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Old 07-06-2017, 09:26 AM   #1
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dDT's Triumphant Return...or...How to Light 10k on Fire

So the day has come. I've said for years that all but the most casual players should take a shot at the brass ring we call The Main, and so it is that I find myself sitting in the airport waiting to board.

Hard though it may be to believe, I am here due to the charity of both spirit and checkbook of my lovely wife Lisa Loeb...er...Carrie. Without her I'm just another hopeless punter.

Ok, so I might still be a hopeless punter, but I'm a hopeless punter with a plan, abd the means to see it through. WSOP cage, here I come.

Follow along, if for no othet readon than to point and laugh.

Also, shoes.



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Old 07-06-2017, 09:53 AM   #2
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Glglgl #runwell

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Old 07-06-2017, 10:50 AM   #3
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:22 AM   #4
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GL sir!
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:53 AM   #5
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GL, my OCD really wants to clean up that floor though
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:04 PM   #6
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May the rungood be with you!! To cash is just the beginning! TID!
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:12 PM   #7
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Good luck Dave, post pics and I guarantee the photoshops will come.
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:00 PM   #8
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Just don't bubble.
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:50 PM   #9
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Wouldn't be that bad, they give you free entry next year and you get to be on tv.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:00 PM   #10
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:26 PM   #11
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:28 PM   #12
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First of all, whoever scrapped the 2p2 app in favor of Tapatalk should be tarred and feathered.

Ok, so I made it. Checked into Bally's no probs and twentied my way into a suite upgrade; it's one of those jacuzzi rooms...not bad. I thought I'd read that both tiwers were remodeled now, but the floor I'm on is decorated in the same tired way it was when I was last here years ago.

The first order of the day was to log into work and get a bit done before heading out to play some cards. Upon logging in I discovered that I'd been saddled with a huge pile of stuff that needs doing. It's such an onerous pile that I drove to Wal Mart and bought a 22" monitor to increase my productivity, such that I have some hope of finishing by cob tomorrow. Ugh.

More latet, non-work related.

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Old 07-07-2017, 12:41 AM   #13
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I finished as much work as I could stomach, and headed over to the Rio to turn this...



into this:



Right now I'm sitting on a bench near the cash room entrance watching an endless parade of players walk by, and I am imagining that evey one is better that the last, and all are better than I am. Obviously they can't all be better players than I am; I mean just look at that ridiculous hat. But, this felt like a much better idea before I actually...you know, did it.

I think I'll feel better tomorrow. After all, I've played one $1k tournament in my life (and I sold almost half of it) and the next biggest ones were $565. I think a little buyer's remorse is to be expected.

One thing I have going for me is that I am confident that I won't play scared. I trained myself long ago to take what I believe to be the best action in any given situation. I think I'm just a little in the dumps because I'm here by myself, so I don't have friends around for confidence-bolstering or distraction purposes.

Ok I'll quit whining now.

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Old 07-07-2017, 02:22 AM   #14
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Good luck man!
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:54 AM   #15
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it's a long tournament man, youll settle right in. just take your time and enjoy it
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:13 AM   #16
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I like the feel of this

Seems like a bit of money for you ($10k), but not an amount that will hurt you or your family a heap if u lost it.

I wish u a min cash at the very least.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:26 AM   #17
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Old 07-07-2017, 12:19 PM   #18
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I played a little 1-2 at Bally's last night after I finished working, and lost $40 in an awful game. Woke up this morning to this text frim my wife:

"Please know that even though what your doing is outside my comfort zone, I am so proud of you for doing it. I love you."

Today is already a win, and I haven't yet left my room.

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Old 07-07-2017, 12:56 PM   #19
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Just treat every level as they go by and relax. It's a crazy feeling when it starts but by the second or third level you should have a good feeling of your table etc.

Ive played it once in 2012 and was like you solo so had many of the feelings you posted above.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:14 PM   #20
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I'm in just going to kinda stink to have to wait until November for the trip report to end.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:24 PM   #21
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I'm in just going to kinda stink to have to wait until November for the trip report to end.
haha nope just end of July no more November nine
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:33 PM   #22
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I'm in just going to kinda stink to have to wait until November for the trip report to end.
Love your faith! No need though, we'll be playing it out next week!

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Old 07-07-2017, 02:29 PM   #23
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All you can do is play one hand at a time and make the best decisions with the info and reads you have on every hand.

Good luck and savour the experience.
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:41 PM   #24
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Love your faith! No need though, we'll be playing it out next week!

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Old 07-07-2017, 07:31 PM   #25
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Woke up this morning to this text frim my wife:

"Please know that even though what your doing is outside my comfort zone, I am so proud of you for doing it. I love you."

Today is already a win, and I haven't yet left my room.

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You're a lucky guy. Hoping your good fortune continues in the Main.

And JHair's advice is excellent. Big stacks, long levels, no need to force things.
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