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« Reply #240 on: June 18, 2024, 05:41:43 AM »

Ok new level
317k
48 players left
444k average
Blinds are a largeeeeeee
13/25 25/50 in limit
6/12/12 in pot limit

Let’s goooooo
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« Reply #241 on: June 18, 2024, 07:30:57 AM »

Out in 42nd
Absolutely gutted right now and I bust nearly an hour ago
It was the first time the whole tournament i was all in and covered or even close which makes it even harder to take
$4641 payout

Sorry hand history will come but got a great chatty fun 1/2/5 big O game going

So probably be tomorrow
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« Reply #242 on: June 18, 2024, 07:46:33 AM »



Another very nice run & cash, well done Rob. Enjoyed the write-ups too.
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« Reply #243 on: June 18, 2024, 09:22:13 AM »

Well done Rob.  Stellar performance with multiple deep runs.  Unlucky not to convert one into a biggie.
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« Reply #244 on: June 18, 2024, 06:12:50 PM »

So here it is .  Bear in mind the huge blinds which meant I wasn’t afraid to gamble if I felt it was time .,
I still didn’t instant call on the flop as I always like to make sure im comfortable with my decision before doing so when so deep into a tournament
Blinds of 6/12/12
I’m about to be in the blinds and after that we would switch to limit and 13/25 25/50
I didn’t note the exact average stack at the time of bust but it must have been just over 500k
I also had a juicy table so short stacking too long I wasn’t getting the chance to potentially chip up huge vs one or 2 questionable ranges let’s say.

8 handed
Utg +2
Plo8
I make it 25k to go with
As 10d
Next guy playing wider range than most flats ( has me well covered )
Asian lady sb flats ( isn’t far off chipleader )
Pot is 99k
Flop is

So no back door flushes but a decent flop for my hand - if it doesn’t pair the board I could scoop or get half so often
I make it 56k  ( I was tempted to go pot to discourage “moves” ) but by betting less there’s a chance to treble barrel at it if someone has a similar hand but no pair and just flats and I don’t improve )
Note I had about 300,000 at start of the hand
Next guy folds
Asian lady pots it - so it’s all in to call
Hate it , I think more because it’s my first time allin in the tournament with 42 players left of the 853 that started
But I’m live for a scoop or half and go with it - also of note she has made some questionable moves in recent orbits so might not even be super strong
So I’m all in for a pot in the region of 650k
She shows
10h Two Diamonds
Board runs out
( huge chance of something now but obviously not a scoop )


So 42nd , $4641 I think it was
Another deep run and another WSOP cash
Gotta take the positives but just hate not being there playing still
Felt sick for about an hour but had lots of fun losing a small amount on a cash table until 1:30am the rest of the night

On to today
I can’t face big O at Nugget (400$)
So I’ll probably just hit the cash tables for my last 24 hours in Vegas
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« Reply #245 on: June 18, 2024, 07:47:33 PM »

That sucks.
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« Reply #246 on: June 19, 2024, 10:29:38 PM »

Congrats Rob on a solid series.  Think I'd take that anyway.
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« Reply #247 on: June 19, 2024, 11:05:37 PM »

Boarding soon so a quick post
I’ll do a summary trip post when back home and recovered Smiley

Played big O all day yesterday and a bit this morning .
Lost 400 last night but was in the hole for a lot more at one point
Today was a luckier +300 for a couple hours work

Did have a big hand on the cash table vs the lady that bust me in the mixed Omaha !
It was reraised to 80 pre and 4 to the flop
I flopped the nut flush and 2nd low draw
Led 150 and 2 callers
Turn king of the same suit
All 430
She tank calls with 2nd low draw and a baby flush draw
Sadly she got the low for the chop
1630$ pot on 1/2/5 meh Smiley

Here’s hoping the run good of an empty seat next to my aisle seat continues
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« Reply #248 on: June 21, 2024, 10:03:20 PM »

I miss these. Was loving the updates

FOMO massively here

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« Reply #249 on: June 24, 2024, 08:19:17 AM »

Right it’s Monday morning and it feels a good time to do a summary post of the trip.
Thank you to everyone for any words of encouragement along the ride.   I actually think this diary helped me focus a lot and I enjoyed writing more than I did when the blog was active many many years ago.  I guess that’s a age thing Smiley

