from day 1 and from day 2. Follow me on twitter (@jbeauprez) if you'd like to scope some updates. GL to krantz, and any other DC members/coaches who are playing tomorrow too!