I had only played Stud about 3 times previously, and didn't really have much clue as to the best starting hands, or tactics to use, so after a brisk read of the 'How to Play' article in the magazine, I sat down with 180+ players and looked forward to an hour or so entertainment, before I busted out.
3 1/2 hours later I'm on the final table about 3rd of 8 !! - but have subsequently found out that I won't be able to make the Live Playoff Final, as I'll be away on Family Holiday, so I've played 200 + minutes and unless I win the event I'm going to have nothing to show for it.
1/2 hour later I'm Heads Up with a huge Chip Lead and showing down 2pair 8's and 2's, my opponent shows .............. Ace High
LAS VEGAS HERE I COME !!!!!!!!!!!!
I about dropped of my chair, and swore excessively ..... I still don't think its quite sunk in now.
After contacting Alun at InsidePoker this morning, it looks as though I'm going to be playing in -
-Event 32 of the WSOP-
-19th June 2007-
-2 Day Event -
Seven Card Stud $2000 Buy-In
I'd now better have a read of the rules and learn how to play !!