12th Place/EPT Berlin/Day 3 WPT Hard Rock…
I ended up busting in 12th place at WPT Vienna. I made a Cre8ive play where I cold 4bet and 6bet shoved 97cc into a cold 5bettor’s pocket Aces. I had logic and reasoning at the time for why I made the play, and listened to my gut, but thinking back on it I really don’t like it. After that hand I got my last 8bbs in AA vs AsQx and the board ran out with four spades and I lost. Unfortunate to lose that hand but the turning point was my big bluff. It’s frustrating and disappointing to get that close to another big tournament victory and make a mistake to lose. Instead of beating myself up too much, I went to Berlin to play the EPT Main Event.
I had roughly 40bbs with two hours left in the night and got all in AK vs 88 for an 80bb pot. I would of had 50k at 300/600 had I won the race, but I ended up losing the coinflip to be eliminated from the EPT Main Event. No big deal. What did I decide to do after that? Well I hopped on the first flight to South Florida to redeem myself and play the $10k WPT Main Event at the Hard Rock.
There are currently around 100 players left from the 290 that started the tournament. I believe average stack is 80k and I finished Day 2 with 28k. It was a brutal day where some of the amateur players at the table kept getting the best of me. I’m glad I was able to survive and I am hoping I can play my 25bb stack to perfection and make another run at a WPT title. The blinds will be 600/1200 today to start Day 3. I will do my best. Wanted to give a little update in case anything exciting happens in this WPT. Here’s hoping to making Day 4 and another shot at a WPT title.
Day 4 WPT Vienna…
I survived another day in the WPT Vienna Main Event. We started Day 3 with 67 players and after 5 levels of play (90 minutes each level) we are now down to the final 21 players. I am currently 5th in chips. Once 18 players remain we will redraw seats and play down to the final table of 6 players. There are a lot of good players left in the tournament and a few I still haven’t played with. I will give it my best shot, like usual.
I see every mention I receive on Twitter (where you can follow my updates @TristanCre8ive) and know I have a bunch of people cheering me on. I can’t say thank you enough. It really is amazing to see how many people are rooting for me when I go deep in a big poker tournament. Thank you again. I have the most unbelievable friends and support system. I’m in the zone, let’s continue the ride…
(The Weeknd ft. Drake – The Zone)
Day 3 WPT Vienna…
I’ve made Day 3 of the WPT Vienna Main Event. The internet in my hotel is awful and I haven’t been able to access updates yet, but ironically blogging is working at the moment haha. Someone told me I am 3rd in chips with 64 players remaining. I finished the day with 395,500. Hopefully the internet is fixed in a short while and I will be able to research my table. I know there are a lot of really good tournaments players still left in the field.
I played a lot of fun and interesting hands yesterday. I was at the same table as the Day 1 chip leader and he was comparable to Jason Statham — STRAIGHT ACTION! We battled in a few big pots and overall I think I got the best of him. He was a lot of fun to play against and definitely a challenging opponent. Our table broke with about an hour left in the day and I was moved to another tough table. I managed to chip up about 100k more in the last 45 minutes of the day, which was very nice.
I think this is only my second WPT event. The first was a $3500 in South Florida. I have still yet to play a $10k WPT in America, but no complaints about that haha, just stating a fact. I’ll continue to play my best and have fun doing so. We are about 20 away from the money with first place winning over $400k USD. I appreciate all the support I’ve already received and thank you to everyone for any future encouragement. I’m taking it one day at a time, so here’s to WPT Vienna Day 4…
Hello Internet blogosphere. After months of silence I am back. This seems to be the status quo for me as of late. I continue to tell myself to update the blog with more than just poker ramblings or what’s been going on with me. I have much more interesting thoughts that cross my mind on a daily basis, but I rarely use the blog as an outlet for that.
The last few months have been a mixture of work and play. I last left off in Australia where I played a few poker tournaments. I visited my friend in Japan after that. Japan was an incredible country because it was very different, culturally, from what I am used to. It interests me to visit a place I know nothing about and take in what’s around me. I was in Japan for five days and went from Osaka to Fukouka to Tokyo.
