Last Night / EPT San Remo
Monday, 21 April 2014
I am too shocked, amazed, excited, delighted, baffled, overwhelmed and frankly hungover to write anything much about my experience of the last six days at EPT San Remo right now, but I want to say an enormous thank you to everyone who offered the incredible online support I received during the tournament. It gave me so much strength and confidence, which I feel certain helped to create the miracle scenario where (I can still hardly believe) I managed to claw back from the short stack of 16, then the short stack of 8, to win the event. These tournaments are all about pacing, for me, and I took it pretty close to the wire in letting my stack go down below 20 (sometimes below 10) big blinds several times when I felt there were no situations for getting involved without hands - but the pacing worked out and… well, like I said, I am just too many damned adjectives to be able to explain it all clearly. At some point I will. Maybe. The truth is, there is still something that people haven’t quite figured out about my game and, with future tournaments in mind, I have to be careful about not pointing it out to them!
So I just want to say thanks - and for anyone who followed my updates on Twitter without watching the live feed, but are curious about what it looked like, there is a nice highlights package on YouTube here.
I’m now taking a few days off (well, not off… I’m going through Only Connect questions… but off poker) before the EPT Monte Carlo next weekend. I don’t think I’ll live tweet that one. It can only be an anti-climax! Or, as I call it, a holiday.
Thanks again so much to all, and Happy Easter.