Well I happened to goto bet and wakeup about 6 hours later then any other day this past month which at the time I had no clue it would be so beneficially for me to be on such a later schedule.\par
I head over to the gobbo suite since they get wireless and schaefers and mine room doesn't. Jeff finds some some really nice restaurant in London for us to goto they keep telling me it has 2 michelean stars I have never heard of it before but they were talking about it like it was amazing since it had 2 so I guess it's a really small grading scale. We don't even know what style of food it is but decide to go there anyway. Schaefer ends up not wanting so go so it ends up being just Actionjeff, skier, gobbo, rainkhan, boostedj, and myself. We go downstairs for some drinks as our reservation was for 9. We clean out the bar we are at inside the hotel in about 3 minutes sit down enjoy a pint of stella which has grown upon me since coming here and is def my favorite draft beer.
Boosted was going to meet up with us at the restaurant named the Imperial for anyone who is in london looking for a solid but expensive meal. So that leaves the 5 of us not so tiny guys. We flag down a cab the guy says we can all fit in one cab so we try it. For those not familiar with the black cabs in London they are like 200k US for the rolls royce. They have 2 seats way back and 2 jumper style seats against the back of the drivers area. We figure it's best to have 1 in between the jumper seats and unfortunately that ends up to be me. So I flying around the cab as he takes turns my legs are killing me from uncomfortableness. Luckily it was a short ride and we arrive and we laugh at how under dressed we are compared to everyone else at the place whose in suits with ties. While we have semi casual dress shirts and Khan is in pokerstars gear. Food was much better then I am used to and def the fanciest/nicest place I've been to. We have a good meal gobbo isn't feeling too good so just him and myself head back to the hotel.
As we are heading to his room we run into schaefer whose with empire2000, martine23, bushman, and mrsmokey. I hangout down there for a bit with them as they finish up a few worldseries episodes.then we go up stairs for a bit and talking about long sessions grinding etc. Somehow we start talking about if he could do a marathon session right now etc and then after a few moments it turns into a challenge between him and myself. Since he's a much much better player then me we had to find someway to even it out.
I bring up a grinding 180s challenge and he accepts and after 10-15 minutes of negotiating we decide to use a points system for scoring each 180, We only get anything if w get top 8 or better in any 180man that runs during our session time. We broke down the scoring as the following;. 8th:2pts 7th:4pts 6th:6pts 5th:9pts 4th:12pts 3rd:15pts 2nd:20pts 1st:30pts. Smokey wanted to have 1st even more heavy but I said no I liked the current scoring. We started playing around 12 London time, just start firing up every 180 man we both can. After like 45minutes to an hour we are both 10+ tabling and move to the lobby area of the hotel. This ended up being a bad idea where we were seated all the people entering the revolving door could see how many tables we were on and many drunks stumbling in then would feel the need to strike up a conversation with us about whatever they felt like talking about. I was getting quite annoyed at the time.
I run pretty decent and get a win and a 2nd under my belt pretty quickly and smokey just kept making final tables. He was not getting many top 3s at the time and was watching a few of his final tables and damn was he running bad. Soo many times he has top set gets it in loses in huge pots every one he was deep in. I felt very confident at this time but little did I know how bad of a streak was coming for me. It prob was around 8 or 9 am now I was getting a bit tired being up for 18 hours and usually going to bed by now. I fight thought it and am slightly behind him at this time but it's close like 50 to 84 or something. He decides to goto Nobu with some of his buddys and stops registering at like 9 so he can leave at 11. He gets back around 12 12:30, after taking a 15minute power nap asks me how I've done and I say no finaltables in a while still same pts. I can tell he's feeling super confident I try not to let him know that only like 4-5 per hour total ran as opposed to the 15-20 that he had in the beginning of the bet. I was later told that I had a 50 180 tourney streak in this timespan of not making a final table quite redic considering most of them were 4/180s and 11 turbos. 20/180s weren't running at these off hours for US players.
By this time of the day people are waking up and seeing us just posted where they last saw us when they went to sleep. I keep registering along at this point I hadn't missed one 180 that has run off during the span of the bet even played a 55/45man speed by accident and final tabled it, which sucked cuz I saw the lobby was like cool another fina ltable studied the stacks and was like wow there must be someone whose huge but I keep looking at each name then mine and then the others and no one has over 20k. Sigh I didn't know it didn't count for the bet. I start to get a bunch of stacks in a lot of 4/180s over the next few hours. I think the only words I said for 4 hours were the frequent I am cl in so and so tourney. CL going to final table etc. If I wasn't so lazy and keep track of final tables when I went to them like 16 or so in total for the bet I had CL in over 10 of them which is quite the amazing defeat. I didn't even have that many 10-12ths either during that span only in the early part of the bet. During this time smokey doesn't seem to be able to get anything going tourneys are starting to pickup in volume this is where I felt like I would gain the most edge when we got 20+ we didn't get there as often as I expected but I should of known better with the turbos you bust in them so much faster so getting to 25+ tables won't happen often or for a long period.
I keep making final tables and was getting HU in all of the final tables I made like 6 or 7 in a row losing 2 of the HUs on really standard hands. I had 3 diff opp HU vs me just open shove every other hand for 40bbs over my limps and in the SB. I just laughed and waited for a strong hand to call. I did with 10s and lost to KJs. If you are playing HU over 20bbs please don't openshove whatever you do theres my poker advice for this blog entry. I keep winning 180s seemed like 1 an hour for the last few hours smokey can't get anything I start getting more relaxing knowing I am like a 90% favorite at this time for the bet. I win 2 or 3 more while some of the guys hanging out playing head to nobu for the 2nd time that day. I stay and grind and decide to quit registering for 180s 2 hours prior to the deadline we set for the bet. I was getting tired and once I was sure I had it won I just wanted to go sleep since I had such an early flight out. Sadly for me I didn't get that wish and played for another 2 hours longer since the final 2 180s I had a 4 and a 20 I ended up final tabling both. I should of played them seriously to try to have a 9 or 10 wins day for 180s because if I set the record that high no one would ever touch it. At 7 I think someone could possibly beat it. Also for no own minraising is called clickraising some drunk scandy explained to us what clickraising was when he was wasted and we had no clue what he meant. And then he was like see the raise button click it that's a click raise. So I played the must clickraise at every chance game at my 4/180 final table blowing my CL to go out 7th or something. Mess around a bit at the 20 final table to bust too and then went to sleep for a few hours to get up for my flight home.
Smokey said he wanted a rematch at some point with a very similar bet but better planed. Since I think I understand 180 players better then anyone I def will take him up on this bet if it's better planned and not just a let's play a redic long session bet 5k so it's worthwhile to sit in a lobby having to run upstairs to piss in between hands and getting very bad service from the staff for drinks and food every 3 hours when someone who decide to come around.
stats according to sharkscope
180s since yesterday.
Both played 172(which is so odd as we were regestering for different hours when I knew I had it locked up and when he went to eat)
Shaun Deeb: ROI 160%, Total profit: $1651
Mrsmokey1: ROI 46%, Total profit: $ 310
I won 7 (2 $12, 5 $4)
I should of went for 9 wins also played 1 none 180 by accident a 55/54man and finaltabled that lol.