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Pot Limit Mixed Games

by Roy Winston |  Published: Jan 12, '08


Today several events were played simultaneously. Before I get to the days details, it was great to see Lee Watkinson win the PLO rebuy event, which finished early in the morning. Today was the 100k buy in event which attracted 25 players. I considered it but decided to pass. Howard Lederer won the 1.25 Million dollar first prize.

I played the $2,200 mixed game which consisted of Pot Limit Holdem, Pot Limit Omaha, and Pot Limit Omaha High/Low eight or better rotating each 50 minute blind level. The day was made interesting because the Aussie playing next to me was Mickey Hoon. Of all the poker tables I've sat at over the years he is the funniest player I have had the pleasure of playing with. Not two minutes after he sat down he said he was so upset he almost couldn't play. Someone at the table asked him why and he said last night he met a pretty girl and took her back to his room only to find out she was a "Bloke." He entertained the table for the remainder of the event. The field started with 114 players, with the money coming at 9th place.

We were playing to 2:30am or until the final 9 were reached. I won a big hand around midnight in the Omaha 8 or better where I was dealt A 2 Q Q, I was in the small blind and raised the pot after there were two limpers in front of me. I got one caller, a guy that had played pretty solid all day. The flop came Q 10 5. I again bet the pot which was almost 1/3 of my chip stack, the other player quickly re-raised me the pot again. I then was all in. I was afraid of the flush draw but to my relief he flipped over a set of tens with no low or flush draw. He was drawing to the last 10 in the deck which didn't come. This brought me up to 50k in chips and about 2nd in chips with 27 players left. I then went card dead and couldn't even make a move at a pot. It was crazy, in the Holdem I finally got A A and it was folded around to me. I hate it when that happens. I then picked up a big hand in the Omaha 8 or better flopped every draw in the world and nothing came. When the night ended there were 13 of us left and we will resume play at 3pm tomorrow. I am short stacked with 17,500, average being about 58k. We will begin with the Holdem tomorrow with 1,500/3,000 blinds so I need to get a little lucky early.

The good news and bad news is that the poker staff has invited me to play golf early in the morrning. I guess sleep is overrated anyway.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: or send an email to: with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

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