After a long gruelling grind where I never got above 20k, I painfully busted 20 minutes before the end of Day 1 in 72/280.
Started off with a very tough table, some very competent LAGs and TAGs with a nit and a station thrown in
Was down to 6k early on after making a couple of raise/folds and trying to bluff the renowned station on 3 streets, where I really should know better.
However without getting dealt any premiums managed to battle my way back up to 18k early enough
Soon enough the station and the nit are bust, exchanged for a couple of more strong players, as well as a notorious maniac (Ant Nicholls) to my direct left, Genuinely believe I had the worst seat in the tournament.
Completely card dead with plenty of preflop wars going on but stayed in contention with a couple of light 3bets, as well as a cheeky cold 4bet with
Into the last level with 16 bigs, an active player from hijack minraises, sb flats and I complete with
(possibly a bad call)
sb checks, playing 14k I check hoping to check/jam on the aggressor, who makes it 2,500 at 500/1000
the small blind makes it 5,700, yet another competent player
I feel he could be making a move, and could possibly get a 14k jam through, if not a double gutter and two overs is rarely in horrific shape here, so I jam.
aggressor rejams with
small blind jams with
, giving me a lot less equity than I thought I might of had and for a 50k pot I brick out
apologies for making no moneys, but many thank for those showing faith and/or generosity giving me a helping hand with the stake