Break 1. Started with 30,000 chips. My stack - 40,000 chips. Average stack - 34,000 chips. I played my usual game. Super aggressive and taking the lead in a pot. I realised I was being called most of the time with marginal hands. Since most of the players at table were Italian (and Italians are known to bet their marginal hands) I decided to slow down my play and cool down on my bluffs. I got into a hand with AA. Villain 2 seats before raised. I re raise. Villain calls. Flop A 5 blank. Villain bets. I call. Turn blank. Villain bets. I re raise. Villain pushes all in. I call. River blank. Villain shows 55. I was up to 55000 at this point.
Another hand I get into a hand with an Italian player who was seeing too many flops and taking the lead too often. I decided to put him on a bluff. We kept on betting to the river (I had a pair). Villain show a straight made on the turn. Took a hit of 15,000 chips.
Break 2. Card dead. Playing position to try get into a hand. I was really grinding it at this point. All my bluffs were getting called. Nothing seemed to be working but fold. When all seemed to go south, I flopped a straight on my last hand before the break. I slow played this hand and villain was betting into me. I extracted maximum value from this hand.
Break 3. My Stack - 65,000 chips. Average stack - 50,000 chips. Getting into hands with marginal hands but was always hitting the board. Variance was on my side and was getting very lucky. I ran good at his point and let luck work her magic.
End of Day 1. My Stack - 145,000 chips. Average stack - 60,000 chips. At this point I was still running good. I built an image that I was getting very lucky and always had a hand when I called or raised. Villains were respecting my bets and folding to my bluffs. I rode this image and exploited it to the max. Last hand I remember making an amazing hero call where this Nordic guy was on a complete bluff. The table were awed with the outcome of that hand.
Day 2 to follow asap ..