Friday, July 08, 2011


But barely. 8325 chips left, after having started with 30,000. When we restart Monday noon for Day 2, that will be one of the shortest stacks around (average will be something like 40,000), and enough for just one move. It's looking grim, but it's not completely a hopeless situation. Stranger things have happened than a rebound from being that low--like, for instance, getting one's name drawn from a bucket containing 300 of them.

Many thanks for all the good wishes that came in all day--on Twitter, Facebook, comments here, and in the forum on There have been far more than I can respond to individually, but I've seen them all, and they have truly warmed my heart. You all are kinder and more supportive than I deserve.

Much to tell, but completely exhausted. I'll get to it tomorrow. In the meantime, read this poignant post from Brad Willis at the PokerStars blog, about the contrast between the old and new players in this game of ours.


Anonymous said...

If anyone can do it, you can grumpy

I'm rooting for u to get pair over pair aipf n hold in the first orbit back. Goooooooooot luuuuuuuuuuuug


Anonymous said...

good luck, how many big blinds is that? probably the first day ive ever came back to room and read YOUR blog before reading MINE.

Anonymous said...

Did you see this?

Rakewell said...

It's about 16 big blinds.

Yes, I saw that photo.

Wine Guy said...

Best of luck. Those who can't make it are playing through you...Take the weekend to sharpen the mind and go deep!

Michael said...

Sorry to hear stack got short to the end of the day. Congrats on making it through day 1. I can only imagine how emotionally draining it was.

I have to say I'm really pulling for you and have been eagerly following the twitter updates.

Get some rest and hopefully Monday will bring some early hands.

Doug said...

Now that the first day jitters are out of the way, you should be confident that you can play with the big boys.

You busted Schneider. Raymer was out well before you.

Now take that baby stack and a boat load of confidence and show them how they ought to respect your short stack.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

You've made it a lot further than most of us have. Go go go!

Anonymous said...

Go Grump !!!!!


Moviedogs said...

Okay, that's not a short stack. That's an attack stack. You can do a lot of damage with 16 bbs.