Sunday, July 12, 2009

Busto in Main event in 483rd for $25k

Finished 483rd for $25,027, happy enough although dissapointed not to go deeper obv.
Started off great today and picked up chips very quickly. Got moved to the feature table about 1 hour into the day with the man himself Phil Ivey. Picked up a decent amount of chips there too. Before i knew it i was on 450k.
We started playing hand for hand on the bubble and each hand took around 10 mins.

Played the sickest pot of my life today which im about to get too. Pokernews got the details of it wrong so i thought i best clarify exactly what happened before people think im an idiot, anyway were 1 from the money at this stage and the same guy has raised the previous 3 hands. Hes second to act in this pot and I decide if he raises im 3betting regardless of my hand. So sure enough he raises to 12.5k, im 3 to his left and make it 35.5k with Qs 2s folded to the sb who thinks about it for a while and then calls so does the initial raiser. At this point im thinking... oh fuck, ah well ill just give it up. Anyway flop comes down Ks 2d 4c. sb leads out for 36k and initial raiser folds. Im 100% certain this guy is weak and decide to 3bet him to 90k. Again he thinks for what seems like an eternity and calls. AGAIN im thinking ok im done with this hand, but the turn comes As. He leads for 56k. I consider raising cos im still pretty sure hes weak and i can make him fold, but i opt just to call to see the river cheap. River is a 3c and he checks to me. I prob should just have checked at this point but couldnt resist a bet as its the only way i can win the pot. I bet 120k on the river. I know this is very small in relation to the pot but its a large % of his stack and im sure hes weak... and i think given how the hand has played this looks so like a value bet with AA KK or AK, as i would have played all those hands exactly this way. Anyway he thinks about it for well over 5 mins before another player called the clock on him and eventually calls with QQ. Sick call but correct.
Dont really regret how i played this hand except maybe the 120k on the river. anyway that was the key pot for me and i was a wounded animal after this. Never recovered and eventually got knocked out by the man himself Mr Ivey.

Thats all the poker in Vegas for me for this year anyway. Suppose ive got to be happy with how it went considering i made a profit in all areas. sngs, mtts and cash games. Thats it for now anyway gonna enjoy my last few days with my gf before heading home on the 14th. cheers to every1 on boards routing for me and sorry to electra blue for not winning the Irish last longest. maybe next year


  1. UL Mick! You had a good run, you went deep and hold you head high, WD, WP! Now go and enjoy Vegas!

  2. Well done on the cash Mick, just a taste of things to come I'm sure