Day 3 of Play
May 25, 2004, 12:00 pm PST, Las Vegas
Where as Day 2 started with a bang, Day 3 was starting with a whimper! The results from Day 2 were out - 277 players remaining, top stack $335,300, Median stack of $73,300 and the MZ stack of $12,800. (Third to last! but not last!). But... like they say... if you have a chip, you have a chance! Let the game begin...
|And what a game it was!!!!
Thinking......and reading others...
|All the time remembering, that the
payouts begin with person 225. 226th person out gets nothin' 225th
person out gets $10,000. The orginal 277 started dropping fast, and MZ was
still alive! Each momemt was agonizing, watching the count go down...
With 226 left, the round ended. After the 15 minute break, the clock did NOT resume! Instead, they had each table play one hand and see if anyone was knocked out. It took about 5 hands, but then, finally, number 226 AND 225 went out. No, NEITHER OF THEM WAS MIKE!!! Would you believe it???? That little $12,800 stack was up to $48,000 and MZ was "in the money"!
|The next 4 hours were long!!! But MZ held
on... by the end of Round 15, the $12,800 was up to $89,000 (it had peaked
at over $100,000 at one point!). But that stack is up against a lot!
|Part what through Round 14, the 181st
person dropped out, leaving 180 and the payout now $15,000!!!!!!! Now MZ
was REALLY 'in the money' (he, of course, did not consider getting the
$10,000 buy-in back as 'in the money' )
After the now routine 70 minute dinner break, two more 2
hours sessions where scheduled. The stack, now at $89,000, was carefully
nurtured by MZ ... wait for the right time (there was alot of
waiting).....make the bet...wait...rake in the chips...
At one point, the table was split up and MZ moved to the
table with Doyle Brunson, the man (now 72) who wrote the most notable text
book on poker (Super System). Forget the $10,000! I chance to play with
At the end of Round 17, the stack is at a respectable
$153,000 and the player count is at 83. At player 108, the payout went
up to $20,000. When the day starts up
tomorrow, Day 4, MZ will be there! By the way, the pay out goes to $25,000
at player 81...
Did I mention... HE'S GOING TO DAY 4!!!!!!!!!!!