Norwegian Magnus Skumsnes, known as WViking on the tables, is Expekt’s representative in Las Vegas as he qualified through one of the many promotions on our poker site.
He will provide the Expekt blog with an exclusive diary of his experience, thoughts and of course – poker action! Keep tuned in to hear what really goes on behind the scenes and what goes through the mind of Expekt’s man at the most prestigious poker event in the world!
Day Five – The Main Event!
Las Vegas 10 July
Maybe Live Poker isnt so easy afterall? Boy was Day 1 of the Main Event a grind. I was quite happy with my table draw with to big fishes to my direct left and right. They played like every single hand, and I tought for sure that they would give me a big chunk of their chips.
Well that didnt happen. I managed to hit a flush versus one of them in a small pot, but I just couldnt get through the guy on my left.
Every hand I raised, he called, and he outflopped me again and again. It was quite frustrating. Well as it always happen with fishes, they dont last very long, and when they both busted after level 3, my table got much harder.
It seemed like every move I did went wrong. I called when I should have raised, I bet when I should have checked, I checked when I should have bet, and so on. All in all a tough and frustrating day at the tables!
After starting with 30K chips I got it up to 34K, then down to 30K, up again to 37K, down to 32k, before losing a big pot versus the fish on my left after making a really bad river call. Now I was down to only 16K. How about getting dealt aces the very next hand and double up against aces? That was my only good break all day.
I then slowly built my stack up to 40K before it all went wrong the last 3H. I finished the day with a stack of only 20K chips. I hope day 2 will be nicer to me and that I find my A game.
Stay tuned for news about how Magnus gets on with those 20,000 chips!