What happened on day 3?
this has continued from the grand prix thread. I posted this wsop pic for .
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Here is the thing on day 2a (obv two starting days) I go to my table and the tv cameras are there. I had checked out the table and there was one decent player who had come 2 nd in an ept in Barcelona for about 600k and assumed that they are there for him. I had talked to Norman Chad on 1a when he noticed the wedding ring and he liked the story and wanted a follow up ( the editor must have hated it because as far as I know it never aired and probably ended up on the cutting room floor.) I do an interview with him and they hang around for the first hand.
I'm in the bb with JJ. Get this. A guy who is in an electric wheel chair opens and I just flat. Now this guy can't hold his cards and has these steel bars (calipers?) sticking out everywhere. He is allowed an assistant to help him out but actually looks at his card by sliding them into a little box he has made with mirrors in that reflect up his cards. The flop comes jack high and I check call a pot size bet. Same think check call his pot size bet on the blank turn. On the river I bet 3/4 the pot and as the guy is contemplating the call I come over all guilty. I tell him he has donated enough chips to me as a wedding present and if he folds I am gonna show him. He still wants to call but after a bit more coaxing he asks the dealer to turn his hand over for him as he is folding. Obv he has dem AA and that's one of the few times I have not regretted soft playing someone.
Another old boy with a cowboy hat (claimed to be a neighbour and life long friend of Doyle was also on the table ,and I wish I could find my table draw) said something about having a lot of class. Infact I remember everytime I wanted to raise I would say "I would like to raise pleasE" and this female dealer actually thanked me for being so polite . How that hand never made tv I do not know.
Now for my exit hand. I was in a bit of a dilemma as had I made it through to the following day 3 it meant I would not be playing for another 3 days because they had to play day 2b and there was a days break ( media day they called it). Having not played the wsop before I had no idea that day 3 would actually be a week aftEr my day1 on july3rd. I had booked flights home for everybody so that morning I told the wife I would only be looking to go back to day 3 with a massive stack as I could not bear the thought of everyone going home without me.
Making day 3 gtd you to get into money and I was double average late on day 2 when I get dealt QQ. I 3 bet (re raised back then) an utg raiser who when it got back round to him insta 4 bet which back then screamed only 3 possible hands and I flat call set mining. The flop come King high and ordinarily that's my bottle gone and I'm done with the hand. But alas not on this occasion and call his lead. Then on the blank turn I call his shove knowing for sure I am going home with the family and luckily I fade my two queen outs because he had dem aces.