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    Once again, I made a Day 2 of a Limit Holdem Event in 2017. I'm 3-for-3 in doing that. Sadly, I'm 0-for-2 so far in cashing, including a painful stone bubble at the $1500 event.

    This day saw me having to deal with a stressful situation in my personal life which came up in the early afternoon. I went to unregister from the event, which originally had me sitting at Table 111. However, official WSOP rules do not allow you to re-register later, which is what I wanted. After pleading my case to the floorman in charge, he made an exception, and they agreed to "suspend" my registration until I returned later. This meant my chips would not blind off.

    I came back at about 4:30 -- 90 minutes into the event. I had been moved to Table 108, which seemed like it was better, from what I could see. However, as the day progressed, the originals at Table 108 were gone fairly quickly. They were replaced by various good players -- Justin Bonomo, John Hoppmann (Hopscott), Cathleen "CC" Tran... and the table got progressively worse as the day went along. There were a few amateurs and semi-amateurs at the table, so that helped.

    I hit a ton of hands early, rocketing me up to over 35k quickly, for what appeared to be a small chiplead (this was before the first 3 levels were over).

    However, I struggled from that point forward with inconsistency, never eclipsing 43500.

    Despite the inconsistency, I actually played a more conservative style than I typically do at these events, which I did as a result of the makeup of the table and my seat location. I did run a stone bluff with complete air (successfully) when I felt that I was in a spot where it would work.

    I had a problem with rivers. I wasn't hitting many, but I was getting rivered like crazy, including several 2-5 outers. Bonomo seemed to repeatedly make 1-card flushes against big hands of mine -- including a set and 2 pair.

    At one point I looked like I was headed for bustoville, holding just 11600 on the final level of the night, playing 1200/2400. However, I spiked trips on the turn in my near-all-in hand with Cathleen Tran (who had just rivered me with a 5-outer about 20 minutes earlier), and then I was able to drag a decent sized 3-way pot with 99 unassisted, bringing me up to my event-high 43500 stack.

    The second-to-last hand of the night was almost a disaster. It was a family pot seeing the flop, with all 5 players at the table still in. I had 2d3d in the BB -- a hand I hate, but had to play given the other 4 players already being in. Flop came 962 with 2 clubs. Cathleen bet out in the SB (she wasn't the preflop raiser), and I considered taking one off to see if I could spike my 2 or 3. I decided to fold. Two players called. The turn of 3s made me want to tear my hair out. However, a jack of clubs hit the river, and TWO players -- Cathleen and an amateur -- had clubs. So had I called that flop (and then raised the turn), I was probably losing 8400. I finished with 31,500.

    Despite my massive struggles against Bonomo on this day, who played with me at all 3 limit holdem events this year, he busted near the end of the night. He lost most of his chips to Hoppmann. He was very polite to me this year, which contrasts with 2 years ago when he made an unsolicited obnoxious comment to me shortly after joining my table.

    I am well below the average of 52.6k, and 39 of the remaining 73 spots will receive a minimum of $4482.

    We are coming back to play 1500/3000, so I'll need to win some hands.

    My table has only 5 people tomorrow:

    Frank Kassela Rossville, TN, US 96,200 Brasilia / 707 / 1
    David Goldberg Delray Beach, FL, US 26,600 Brasilia / 707 / 2
    Todd Witteles LAS VEGAS, NV, US 31,500 Brasilia / 707 / 4
    Jason Papastavrou NEW YORK, NY, US 36,100 Brasilia / 707 / 5
    Max Silver LONDON, GB 69,800 Brasilia / 707 / 6

    This is a pretty good draw. Max Silver is a well known British player, but I'm not sure how well he plays limit holdem. Frank Kassela is a solid older guy who once was WSOP Player of the year.

    I don't know the other two, neither of whom have a lot of chips.

    Fortunately, I do not have any Bellagio, Commerce, or online limit holdem all stars at my table (at least I don't think I do).

    Still, I'll need to hit hands.

