This morning I realize I forgot to do a critical thing. I wanted to check my stats before leaving that table.
I remember noticing at a very late point, maybe the 3rd break, that I had played 202 hands at that point. I made it to another break so I'm thinking that might have got it into the 270 hand range. For ease I will say 300 hands cause it was getting time for the 5th break when I left.
6 AA/300 hands is way high. I was not plagued with low PP's as I have been in the past. Lowest I can remember was a 44 at a good time to shove and it got the walk. QQ once, KK nonce. JJ a couple of times, folded post flop both times I think. TT once, shoved and walked.
Point is that I too have gone what might have been 4000 hands without AA. When it becomes obvious that they have been missing, don't we all remember that eventually the odds
will catch up, and there will be a streak of monumental proportions.
For the past week I have been seeing lots of pp's. Mostly low, usually foldable for positional reasons. As nice as it was riding the return of the big cards, it wasn't quite enough. I played well, but with lots of big cards who can't. So maybe I don't deserve any accolades after all. I didn't make it.
It was one of the best sporting rounds of poker I've played, and was fun.
In any other tourney I would have been ITM, and extra thrilled. This was a great field, and the seats awarded last night means the remaining 170 players are playing for 2 WSOP
ME seats today. I'd call them pretty good odds.
Incidentally, I think the FullTillt ME freerolls are over, and that was the last for this year. I do hope they replace it with something juicy soon.