July 14, 2012
Although I'm short (320k going to 6k/12k/2k), I'm very optimistic going into tomorrow. I felt like I played great on day 4 to just stay alive, survive the periods where I was completely card dead, and also felt like I was reading physically pretty well. To be honest, today was one of the most fun days I've had playing poker probably ever. Lots of interesting pots, and the environment is extremely electric with the ESPN crew swarming to the table with cameras each time a big pot occurs.
Just had a chance to look at my table draw for tomorrow. OUCH! Vanessa is obviously on my direct left with a mountain of chips, and Isaac Baron is at my table too. In a weird way, I'm glad I'm short because it should give me a good opportunity to pick up some dead money from all the aggression. Also, if I actually had a ton of chips, I would have to play tight and straightforward with Vanessa on my left.
I still have a few friends in the event (my roommate Chance Kornuth and my close friend Loren Klein), so I'm rooting hard for them too. Anyhow, time to sleep! Follow @jbeauprez for updates if you wanna rail. Wish me luck!