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Busted The Borgata Deep Stack

by Roy Winston |  Published: May 20, '09

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The Borgata Deep Stack didn’t really go as planned. My table draw couldn’t have been better, very loose aggressive players, not too tough to read. I had an interesting guy on my left who I played in a cash game with at the Bellagio back in December. He is a lawyer who specializes in US Supreme Court Cases, and represented then Vice President Al Gore when there were those election issues in Florida. It is interesting to think where this country would be now if Gore had won, which in fact I guess he kind of did, and we wouldn’t have had to endure eight years of George Bush, but I digress. His style of play was as fast and loose as I have ever seen, making Gus Hansen look tight. It was interesting, because in a deep stack when you are starting with over 500 big blinds he basically saw every flop and when he hit he would crack big hands, and when he missed he would try to out play his opponent. He was all in several times in the first two levels! Eventually his system failed him, but it was fun to play with him and he was a really nice guy.

My style of play, which I believe to be a whole lot better, didn’t really perform much better. I lost KK to A 3 suited on a KJ3 flop early on and never was able to really recover. I was on the button with 6 limpers for 100 in front of me and raised to 900 and got two callers. After the flop the guy to my left, who was the super aggressive player bet 1,400 into a 3,000 chip pot. The mid position player called and I raised to 4,000. My thinking was, why not build a big pot, and with these two crazy loose players they will pay me off all the way. I bet 2/3 of the pot on the turn and was down to heads up with the mid position player. When the flush came back door on the river I had a hard time putting him on it and still value bet the river and he min raised me. I paid him off, having put him on two pair and I was pretty sure he thought I had AK. My last hand was also KK against 99 and although I guess I could have folded after the flop of 994, I thought it was a safe flop and with most of my chips already in, I couldn’t get away from it. I pretty much lost every hand I played, which was more than a little frustrating.

The night before I played the FTOP’s main event on Full Tilt and went pretty deep to around 490th out of about 4,500 players. I also lost most of my chips to quads against an over-pair, although this time it was all in pre flop. It was a great format with 7,500 starting chips and longer levels. I have been playing online quite a bit lately and have really enjoyed it. I have been playing a wide range of multi table tournaments and sit and go’s. As a matter of fact I’m ready to go play right now. One week to the WSOP!

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: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com 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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thebrock
13 years ago

Its not to crazy to think where we would be without 8 years of George Bush! If Al Gore would of won the election, were would all be wearing 'rags' on our head and be muslim. You think 9/11 was bad, they would of taken over our country with a guy as weak as Al Gore.
Blame Bush for whatever you want but you can't dispute the fact that he kept us safe, and we will never know how many thousands of American lives he saved.

 
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llumpyg
13 years ago

Why is that the wingnuts seem to forget that 9/11 took place when George Bush was President. As a New Yorker, at that moment the whole bunch was rethug, including Gov. Pataki and Mayor 9/11 Rudy.It will take a generation to clean up the mess made by the Bush and Cheney crime families. Millions out of work, families destroyed and the good name of the USA destroyed around the world. And the sad part is you really believe the man who ignored the memo "Bin Laden Determined to Attack in USA" actually did keep us safe. That's the pity.

 
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thebrock
almost 13 years ago

Ok, Mr. New Yorker, whatev you believe. I'm sure you are one of those who think 9/11 was an 'inside job'. No one was expecting 9/11. After that, have we been attacked. Last time I checked, George Bush did not have Air Force 1 flying low around the New York city skyline, scaring plenty of New Yorkers who lived 9/11. That is real respectful of American citizens.

 
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reverendwright
almost 13 years ago

LLUMPYG.The reason were in the mess were in is because of the housing market.The reason the housing market went down is because of obama,frank,and dodd.Fannie and freddie gave loans to people who couldnt afford them.obama worked for a law firm and he sued banks to give loans to minorities who couldnt afford them.Now everyone else has to pay for those loans.And im not a bush fan,but anyone compared to that nut,pyscho,hypocrite al gore was better.Clinton could of killed bin laden 3 times but he is a idiot and didnt do it.

 
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Chzzzz
almost 13 years ago

Who knows where we would be if Gore won ?...No One. However, I would argue though that your statement, "if Gore had won, which in fact I guess he kind of did" is factually incorrect. All subsequent counting of ballots after the fact have shown that Bush did indeed win. However, I liked your blog.

 
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ncantoral
almost 13 years ago

do we forget that human beings hijacked those planes? do we forget that they also had the choice not to? there are suicide attempts all over the world everyday. Unfortunately, some try to take the lives of others around them. The question isn't what we will do about it. The question is... How do we stop it from taking place around our homes, around our public places and especially around our own families. HUH? The people who read this and don't have an opinion on how to avoid anymore attacks on the USA's home soil ARE THE PROBLEM !!! wake up people.

 
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ncantoral
almost 13 years ago

we as citizens need to keep ourselves informed about what is going on. we need to make the right decisions to keep ourselves safe. we need to have the clarity of thought to do what is the right in order to defend our country. Its foolish to think that the Government is the only thing that can keep us safe from terrorism. WE as human beings, Citizens, able to make decisions for ourselves are the greatest threat to terrorism. Because we have the ability to keep everyone else informed. we as a people have the ability, far greater than any government, do make sure we do what is right. Not to do so is LAPSE OF INTEGRITY AND CONCENTRATION on our parts.

 
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