Originally Posted by marshallj
Still enjoying. Thanks.
So, day 2 table draw featured Huck Seed, Jennifer Harman, Sergey Altbregin, Roger Hairabedian (?), David Bach, Hasan Habib, and Akio Ishii (?). I guess Bach busted quickly, and Matusow took his place again. At some point, Matusow actually apologized to me for his behavior the day before. I was stunned/impressed.
Fairly early on, Matusow had a board of 34K8, I had 5AKQ and made a 7 or 6 low on the river w/ my AKQ high. I lead the river, and Matusow tank folds I was stunned/impressed. I think this was after a hand where I also bet the river w/ a great low and AK high or something, and a good board, and the Russian called me w/ 22. Russians don't like to fold, I guess.
Matusow and Hasan are arguing about 8/b and Hasan's making the ridiculous argument that limit games aren't really poker b/c you have to pick up cards, can't make people fold, 8/b has about as much skill as Chinese poker, etc. Apparently 8/b is one of Matusow's favorite games, so he was getting annoyed w/ Hasan.
I played one hand w/ Jennifer Harman where I river trips tens, but just call against whatever low board, and she ****ing flips quads… Steve Zolotow gets moved to our table also at some point, and he was entertaining, especially sitting next to Mike.
One of the Russians at our table; I think it was the original one, Sergey, didn't really speak any English, and he looked like he was going to raise, but then said "call" and tossed his chips in the pot. Once he realized he hadn't raised, all hell broke loose. Floor came over; he couldn't really indicate what had happened, but insisted he had raised. The entire table heard him say call, and there was a group of more Russians sitting at an empty table behind mine. He called them over, one of them tried to translate, and we asked him to ask him what he said if he was so insistent he had raised. The player denies having said anything, which is ridiculous, because everyone heard him say something. I suppose there's a 1% chance he didn't say "call", but the entire table heard him say something, and if he was denying saying anything, he wasn't going to win the argument.
Anyway, now it was time for dinner at Buzio's with Ceegee and Mustafabet
This is kind of a slowroll but I was planning on just typing the first couple paragraphs and then couldn't stop, but now I'm going to go to sleep since I'm really tired... It's kind of a good stopping place, though, and increases my odds of getting to Day 3 tomorrow!!