During the middle of February I traveled to Seneca Niagara Casino on the US side of Niagara Falls. The DeepStacks Poker Tour was having our first televised tournament event there. We had a pretty good turnout for the Main Event attracting 217 entries. We started the tournament on a Friday, whereas a Saturday Day 1 or Friday/Saturday combo would have probably brought a bigger crowd. Maybe next time we will structure the tournament differently. Overall it was a big success. We filmed parts of the event leading up to the final table as well as the whole, 6 handed final table. It was our first time putting on a production like that and I was quite impressed. I’m excited to see how the next event we televise will go.
A few weeks ago I traveled to Denver to do my commentary and analysis of the final table with Joe Stapleton. He helped me get comfortable with doing voiceover work and also gave me a lot of knowledge on the whole process of putting poker on TV. The production teams, Blue Fusion and Sky Theory were also awesome. We have a great group of guys working on the show and I look forward to doing more with them. I’m learning a lot and getting to do something I never thought I would do. I will continue to educate myself and I’m sure everyone involved in the show is doing the same. It’s a stimulating experience and I’m glad I can be a part of it.
I’ve written a few articles for the Chicago Tribune company. One of the articles involves a hand from the DeepStacks Poker Tour final table. You can read about it here. I also recently wrote about a hand I played in the PCA $10k Main Event in the Bahamas earlier this year.
Two weekends ago I went to New Orleans with my father. Apparently my mother has a bucket list for my dad. Last year they went to the Masters Golf tournament and this year she sent my father and me to the NCAA Basketball Final Four. My dad’s team is Syracuse. They had a great chance to do well in the tournament until one of their starters was declared ineligible by the University. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see them play.
The atmosphere in New Orleans was incredible. Not only was the Superdome packed, harboring 73,000 plus people, but the whole downtown area of New Orleans was chaotic. Our first night there I met up with some friends who were also in town and we stayed out until 4am on Bourbon Street (my dad was involved in the partying as well haha.) We stayed in the middle of downtown so we walked everywhere. It started pouring the night of the Championship game. We were forced to get ponchos and we walked to the stadium along with tens of thousands of other people. I’ve never seen a city shut down over the weekend like New Orleans was. It was a great sporting experience and something I’m glad I was able to share with my dad.
The first leg of my trip to Europe started in Dublin, Ireland. I played the Irish Poker Open and busted late on Day 1. I also played the 1k side event and busted on the last hand of the night in 20th place, with 11 making the money. I had a great time in Dublin. I met some great people, got to see different parts of the city, and overall had a fun time. There was only one bad experience while I was there.
On my last night there me, Adam Levy, Steve O’Dwyer, and Jordan Lewis (all internet poker players as well) went into a restaurant called 777. I called ahead and spoke to the lady working, told her there were four of us and we’d be there in 15 minutes. She said no problem. We show up, she greets us, and tells us our table will be ready in a minute. A few seconds later a guy walks up and tells us that they are full and we can’t eat there. We explain the situation that we called ahead, and the waitress already told us she was getting a table. He tells us there are no tables available (there were 2 empty) and that we never called. I felt like I was dealing with an ex-girlfriend and showed him my phone to verify that I did call haha. He ignored that and said the kitchen is closing in 40 MINUTES and we can’t eat here. Steve and I continue to argue with the guy, but we tried to keep it civil. This guy ended up being the manager and basically refused to let us eat there for whatever reason. The waitress comes back after he whispers something in her ear and tells us we can’t bring our own alcohol inside. Steve had an almost empty bottle of water with him. She tells us she can’t do anything, he is the manager, and she’s sorry. I don’t know why the manager acted like that. It was definitely a frustrating situation. If that’s the worst thing that happened to me in Ireland than I must say it was a damn good trip haha.
I arrived in Vienna, Austria two days ago. I played Day 1B of WPT Vienna and finished the day 8th in chips with 179 players left. The top 45 players make the money. We are only playing 5 levels today, which is a good thing, but I have Elky, Fabrice Soulier and the huge chip leader (4 to my left) at my table. Hopefully I can continue to play well and have things go my way. Dublin was a good warmup and I’m ready to make some runs while I’m in Europe.
Once I am finished in Vienna I am heading to Berlin to play the EPT events there. After that tournament series I will head back to America. I am teaching a course at Parx Casino on April 28th with Matt Glantz and a couple other DS guys for DeepStacks. You can find some information about the camp here.
That’s all for now, I’m glad I got a little update in. The internet hasn’t been great while traveling around Europe. Maybe I can have a little success on this trip and have exciting news and updates for the blog in the days/week to come. Thanks for reading.
