Today is the day
Here it is. Â Today is the day I play in my very first
WSOP event. Â Â And let me say that I am excited. Â
Yesterday we decided we wanted to play some card, so we went
down to the Excalibur and played in the 9am $25 tourney.
I have arrived
Well my plane landed here in Las Vegas with no problems. Â
We got our rental car and drove out to the house. Â I am
staying in a house this time around instead of the
hotels. Â Its a great house and I think I will be
muchÂ more comfortableÂ and relaxed here.
The Journey Begins
Well here I go. Â Today is the day that I leave for Las
Vegas and the Series. Â My trip will not be like
Comp's. Â I am flying and it is but a two hour flight from
Amarillo to Sin City.
Well it is one week until I leave for Vegas. Â I am
excited and nervous at the same time. Â This will be the
biggest tournament of my life. Â I'm still trying to
figure out what I'm going to do.
It's all coming true
Well it has been a really good week for me here in the Texas
panhandle. Â Tuesday I played at a regular home game where
we have been playing tournaments to start out the night. Â
We had two tables, and I won. Â That's right I won a
Last Saturday I decided that I would go play a live
tournament. Â I jumped in my car and 4 short hours later I
arrived at my destination. Â I played my way through some
mind numbing 2-4 (won 1 hand) and finally sat down to take
my shot. Â This was a $40 buy-in with 5000 in starting
Stick to what you know
In the last month I have had the opportunity to play a lot
of poker. Â I have played in cash games and
tournaments. Â But I have seen a trend, at least in my
outcomes. Â I have been killing it in the single table
tourneys and doing not so well in the MTT.
A moment in time
Sitting at the table you check your hole cards, in an
instant they are burned into your mind. Â Check, call,
raise, fold. Â All possibilities navigate through your
head. Â Subconsciously you feel out your opponents.
Card Memory and Trends
Everyone know that cards have no memory. Â Players do. Â
This why players will continue to play cards they know have
no +EV. Â For example Johnny Nocards looks down at his
hand and sees 8-3 offsuit UTG.
A little too innocent
I have gotten the opportunity in the last week to play quite
a few hands of poker. Â Two nights I played in home games
and I had a bit of success, and the other two evenings I
took part in pub league games. Â It was in one of these
that really got me thinking. Â
Every week at the world famous steak restaurant here in
Amarillo, they haveÂ a league game.