My journey home wasn’t too bad at all.  I lucked out with a seat next to me on the airplane again. Managed minimal sleep but completely avoided alcohol and the drive home, whilst tough, was one of my easier ones after a long haul overnight flight.  Weather was perfect and the only hiccup was a 2-3mile tailback caused by a police traffic stop opposite Stonehenge.  Jet lag since not so good but part of the package .  Managed to pull a muscle in my back while gardening yesterday so lying flat for a day or two at the moment hoping it’s not as bad as a few months back when I had a similar injury.

A successful trip and I’m still buzzing from it to be honest .  It’s gutting to not hit something huge but the $10k landmark was big, in fact my biggest live win in nearly 11 years. 

After 2 completely dry summers without a single tournament cash at the WSOP or elsewhere around town it felt great to not just break that but push on with several cashes.

In total ( including re entries ) I entered 17 individual tournaments across town . 
10 of these were WSOP, 3 at Venetian, 3 at Aria and 1 at MGM.

Total buy in of $19,400
Total cashes of $28,800

Tournament profit of $9,400 cashing in 7 out of the 17 entered .

Of note I also got a bounty in one I didn’t cash in and went deep in 3 others, 2 of those playing massive stacks at times too.

Cash games were more of a fun distraction.  I still tried to take them seriously but know my priority is the tournaments .
I think I played on 18 separate days for a total profit of around $200 !  Imagine how much higher that would be if I wasn’t constantly tipping the drink server for coronas Wink

I sold excess $ at spot to another Brit and left some $ in a WSOP tournament account for next year too .  Took me 3 different people on 3 different occasions to ask to get the right answer on that , but I’m very confident I’m allowed to do that now . 

Vegas hasn’t changed too much since last year .
The smell of weed is the strongest it’s ever been.
The escalators on the strip have a less than 50% working ratio and even the ones within Horseshoe had a similar % .
The elevators also a joke with 2-5 of the 8 working at any one time for my room section.
It’s busier than ever as is the WSOP although I got the feel more people were playing cash games elsewhere this trip .
I had more static shocks than ever this trip, literally 90% of metal handles on doors or elevator buttons , I resulted to using my elbow so I didn’t jump as often Smiley
Obviously the price of everything has risen again with inflation but knew what to expect in that respect .

Notes to self for next year
Ideally be fitter before go, the mental grind takes its toll.
Unless I am fitter , 2.5 weeks seems optimum stay for myself .
Was ready to go home 4/5days earlier which would have matched last years trip length too which felt right .
Completely forgot about Spa option at Paris , must try that next year to refresh.
Must eat more crepes from place in Paris near WSOP.  Only tried at end of trip but so good and convenient, though not cheap .
Must eat falafel from kebab place more too, again only tried at the end of trip. 
Look at plane from Newquay option - eastern airways , rather than driving Gatwick .

And finally , weight gain or loss - a loss of about 1/4 stone .
Not brilliant but diet could have been better and didn’t get the steps in as much the last week of the trip .

I’d be surprised if I don’t diary again next summer.
Chance I’ll do some posts from small festival in the Caribbean in November too before that .

But for now, cheers all
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« Reply #250 on: June 24, 2024, 08:30:40 AM »



Thanks Rob, your Vegas Diary was an absolute delight to read, & I'm sure I was not the only one who was super envious. Really "gave me the flavour".

Take care mate. 
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« Reply #251 on: June 24, 2024, 09:03:01 AM »

I don't understand the games very well but I do understand all the other stuff like stack sizes, position, reads on players, sleep quality, food and all the other little nuances and foibles that made your reports come to life.

Thanks a bunch. Looking forward to the next one.
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« Reply #252 on: June 24, 2024, 10:18:23 AM »

Thanks for the updates and vwd on the profit.
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« Reply #253 on: June 24, 2024, 10:28:20 AM »


Thanks for updates Rob

Much appreciated
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« Reply #254 on: June 24, 2024, 10:42:12 AM »

Really enjoyable updates

I was hoping you'd stay on for another couple of weeks so we could have more
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