I played the Aussie Millions main event a few days ago. I had a good table draw and played fairly well all day. I ran my 30k starting stack up to about 90k at it’s peak. With under 30 minutes left in Day 1 I managed to lose two huge pots. One was a triple barrel bluff putting the player all in. The opponent made a good call with second pair. I then lost AQ vs KK in a squeeze spot against three players where I was fairly certain of everyone’s range (the third player flatted in late position with KK.) I was definitely disappointed busting in the final hands of Day 1 after playing good all day. There’s always room for improvement.
I’m leaving Australia tomorrow (at the airport now – wrote blog yesterday) and heading to Japan to see one of my best friends. He plays professional basketball in Osaka. Unfortunately, he injured his calf the other day so I won’t get to see him play, but at least we will get to hang out. I’ve never been to that part of the world. I’m looking forward to it.
Today is Australia Day. To celebrate, here are some pictures I’ve snapped from the trip.
Alley covered with graffiti, some sick art.
I have a lot more pictures from Australia. I’ll take a bunch in Japan too. Until next post…
Poker and Traveling…
In the beginning of January I went to the Bahamas for the PCA. The weather was great. The few years prior it was cold and windy so I was never able to enjoy being in Nassau if poker didn’t go well. That’s what happened this trip. I played the Main Event and busted early in Day 1 with top two pair vs bottom set (KQ on KsQs5d8c board.) It was a spot where I probably should have folded the flop/turn but I thought I noticed a physical tell on the player. I played a couple other side events that didn’t go in my favor either. Fortunately for me, like I hinted above, the weather was great and I got to spend a day lounging around Atlantis with a bunch of fellow poker players. We threw footballs around the lazy river (which was the most fun I’ve ever had at the PCA), went down a few slides, and played a game of football on the shore.
I stayed with my friend Mark and met a couple of his friends during the trip. One of them was John Dibella. Mark, John, Tim (Tim0thee), Hans, Anthony (one of John’s friends) and I all went to dinner the first night there. John and Mark both won $1k satellites to play the Main Event. We talked about poker and other random things that night and then all went our separate ways before the Main Event. In the next week, Tim and I kept meeting with Mark and John to eat dinner and hang out. John was doing well in the tournament. He was advancing each day, talking with us about hands and strategy. Although he isn’t a “poker professional” he definitely knew how to play and understood dynamics behind the game some people don’t comprehend.
John kept making it through everyday. I remember going to dinner with him when he made the final 24. Tim and I went through who was at his table, how they would play, what he should expect, and we even went over some hand histories to give him a little insight. I left the Bahamas the next day. I was amazed to see John had made the final table. Mark kept sending me updates throughout the day and me and Tim were sweating it online. I was shocked and excited. It was awesome to see a stranger I just met do well in a huge tournament and follow along with him. I watched the live feed and stayed in communication with Mark as John played the final table. I tried to relay any information I could that I thought would help John. I don’t know if any of it actually helped, but John played great, had things go his way, and ended up winning the tournament (after a small deal) for almost 1.8 MILLION DOLLARS!!! I was so excited for him. I really couldn’t believe it. Mark called me after he won (I was watching on the 40 minute delay) and everyone was just in awe. Even though John is an amateur player he played very well. He made only minimal mistakes and overall played very well. I don’t think many people took him seriously which probably was to his advantage. I want to congratulate you once again John. You won one of the best and biggest poker tournaments in the world. Awesome job and well played! I also want to thank Mark for the hospitality and good time we had in the Bahamas. Congrats to both of you guys.
After I returned from the Bahamas, I relaxed in Florida for a few days and planned my trip to Australia for the Aussie Millions poker tournament. I arrived in Melbourne five days ago. It’s a beautiful city that I’m exploring more of every day. I’ve played a couple tournaments (none of which have gone my way) and also some cash games. The Crown casino is an amazing establishment and the poker room is awesome as well. In an hour and a half I will be sitting down to play Day 1 of the Main Event. The structure is really good for this tournament and the field looks the same. Although I haven’t had any deep runs lately I still feel like I’m playing well. I’m excited for this tournament and hope I can be on the good side of luck over the next few days. I will updating my twitter (@TristanCre8ive) on how things are going.
