Wow I just finished Day 1 with 90K chips which should leave me comfortably above average. Things were going extremely well all day and then in the last level I actually thought I was going to bust out before the end of the day it was so sick.
Hand 1: Level 1 50/100, 20K starting chips. I raise UTG to 400 with 75s. 3 callers and I figure it will be hard to bluff all of them I should probably try to flop a straight or some.... holy crap! Flop 643. I bet 1500 and the guy on my left calls. Turn 8, I bet 3500 he makes it 7K and I jam. He calls with 33 and the board doesn't pair so I get a sweet early double up.
Hand 2: Still level 1, UTG who is some spewy Euro guy makes it 500, I call with KK UTG+1 and then an old guy makes it 1500 in MP. Old guys reraising scares the hell out of me and after Eurodonk calls I consider just calling but eventually reraise t0 5000. Old guy calls and Euro finally folds. Flop Qxx and I check intending to fold to most bets, but he checks behind. Turn blank goes check/check, and on the river blank I bet 5K and he calls showing the other 2 kings.
Hand 3: The guy with the set has in Hand 1 has now rebuilt to 8K which is fine because he's really awful. I raise to 400 with KK and he calls as do two others. Flop QTx 2 hearts and the BB leads 700. He's also awful and I decide to call to disguise my hand and see what happens behind me before I get too much money in. Hand 1 guy on my left now raises to 2K and the BB deliberates for quite some time before calling. I then make it 7K and the guy on my left calls all-in, BB folds. He has AQ and I win another big pot. I have 53K at the first break which is pretty huge. Not much happens in the next level and I finish it at 46K.
Hand 4: Some old guy who's new to the table and seems really bad limps in EP, a soldish player raises 5xBB to 2K, another solid player calls, and I call on the button with 88. Limper calls and we go 4 ways to a Q8x 2 diamond flop. It checks to me and I bet 5500. Old limper guy calls with 15K more behind and the turn is a Q. He leads for 10K and I put him all-in and beat his QTs. I had around 85K after this hand.
Hand 5: A good aggro player 2nd in chips at the table raises to 1700 at 300/600 a75 and I find QQ in my BB and make it 5500. He calls and the flop comes Q42 rainbow. I bet 7500 and he calls. Turn 3 I check he bets 20K and I move him in for something like 35K more. He tanks for quite a while and folds KK as I later found out. Over 100K now. Now comes the 400/800 a100 level where everything goes crazy.
Hand 6: Yes, this actually happened again I'm not getting confused with hand 1. I raise to 2400 in EP with 75s and only the guy 2 to my left calls (he is awful). Damn, well maybe I'll flop another... wtf? really? Flop 643 and he gets 20K or so in with 99. I had like 130-140K after this hand, and then things start to go wrong.
Hand 7: Old guy who is not as tight as i thought makes it 2500 and get 2 callers from solid players. I find AKo in the SB and decided to raise it 10K more. Except I throw out 5 orange chips which are obviously worth 5K each not 2500. Woops. Original raiser folds and the first caller (Joe Beavers) figures there's no way I ever raise that much with AA or KK and moves all-in with QQ for like 20K more (we'd likely have gotten it in anyways but I'd have more hope of getting him to fold some other way probably). I finally lose a hand but at a very bad time and drop under 100K.
Hand 8: The CO open limps for 800. He's playing so weak-tight and I'm pretty sure I can get he will fold to a large raise. I have 93ss on the button and make it 3200. The BB who is new to the table wearing a Party Poker shirt calls, and the limper folds. Flop Qxx all diamonds, he checks and I chek behind. Turn 8h, he checks and I figure this is as godd a time as any to stab at it and bet 5500. He calls though and the river is the Ad. He checks and I give up. He shows 98o with the 9d and takes the pot. Euro + PartyPoker = megadonk, I should have realized immediately.
Hand 9: Solid guy who I"ve repopped a few times earlier makes it 2800 in the hijack with 30-40K or so behind. I make it 9K on the button with QQ. He calls and the flop comes Axx. We check it down and his KK is good. I dodged a bullet there I would probably have called a shove preflop.
Hand 10: Very next hand, he raises again to 2500 and I call with TT. EuroParty calls behind me on the button and we see a 986 two club flop. Raiser checks and I bet 5500 which is just not big enough. Eurodonk calls and the turn 8. I still fell like I have the best hand and he prboably has to have a draw and I check figuring if he chekcs behind it's fine and he bets I'll jam on him. He bets 13K and I cram for like 30K more effective which is almosy all of my stack. Jesus. How will I explain donking off a 140K stack in the last level of the night? He thinks for quite a while and folds. Not sure if I was just completely on the wrong level and he folded a better hand here or not, but it was kind of scary. Not much happened after that and I finished with 90K. I play again on Tuesday. If I happen to bust that day I can play day 1B of the Bellagio Cup main event on Wednesday which is pretty sweet. Hoping to just relax and have some fun this weekend.