     
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    You're doing great, hopefully some cards fall in your favor is all, your game is clearly on point


    GL

     
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    How come pokernews doesn't have you listed as a bracelet winner for their chip counts?

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    good luck Druff!

    thanks you always provide a good rail for us.
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    Event #53 June 27 $3000 Six-Handed Limit Holdem

    Tweet from: DanDruffPoker (Todd Witteles)

    Down to 14k #pfa53

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    Event #53 June 27 $3000 Six-Handed Limit Holdem

    Tweet from: DanDruffPoker (Todd Witteles)

    Just folded a close spot pre flop which would have busted me. #pfa53

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    Event #53 June 27 $3000 Six-Handed Limit Holdem

    Tweet from: DanDruffPoker (Todd Witteles)

    Another 4 card flush on the board victimizes me. Down to 6k #pfa53

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    Event #53 June 27 $3000 Six-Handed Limit Holdem

    Tweet from: DanDruffPoker (Todd Witteles)

    All in with A3, Max Silver isolated with K6, saved me as someone else folded & I won. But lost next w/A7 vs T8. Out 58th. #pfa53

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    Event #53 June 27 $3000 Six-Handed Limit Holdem

    Tweet from: DanDruffPoker (Todd Witteles)

    Amazingly I folded close decision preflop twice in spots where I would have busted. Still busted. Won only 1 hand today. #pfa53

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    Event #53 June 27 $3000 Six-Handed Limit Holdem

    Tweet from: ToddWitteles (Todd Witteles)

    Scoreboard: Three limit holdem Day 2s, 2 event chip leads, one stone bubble, zero cashes. Don't think I'll ever duplicate that. #pfa53

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    Dang, top 39 paid right, what was your final spot 4X?

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    GG Druff. There's always next year.

    Edit: Forgot the main. Better to take that one down. GL

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    He also said he's playing the $1500 (Event 58) on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSOP Twitter Update View Post
    Tweet from: DanDruffPoker (Todd Witteles)

    All in with A3, Max Silver isolated with K6, saved me as someone else folded & I won. But lost next w/A7 vs T8. Out 58th. #pfa53

    Max obviously a NL specialist. But do you think he's just playing the fool in this tweet, or is he more than competent to hold his own if he goes deep against a tough LH field? (I know small sample size so probably tough to offer solid judgment)


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    I'm playing Event 58 ($1500 NL) and that stupid $888 event. But those you have to get tremendously lucky to score big, given the huge fields.

    Honestly the main reason I play the WSOP is for the limit holdem events, the Omaha events, and the Main. The big field NL stuff I just do because I'm here anyway.

    Very disappointed. Could have been 3/3 in cashes if just a few things went differently in these limit holdem events, instead I'm 0/3. Not only that, but I didn't miss the satellite ($10,100 prize) and the last $1500 by all that much, either.

    The only two events where I wasn't in the running to cash were the $1500 Mixed Omaha and that lol $365 Giant event (and I'm not playing that lame Giant thing ever again.)

    So honestly, to be in the running to cash 5 times and brick them all is really crappy.

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    Didn't get to play with Max Silver for long. He did a few odd things which good limit players wouldn't do (such as oddly isolating my shortstack all-in with K6o -- which temporarily saved me), as well as run a bluff on Kassela which was absolutely never going to work.

    But he's better than someone who "doesn't know what he's doing". He has the basics down correctly. He just needs to stay away from the bluffing spots until he understands when they will or won't work at limit holdem.

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    No decent LHE cash games to try get unstuck? Would assume plenty of rec Limit players around looking to gamble.
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    Event #53 June 27 $3000 Six-Handed Limit Holdem

    Tweet from: ToddWitteles (Todd Witteles)

    An emergency caused me to be late to both days of the $3k Limit Holdem event. I will refund all backers for that event in full. #pfa53

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    Limit novice took it down.


    Who is the twitter troll stalking you Druff?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of the Fraud View Post
    Limit novice took it down.


    Who is the twitter troll stalking you Druff?


    likely a drunk jewdonk . . .

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