Finally Back on Track in Big Poker Tourney

Send to Kindle

I’ve had a bit of a dry spell in the big one, including some very near cashes. Tonight felt like it was going to be another one of just missing the money, barely.

Thankfully, this one has a happier ending (no surprise, given the title, right?). 😉

Here is a log of my notes, nothing else needs to be added.

**************************************************

937 entrants, top 100 paid

<sarcasm>Great start!</sarcasm>

My best hand in the first 10 has been K6. I have had 2-3o
twice, 2-5o twice, 4-8o, etc. Only down 25 chips, so it’s
not a big deal yet…

Just called a small raise from the big blind with A9o (my
best hand by far!). Flop was bad, so I folded to the raise.
He showed, and had KK. Next hand he raises again, I folded my
A6o in the small blind. He shows AA. Still only down 55 chips, so nothing real to report yet.

880 left, in 358th
863 left, in 253rd

Wow, some people are amazingly stupid. Aggression is one
thing, and in general, very powerful. That said, it can
easily cross the line into complete stupidity, and I just
watched someone cross that line multiple times, after he had
a reasonable stack. I guess he thought his early luck had to
hold up, no matter what. He’s now gone…

Made it past the first break 🙂

687 left, in 364th
505 left, in 363rd
478 left, in 154th
409 left, in 150th

Made it past the second break 🙂

321 left, in 200th

Starting to slide, just because of the blinds. Haven’t
played a single hand in a while, so it’s not that I’m
“losing” any hands. This can’t last long, one way or
another…

233 left, in 212th
203 left, in 132nd
193 left, in 149th
164 left, in 149th
159 left, in 140th

Made it past the third break 🙂

143 left, in 134th
137 left, in 134th
129 left, in 117th
123 left, in 115th
120 left, in 115th
117 left, in 114th
114 left, in 99th

I won with ATs against KK. A came on the turn, thankfully.
The very next hand, I had AK in early position. I folded.
The big blind went all-in with A9o. Thank goodness I folded,
as the flop came A9X. Whew.

113 left, in 106th (because of the blinds and antes)
108 left, in 102nd (going to be very close!)

All-in with ATh. We’ll see if anyone calls…
NOPE! Thank goodness! 🙂

106 left, in 91st
105 left, in 97th
104 left, in 96th
103 left, in 94th
102 left, in 94th
101 left, in 94th

ONE MORE TO GO!

MADE IT!!! It’s been a long while since I’ve cashed in the
Big One. Whew! Still short stacked, but I can relax now…

99 left, in 91st
91 left, in 89th
86 left, in 82nd
84 left, in 80th

Moved up one more level in the money!

Now out, in 79th!

Won my entry last Saturday. Got back $400 tonight. Sweet!