|The Official Blog of Professional Poker Player Vanessa "Lady Maverick" Rousso
- WSOP Europe Level 2
During level 2, I increased my stack to 25k. Not much of an increase, but I will take an uptick any day over a decrease. This level ran much better for me—I won 3 of the 10 hands I played. I had one big blind special with K 3 off suit in big blind, it [...]
- WSOP Europe Level 1
It was a very interesting 1st level here at the WSOP Europe in London. We started with 30k in chips. As for my table, there is a Swedish guy, Johanas, to my right. There is Tony Cousineau to my left, with whom I have quite a bit of experience playing—and he plays a solid game. [...]
- 25th place at the Beau Rivage
That’s it for the 5k championship at the Beau Rivage. Went out in 25th, which really sucks because 18 pay. I got it in with pocket sevens against Ace-Queen suited. Cleared the flop, cleared the turn, then he made a flush on the river (runner-runner). He had 14 outs, so was 28% on the turn. [...]
- Mid-level dinner break; back at 7:45pm
27,000. Really rough two levels. Couldn’t catch a hand, couldn’t catch a flop. Finally after being super-tight and building up what I thought was a tight enough image that people would fold to a re-raise, I had Kings and I re-raised. The blinds were 1,000/2,000 and my re-raise was 18,000 pre-flop, so there was about [...]
- End of level 10 in Biloxi
Good news is I have more chips than I had in the last update. Bad news is I don’t have that many more chips. I started off and I lost the first 12 hands I played this level, just all small pots, called raises or raised, totally missed the flop and there was significant action [...]
- Ready for day two in Biloxi
I ended day one close to average with 55,500 chips. That put me in 20th place out of the 50 players remaining. The average is 57,200. Play will start at 2pm here in Mississippi.
Wish me luck!
- End of level 7 and up to 60k!
After level seven we’re doing a color-up and I’ve finally got some good news! I started the level with a little over 20,000, chipped up slowly to about 25,000. In a couple of different hands, just made good value bets and good bluffs in positions when other people missed flops and were tight players, when [...]
- End of level 6 in Biloxi
Well, theme of the day is that once I get my chip stack above the starting stack of 20,000, it won’t last longer than one round of play before I get some chips in, lose a pot as a big favorite, then have to build my stack back up. This has happened about 15 times [...]
- End of level four at the Beau
We just finished level 4 after the dinner break. I started the level with 16,000, and then ran Tens into Aces on an 8-high flop. Lost the very minimum because he bet into me 2,000, a pot-sized bet on the flop. I min-raised to 4,000, knowing I was going to check behind if he called. [...]
- Dinner break in Biloxi
Just back from having a nice steak dinner. I actually had stone crab, not steak. Chad had the steak. Clonie Gowen joined us for dinner, also. We had some great conversation. It turned out that Chad and I are both sitting on the same chip stack, 16,000. Chad got Aces cracked and missed two flush [...]