Monday, July 31, 2006

It's 4am and I can't sleep

It would have been nice to be blogging now after surviving the first day, but I didn't. I got knocked out after the dinner break. I made the fatal mistake of not getting settled down after having to rush eating and getting back late to the table.

I didn't follow my rules. My mind was in a fog and I didn't take time to analyze a simple play. I had 3 pro players at my table - from Denmark, Australia & Canada. Monica Reeves, who's going to be on TV in the fall playing elimination Blackjack on CBS is the one who took most of my chips. She's got 44,000 chips (about 13,000 from me) after day 1.

T.J. Cloutier, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Gordon, Mike Matusow, Jennifer Harmon, Jennifer Tilly, Steve Dannemann & Sammy Farha also got knocked out today.

I'll do a final WSOP blog when I get home.


BetaCygni said...

I guess the whole thing was a cow tool.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time in Vegas. Enjoy the spectacle of the WSOP even though this year is more silly than a a great event.

Lets face it. Moneymaker wins it with less than 900 players. The 2004 and it bumps up over 2500 or so and last year just a joke at the Rio.

This year with all those players it has nothing special to it anymore. No mystique. And most of all like last year. No Binions for the 1st several days play.

Lastly, stay humble and enjoy

Carbubble said...

No it wasn't a cow tool.. it was a good idea and even though it didn't work out completely, it worked out great in the end in different ways.

For those not in the know, Cow Tool comes from an infamous Gary Larson Far Side cartoon. He did a cartoon that just had a cow with a set of tools and the caption was "Cow Tools". The readers went wild and demanded to know what it meant. About a month later, Larson wrote a reply "It was just a good idea that didn't work out". So ever since, that what a Cow Tool has meant. Obviously, me going to the WSOP, even though I didn't cash, was never a Cow Tool.