CBS Show – just finished watching it.

I just watched the show myself, and I guess I was a little over the top, but that’s me. I have so much emotion, and feeling for the game, I guess I just get carried away.

The story with Ralph Perry, who I really gave a hard time after I gave him a bad beat is that the guy plays 4,000/$8,000, plays the biggest games in the world, which is fair enough, but when the guy takes a beat, I want to give him a hard time. It’s not that big of a deal that he is Russian, although it is a nice feeling for a person of Lithuanian background to give a Russian a bad beat. Russia is such a big country, and we are such a small country, we have been bullied by them for so long. I’m not racist – I like everyone. But, at the poker table, they are my enemies. Ralph is a professional player, and he has to take it.

I’m sorry for anyone who thinks I went over the top, and I’m sure there will be a lot of haters, but that’s the way I am. You have to either hate me, or love me.

Off the table, I am a different person. I live my life in a good way, and I feel good about myself. But, at the poker table, I am a different guy. I am a bad boy, and I have always been that way. I enjoy the game, and I play for fun – win or lose.

I’m playing the $1,000 with Rebuys, and I made 2 rebuys, and an add on, so I am in for $4,000. I had enough chips so that I could take 2 hours off, and watch the whole show. I really wanted to see how it would go.

I am at six or seven thousand in chips, I lost quite a bit of chips when I was watching the show. The crazy thing about today is the same guy, Ralph Perry is on my right. We haven’t clashed yet today, although there was one hand where I bluffed him out of a big pot. He just bluffed off most of his chips, so he won’t be around for long. Its just amazing that in a 1,000 person tournament, we would wind up sitting next to each other on the day of the show.

I hope we do get a chance to clash. The guy is a great player, and he has probably had more success than I have at the poker table.

I am sorry to anyone that felt I was out of line on the show. One thing about the show, I saw how lucky I was. You got to see how lucky I was in this hand. 9 3 of hearts for me, against the A 3 suited of Yosh Nakano, the flop was 6 7 Q with 2 hearts, I get my heart on the turn, and Yosh is drawing dead, but he still has chips. The next hand I have 10 7, he has Q 9. he flops the best hand with the 9, and I have to have a 10, which I got. So, that was a lot of luck.

The crucial hand was when I had A 2 of spades, I was the chip leader, and Ralph Perry was 2nd in chips. I limped with the A 2 of spades, and I was talking so much, I knew I was upsetting him, and I knew he would be really aggressive against me. He raises me with K J offsuit. I talked him into raising. Then, I went all in, which may be the best move I have ever made. Any player has to pass there. But, I had the best hand. He made a mistake, and called me with K J, and didn’t get lucky.

Then I had 1.5 million chips, and with the blinds 100k/200k, and I had 80% of the chips. There is only 2 million chips in play, you should go all in every hand. I don’t care if I had J 3, and he has two tens. Just like in Paris – when the blinds get so big, I feel mathematically you can’t afford to fold any hand. I called Surinder with J 4. I might have won a WPT title if I would have played tighter. I play the way I play, and I have had good results.

I hope everyone enjoyed the show, and I hope everyone watches me in the final against Yosh Nakano, I think its two weeks away. See you soon.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email
Share on print

recent posts