ill bet donkeytax is glad he didnt stake me in it, for i made it only to like 24th place out of 43. most of the money was lost on a flush draw and wheel draw, (down to 4k from 12k) and i was at most 18k early on when av stack size was 13k. blinds moved up very slowly, but i eventually was dying off at 3 BB, and i went allin and lost. i also paid my BB, and then the table immediately broke and i got a new seat in the BB again, when at only 8 BB so that sucked.
but i dont think i played it that bad, just didnt get lucky in key spots. i made one bad call paying off a full boat with a nut flush. and as usual, most of the win today came from VBJ. i was up $84 on it when i sat in the tourny, and then later made about $200 more on VBJ, and then lost back all of it. on the way back to my room to sleep, i spent $11+ at mc donalds for the first time in my life. guess thats what u call an expensive meal to treat myself.
new roll $5967 so im not down that much for the day (although i was over $6200 just a couple days ago). some of that went on things i needed, like batteries, shelter, food, etc. id be in so much worse shape were it not for over $1500 in VBJ wins in the past few weeks.
the only thing i need still before i leave town is the laptop battery im expecting by friday, and the bovada check that might not come til next week. then i can see my family (or go anywhere else).
the $300 i entered the tourny for is one of the most expensive tournies (not counting a couple HU events of NLO8 with yappy dave). in 25 yrs as a pro, thats unusual. and i think its my best game, i just didnt get any decent hands except one aa23 that doubled me to 18k from 9k early on. but it didnt cost me more than $140. i used $160 in comps for the rest. i was sad to miss out on the $2000 payout though for making the money. that would do a lot for my roll, and i thought i had a fair shot at it today.
must admit, i am not used to such long tournies though--maybe more experience in the past wouldve been good. i dont have the roll for $300 tournies either--and u know what? neither do most of those playing in the tourny. (roll is supposed to be $30k).
somehow my sleep schedule got messed up so im no longer sleeping the best hours--and i know im tired now and must sleep. now these are the hours most people sleep--but not for poker players--we shouldnt be sleeping now. and im down to $26 on bovada, took most of it out and lost over half the rest.