Won a WSOP Prize package last week! It came down to the final table in the 10th & last event of the season in our Northern Cincinnati Poker Club.
This is our 5th season. I won a seat our 1st season, then had to move out of town for work, so split a seat during seasons 2 and 3. Came in 4th last year, but only the top 3 win WSOP prize packages ($1500 tourney entry +$700 for expenses).
Played pretty solid all season long. I was in 1st place through 7 events. I had a family conflict for event 8 & my sub only finished in 14th place, so I dropped to 3rd place. Managed to finish 7th in event 9, and held a 1 point lead for 3rd place coming into the final event.
There were 3 players immediately behind me in the standings, who had a legitimate shot to pass me for one of the prize packages. One went out relatively early, and another on the final table bubble. I played pretty solid, but not too tight. My biggest hand of the night was when I flopped trip 6's and my 10 kicker actually played to cripple a 62.
My last threat was short stacked coming to the final table, but managed to double up during a coin flip hand when a K hit the river. Things got a little tense, but he ended up going out 9th & my seat was clinched. I ended up 5th & winning $80.
I'm looking at going out the last week in June, & playing in WSOP events #48 (PLO8) and #51 (NL Monster Stack). Also going to play in the Binions PLO8 event.
After spending ~ a week in Vegas for several straight years, I hadn't been able to make it out the last couple. Thus I am super-pumped to get back out there next month. Airline & hotel prices are significantly higher than the last time I was in Vegas, but I'm booked & ready to go!