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Old 07-07-2017, 07:42 PM   #26
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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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Holy cannoli talk about a keeper.
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Old 07-08-2017, 03:31 AM   #27
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Sorry for the weak updates. This just isn't as fun by myself; hopefully the excitement of The Main will energize me soon.

I had to work for a while today, so after that and a nap, I played some 1/2 at Bally's. Made a hundo, then headed to South Point to meet my buddies at the Motiv booth at the USBC Nationals (bowling) to pick up some swag.



A buddy of mine here owns an awesomely nerderific gaming store called Darkside Games...will head over there in a bit to check it out. There's a midnight Magic tourney going on, so they'll be open. Pics later.

The Time is coming...

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Old 07-08-2017, 05:47 AM   #28
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GL diet, just take it one hand at a time
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:00 AM   #29
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:07 AM   #30
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Dave - it's brilliant that you have been able to enter the main and I remember you saying a couple of years back how awesome Mrs DDT was. Guess this proves it again.

I hope the experience is fantastic and I wish you the best of rungood mate. In fact, I'm more than happy to donate all of my 2017 rungood to you in this event.

In the unlikely case that you don't win it, don't be disappointed. Just remind yourself that you've had the opportunity to play in the greatest single poker tournament in the world and been able to scribble a tick on that bucket list.

Best of luck mate.


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Old 07-08-2017, 09:08 AM   #31
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Go Go. Think its awesome youre taking a shot at this. All the best.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:48 AM   #32
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In 2 1/2 hours, I'll be sitting in a chair, waiting for some poker celebrity to say "gentleman, start your engines," or whatever it is they say. At that moment, I will cease being a poker player who has never played in The Main Event. It is entirely possible, likely really, that I have paid $10,000 dollars, for what a reasonable person could fairly describe as 'nothing.'

But, we don't do such things for the percentages, do we? By 'we' I mean recreational players who take such shots at Big Things, knowing full well that our place in the food chain is "prize fund," but we try just the same. 'We' are people who know the odds, but choose to do anyway. Do 'we' expect victory? No, we don't. We jump in, clear-eyed and enthusiastic, in the face of imminent demise for many reasons, none of which withstand any amount of objective scrutiny, but all of which matter deeply on some level, and all of which can be distilled to a tired, but so, so wonderfully perfect cliché.

What if?

But first, breakfast.

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Old 07-08-2017, 12:34 PM   #33
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dDT:

Glad to hear from you again. Good luck in the main. Great to read the experience of one of us recs.

Run well, play well, bring home extra cash for you & Mrs. dDT to enjoy.

Say, about $8M worth, or whatever they're paying first this year.
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:05 PM   #34
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dDT:

Glad to hear from you again. Good luck in the main. Great to read the experience of one of us recs.

Run well, play well, bring home extra cash for you & Mrs. dDT to enjoy.

Say, about $8M worth, or whatever they're paying first this year.
Thanks for the well wishing guys. TonyS, sorry I missed you.

Made it to the spot...
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:05 PM   #35
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I'm sitting on a bench in the hallway that leads to the Amazon Room, relaxing and waiting to take my seat. There's a camera crew set up facing the building entrance, getting footage of the lambs to the slaughter.

The hall is mostly quiet, except for a fluffer, who keeps yelling "DAY 1? COME ON! DAY 1? WHERE'S THE EXCITEMENT?"

It's difficult to describe in a way that conveys how irritating this guy is, but trust me. Yikes.

In fact, when I walk by in a bit I think I'll say "lambs to the slaughter" just to see if I can get on TV.

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Old 07-08-2017, 02:07 PM   #36
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It would seem that a World Series bracelet was, in fact, in my future.

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Old 07-08-2017, 02:14 PM   #37
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So we got the 'shuffle up and deal' and I took my first hand: 72o. Ten seconds later someone at an adjacent table yelled "FLOOR"

Welcome to the Main Event.

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Old 07-08-2017, 02:39 PM   #38
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So if you get knocked out day 1A, can you re-enter day 1B?
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:40 PM   #39
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Good Luck DDT.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:52 PM   #40
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I'll have my wife look into it.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:57 PM   #41
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Sorry no re-entry in the ME good luck brah
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Old 07-08-2017, 03:55 PM   #42
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Quote from All American Dave, across from whom I sit:

"In Oregon, there is no shame in peeing in your wetsuit."

Indeed.

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Old 07-08-2017, 04:25 PM   #43
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First break, so far so good. The ME starts at a 50k stack at 75/150, with level 2 going to 150/300. I finished L1 at a little over 60k.

My table is okish, but the 2 tougher spots are to my immediate left.

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Old 07-08-2017, 06:18 PM   #44
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Just had 69hh on bb, ep raises, 2 callers, I call. Flop os 578hhh. This is a favorable flop for my hand. I check, ep bets, mp calls, I call.

The turn is a brick, ep checks, mp bets pretty big, I tank call, ep calls. River is the 8d, I check, ep bets 1/3 pot, mp tank folds what turns out to be the 2nd nut flush. Ep has about 22k behind after betting 11k. I jam obv, he folds fives full face up.

I've got a bit over 95k near the end on level 2. So far so good.

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Old 07-08-2017, 06:46 PM   #45
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wow!
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:03 PM   #46
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:21 PM   #47
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Just had 69hh on bb, ep raises, 2 callers, I call. Flop os 578hhh. This is a favorable flop for my hand. I check, ep bets, mp calls, I call.

The turn is a brick, ep checks, mp bets pretty big, I tank call, ep calls. River is the 8d, I check, ep bets 1/3 pot, mp tank folds what turns out to be the 2nd nut flush. Ep has about 22k behind after betting 11k. I jam obv, he folds fives full face up.

I've got a bit over 95k near the end on level 2. So far so good.

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sweet deal!
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:05 PM   #48
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Dinner break is here. I had KQo in the bb on the last pre-break hand, mp n00b raises, I defend. He bets 2 streets on a QJxr board, river goes check check, he shows A10 hi.

I'm off to eat a bowl of pho sitting right at 100k. Long, long, long way to go, but hangin' in there.

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Old 07-08-2017, 09:22 PM   #49
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sweet deal!
Ya, pretty rare setup hand. Tbe Poker News reporter was right there, and it didn't make it into the report. Boo.

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Old 07-08-2017, 09:30 PM   #50
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Your posts are great. Keep up the run good and good luck!
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