The Miscellaneous Rantings of Marie-Lizette
That's what I got for playing the 2011 WSOP Ladies' event on July 1, 2011.
I shouldn't complain though. It took me a couple of days to raise the $1,000 buy-in by selling nine 7% shares at $100 a piece. Several people supported me and I felt much loved for it.
However, I didn't start the day under the best of circumstances. A last minute room change prevented me of getting a good night's rest and I was a true natural disaster by the time my feet hit the red carpet leading up to the Rio's Convention Center doors. But, I still managed to register with enough time to walk up to the Starbucks and use my $10 food voucher for my requisite quad-grande white chocolate mocha. They also had a fresh batch of white chocolate covered strawberries, so I thought I'd treat myself to one in hopes of a "run better."
I made my way to my seat and watched the pre-tournament presentation honoring women in poker and the flash mob organized by the LiPS Tour. After all the pre-game shenanigans had been completed, Jack Effel announced the Shuffle-up & Deal and it was a struggle from that point on. I had a yo-yo stack pretty much for the first 4 levels and never broke the 4K chip mark. I finally picked up Aces and got my chips in as good as I could, but as was the theme of my Ladies Event experience, the River was not kind.
I was literally left with a chip and a chair with the blinds at 150/75 and needles to say, this was not the event that I would earn my first WSOP bracelet.
Sorry to those of you who invested in me, I feel awful for letting us all down.