DTD – APAT Main Event
I managed to cut someone up on a roundabout up to Nottingham resulting in him flashing his lights, tooting repeatedly and pulling up along side me to give some verbal. I would usually consider myself a good driver but head was a bit clouded..
Any glum feelings I had didn’t last very long. Pushing open the big DTD doors to be greeted by the familiar site of Des hopping around, gesticulating about one of his inventive ideas and Tighty silently penning his excellently written and funny live updates has a funny way of warming the heart. A quick chance for a few hello’s then over to the cash desk and registered for the main event with 5 minutes to spare.
My first table was fun albeit absolutely freezing. I had somehow been positioned under a giant air vent. I have only recently had a fairly sharp hair cut which sparked colleagues at work to enquire when I was joining the army. A draught down the back of the neck for hours is not the most pleasant of feelings. I joined the tournament with 15K at 100/200. Around an orbit in, I 3bet an active buttons 600 raise to 1400 with 88 in the big blind and doubled barrelled a 10 high board, folding when he set me all in on the turn. That was nearly half of my stack gone. From there on in it was just a grim grind.
Still smiling, this picture was taken the hand before I trebled up when my 1010 beat two lots of AK all in pre.
I later got A6 in against KJ and 1010 and binked that as well.
Also got AA in against AJ and won.
Unlike the previous tournament, I never once got above average and risked my tournament life on numerous occasions somehow succumbing around midnight when my AK couldn’t beat Brian Yates QQ to finish 65th ish. Winning that one would have given me 60K and a stack to push into day 2 with.
It was a frustrating one as I had lots of all in’s that kept me going but could never get a stack to actually do any damage. Made one big mistake when I should have 3bet jacks against an good aggro early position raiser. He check shoved a KQx board and showed A8.
A really fun tournament as always though. A quiet 10 days now then there is just the small matter of Vegas a week on Tuesday.