Originally Posted by gord962
That's an amazing story Rebell! Congrats on your success, especially with it being your first live tourney!
Where you nervous playing against Phil, Scotty, etc.? I wouldn't have been able to pay attention to what I was doing if I had to go heads up with Phil!
Again, great stuff Rebell! Enjoy Niagra (that's where Fallsview Casino is) and for anyone who has never been there: http://www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com/
Stangely I wasn't that nervous, sitting down on Day 1 with 20K in chips I was more apprehensive, When I saw David Choi straight across from me (I was in #4 him in #1) I remember thinking man I'm in trouble, took me a couple of minute to notice that Erik Seidel was in #7 seat, that's I resided myself to a short day and made a point to have fun. We started and seat #10 was empty, on the 5th hand I got AJ and raised Erick called, flop A, 8, 2
I bet 1K Erick calls, turn J,
I check Erik bets 1K I call river 6
, I bet 2K Erik calls I win and take over 5k from him. After that I was at ease won a few lose a few.
After 2 hours I was thinking this poor guy in seat #10 is gonna get blinded out, the Phil Hellmuth sat down and I let out a loud verbal laugh. I actully loved
it, it was like a poker fantasy. I played alot of heads up with the 3 pros won more then I lost. One hand Phil is joking with me trying to rattle me, telling me he's gonna bust me out and throws 3K in chips in (we're at 75-150 blinds, I say OK and throw in 10K and tell him lets see, he folded, I had KKK.
It was absolutely amazing and Phil made it his mission to break me but it didn't happen and we goofed around alot, like a dream come true, I highly recommend it.