I managed to blow through five FTOPS entries in time to play the LAPC Ironman event. Somehow I didn’t think they really meant it when they said, “there are no scheduled breaks.” I guess what threw me off is that they also said, “3 Meals included scheduled at 10pm, 6am and 2pm.” In my silly head, a meal necessitated leaving the table. Not so, I found out.
I ran really good in my Ironman debut for the first four or five hours. I was eventually done in mostly by cold decks, although I did have one opportunity to go with my read and possibly bluff my way into an additional pot, but I cravenly went for the “standard” play instead. The standard play failed. Still, I’m pretty happy with how I played, and my bustout happened because a bad player caught a lucky turn card against my two kings, and not because I did anything crazy (as I sometimes do). It was an interesting eight hours for me, and I definitely think my poker endurance (and there is such a thing, I assure you) has been strengthened.
In an hour I’m playing the $2500 six-max NLHE event. I might finally get to play something with more than 100 runners!