Wow, just realised it's been six weeks since my last post here
Well what's happened since then, then.
Shoulder is getting better day by day and I saw the consultant 10 days ago who seems to be happier with it than I am, but hey ho. Will start a physio program next Friday so hopefully things will improve still further.
Have continued my 3 year "run bad" streak, which is really great, (NOT) with another suck-out at The Genting Luton Deepstack event in May, when I call a 32BB shove of 157k, following my 2.4bb raise to 12k, (I have 130k) from the lunatic on my left.
This is the 3rd time he has done this, in the first 40 minutes of day 2, and I have
, and I just know he's weak. He visibly hates my call and tables
The flop comes
for the boat on the river
I leave in a foul mood once again and hope that my fortune will change when Wembley arrives in a couple of weeks time.
And so the ISPT arrives last weekend and with the APAT Masters.
A small group of intrepid Apaters met up at The Ethorpe Hotel in Gerrards Cross on the Friday night for a few liveners, and enjoyed these in our usual quiet manner. Glenn, Delboy, Joe, Susiepea, Phil Hertel and myself were quite restrained really and when Saturday dawned, we were all raring to go.
A mini-bus had been arranged and all were collected, along with Gareth from Cardiff, and off we went.
The excitement was clear for all to see as we walked up Wembley Way and into the stadium.
After a bit of faffing about we were in and walked out into sunshine and a view that most will remember for a very long time. What a magnificent job DTD had done, along with the sponsors and contractors, in creating a poker theatre that most can only dream of. It was superb.
The Apat event was to be held in the Cryuff "Pod" (all named after famous players) at 1.30pm and as the clock ticked down we made our way onto the pitch and over to the tables.
Sadly there were a few no-shows , but excitement remained high, fuelled by glimpses of Sam Trickett, DevilFish, Marcel Luske, Liz Lui et al who were playing in the ISPT Main Event just yards away.
Things started steadily and I chipped up to 20k after about 3 levels.
We were then joined by an Italian guy on my immediate right, who shoved all in on his first hand showing
after everyone had folded. The, until then, fairly friendly atmosphere, chilled noticeably over the next hour.
Our continental cousin seemed intent on upsetting the apple-cart at every opportunity, and with the blinds at 300/600 just flatted my raise from the cut-off, of 1250. I holding
The flop comes
. I c-bet, after his check, to 2800 expecting to take it down there and then, but he calls.
The turn brings
and he checks again.
I think I must be good and bet 5600 and again he calls.
The river is
and he insta shoves his remaining 25k, which I snap with a full house. He tosses his cards in the air and says "good call" and walks off
I didn't actually see his cards land on the table but Pete Wigglesworth said he had
for a busted gut shot straight.
I am up to 38k.
All I could say was, "WTF did he think I had?"
Our table breaks soon after and I get moved to a table where I don't know anyone. Things here are very different.
A couple of 50k plus stacks are trying to out-testosterone each other and spots are hard to come by.
Around level 10, I have 25k left with blinds at 400/800/100, I find
on the button. UTG has min raised to 1600 and utg + 1 has 3 bet to 3900. Then utg + 2 4 bet shoves all in for his remaining 8.7k. It folds to me. I need to decide if I can make the raises fold with a shove or not, but as they had both been fairly busy, I decided I probably could. Even if they didn't I wasn't in that badder shape.
utg + 1 insta folds, but utg + 2 ( a really nice guy from Belgium is not so ready to throw in the towel) tanks for ages, but eventually folds showing
(fold quicker jerk, I think to myself).
The short-stack looks un happy and shows
, so I am in great shape.
back down to 12k.
As we get deep into the final level of the day, Kevin O'Hanlon is now on my right and he has opened to 4k. Once again I have
and I shove my remaining 9k over the line. Phil Hertel insta calls me and it folds back to Kevin who also folds.
which I am pleased about but very surprised by given the time of day and the call being 40% of his stack.
The flop obv. comes Q high and I get no help. ONE DAY, ONE DAY
I am very happy with my play and could have done little more, but it still hurts yet again.
Still Leigh and Matt ore going very well in the ISPT and Glenn, Phil TC and Susiepea are back for day 2 so the team is doing OK after all.