While being here in Las Vegas I realised something that never came to mind before. To be a great tournament player one needs to be prepared to put the tournament on the line many times.
Playing safe in this kind of tourney will only give you the chance to hit the money. If you want to win the whole thing – you need to take a more calculated risk. Sadly as I was cruising my way into day one I didn’t made any of those moves and started day 2 with a little more than average size chips. This was good to start the day with but not enough to survive without stealing some nice pots. (more…)