Still in on day 3 for LAPT Lima
This day was going to be played until only the final table players remain. We started out with 45 players, me in 16th position and 317.000 chips, whereas the chipleader, "Nacho" Barbero had 880.000. The blinds are now 6.000/12.000, antes of 2.000.
Not too much action for me during the first few hours, and the blinds keep going up. But then I find JJ in late position. Everybody folds, I raise 2.5 BB and the button raises all-in. This guy had been doing that with any small pair during the last hours, so I figured correctly that I was ahead. Since he had only half my chips, I called, he shows 77. But then he flops a 7 and I lose half my stack and now I am down to app. 10 BB.
Shortly after that our tables gets broken down, and I got moved to the TV table again- much to the delight of my kids who were watching the live stream from at home, hoping to see daddy taking down the grand prize.
But unfortunately, it was not to be. After half an hour at the "center court" table, I am down to 7 BB. Argentia's Daniel Campadonico min raises from middle position, and being the Button, it costs me only 1 BB to be in a pot that now has 5 BB in it, plus I have QJo, so I call. The flop comes J47 and I push all in. To my horror, Daniel calls me and show a pair of aces. No help on turn or river - I am out in 21st place!
My payout is close to $7000, and together with the $8.500 from the side event, I have won more than I ever won before, so I am not relly unhappy overall. I played a few side events after that, but I felt kind of tired and did not play at my best and did not win anything.
All in all, I am very pleased with the outcome and after some consideration I think I did well. What was even more important is the fact that some of the pros I spent time at the tables with had a lot of good things to say about my game (even although I busted 2 of them), and they encouraged me to keep at it.
So today, I have decided to consider my winnings as my bankroll, which I am going to use to give it another try in the upcoming event in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.