|Las Vegas Trip Report|
I am making my WSOP debut (in the seniors’ event) and sat on table one zillion and one in a dark corner of the Amazon room and as we near the end of level one. I feel comfortable at my table and going along nicely when after UTG limps I look down in MP at 10d 8d and limp. It folds to the BB who checks his option. The flop is 10 high with no obvious straight draws and one diamond. After the BB checks UTG bets out and I call. BB also calls. The turn is another low card and a diamond giving me a flush draw. BB checks, UTG checks and I bet my top pair and flush draw. BB calls and UTG folds. The river is Qd giving me a well-disguised back draw flush. The BB takes the betting lead for the first time with a fairly small bet and I raise slightly over the minimum. He ‘tanks’ for a good two minutes and then goes all in. This was unexpected and unwanted. It was hard to put him on a flush and although I can’t remember the exact numbers to fold would have left me with about 800 chips (starting stack was only 3,000 chips). I decide I am pot committed and make a reluctant call feeling I am behind and see the BB turn over AdKd for the nuts. I leave the table to start the walk of shame.