Okay so just for my own weird piece of mind here's a round up of all my day updates...
Day 22 Wednesday 2nd july
This day i moved to the venetian, partly to be be totally chilled during the main event, and mainly to please my slightly choosy gf-for whom the gold coast was not enough apparently. In fairness the bathroom's are very small.
I also had a 1k sat at the rio on this day. It was the day i'd decided was my best chance to win a main event seat by far. It was the 'sat' day at the rio and i expected many seats to be available. Funny thing was i registered a little late along with james and rupert who were alongside in the queue, and was subsequently put on the same table as them both. Random hey. However the table wasn't overall that strong and i managed to put a rude yank on huge tilt. I got most of his chips before he busted and was overall happy with my table. Unfortunately my table was soon broken and any flow i'd gathered was soon lost. I arrived to my new table to find possibly the most annoying man in the world on my right. He managed to get half my chips when i should have folded and soon enough i lost a race to an ace on the river for the rest.
Went straight to the venetian and chilled out in my new room, after good ol' dave had helped me move over my stuff.
Met up with paul and gary recently arrived from england in the evening before playing the evening 180. Soon enough i was drinking cocktails at the bar and hit the hay early enough in anticipation of an important arrival the next day.
Day 23 Thursday 3rd july
Met Ulrike at the airport, was extremely happy to see her. A day off poker seemed ideal, although i had little time left to qualify for the main event.
Managed to squeeze in a sit and go in the evening which ended badly after i was outdrawn again.
Day 24 Friday 4th July
Uli's birthday and independence day meant drinks and a nice meal, certainly no poker on this day!.
Day 25 Saturday 5th July
Got up very early on this day with every intention of qualifying for the main event. Arrived in the empty sit and go room and waited a while before busting early in a 500 dollar single table. The time was now 10am and i had 2 choices. 1 was to play another 500 sit and go, 2 was to play the 500 mega sat which had just started. I decided to play the stt and picked up the ticket ready to pay. Suddenly someone asked me to buy a 500 chip at the counter. This incident awakened me, i bought it off him and gave back the ticket to the lady trying to fill the sit and go. I legged it over to the crowded mega queue and finally sat down in the mega sat half an hour into the tournie. Things went very smoothly early and i looked to be coasting to a seat. Then the wheels came off and with 3 tables left i actually said-this year it aint to be, this must have ignited me as i won every race and was suddenly chip leader on the ft with 7 seats available. I then coasted to my seat and was playing on the sunday! Boy was i happy and raced over to the venetian to celebrate with Uli over a couple of beers, only a couple!
Day 26 Sunday 6th July
I've already posted my day 1 report so no real need to go over it again. Basically i ended the day on 35.5k after a huge yo yo day when i should have been felted bar a 'pro' slow playing his hand to death. Slept like a baby when i hit the hay, especially knowing i had 2 days off till my day 2.
Day 27 Monday 7th July
Believe i may have gone swimming on this day, basically chilled and didn't do all that much bar going to the pokerstars party in the evening. Was a good laugh with Uli having a good time which was nice to see. Her support as always is vital to me, and i appreciate it very much.
Day 28 Tuesday 8th July
Another really chilled out day, went shopping and ate a great deal. Made sure i got a relatively early night with day 2 looming. Tried to watch ocean's 13 but fell asleep!
Day 29 Wednesday 9th July
This day started great with a wonderful double up before 3 or 4 key hands did 4 me a few hours in....still hurts. Didn't play enough small pots if i think about it again, still want to post about the pocket 10s hand...but kind of too embarrassed to do so.
After being knocked out i think i had one drink after another with a very understanding girlfriend.
Day 30 Thursday 10th July
Probably should have taken this day off...in fact probably should have stopped all poker on the trip after the main event exit. Instead i played the venetian 500-which i exited after 2 hours, and the evening 180-which i exited after about the same time. Lost out in both tournies to races and situations where i was a big fave...no change there then! :)
Day 31 Friday 11th july
This my last full day was spent shopping and reflecting on what might have been. In the evening we went out with all my english mates and jerry the lone yank. Had a wicked night although both Uli and i drunk too much.
Day 32 Saturday 12th July
Checked out of the hotel with the hangover from hell, flew home with the same.
Ok so thats it with vegas for the wsop 08...can't wait for london wsopE.
As for vegas in conclusion, loved it, hated it, miss it, don't miss it.
That's about it really. It's opened my eyes to so many things in regards to bankroll, poker and life in general. So overall jolly glad i did it for 32 days.
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