I’ve taken some pictures and have a few other stories I might share in another blog post. Time for me to get ready to play the Main Event. Wish me luck.
I feel like the title of this blog is fitting, for more than one reason. I FINALLY won a WSOP bracelet, I’m FINALLY writing this blog, and other things are FINALLY taking their course as well. Since I have to cover almost three months of updates, I’m anticipating my longest blog ever. Just thought I would preface a little bit. Part of the reason why it has taken me this long to write is because I had some personal health issues immediately after I returned from Europe. It took longer than expected but I’ve FINALLY got that under control and am back to normal. This blog will be broken down into sections to make it an easier read.
Everyone entered the final table with roughly even stacks. To give a little history about the event, it was a $3k euro Shootout. Day 1 we started 8-9 handed. Day 2 we played 3 handed. Day 3 was the final table with 10 players and everyone about even in chips. It was an insanely tough final table. There were no weak spots. I watched as a few players were eliminated and the table started to become short handed. With seven people left I won a big coinflip against Steve O’Dwyer, my TT vs his AK. I was able to open up a little more shorthanded and eliminate Max Silver KK vs 44 when he 4bet shoved on me. I entered heads up against Mike Watson (SirWatts online.) He had about 1.4 million in chips to my 1 million. We went back and forth and I eventually was able to win the tournament when he 4bet shoved A5s against my JJ. The board ran out QQ4T2 and I won my first WSOP bracelet. That’s the short version of the final table haha.
Here’s a victory picture. I still can’t believe it.
Luckily I had a few friends with me in France to cheer me on. I want to thank my good friend Samantha and my new friends Kim and William who watched the whole final table. I also had my buddy Hans run over and watch when he wasn’t playing hands in his tournament. Sam and I (along with my best friend Brian) traveled together throughout Europe and she was beyond supportive and excited about the final table (she had a nice little sweat too lol.) She’s getting more experienced with poker, traveling to some of the events. I’ve been teaching her so hopefully she can have some success of her own soon. It was awesome to see my friends just as happy as I was. There’s nothing better than being able to share an incredible experience with people who enjoy it as much as you do.
Will, Sam, Kim, and Hans behind me.
Look at Hans’ expression lol. I think my JJ was cracked by KT this hand during heads up play to win the tournament. Classic picture.
The WSOP victory still hasn’t sunk in yet, even after almost three months. I have to constantly remind myself that I finally accomplished one of my goals in poker. I started playing in 2003, my freshman year in college. I went all these years without a big “signature” win, online and live. I have won my fair share of tournaments but I never was able to win a major tournament. I always fell short. This happens to be the harsh reality of tournament poker. Sometimes no matter what you do things don’t go your way and it is out of your hands. Everyone who takes this game seriously should understand that.
I had an amazing WSOP this year. I made two final tables in Vegas, went to Europe for the first time and won a WSOP bracelet. I don’t take any of it for granted. We are deserved nothing in poker. Remember that. Nothing. Appreciate what this game can do for you and understand how unfair it can be. After you’ve done that all you need to do is enjoy the game itself.
Some of my friends have given me a hard time about winning my first WSOP bracelet in Europe. I understand where they are coming from as I once felt the same way. I realize poker is a global game. After playing in the WSOP(E) I know that I earned my bracelet. The fields had a ton of great players and it wasn’t easy. I’ll always cherish my first bracelet but now there is extra motivation to win one domestically! Haha.
Here are the finishers at the final table:
1st Tristan Wade (Me, Cre8ive)
2nd Michael Watson (SirWatts)
3rd Richard Toth (RichardToth)
4th Max Silver (Not sure his online name)
5th Bertrand Grospellier (Elky)
6th Steve O’Dwyer (MrTimCaum)
7th Emil Patel (Whitelime)
8th Taylor Paur (ambiguosity, tramp$d0pray)
9th James Dempsey (Flushy, MKKMOO)
10th John Armbrust (texduke)
I’ll continue to let this all sink in and slap me in the face occasionally.
I was scheduled to go to Sao Paulo, Brazil with Mike “The Grinder” Mizrachi on November 22nd. I almost didn’t make the trip because of the health issues I talked about earlier. I went to the doctor the morning of my flight and was cleared to go luckily. My best friend Brian also came along for the trip with Grinder and I. We went to play some of the tournaments for the BSOP (Brazilian Series of Poker.) I went last year with Mike Matusow and I must say, once again, the BSOP is an unbelievable tournament series. They have great fields, run awesome tournaments, have a nice venue, and make the experience enjoyable for everyone. If you can make it to Brazil for one of their BSOP events I highly recommend you do.
