Keep the Oklahoma Updates Coming, Please!

by , Aug 20, 2008 | 8:50 am

karridy 1500 - action 

Karridy knows how to represent.

Despite negative reports about a too-fast blind structure and terrible dealers — from players who may or may not have been juiced with some residual Day 1-bustout tilt and therefore focusing on isolated incidents inherent to putting on any event that’s bigger than any other you’ve put on before — I couldn’t stand it … I just had to get in on the action. Sounds like too much fun going on at The River, and who better to buy a small piece of than Karridy? I like his chances. After all the last tourney he played with notably bad blind structures and dealers — he won!

He also apparently got the last spot available for Thursday, and if I learned anything from running Lodge tourneys, it’s that late-late entrants seem to have a disproportionately high percentage of Top 3 finishes. Seriously. Not sure why that is, but it’s true. I’ve seen it. You know, math …

6 Comments to “Keep the Oklahoma Updates Coming, Please!”

  1. ItsOverJonny

    Good luck Karridy!

    The blind structure isn’t charity-tourney bad – it’s just not as good as it should be for a deep-stacked, multi-day, big buy-in (relatively speaking) tournament.

    And actually, the structure starting around Level 13 is pretty good. I predict that Day 2 (on Saturday) will be a MARATHON. But I don’t know where the average stack sits. Does anyone know about what level they are hitting the final 10% each day? I think it was Level 15 on Sunday, which is 5k-10k-1k, which gives the average stack an M of 4.

  2. Karridy

    I usually do pretty well when I play a tourney without spousal blessings. Dan thinks it’s part of the secret sauce.

    Tomorrow is my wife’s birthday. If I can get this worked out and end up playing, one thing is certain. If I don’t win, there won’t be ANY secret sauce flowing at the Karridy household for quite some time.

  3. DanM


    My whole plan revolves around you being there maybe not for the very first hand, but at least by the second!

  4. Lonny Hardcastle

    Steve Justice just busted out of the River Tournament. He said he flopped nut straight only to be beat on the River by a flush.

  5. DanM

    Bummer. I wonder if he played it right? I personally hate flopping straights, even though I love them.

  6. Grunkzzz

    I busted out about 74th

    AKs vs KJo K948J all in on the flop.


    Anyways I got some pictures if you want them.