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I hadn't really planned on playing any events this year, but a thought came in my head telling me to take a shot on a few. On May 29th I went down to the Rio to sign up for Event 3A ($1,000 NLH Re-entry) and Event 6A ($1,500 "Millionaire Maker" NLH Re-entry). I thought I would be playing 3A that day, but somehow I got the dates mixed up in my head. Apparently this is a reoccurring theme with me.
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On May 30th I went down to the Rio to play Event 3A. I wasn't given much to work with, with only 3,000 in chips and unappealing cards. I busted on a hand that might have been a bad calldown based on my opponent's playing style. I called down with 88 after the villian check/raised the turn of Q363x. He showed Queens Full. Always the nuts! (Yes, I know 33 is the nuts here.)
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I came into Day 2 with 32.300 in chips from a 4,500 start going into 300/600 75 ante. Things didn't start off well as I was 20 minutes late due to a cab fiasco. My table draw was awful. There didn't feel like there was a soft spot there. I was going to have to earn my chips. I picked up quite a few goods hands such as AQ AJ and mid pairs. However, even these hands are vulnerable. My image was loose as my opponents saw me raising quite a bit early and folding on later streets. The bubble approached and I was at around 85,000 chips when the following hand happened:
(Villian had 76d, I had 98s)
He ended up tank calling with a hidden two pair. I played somewhat tight afterwards trying to re-establish my image. As dinner break approached I was able to get paid off with KK>99 in a 3bet pot on a red 44T flop against the same guy I bluffed earlier. I guess my bluff worked out in the end.
After dinner break I couldn't win a hand for the life of me. I was pretty card dead and the spots I did have and take didn't go so well. I chipped down to 45,500 before my table broke. The blinds had gone up to 1500/3000 going into my new table. Later I was dealt AQo and 4bet it against 2 LP raisers. The original raiser called with KK and the 3bettor folded Ax. Miraculously an Ace shows up on the flop to save my day. I effectively triple up which gave me raising chips. I chip up to 198,000 as Day 2 ends.
The blinds had gone up to 4000/8000 going into Day 3. I didn't last long as I lost two all-ins in less than 30 minutes. First hand was folded to LP who raises to 21k (leaving 60k behind). I shove the button with AJo and he tank calls with 98s calling himself an idiot in the process. Unfortunately an 8 binks on the river for him. Nice hand sir!
Next hand I am dealt KQs in the HJ. It folds around to me and I shove with my remaining 125k. The CO wakes up with Jacks. First card I see in the window: a Jack with no help. Nice hand sir! Good luck everybody, it's been fun! I busted out in 95th of 6300+ players cashing for $8,563.