Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Hi Stud, welcome to Las Vegas

Played in the Inside Poker HORSE Classic Freeroll, on Full Tilt yesterday evening - it was the 7-Card Stud Flavoured Leg yesterday - the winner got a $4500 Package to a 7 Card Stud Event at the WSOP, and all the final table go to another Live Playoff in London, with the Prize for that being a Buy-In to the WSOP Main Event.

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 !!


Wolverine Fan said...

If this was April 1st I'd be wondering about this post, but it isn't so CONGRATULATIONS and good luck in Sin City!

Very well done!

BurnleyMik said...

OMFG!!! very very very very very well done!! That is absolutely awesome! I suggest you start reading up and practising hard!!! I look forward to seeing your name as the event 32 winner!!!

Fantastic sir.. absolutely fantastic!

Keep us posted!


The Cloud said...

I thought I'd had a good result!!!

Absolutely superb mate!!
Absolutely superb!!
Bring home the bracelet!!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

WOW! Congrats mate! I've been toying with the idea of stud but have only played for play chippies. Loads of people think they know how to play but haven't a clue.

I remember when Johnny Bax entered the WSOP 7-card stud event and he'd never played before. he got a few pointers from some pros he was out there with and won a frigging bracelet!

Best of luck in Vegas sir!

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