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WSOP Event #17 - $1000 donkfest ^H^H^H NLHE

Okay, I don't make it a habit to use terms like "donkfest", but somehow it seems appropriate for this one. Here's a hand from the first couple orbits.

25-25. 1500 chips to start (more on this later). I don't remember the preflop action but there's a blind, a player in early position and a player in late position. The flop comes down K32. The blind bets 75, the early position player raises to 325, the button cold-calls and the blind folds. Turn is a 4. Check-check. River is a 5. So K2345 is the board. Early position checks. Button bets maybe 400. Early position goes all-in. Button calls and turns over 65. Early position turns over KJ! nhswp, gg.

50-100. Player in middle position limps for 100 out of his 800 stack. Late position player with many chips limps. SB folds. I am in the BB with KQ. I move all-in for my 1100. Middle position calls, late folds. I show, middle position shows .... KT! Nothing on the board and I bust him.

***

I so did not want to play today. My heart was totally not in it. Nonetheless, $1000 in equity is $1000 in equity. So I tried hard not to try hard to bust out. :) I played reasonably though.

My main hands of note other than that today were basically all move-ins. I came over the top of a raise to 500 in the 50-100 level with 77, making it 2400, then sucked out on AA. Then I am moved in the 100-200 level. My first hand at this table, I pick up AKs utg and make it 500. Folded around to the big blind who moves me in. I have 3000 and call. He has QQ and I flop a king. Woo, 6100! A little while later I pick up AK again. This time a middle position player raises to 600. I make it 1700. He moves all-in for a total of 4000 and I call. He has 99, and this time I am unable to pair. That brings me down to 700. I fold the three hands before the ante round kicks in, and move in on the first hand after the break with K9s and lose to AQ.

***

Highlight of the day. An announcement comes some time during the second level. One of the TDs announce that this being a $1000 event, we should have started with 1000 in chips. However (their words now), "management decided to give you guys a gift and start you all with 1500 chips, so let's give them a hand!" The announcement was met by loud, genuine applause. Amazing. I hope they make an announcement during the $50000 HORSE event that management decided that instead of juicing them $5000 they generously decided to only juice $3000.


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Final table of the $1000 rebuy started up at 2pm. "Captain" Tom Franklin has a cheering section that is boisterously cheering any time he raises preflop and steals the blinds and antes. I shit you not. I am glad I got out of there before he actually managed to win after the flop.
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