My WSOP 2009 is beginning to feel a lot like my WSOP 2008. I’m 0 for 4 and counting in the WSOP events, and 0 for 6 overall. I’ve won a bit of money in the sit ‘n go’s, but not nearly enough to offset the drubbing in the multitables.
I feel I’m playing pretty well overall, but I’m very unhappy with my bustout hand in the $2000 NL Event, which took place less than an hour ago. I played it like shit.
One thing I’ve noticed this year is that the quality of overall play seems high. The younger, more aggressive players seem to have multiplied. Internet-ish openraises of 2.3x and frequent three-bets have been fairly standard at my tables. I have sat a lot of difficult tables, including two hellacious ones that were so tough that they were definitely not +EV for me personally. Since I have yet to go especially deep in any of these tournaments, that says something about the quality of the fields.
I hope there will be better news soon.