ended day w 184k played well, betcalled a very wet river with a bad 2p vs aggro swede to get to 71k then doubled through same guy flopping K hi flush vs 7 hi flush and getting it in on turn, ran it up to 210k then carddead last level running it back dowsn to 184.
Level 5 got mic'd up, ESPN specifically asked me as I was doing my 'capitao' thing I do (if you've played with me online it's the same thing I do in the chatbox only live basically, if not you may see it on espn so it's a surprise) basically they followed my table for 2 hrs, owned a guy in a pot telling him im going to checkraise him on all 3 streets then checkraising him on the river in a 3b pot plus a bunch of other fun stuff they liked, had an interview w espn guys + they asked me to come in for a follow up interview tomorrow so pretty sure i'm being 'marketable' in the event i make a deep run
Will post specific hands later, need sleep, but basically played well, ran well, have double average or so probably going into day 3
Frustrating day 3, ran it up to 310k fairly easily then got moved to a table full of high stakes cash players and online mtt sickos, was fairly card dead at that table, got into a big pot where I flatted a very strong UTG tag reg's open w QsQx, flop 6s5s5x, he bets I call, turn Ts, he bets around 1/4 pot I call intending to valuebet all spade and nonspade rivers if checked to or call both spades and non spades if he bets, river is a low spade, he checks I value bet expecting him to mostly have TT and JJ with a spade since he clearly has showdown value to check river but should be vbetting ace and king high flushes, he calls and has... Ks Js, sigh
Get in another pot where a different competent tag opens utg, very strong lag 100-200 cash reg calls on btn, i defend 4s3s in BB
Flop Js 5s 3x, I check, UTG bets 11 into around 24, BTN calls, I make it 47k with around 120 behind, UTG tanks forever, looks miserable and eventually jams for around 100k total, BTN tank folds and I call and lose to kings with no spade
After that horrible level i'm down to 40k from 300k as we move to 2k/4k, openjam AK and get called by another short stack's 99, double to 92k when I spike an ace
Hover around 80-110k pushbotting without being called but without getting any real value spots either as we close in on the bubble, fold TT to a total nit's 20bb openshove, show the guy next to me as I muck, tell him I folded ten and he says no way I did, I tell him to ask the guy next to me and his face just falls when he tells the guy I did fold tens so i'm entirely sure he had JJ-AA with his reaction although still frustrating obviously, I keep getting 22-44 UTG+1 against JC Tran's utg opens which is annoying, eventually on the last hand of the day it folds to JC Tran in the SB (who imo is the fifth best player at the table with me being fourth, as an indication of how bad this table draw is), he tells me before looking at his cards that he's going to put me all in with any two, I feel like he's telling the truth as his read on me is (incorrectly) one of scared money on the bubble with around 20 to the money, he jams and I wake up with AcTc and call, he has Q4o and hits a queen on the turn, annoying pot as I would have been back to 200k and in with a chance to make a run at it but I lost the two biggest pots I played in the tournament as a 55/45 fav and 60/40 fav give or take a few percent so I guess what can you do, need to win flips to win a tourney
So to sum up, we have 1 mincash, 3 refunds and 5 bubbles including the main in this package for a net loss, will calculate share value and send refunds/payouts when I get back to Australia on the 17th, if you're in Vegas and want to get paid in cash, call or PM me and we can sort it out, otherwise i'll send to everyone via stars/paypal/bankwire or whatever method you used to pay.
On a stopover on the way home at the moment, will calculate payouts when I get home - looks like we have 3080 in refunds * 1.248 and a cash for 2861 so share value will be $67.04 USD if i've calculated that correctly
Will use XE rate to calculate AUD share value for those of you that paid in AUD and obviously USD is easy for those who paid in USD
Just realised the cash was 2816 and the refunds were of prelims which were 1.22 so that should be $28.16 per share in cashes and $37.57 per share in refunds for a total of $65.73 USD per share and $70.98 for people getting refunds in AUD as 1 USD = 1.08 AUD at the moment
About to send the first round of Stars refunds/payouts now, will sort out nbajam's US bank wire as soon as I get a chance and will send bank xfers in AUD for people who need them as soon as I get a chance
Also re: killcrazy i'm sending him an extra $254 on behalf of Mattraq1 as he had shares of his package that he gave to me to send back.
Stuff I need to sort out (this is just a note to myself)
$100 to Sect7G (sports bet)
Frenzuh (1% main event swap that got cancelled then rebooked, check whether we swapped in any prelims)
Maxxscam (2% of all common events played swap, need to work out who owes what)
1% Rich G (owes me 247 from shares minus payout)