The $100,000 Wynn Fall Classic Poker Tournament

The $100,000 Wynn Fall Classic Poker Tournament


August 2008 I dropped out of college I
quit my full-time job to pursue poker for a living I now have to make the leap
of faith pack up all my belongings drive 2,000 miles to Las Vegas I have $5,000
in the bank and I’m getting backed four tournaments
fast forward to October 18th there’s a 1570 dollar tournament at Caesar’s
Palace in Las Vegas it’s time to take a shot upon arriving at Caesar’s Palace I
recognize a lot of high-stakes online players such as Johnny bags and SD
Trojans there’s one guy that’s constantly walking around hamming it up
with all the rags who’s wearing a white t-shirt has a goatee aviator sunglasses
and a lacasa hat cocked to the side figure you saw my online crusher but not
sure who he is the tournament goes on and I’m doing pretty well win some big
pots lose some big pots but we’re about eight hours in we’re approaching the
money when the guy with the aviators and lacasa hat gets moved to my right with
blinds ass 1,500 3,000 under the gun limps aviators in La Coste hat guy
shoves all in for thirty thousand chips I’m next to act with about sixty
thousand chips in pocket queens let’s get them we shove all in the blinds fold
and the limper folds and we’re up against ace 10 off suit this guy stands
up you know crowd starts forming and everybody’s rooting for an ace ace
dealer ace I’m of course anti rooting the ACE let’s hold one time this
tournament means a lot to me the flop comes ace high and he erupts in
celebration I’m devastated I don’t hit a queen and
he doubles up I’m crippled and I lose shortly thereafter falling short of the
money before I lose as he’s stashing my chips a 40 year old Caucasian woman
comes over to him with a card player magazine in hand kneels down and asked
for his autograph so this confirms my suspicions that he is a well-known
online crusher the lady leaves a few other people you know high-five him pat
him on the back why is everybody rooting against me
eventually I turned to him and just say are you famous or something he replies
with yeah kinda I I swim and look at him and pretty much laugh out loud and
repeat you swim I didn’t know swimmers had fans 7-year old Caucasian male
across the table looks in my direction and says yes 14 gold medals Sonny turns
out the all-american hero who just crushed the 2008 Olympics just sucked
out on me and stole a bunch of my equity he celebrated in a manner that really
tilted me after I lose I go home to my favorite
poker form pocket fives calm and right a trip report of the tournament because
that’s what you did back then there wasn’t really YouTube blogs to recreate
all the action within the trip report I described how he celebrated it in a
manner that made me feel he was acting like a douchebag as it turns out some of
his friends alert him of this article relay had this message and the next day
I go to Caesars and some words are exchanged stay tuned to find out what
happens the win $400 $100,000 guaranteed flight
1a there’s two flights we’re not gonna be able to play tomorrow because it’s
our bowling league final table will be Wednesday day two let’s make day two
let’s bag and tag it’s been a while let’s see that slow-motion bag drop in
about nine hours it’s almost three o’clock we’re late Reggie
we got bullets in the chamber we came here to win we got momentum let’s ride
the momentum to victory thank you with the 20,000 starting stack
blinds are 200 400 under the gun plus one an older Caucasian male opens to
1,100 he said hi before I sat down said he loves the blogs he’s seen every one
and he has a boxer he loves boxers can’t hit on this guy action folds to us in
the hijack we look down at pocket jacks I could flat we don’t want to go multi
ways though playing us a three-bed fold believe it or not so I make it 3x 3300
action folds back to him and he puts in the call putting him on a lot of suited
Broadway’s king queen pocket tens new pocket fives maybe flop comes East five
four rainbow he checks a good time to down bet we have all the better aces in
our range I bet 2,200 we want to get value from
his smaller pairs and of course fold out any hands that have equity he puts in
the call where the turn brings an ace starting to like our jacks even more it
checks to us now you could check back but same situation as the flop and we’re
going to choose a very small sizing we bet 3,000 he thinks about it it makes it
a 6500 not a good sign it takes me under one second to full Jack’s face up I
asked him to show the bluff and he shows pocket kings and we’re down to 11,000
chips the blinds at 200 400 we have 11,000
ships we open it – 800 middle position guy in our direct left three bets – 2200
I have the ace four of clubs action folds back to us
probably a fold but we’re gonna gamble it putting the call clock comes Jack
seven five to clubs I check and he bets 8,000 it sure looks a hell of a lot like
East King but we got the flush draw we didn’t come this far to flop the nut
flush draw and fold so we put in the call he does have a king and we river a
club and we get the double up all right what blinds it’s two hundred four
hundred under the gun plus two makes it eight hundred local reg but a guy says
he plays on ACR with me all the time probably 25 year-old Caucasian male 3
bets – 2200 I’m in the big blind with East King of Diamonds of course we’re
gonna put in the cold for ball fifty seven hundred to go action folds around
to the button who shoves all in for thirteen thousand two hundred we snap
call and we get shown the bad news which is pocket pieces we got video then we have a $100 donation to adopt a
boxer rescue this very very nice family support my boxers thank you very much
and on first break-in for 400 no more reentry’s and we have half of starting
stack 10,000 chips we’re gonna have to make some moves okay blinds are up 500 1000 1000 action
folds to us in the cutoff with king queen off suit we got 14 thousand ships
you know what we’re gonna do we are all in action folds to the small blind a
senior Caucasian male who goes deep into the tank over a minute
he eventually puts in the call alright maybe he’s got King Jack Queen Jack
deuces big blindfolds and we’re up against ace
king Queens good call and we are out of the
win / encore $400 $100,000 tournament it looks like there’s a storm a-brewin and
that could beam only one thing it’s time to go to the asian massage parlor
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