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Friday, June 19, 2009

I Make It To Day 2

It's very late (early), so this is going to be a short note.

At 1:30 am, I ended Day 1 of Event 36 with exactly 82,000 chips. Average chipstack was 47,500. Out of a starting field of 1695, 213 are left. Of those, 171 will cash.

I will be at Orange 81, Seat 8 tomorrow.

I am immensely thrilled to have survived this far. No matter what happens when action resumes at 2 pm tomorrow, I can retain the satisfaction of having achieved this modest milestone. I made consistently good decisions, and I fortuitously got the best of a situation that ought to have slowed me way down (I sucked out KK over AA against the very good player to my left).

Thank you all for your expressions of support, they are tremendously encouraging. My deep and ongoing gratitude also to the Grump, who has been a wonderful companion throughout.

Starting tomorrow, too, a group of friends (and rivals!) from my A League arrive to tear up Las Vegas. It'll be great fun to share the WSOP experience with them.

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Blogger Fermented Wisdom said...

Congrats! Hope you run good in Day 2 as well.

6/19/09 7:34 AM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Nice job and GL today! Show them what a blogger can do!

6/19/09 8:25 AM  
Blogger Poker Dreams said...

Would you get some sleep please! You have a pretty big day tommorow!! good luck!!!


6/19/09 9:06 AM  
Blogger Pokerwolf said...

Way to go, CG! Keep up the great work!

6/19/09 9:16 AM  
Blogger BLAARGH! said...

GOOD LUCK CARDGRRL!!! I'm rooting for ya!

6/19/09 10:31 AM  
Blogger dbcooper said...

Great stuff. Looks like you are the chip leader at your table. Will look forward to watching your progress

6/19/09 10:44 AM  
Anonymous NPG Commish said...

Good luck today! Rick should be at the Rio in time for the start of Day 2. I hope that you are the first from NPG to cash at the WSOP.

6/19/09 11:40 AM  
Anonymous joxum said...

Keep rocking!

(The word verificaton word was actually "betsharg", I'd say that's a good sign!)

6/19/09 11:40 AM  
Blogger bastinptc said...

I am immensely thrilled for you.

6/19/09 12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pawn the bubble today.


6/19/09 3:31 PM  
Blogger Short-Stacked Shamus said...

Rock and roll!

6/19/09 5:06 PM  

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