Just a quick update to say that I survived the day with a little shy of 1.6 million chips. I think that’s a touch above average. In some ways it wasn’t a real significant day. I won a sizable pot early on with a set vs. an overpair, but other than that I was mostly trading medium pots back and forth.
I knew that a lot was going to hinge on what happened with Christian Harder, who started the day on my left with just 200K. If he busted, he was very likely to be replaced by someone less good, but if he ran up his stack, it was going to make the day tougher for me. Well, he ran up his stack. I put a little thought into how to keep him from making too much of his position, but overall I definitely had to adapt my game as a result of his being there.
I did a few interviews today as well. Here’s a piece from ESPN’s Gary Wise wrote, and here’s an interview with PokerStars.tv. I did one with Cardplayer as well, but I don’t think it’s up yet. I’ll try to get you a link when it is.
I’m already 5 for 6 in Main Event cashes, and tomorrow I’ll be looking to lock up my third top 100 finish. Pretty exciting stuff. Sorry that I haven’t had time to respond to everything individually, but I really appreciate all of the tweets, comments, and e-mails that I’ve received. I promise that I’ve read and appreciated all of them.