First, I was going to play in a WSOP Circuit event in Tunica this year; then, I wasn’t going to Tunica because it’s on Super Bowl weekend. But, after learning that there will be a large contingent of players from our local “Home Circuit” playing, I’ve once again (can you say wishy-washy?), changed my mind and decided to go. After giving the matter further consideration, I realized that one-of-two scenarios can occur. First, and most likely, I’ll be out of the WSOP event early enough to make it back home in time for the actual game, since there will probably be about 10 hours of pregame show before the actual telecast of the Super Bowl. Or, if by chance I’m still in the tournament, which means I’m making a fairly deep-run, then I could care less about the football game.
Possibly an “omen” that I should play in the WSOP event is that the last remaining team that I cared about, Green Bay, is out of the playoffs; so, I really don’t care who wins now. Additionally, it seems that every year the commercials are becoming more important than the game, so I can just record it and watch them at my leisure.
I even played in a local satellite at the Harris Cardroom for Event #2. I had a bad day (hopefully got it out of my system), when my old nemesis, pocket Kings, got cracked twice, once by Jacks on-the-flop, and another time by a rivered flush. That’s not counting my Queen’s getting out-flopped, having numerous pocket pairs and never able to hit a set, never connecting with my suited connectors, and so on. After starting with 10,000 chips, I eventually picked-up A-Q with 1,900 left, went all-in and doubled up. But just a couple of hands later shoved again with A-9, both diamonds, and was called by Chris H., who had A-J. I out flopped him with a 9, and was optimistic about doubling up again until a Ten came on the river giving him a straight, and sending me to the rail in 7th place, out of 10. Randy ”Full House” eventually took it down, and Chris H. (aka Chris “Any-Two-Cards”) took the consolation second prize. Congratulations to both of them (grrrrr).
If you’re in Tunica on February 4th and 5th for the WSOP, say hi if you see me; I’ll probably have my orange “TheBoblagio.com” shirt on; although hopefully a couple of other players from my game may have a similar shirt on also.