Grinder, Juliano, Brian, and me. [Small pic]
Juliano is a great friend. Both times I visited Sao Paulo he showed me around and taught me about the culture. He has his hand in a lot of things involved with poker in Brazil. Flop Magazine, Super Poker, BSOP, and I’m sure a few more other things. The Brazilians who read this blog will know what some of those things are haha. Another person who is probably more influential with poker in Brazil is Igor Federal. He is also involved in just about everything poker related. I applaud both of these gentlemen. What they are doing for poker in Brazil is amazing to watch. I’ve seen what they are doing for their country and poker players there. It’s truly amazing. There are many people in Brazil who are very passionate about poker. It helps to have knowledgeable, hard-working people spearhead poker efforts in Brazil. Keep doing what you are doing guys. Hopefully poker will one day be legalized in Brazil as well. I’m sure I could name a lot more people involved, there are just so many (including top Brazilian players, writers, enthusiasts, etc.)
My experiences in Brazil have always been good ones. There is something about the country and the people that you don’t feel when you’re in the States. Everyone is very friendly, outgoing, nice, and enjoying life. It is refreshing to be around people who are just happy to be alive. I only have good things to say about the country and all the people I encountered there. Grinder even mentioned that out of the ten days we were there he didn’t see a single person who was upset. Impressive. I’m not saying it’s a Utopian society but it a great place to visit. There is still a lot of room for growth on the poker aspect. After playing a few days in Brazil you can tell that poker is relatively new there. They have a different style of play that takes a little getting used to.
As far as poker is concerned, I didn’t do very well in the few tournaments I played at the BSOP. I busted halfway through day 1 of the Main Event and the 6-max event. I had a last longer with grinder in both tournaments and won those at least! I wish I would have been able to play more poker while I was there but that just gives me another reason to go back to Brazil.
I’d like to thank everyone I came in contact with and everyone I know over there. Thank you. Your hospitality is one of a kind and I can’t wait to return.
Here are a couple pictures from the trip:
Figueira Rubaiyat restaurant. Built around a tree. Awesome.
View from room. Sao Paulo is a HUGE city. (20mil people)
December is always an interesting month to me. My birthday is in December, along with Christmas, and New Years Eve. I love living in Florida during the winter/December because it starts to get cold at night. During the day the weather is awesome. It usually is 70-80 degrees and sunny. You can’t beat that.
My birthday was low key. I didn’t do much. I had a dinner with the family and received a few presents. I never made a big deal out of my birthday or Christmas. My family has been able to provide me with almost everything I have ever needed, so I never felt the urge to ask for much, if anything. They always find something to get me though lol.
Christmas was fun. Again, I spent time with my family, watched them open up presents, and had Christmas dinner. It’s nice to have my immediate family close for the holidays. I think they like having me around too haha.
On New Years Eve I went out in Fort Lauderdale. A few of my close friends were able to make it out and bring in the new year together. I thought about going to Vegas for New Years. That probably would have been a lot more fun. I can just imagine how ridiculous Vegas is for New Years. Nevertheless, it was nice getting to spend some time with friends I don’t always get to see. The circle seems to be getting smaller.
Other than my birthday and a few holidays, I played some cash games in December. I still need to get out and play more, but I at least got to go a few times. It’s hard to know when the good games are running. That’s something I’m going to improve on. Live poker isn’t the same as online either. Playing so much live poker really makes me miss online poker.
DeepStacks Big News
DeepStacks is doing some great things. We just announced a Televised Poker Tour. The final table will be televised regionally. It starts February 15th at the Seneca Niagara Casino. We have our DSPT (DeepStacks Poker Tour) main event on February 17th. It is a $1500 buyin, $200k guaranteed tournament. It will last three days. The tournament starts nine handed but when we reach 36 players we finish the tournament six handed. It should be a really great event and I am looking forward to it.
On the television side of the tour I will be doing commentary alongside Joe Stapleton. I’m excited about the whole experience. Hopefully we will be able to have a great poker tour and the television product will be able to match it. I don’t want to say too much about it. We will see how it goes!
