Early June Poker Success :-)

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OK, I really can’t wait until the end of the month to write this report. Not so much because I want to brag, but more because I have every expectation that I will lose it back, and the drama won’t be there when all is said and done. 😉

So, June has only had two days so far, but I’ve had a lot of play already. I was up late last night, and I have played a number of tourneys today as well. Here’s the rundown.

Started off with a $1 Omaha Hi Lo and lost. Darn. Played an $11 Omaha Hi Lo and lost. $11 Hold’Em tourney and lost. Great start to the month, as I was now down $22.68. Then I entered a $6.50 Omaha Hi Lo last night with 303 people in it. I finished 21st, and got back $12.19 for it. Not a big return, but an excellent finish percentage-wise. End of “first day” total: -$16.99.

First tourney this morning was a $5.50 Hold’Em that I lost. Second was a $5.50 tourney that was a qualifier for a $200K tourney tomorrow. Only top spot paid the entry fee, but they also paid prizes for the next seven places. There were 25 players, but it was a “rebuy” and “add-on” tourney, so when people bust out, they can buy more chips and stay in. So, it’s like playing against a lot more people. I didn’t rebuy (meaning, I played just with my original chips, then I did the one add-on). So, my total investment was $10.50. Most other players put in more, some much more. I finished 4th, and got back $31.50. Not too shabby.

Then I noticed an Omaha tourney starting in two minutes, which had an $11 buy-in. I quickly registered. On the second hand, I had the nut low, and ended up all in. Oops, it turned out to be an Omaha High Only tournament, so my low was worthless! So much for rushing to register. I was out in 3 minutes, and lost my $11, all due to my own stupidity…

Now the good one. 🙂

Entered an Omaha Hi Lo (yes, I verified the “Lo” part this time). 54 entrants, each paying $11. Prize money to top 8. Long story, but it was a little bit of a struggle, because one guy hit practically every single river, one with a miracle card, and I ended up staying out of his way, even when I had hands that likely would have beaten him. It was hard to lay some of those hands down, but he was a real luck box.

Long story short, he was an overwhelming chip leader, but eventually busted out in 4th. I ended up winning the tourney! It’s been a very long time since I’ve had this kind of result. I’ve won this much money recently (twice in fact), but in higher entry fee tourneys, where I came 3rd and 4th respectively. Today, I came first, and got back $162.00 for my $11. 🙂

I am now up $149.91 for the month. As you might recall from my most recent entry, I was up $140 last month as well, so I am not bragging that this will be a good month, simply sharing that I had some good results yesterday and today (even though I lost money yesterday!).