Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Playing for a Bracelet

I can, so I am.

Today I'm playing in my first ever WSOP Bracelet event.  Event #1 is the Casino Employees Event.

Turns out that because I work for PokerAtlas (which has absorbed AllVegasPoker), I am eligible to play.

It's the only bracelet event that costs less than $1K to enter.  It's "only" $500.  This is therefore the lowest direct-entry chance I have to play in an event.  I figure I might as well take a shot.

I figure if nothing else, I can at least get a blog post out of it.  Maybe I'll last long enough for a multi-parter?  You know, winning the thing could probably be worth a 10-part series. Let's go for that, why not?

In the meantime, I will try to do some updates on Twitter today, but probably not too many. I would find it too distracting to issue frequent updates.  But follow me and I will try to keep you in the loop.

Go me!




UPDATE:  Well, it was an all too brief experience (usually, I hear that from women).  I didn't last until the first break.  I guess I will have to blog the details in a future post, if I ever screw up enough courage to publicly admit how terribly I played one hand that cost me tournament life.  In the meantime, perhaps I should just give up on poker and talk about boobs full time.  Actually, I'm the boob I'll be talking about.  ((AND I HAVE INDEED POSTED THE HORRIFIC DETAILS, AND THAT POST CAN BE FOUND HERE))

Thank you everyone who wished me luck both in comments and on Twitter.  I'm sorry I won't have a better story for you. 

 

27 comments:

  1. Good luck, play well, and take it down bro.

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  2. Good luck. Somebody has to win, why not you?

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    1. That's exactly what I was thinking, MOJO. Why not me?

      Thanks!

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  3. Stay aggressive and good luck.

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    1. Thanks. My strategy: Shove every single hand until I have 4X the starting stack or or I bust. :)

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  4. Forget the buy-in amount and play your game - my biggest mistake was playing too cautious... Good luck!!

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  5. Shove every time you get pocket Kings, and let us know what happens...

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    1. Sorry I missed your comment when it was still relevant. I didn't get KK once. had a minor mishap with QQ, but that wasn't what killed me.

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  6. Play your usual steady tournament play and you'll be fine. Best o' luck!

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  7. 1. Play super nit tight early when the blinds are small and build an image
    2. When antes kick in use that image to steal blinds and chip up.
    3. Late stages: Win flips.
    4 Show off bracelet

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  8. '@Lightning36, bill, Tom Hargrove, PPP: Thanks guys! Appreciate the support, wish I had better news for you guys.

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  9. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dont u read P3 blog on how to win poker tourneys 1)DRINK ALOT OF 3RD RATE BEER,2)BLACKOUT,3)GET DEALT ACES. rinse and repeat.dont u write articles about poker???????????

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    1. damn, I should have had P3 play for me, now that you mention it.

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  10. poker atlas is no more a casino, or more important to the casino industry, than my blog is. (and im pissed i never hear from anyone wanting to advertise in over 6 months). so that means i should be eligible to play in it too.

    of course, u being a prop at the bike helps too

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    1. Tony,

      PokerAtlas has been named "The Official Player's Guide to the 2014 World Series of Poker" by the WSOP. Further, PokerAtlas (and AVP, before that) has been offering special promos for online play at WSOP.com since that went live. There is a very strong business partnership between PokerAtlas and WSOP.

      Perhaps you should try getting your blog named "The Official Blog of the WSOP". Of course, since you're banned by all CET properties, and CET owns the WSOP, that might be difficult.

      I have no idea where you got the idea that I'm a prop player at the Bike. I play there occasionally....five times so far this year. Does that sound like a prop player? I get nothing from that that anyone who plays the same game for the same amount of time is entitled to.


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    2. LMAO.keeping crying,Tony. now if the WSOP had a deadbeat dad/degen gambler tourney then u would b in like flynn.

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  11. Just wondering if there is a reason you felt the need to obscure your name when your full name is listed in bold letters at the top of every Ante Up column you link to from here?

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    1. Jeff, you know, a lot of writers use Pen names. :)

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    2. You name your pen? And I thought I was unique in that I named my laptop computer George.

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    3. My pen's name is William, of course.

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    4. witness protection program????????????? or i think rob is D.B. Cooper

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    5. Actually, the way I played in the tournament, I belong in the WITLESS protection program.

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