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  1. <span><span>Here is my schedule during Scoops.</span>

    Sunday, 02 May 2010</span>

    Event 01-L: $22 NL Holdem [6 max], $250k gtd- Finished 8518/27305 ($546,100 prize pool)
    Top 4800 get paid
    Event 01-M:$215 NL Holdem [6 max], $1M gtd- Finished 5474/6783 ($1,356,600 prize pool)
    Top 1020 get paid

    <span>Friday, 07 May 2010
    </span><span>20:00pm</span> Event 15-L:$16.50 NL Holdem [2x chance,turbo], $250k gtd-Finished 8064/11206($257,490 pp)
    Top 2035 get paid

    <span>Sunday, 09 May 2010</span>

    Event 19-L:$22 NL Holdem [Big Antes], $250k gtd- Finished 6736/16483($329,660 pp)
    Top 3150 get paid
    Event 19-M:$215 NL Holdem [Big Antes], $750k gtd-Finished 3894/4501($900,000 pp)
    Top 675 get paid

    <span>Monday, 10 May 2010</span>

    Event 23-L:$11 NL Holdem [Turbo, Rebuys], $150k gtd- Finished 6420/8591($358,540pp)
    Top 1440 get paid

    <span>Tuesday, 11 May 2010</span>

    Event 26-L:$11 NL Holdem, $150k gtd- Finished 159/16498($164,980pp) Cashed for $80.84
    Top 2475 get paid

    <span>Wednesday, 12 May 2010</span>

    Event 28-L:$11 NL Hold'em [Rebuys], 200k gtd- Finished 9572/11764 ($282,500pp)
    Top 1740 get paid

    <span>Friday, 14 May 2010</span>

    Event 33-L:$22 NL Omaha Hi/Lo(turbo), $50k gtd- Finished 1817/3152 ($63,040pp)
    Top 450 get paid

    <span>Saturday, 15 May 2010</span>
    Event 34-L: $55 PL Omaha [6-max], $100k gtd- Finished</span><span> 388/3535($176,750pp) cashed for $88.60
    top 510 get paid


    Event 35-L:$270 NL Holdem [Heads-up Match Play], $250k gtd- finished 1350/1522($380,500pp)
    Top 256 get paid

    <span>Sunday, 16 May 2010</span>

    Event 37-L:$22 NL Holdem [Charity Event for NTSAD], $200k gtd- finished 3377/24417 ($488,340 pp) cashed for $29.30
    Top 3600 get paid

    Event 37-M:$215 NL Holdem, $750k gtd- finished 1191/6827($1,365,400 pp)
    Top 855 get paid


    Event 38-M: $1050 NL Holdem [Main Event 2 Day], $3M gtd- finished 386/3675 ($3,675,000pp) cashed for $1837.50
    Top 495 get paid

    *I also raised $200 dollars for the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association. I will post another blog about this later today! I'm back!!!!!

  2. So we just got to first break and I am sitting in 362 out of 1447. My stack is at $4398 which is above the average of 3562. My table has a lot of sitters, and I have been only able to play small ball poker. The highest my stack has been was just over 5k and I lost some of those chips with AK. Time to get my game going and try to take advantage of the sitters as well as the chip leader at my table(14k) and the other average stack...........

    Break #2 (4:55pm est)

    I am sitting in 398 out of 785 people. My stack took a slight hit right before the break. My stack is at $5048 which is below the average of 6566. I have to big stacks to my left which is making it harder for me. They have 22215 and 33910 respectively. It also doesn't help that the deck is cold right now and I haven't really had any spots to get my money in good. Hopefully, things will pick up after this break and I can double up for the first time today. It's been a day of small ball poker, which is not really my style, but it has been keeping me afloat. Stay tuned for more details.

    Break #3 (5:55pm est)
    What a roller coaster ride between breaks. i am sitting in 199 out of 370 people. My stack of $11106 isn't too far off from the average of $13932. I was almost down and out with 1300 left when I got lucky and doubled up my KJ vs 33. I raised preflop and he called flop came out 786 rainbow. he bets and I go all in. his 3 get counterfitted on the river when 78 went runner runner. 2 hands later I get it all in on the flop of AQ10....I had AQ and my opponent calls with AJ...two blanks on the turn and river. I'll post those hands up later. Back to the tourney....hopefully I can pick up where I left off.

