Lots of funny anecdotes coming from Australia the last few days.
Guess I’ll start with my roommates antics. Jeff played the $100k buyin tournament here, and with 7 left, (5 paid), and a 1st place finish worth over $1.2mil he was holding the chiplead and playing great. Through an extremely unfortunate turn of events, Jeff ended up busting out in 7th, despite playing great, and not making any clear mistakes.
Well, I haven’t decided if it was a good thing or not, but I wasn’t in the room when he got back from the tournament area. I was hanging out with some friends and came back a few hours after reading that Jeff had went apeshit on the room. So, I walked in, noticed a hole in the wall, a cracked television, and Jeff trying to restore a painting that he’d knocked off the wall.
It’s difficult to justify these action’s, but Jeff’s more than willing to pay for the damages, and considering the circumstances, if there’d ever be a time to go berserk on a hotel room, it’d be after busting out of the biggest tournament/oppourtunity to date. Especially after being in such a commanding position.
Tomorrow’s Day 1A of the Main Event, but I’m playing the 2nd flight. There’s 3 total, so assuming I make it through to Day 2, I’ll have a day off during Day 1C.
On a side note, apparently they’ve released the betting line for the Aussie Millions and I’m picked 8th to win overall, which is kind of cool (Note: There was a link to the sports betting site, but it was taken down once the tournament started. I was picked 125:1 to win). Obviously betting on a single player in a field of 900 - 1000 entrants is ridiculous. I just thought it was cool to be near the top of the line =)
Today I hung out with Paul Wasicka, his girlfriend, Amber, and friend Truman. We donked around a bit at 2/3NL, which was refreshing. Since the stakes were so low, I obviously wasn’t my usual “serious self” at the table, and just had a good time. It’d been a long time since I really played “just for fun” and it helped me remember why I play poker.
Anyways, supposedly Paul’s going to be writing a blog about the numerous, humerous, baffling rules they enforced while we were playing. It seemed like any kind of string bet or drink order was at the discretion of the dealer/waiter, which are constantly changing in the casino environment. Oh well, it should be a good read.
After donking around at 2/3NL (where I booked a $350 profit, so I’m only stuck like $4.7k now, lol), we headed to the Meat and Wine Co. It was just Paul, Amber and myself and as we headed to the bar, while our seating was being arranged, I noticed something….I knew every single person in the bar. I introduced Paul and Amber to a bunch of my friends and then we decided to join their party. There must’ve been 25+ people at the table when we were seated. Some people took some pictures, I’m sure they’ll surface and will be posted later.
The total bill was only $1,200 so we decided to flip for it. I suppose a better term would be, played credit card roulette for the bill. About 7-8 people decided to just pay for the bill and leave, but why pay and leave when you can gamble and get a free meal? I believe 12-13 of us tossed our credit cards in a hat, and we pulled a single card out at a time until the last card in the hat was the unfortunate “benefactor” of the $1,200 bill.
Sorry JCarver, but thanks for dinner.
That’s it for now,
Again, I’ll be playing Day 1B, and if I bust out, I’ll be playing the $5k heads up and $2k 6max NLH that are on later dates.
Thanks for reading,