- Venetian $600 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo-For once I actually had a really good table draw. There were only 2 good players at my starting table. The rest were a mix of really splashy fish and super tight old guys. I ran my initial 12k stack to 25k with very little resistance in the first 3 or 4 levels. I actually reached a high of ~45k then lost a pretty large pot to the table fish with ATT2 with A2s. Flop was QT7, turn was 4 putting 2 spades out. We put I think 4 bets in on this turn card and I pretty well had him on QQxx. River was obviously a 7 and I check called to see what I thought he had. That hand really took the wind out of my sails. I grinded for another 2 hours or so before busting with AKQ4dd on Kxxdd flop. Moral to the story-have to run well deep in limit tournaments-Period.
- Venetian $400 NLHE-Made another quick trip back to the V for a NLHE event. Made quads early against a full house and ran from 12k up to 17k in first level. Bust in 4th level discovered a standard spot for this trip. UTG raised to 1100 at 200/400/50a. UTG +1 was playing a ton of hands and 3b to 2400 (these guys are playing a lot of hands and have 20k and 30k respectively). I wake up with KK on the button and 4b to 4400 (I start hand with 13kish). Somehow they both flat call and I know how this movie is going to end already. Flop T86hh. I shove and both call. They get it in on J turn and I am drawing dead to 88 and AQhh. Out yet again in a stupid spot.
- Venetian $600 PLO-I was really looking forward to this event as I had missed the WSOP PLO event. Well this one was torture. Never had any chips and basically hovered between 7500 and 13k for about 6 hours. Finally at 600/1200 blinds I went with AQJ9 (Q9cc) and ran into 4557 and AAxx. I started the hand with 11k and given the action I can probably find a fold but whatever, I didn't.
Hopefully that will end as I return on July 5. The plan is to play the following events:
- 7/5 Caesar's $240 Big O
- 7/6 Either $560 WSOP Bracelet Bounty or $1100 Venetian
- 7/7 $600 Venetian NLHE
- 7/8 $600 Venetian NLHE
- 7/9 $1080 Bellagio NLHE
- 7/10 $400 Venetian NLHE