I played three more tournaments since my last update....
WSOP $5000 Limit Hold'em. Think i did ok and busted about half way through... but suffered a really cold deck and also managed to lose two big pots to less than 10% chances.. guess that is Limit. Found it a pretty boring tournament.
Bellagio Cup $1500 NL Hold'em. Managed to get a big stack in this early and the standard was pretty bad. People open raising in early position with A4 off then calling all ins, and more stuff like that. I played one fun pot against the other guy on my table with big chips. Blinds were 200/400 and i made it 1100 on the button with ThJd. He called. The flop was 258 with two diamonds. He led out for 2700. I decided to call to attempt to take it away later. Turn was a 7d completing the flush and he bet 4500. Again i called... this time instantly. River and off suit Ace. He checked. I pushed all in for 12000 he folded after a dwell. Its fun when a plan works out.
I was above average chips when we made the money. Then it went wrong in a couple of hands. It had become a bit of a crapshoot with average stack on about 13BB. First i walked AQ into AA... then i defended my big blind with 9cKc and it flopped 923 rainbow. The preflop raiser had 33 and that was that. I won a few hundred $$$ for my effort!
$1500 WSOP NL Shootout. Had a fun table for this one. Brandon Adams, Grinder, Rousso, Seif and a couple of other decent players. Starting stack was 3000 and i got up to 4500. Only one guy had been knocked out and we were in level two. I flopped the nuts with AK on a TJQ flop... only for my opponent to make a house with his TT on the turn.
Today i have the $5000 NL Hold'em... and if i bust from that tomorrow is a $1500 PL Omaha freezeout. Heading home for a break for a few weeks after those events ... then back for the WSOP main event and possibly the WPT event.