Daniel - Poker Journal
2010 WSOP Schedule15 Mar 2010
This schedule is a rough draft and can never be entirely accurate since I don't know which events I'll be doing well in. In some cases, for a big buy in championship event that starts at 5:00pm it's safe to block out the next day for the same event as it's unlikely I'll bust in the first 8 hours. I always expect to last longer in the limit events for a couple key reasons:
1) Structures are good
2) My edge in the limit events is bigger than in the no limit events
On days when there is a no limit event I'm playing at noon, I'll potentially play in the 5:00pm event since you can buy in up to 7:00pm which would give me 7 hours of play time in the noon event.
If an event is NOT on my list, then I ain't playing it. That means I will be playing exactly zero of the $1000 NLH events and I "may" play in exactly one of the $1500 NLH events on May 31st. That event runs on day 4 of the 50K 8-Game Mixed event and I'm probably going to win that, so I won't be playing any NLH events under $2500. If I don't happen to win that event, I'm playing in the $1500 Omaha 8 or better event at 5:00pm the night before, so it's unlikely I'll play the $1500 NLH, but I put it on the list because if I am available to play it then it doesn't conflict with any other event I'd want to play.
There are also a few "double dipping" days with two events scheduled, but it's not overwhelming. I can handle it yo.
28th 5:00pm $50,000 8-Game Mixed Championship
29th DAY TWO
30th 5:00pm $1500 Omaha 8 or better
31st 12:00pm $1500 No Limit Hold'em
1st 12:00pm $5000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout
1st 5:00pm $2500 2-7 Triple Draw
2nd DAY OFF
3rd 5:00pm $10,000 7 Card Stud Championship
4th 5:00pm $1500 Limit Hold'em
5th 5:00pm $1500 2-7 Draw Lowball
6th 5:00pm $10,000 7 Card Stud 8 or better Championship
7th DAY TWO
8th 12:00pm $5000 No Limit Hold'em
9th 12:00pm $2000 Limit Hold'em
9th 5:00pm $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
10th 12:00pm $1500 Pot Limit Omaha
10th 5:00pm $1500 7 Card Stud
11th 5:00pm $2500 Limit Hold'em Six Handed
12th 5:00pm $10,000 Omaha 8 or better Championship
13th DAY TWO
14th 12:00pm $2500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed
14th 5:00pm $1500 7 Card Stud 8 or better
15th 5:00pm $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
16th 5:00pm $1500 Limit H.O.R.S.E.
17th 12:00pm $5000 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed
17th 5:00pm $2500 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha
18th 5:00pm $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Heads Up Championship
19th 5:00pm $3000 H.O.R.S.E.
20th 5:00pm $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championship
21st 12:00pm $1500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout
21st 5:00pm $2500 Razz
22nd 12:00pm $1500 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better
23rd 5:00pm $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
24th DAY TWO
25th 5:00pm $5000 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better
26th 5:00pm $2500 8-Game Mixed
27th DAY OFF
28th 5:00pm $5000 Pot Limit Omaha
29th DAY OFF
30th 12:00pm $25,000 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed Championship
1st 5:00pm $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship
2nd 5:00pm $2500 No Limit Hold'em
3rd DAY OFF
4th DAY OFF
5th DAY OFF
6th DAY OFF
7th 12:00pm $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship Main Event
8th DAY OFF
9th DAY OFF
10th DAY TWO
11th DAY OFF
12th DAY THREE
13th DAY FOUR
14th DAY FIVE
16th DAY SIX
17th DAY SEVEN (play down to 27)
18th DAY EIGHT (play down to 9)
No Limit Hold'em: 10
Mixed Events: 6
Omaha 8 or better: 4
Limit Hold'em: 4
Pot Limit Omaha: 3
2-7 Lowball: 3
7 Card Stud: 2
7 Card Stud 8 or better: 2
Pot Limit Hold'em: 1
My guess based on passed years is that of the 36 events I'll actually end up playing in about 26 of them.
I want to win some bracelets man. Probably not going to do any distracting side bets either. I remember one specific hand in the $2000 limit hold'em event down to like 4 tables where I folded A-10 and in the back of my mind I knew that if one more player busted I'd get 5 more points. It was a marginal fold anyway, but the fact that I even thought of that is bad. The guy had 99, I KNEW he was strong before the flop, but I'm still probably supposed to re-raise him on the button and I folded. Flop was 8-8-7, turn an Ace. I would have close to doubled up that hand for sure. Weird spot. My read was right, but it doesn't matter, I don't need to be playing for 27th place for 5 points, that's just dumb.
My record at the WSOP is just really weird to me and so unlike how I do in other events. I've got 10 top 3 finishes but just 4 wins, losing 4 times heads up, and once when I came 3rd I had 2/3rds of the chips against two relatively weak players and came 3rd.
I've lost to Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Brock Parker, and Barry Shulman at the WSOPE. It seems the losses are always so much easier to remember. Of my four wins, I rememeber who I beat in just the first one in 1998: Dominic Bourke. In 2003 the HOSE bracelet I won was against Jim Pechac or something like that, not exactly sure. In 2004, the limit hold'em event, it was Chris Hinchcliffe, and in 2008 I have absolutely no idea what the guys name was who came second, but I do remember David Baker coming 3rd.
I'm frustrated with my bracelet count and feel like I should be at 6 or 7 at my age. I'll be focusing on winning bracelets this year and looking at the player of the year award as a secondary goal to that. The points bet I made last year with E-DOG as my partner was exhausting and taxing on the body, but realistically, a break wasn't an option. If I feel the need to take a day off this year, I can do that.
I also hope to get "some" fresh air and golf sometimes. Not a ton, but I want to golf and work out so I don't burn out. It's such a grind. I'm also going to get one of those baller trailers that Ivey had last year. I don't like hanging out with people on breaks and it seems more and more people infiltrated the Poker Royalty lounge last year. We got rid of the phantom crapper, he won't be dropping his load in those bathrooms anymore, but the room is still kind of crowded on breaks and there is only one couch.
My trailer will have a bed, a kitchen, Direct TV, DVD player, etc. There won't be ANY money in my trailer so if you are thinking about robbing me you'll be very disappointed. All you'll likely get are some vegan snacks and some Figi waters. I don't carry any money to and from the WSOP at all. I don't wear any 'bling" either. I don't own a credit card, so seriously, go rob someone else, I'm worthless to you.