    Break #4 (655pm est)
    What a way to go into the break then picking up pocket aces. I doubled up big time! I am now sitting in 106 out of 216 (top 153 cash). My chip stack is now at $19812 which is a few thousand lower then then average stack of $23865. There wasn't much going on this hour for me...a few hands here and there to keep me at about 10k. Here is the big double up below:
    <span>PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 0 Tournament, 300/600 Blinds 70 Ante (9 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

    saw flop | </span> <span>saw showdown</span><span>

    MP1 (t17112)
    MP2 (t14410)
    MP3 (t12870)
    CO (t8386)
    Button (t16494)
    SB (t14010)
    </span> <span>BB (t16960)</span> <span>hero (UTG) (t8911)</span><span>
    UTG+1 (t21225)

    </span> <span>hero's M: 5.82</span><span>

    Preflop: hero is UTG with A, A
    </span> <span>hero bets t1200</span><span>, </span><span>2 folds</span><span>, MP2 calls t1200, </span><span>4 folds</span><span>, BB calls t600

    Flop: (t4530) 10, 2, 5 </span> <span>(3 players)</span> <span>BB bets t1800</span><span>, </span><span>hero raises to t7641 (All-In)</span><span>, </span><span>1 fold</span><span>, BB calls t5841

    Turn: (t19812) 6 </span> <span>(2 players, 1 all-in)</span><span>

    River: (t19812) 2 </span> <span>(2 players, 1 all-in)</span><span>

    Total pot: t19812
    </span> <span>Main pot: t19812 between BB and hero, won by hero</span><span>

    BB had K, 10 (two pair, tens and twos).
    hero had A, A (two pair, Aces and twos).
    Outcome: hero won t19812

    <span>More updates to come!

    Break #5 (7:55pm est)
    Wow! My 5th cash in 6 events played! I was actually the one who busted the bubble boy! I am currently sitting in 34 out of 127. My stack is at $52,674 and is above the average stack of $40590. Right now I will walk away with atleast a $22 ticket into scoops, and my table is also the feature table on a live blog at http://myusapoker.com/wpt.aspx.
    Please go there for live updates on the main event!!!! Here is the bubble boy bust hand below:

    <span>PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 0 Tournament, 400/800 Blinds 100 Ante (9 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

    saw flop | </span> <span>saw showdown</span><span>

    Button (t27151)
    SB (t37590)
    BB (t53320)
    </span> <span>UTG (t11463)</span><span>
    UTG+1 (t33275)
    MP1 (t27633)
    MP2 (t12934)
    </span> <span>hero (MP3) (t30681)</span><span>
    CO (t20460)

    </span> <span>hero's M: 14.61</span><span>

    Preflop: hero is MP3 with Q, Q
    </span> <span>UTG bets t1850</span><span>, </span><span>3 folds</span><span>, </span><span>hero raises to t3500</span><span>, </span><span>4 folds</span><span>, UTG calls t1650

    Flop: (t9100) 3, 4, A </span> <span>(2 players)</span><span>
    UTG checks, </span><span>hero bets t5500</span><span>, </span><span>UTG raises to t7863 (All-In)</span><span>, hero calls t2363

    Turn: (t24826) 2 </span> <span>(2 players, 1 all-in)</span><span>

    River: (t24826) Q </span> <span>(2 players, 1 all-in)</span><span>

    Total pot: t24826
    </span> <span>Main pot: t24826 between UTG and hero, won by hero</span><span>

    UTG had K, A (one pair, Aces).
    hero had Q, Q (three of a kind, Queens).
    Outcome: hero won t24826</span>

    More updates to come!

    Break #6 (8:55pm est)
    So I am sitting in 31st out of 62. I have no reached the $55 ticket. My stack is at $68,424 and is below the average of $83145. The highest my stack got up to was $97k when I had AA vs 88.
    I'm just gonna play my game from here on out and whatever happens will happen! I am very happy with my performance this entire series and now have at least $104.50 in tickets to Scoops...not bad for being a blogger =)

    More updates to come!

    Break #7 (9:55pm est)
    WOW, luck is on my side. I watched as my stack went from 68k down to 40k. I shoved with k10 vs A5c and spiked a K on the flop. Two hands later I shoved again with k10 Vs 99 and hit a straight on the river. I am now up to $203k and sit in 9th out of 37th. We are on the bubble to getting a $215 ticket...more to come!

