Thursday, December 08, 2005

$4640 lesson

Well, I just talked with Jack McClelland and of course they won't change a thing; but he gave me a comp dinner for 4 though; I guess my most expensive dinner ever.Well, lesson learned, even if it sucked I should have waited for a direct statement from the tournament director at that point before calling with my chips. I'm pretty sure he didn't say a word when I asked because he didn't want to affect the other 2 players, but still I didn't have to act and I should have demanded an answer from him before acting.I'm pretty sure my internet background affected me in this one. When the guy went out in the other table in the internet that's an automatic 20th place and then hand by hand start, since the other guy in my table has almost no chips, that was an automatic 19th in my head, for some reason, I still asked !! but in the heat of the moment and with so many people talking I took the lack of answer by the floor as a confirmation of what everybody was saying; a $4640 mistake I'm pretty sure the other 2 guys in the bubble really apprecciate.On a more important thing, I really need to work in my enjoying of tournaments results; when I'm playing I feel great, but after my 4th place finish and this bubble I felt so frustrated. Twice in the money out of 6 tournaments played and I feel so bummed; how sick is that.

4 comments:

Enrique Treviño said...

Very sick

El Perrito said...

Vey unfair, that rule also is unfair.

Enrique Treviño said...

I don't think the rule is "very unfair". Although I don't know if it is consistent throught the Five Diamond tournaments. If it is not consistent, then it is unfair. Otherwise is it just a rule, and it affects every person in the tournament equally, so I think it is not unfair. It was David's mistake not to ask the floorman directly. I would have done the same mistake, I usually make conclusions quicker and sometimes those conclusions are incorrect, leading me too many funny and costly mistakes. Even though I think David should be happy with the way he is playing: a Final table, 2 out of 6 money finishes. Results to be happy or at least not sad. He should strive to be better (which he always does and is part of what makes him very good). Learning from mistakes is an integral part of life.

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