On Friday (tomorrow) I will be going to the Bahamas for the PCA tournament series. For anyone who doesn’t know, the PCA is the PokerStars Carribean Adventure. Last year (when it was LEGAL to play ONLINE POKER) I won a package to go. I cashed in the main event and I’m hoping for better success this time around. So far I am only set on playing the main event. I don’t know if I will decide to play any other tournaments or cash games. I’m strictly going for poker. If there are good tournaments/games I will stay if I bust the main event. Maybe I won’t even have to worry about that. Wishful thinking.
After PCA I am going to go to Australia for the Aussie Millions at the Crown Casino. I’ve never been to Australia and really have no clue what to expect. Everything I have heard about the country has been positive, so this is definitely another trip I am looking forward to. I remembering watching this tournament on the television/internet and always wanting to play it. I can’t wait. I will play the main event and a few other side events if I get there in time.
I’m glad to FINALLY be caught up on this blog and to get back in the swing of writing. The last few months have been crazy. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me or followed along with the ride. Even though I do all of this for myself (well not entirely for myself!), it is nice to have people who care about what you’re doing and have some interest in it. If there is anything anyone wants me to write about let me know. I’ve had a few people comment about my first WSOP Bracelet and the story I would tell. Hopefully I was able to touch on some interesting aspects. There’s always more I could write but I try not to go overboard.
I still have a lot to accomplish. I am optimistic I will be able to achieve everything I want to. I don’t know what some of those things are yet, but as long as you know what you want to do in the end, filling in the blanks is easy.
Another WSOP(E) Final Table…
Tomorrow I will be taking my third crack at winning a WSOP bracelet this year. Over the summer in Las Vegas I made two final tables at the World Series. One was in a $1500 NLH event and the other was in the $10k 6-max NLH tournament. I finished 7th place and 4th place respectively. Although I am competing for a WSOP bracelet in Europe at the WSOPE, I still feel like the prestige of winning a bracelet is carried over.
The final table of the 3k NLH Shootout is stacked. Two players (Taylor Paur and Elky) from the 10k 6-max final table also made it to the final table of this event. Everyone else is an accomplished live/online player. It won’t be easy but if I can win this tournament I will definitely feel like I earned it. I’ll do my best and hope luck is on my side. It has been so far.
We resume play tomorrow at 3pm CEST (9am EST.) Follow my twitter @TristanCre8ive for updates. PokerNews will be covering the final table as well. I’m not sure if the tournament will be live streamed. If it is I will tweet the link for it. I’ll end this blog with a cool pic taken when I was heads up today.
Finished 26th Place…
I finished 26th place in the first WSOPE event. I’m 3-3 in my last three six max tournaments. Too bad there aren’t more of those around! Like I said in the previous post, I was down to 600 chips in the first few levels of the tournament and ran it back up. I am happy overall with how I played and found myself in a couple unfortunate spots in the end to lose. There are a couple great tournaments left here at the WSOPE in Cannes. I am looking forward to playing.
Yesterday I played the 1k euro NLH WSOPE tournament and busted a few hours in. It was a very fast paced tournament structure. I never had momentum and battled being a short stack the whole time. Tomorrow I will be playing the 3200 euro NLH Shootout. I love shootouts. Hopefully things can go my way.
Here are some pics so far from my trip:
Another cool building in Amsterdam
Rolled up, couldn’t eat it all.
Crepe… Definitely ate a piece of the fork.. lol
Amsterdam was awesome. I was only there for a day but I got to eat at a couple great restaurants and explore the city. I really wanted to visit the Van Gogh musuem but I didn’t have enough time. I plan on going back again sometime soon. Cannes is also beautiful, as you can see. It is another breathtaking destination. I’m trying to take in the culture of all these countries. I’ll be in Cannes for the duration of the WSOPE, looking to win my first bracelet. That’s all I got for now.
Day 2 WSOPE 6-Max NLH…
Been a hell of a week. I’m gonna make this one short. I went from London to Amsterdam, back to London, and now I’m in Cannes, France. I’ll update the blog on that excursion later, but for now I came here to say that I made Day 2 of the 6-max WSOPE NLH event. I think I am 12th in chips with 80 players left. 36 make the money. I actually was down to 600 chips in the second level but didn’t give up! Have to run. Follow my twitter @TristanCre8ive for updates.