Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bellagio Cup Day 4

Hey, it was another long day and I'm pretty tired so I'm just going to write something here quickly. I'm the chip leader heading into the final table of 6 tomorrow with 5.06 million. It was a pretty sick day, I tried to monkey off my stack at one point but I failed by sucking out on Choron pretty bad with TT vs AA preflop. Right after that csimmsux monkeyed off a million to me with AQ vs my AK preflop and I was chip leader again. With 9 left everything slowed to a crawl and I went up and down a little playing pretty much only small pots. I started to pick up some hands as the night wore on though and built my stack up over 4 million. Then I won a fairly big pot against John Phan where I reraised him preflop and he called, the flop came K-hi and after 10+ minutes of thinking he folded QQ face up to my 1 million chip bet. The day ended shortly after that. The final table is fairly tough, with myself, my friend Luke "IWEARGOGGLES", John Phan, Ralph Perry, David Benyamine, and Gabe Thaler. All the hands from the final table today appear to be posted on worldpokertour.com.

Tomorrow is the "televised" final table (in quotations because sadly WPT does not have a TV deal yet for this season :-(). I have to do the whole deal with makeup, interviews, etc etc.... The final table starts at 5PM PST, but I have to be at Bellagio around 1 for all that stuff beforehand. There should be more interviews of me up on worldpokertour.com and cardplayer.com if you want to see me look goofy in front of a camera some more. I need to get some sleep, one more day of run good please for 1.67 million!

Mike

23 comments:

matt.faure said...

GL for tomorrow! Did you win a big pot against DB in the last hands because he was annonced 7.2 millions 15 hands before the end?

Anonymous said...

Very best wishes from the Rocks (as in the Milton ones, as opposed to the other Rock), Mike... TID...! I love how you come across on your interviews, a cool class act...
Jeff..

P.S. No you don't look goofy!.. :)

Brad said...

That must have been reported wrong, they have a few mistakes like that throughout the day with chip counts (Watts never actually dropped to 2M even though they reported that - he was still at 2.8M) Also would have put an extra 1.5M chips in play lol

Good luck tomorrow Watts! Take it down and bring back a suitcase full of money lol

Anonymous said...

Good luck man.

Ship one home for Canada!

CK

Klopzi said...

Great job! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Watson!!!

Shearim

Elliot said...

TID

Mike said...

Good luck, Mike.

Mike White

Anonymous said...

What a final table, all pros, tourney/ring gamers live/online but no amateurs!, Gl SirWatts take it down! watch out for DB and Gabe's short game

AceOfHobbes said...

Take it down Mike.

Ron

Anonymous said...

TID Mike, Play your game and win this one, I know you can do it.
vinnie

Glen said...

Good Luck Mike...That case ten was the sickest shit ever!

TID

Glen

Shannon Shorr said...

GOOD FUCKINGLUCK SIR WATTS TAKE IT DOWNNNNNNNNNNNN

Anonymous said...

Good luck Watts. Pinhead needs Beer, TID!!!!!

Wolffhound

TheJunkie said...

Good Luck...TID..Pose for the camera..LOL

http://www.pokernews.com/news/2008/
07/wpt-moves-to-fox-sports-net.htm

dnesan said...

You're a straight up pimp Watson, I'm watching the final table updates right now. Fucking ridiculous!

Brad said...

BEER COUNTRY!!! A LOT OF FUCKING BEER COUNTRY!!!

So sick man, congrats!!! I'm stealing one of the bracelets when you get back here lol

ChangLooGrace said...

Congratulations. Well done. Good to see more US$ heading North.

Dickie D said...

Jesus bloody Christ!!!

Chris Kidney said...

Holy shit,
Congrats Watson, nice playing.

Andrew said...

holy shit is right.
congrats, have a good party.

actyper said...

Q9 ftw!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah Watts you did it !!!

I was hitting refresh and sweating the game on the WPT update page - wow.

To hit that Ace on river to crack QQ HU must have been so sweet.

Boom. $1.6M, two bracelets and a WPT entry, that's a whack of loot for one night.

Congrats.

CK