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Out of San Remo

by Roy Winston |  Published: Apr 20, '10


On a completely unrelated matter, I am really missing my dog. I dropped him off before I left at a place in New Jersey where they will not only board him while I am gone but do some training as well. I try to do a little training with him everyday and am good with the basic obedience, but need help with his tracking and protection work. I need to find a dog friendly place to stay at the WSOP this year. I had a good run for a little while in the San Remo main event. Finished the first day with above average chills and was cruising along on day two having slowly chipped up to 165k when the average was 100k. I played next to Elky for most of the first day and was very impressed with his play. One interesting hand he smooth called a mid position raiser from the button and the flop came 88A. The other player C bet and Elky called. An ace came on the turn and the other player bet ¾ pot and Elky made a small raise, which the player called. On the river came another ace for a full house on board and Elky bet double pot, and the guy tanked forever and folded. Elky showed me AK as he folded and although he didn’t get paid on the river I loved hid play. Now it doesn’t hurt to have quads when it comes to winning pots. I never had a real hand and was able to bluff my way through. Of course when I finally get AK and get it in against QQ and flop an ace, he makes a flush on the river after the money went in.

I then played the PLO/NLH mixed event and made it to the bubble with about average chips and raised to 3,600 with the blinds 600-1,200 with QQ from the small blind. The big blind 3 bet me to 12,000 and I called. The flop came J 7 4 with two diamonds and I check, hoping for a bet and he obliges me with a 21k bet. I then move in for 52k and he says maybe I’ll get lucky and calls with two small diamonds with no pair. Of course a diamond peels off on the turn with no waiting.

It was a well run event with quite a bit of value. Although it didn’t go my way I will certainly be playing more in Europe. I am off to one of my favorite places in a few days, yep you guessed it The Borgata.

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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almost 12 years ago

No Borgata, dog, or wife jokes...just a question (and don't say "i was trying to win it not just cash", please.) With an avg. chip stack on the bubble; aren't you suppose to cash then get more aggressive with one pair...aka..QQ in this case? "my 2 cents".


almost 12 years ago

"I am really missing my dog." WTF?


over 11 years ago

We don't care about 2 cents.

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