    Break #8 (10:55pm est)
    Wow what an up and down hour.. I saw my stack go up to over $400k and now back down to $265k. The hand that crippled me was my AQ vs AA. Anyway, there are 17 players left and I am sitting in 10th. I have secured at least a $215 ticket to Scoops and need to hit the top 9 for the next prize of $2100 ticket. It's been a very long 8 hours, but well worth it.......More updates to come.

    Break #9 (11:55pm est)
    WOW! I am sitting at the final table. No matter what, I will walk away with a $2100 ticket. I have $639k in front of me which puts me in 3rd out of 9. I had the chip lead for about 5 mins and have the pic to prove it! haha........its been almost 9 hours since this tourney started and my ass is sore.....A beer is def in order after this is over. Please go to http://myusapoker.com/wpt.aspx
    for the live blog updates from the final table.......

    more updates in a bit!

    Okay, my run has ended in 5th place. I walk away with a $2100 ticket and probably one of my best tourney's I have ever played in. I out lasted 2057(2062 total players started) other players and played for just shy of 10 hours. My butt is sore, and I'm tired, but so damn excited.The hand I went out on was A8 vs J10. The flop was all hearts and I held the A. I was short stacked, and if I folded I would have had under 200k. Sadly, I couldn't hit an Ace or a heart to win. Ah well!

    </span></span> PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 0 Tournament, 6000/12000 Blinds 1500 Ante (5 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

    saw flop | saw showdown

    SB (t1221090)
    hero (BB) (t438327)
    UTG (t2210979)
    MP (t668386)
    Button (t616218)

    hero's M: 17.19

    Preflop: hero is BB with 7, A
    UTG calls t12000, 2 folds, SB calls t6000, hero checks

    Flop: (t43500) 4, 3, 10 (3 players)
    SB checks, hero bets t26000, UTG calls t26000, SB raises to t132000, hero raises to t424827 (All-In), 1 fold, SB calls t292827

    Turn: (t919154) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

    River: (t919154) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

    Total pot: t919154
    Main pot: t919154 between SB and hero, won by SB

    SB had J, 10 (one pair, tens).
    hero had 7, A (high card, Ace).
    Outcome: SB won t919154

    <span><span> Now the next few months are gonna be a training session to get myself ready for the SCOOPS! Thank you all for the support, and I want to thank my wife and friends for being so understanding for the past week. They let me do my thing, and never once complained. It is so important to have such great people behind you! Well poker world I am done blogging for the night!</span></span>

  3. So later on today is the final event of this week long grind. I am lucky enough to have cashed 4 times, and I hope to do it one more time later on. I am a bit pissed at myself as I misread the start time of Saturdays event....I could have played in it before my wife's surprise bday party tonight.

    Speaking of my wife's surprise bday party.......you tend to find out who your true friends are and which ones probably aren't even worth a mention. I had planned out a party for her back in December that I had to cancel due to a bad snow storm that dumped about a foot of snow. The day after I started planning out a 2nd surprise party and gave everyone ample time to RSVP. In the end about 40 people said they would be there. I went out and got a nice party room at a restaurant. I sent out reminders, and told everyone to contact for any reason. So we stroll in and only 9 fucking people showed up. I did get calls from 6 people saying they couldn't make it, but my question is, wtf happened to the others....I take it as a slap in the face. I have never ever done that to anyone.........

    Besides that, I have a funeral to go to on Wednesday. This is for the young man who lost his battle to Tay-Sachs on Thursday. His aunt who is my dear friend even made it out tonight even after all she has been thru......She said the best medicine for her is to be with family and friends and to keep her busy......It was good to see her.

    I also started an idea to try to get a charity poker event in her nephew's honor. All proceeds would go to the NTSAD (go here to their website: http://www.ntsad.org/ ). I found a local chapter that is only a few miles from my house. I am waiting to hear back from a few people who could get this event rolling. Once that is done, I will start hitting up businesses for donations or for things we could use to raffle off, and possibly do a silent auction. So if there are any poker players from the suburbs of Philly stay tuned for details.

    Okay, I think its bed time....7 hours of sleep in 2 days.......My mind and body are worn out..........I'll run updates tomorrow from the main event.

    Good night poker world!

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