Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More Triple Draw Thoughts

Last night while I was doing a bit of work, drinking a few beers, and busy performing at a mediocre level in the DD, I was keeping an eye on the 2-7 Triple Draw limit event final table. There was some entertaining theatrics going on, and much to-ing and fro-ing on the leaderboard. When the opportunity presented itself, the PokerNews crew (including F-Train) would post a picture of one of the combatants. Which is when I noticed that the dude who eventually finished second in the tournament appeared to be the same guy who was on my right the entire time I was in the tournament last year.


But hey, nice work Shun Uchida! Maybe I'll catch up with him next year...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Not at the WSOP

I have a secret. Despite work going insane, and more and more things piling on my plate, I was kinda hoping sorta that I would be able to work things out and hit Vegas for the WSOP Triple Draw tournament. Even up to a couple of weeks ago, I held out a faint hope that I would be able to make it.

It wasn't to be.

I didn't think I would be as bummed, as I had known for a long time that I couldn't make it, and even at some points in time thought I didn't mind too much if I couldn't make it. But as the date got closer and closer I realised: I really fucking wanted to play in that thing.

Of course I'm wayyyyy out of practice with the game. And my bankroll is definitely not in a place where taking 2.5k out was going to be a small thing.

But still... I wanted to be there. Wanted to stare down tables of pros once again, and hopefully end up going deep once more.

Instead I've been flicking over my blog posts from last year, when I was caught up in the moment of holding my own with the big guys.

If you're interested, here are my posts from last year:

Touchdown in Vegas
I Made the Second Day
Done and Dusted
Disco Glasses at the WSOP (some pics of me at the WSOP from Amy's old site on PokerWorks, including the one below)

Monday, June 09, 2008

UPDATE: Dimitri Nobles Fails to Suck Out

From PokerNews coverage of Event 17: $1,500 NLHE Shootout:

  • 12 minutes ago | Posted by danafish

    A Noble Defeat

    Dmitri Nobles has been eliminated, K-10 failing to hit against an opponent's A-Q.

Has the world gone mad?!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Welcome Back, Dimitri Nobles!

The UpForPoker guys might be all over this, but I thought I'd try and get to this first. It appears that the Luckbox is still Strong with this one, if this hand history from today's $5k Shootout at the WSOP is any indication:

A Noble Suckout

A player under the gun raised to 875 and another player in middle position called. Dimitri Nobles reraised all in and the under-the-gun player also went all in over the top. The middle-position player called.

UTG had {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}
MP had {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}
Nobles had {A-Spades}{6-Spades}

The board ran out {9-Spades}{3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{8-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and the turned flush tripled up Nobles and put a serious dent in the other stacks.

UPDATE: should mention that the above excerpt was taken from PokerNews' excellent coverage of the WSOP.