|Las Vegas Trip Report|
Day 2 of event 54, $1,000 NLH. In the money on day one so that helped the nights sleep. Day two table draw has big stacks, including Alexander Kravchenko , I’m half the average. I have to play short stack poker with only fold or shove options which makes my decisions easy. Raise with player in late position, button calls, I push with 88 in big blind. The original raiser goes all in, button folds, raiser tables 66. Button (Canadian pro) rips him for raising him out of the hand. He had KQ and would have won and knocked me out. That played a role in the big hand that happened later. Tight player in late position that had tripled up a short stack raises. Same pro on the button reraises. I wake up with A 10 of spades in bb. I’m about to fold when the original raiser folds out of turn. Well, I put the button on a bit of a move based on the play earlier, the original raiser is the one that scared me. I try a move and shove, insta call turns over QQ, ouch. (I am an armature) Ace on the flop, huge double to 80k. The button goes berserk. Pointing to me, “he was going to fold until the other guy folded out of turn.” Ends up throwing card at the dealer, throws chips at the dealer, security, floor, one round penalty and he’s lucky it wasn’t more. Meanwhile I’m stacking chips and feeling healthy. Kravchenko played pretty tight and had one bluff picked off. The big starting stack of 120 k on my left gets tabled after an hour. I don’t play a hand for 2 hours with no opportunities ever presenting and seeing 73 and 83 hands over and over.