Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Final table cash

6th of 281

I was a little preoccupied with this tourney, as I usually am playing online. Ali was a little sick from our weekend skiing (too much time outside in the cold?) and she was making me watch the Olympics. I really loved the Snowboard Cross, but it distracted me. Once the coverage went back to Pairs figure skating, I snapped back to attention. :-)

I almost bubbled this tournament but managed to squeak into the money when, with 3 BB's left and 2 out of the money, I limped in the BB with T8o and flopped top pair. I shoved and got called by a guy with K8. I spiked a Ten on the turn and that propelled me into the money. I was happy about that, but then I doubled through with KK and then doubled through again with AT by the tourney chipleader who went all in with A9 on a Ten high flop! All of a sudden, i had a real chance of winning. I made it to the final table but lost momentum when two hands which I should have won got split instead by lucky rivers. The blinds and antes ate me up until I was forced to go all in with 10BB's left with AKo and was called by Ad6d. He flopped a 6 and that was all that she wrote.

Still, I've been running really far into these cheap MTT's. I'm not going to retire off of them, but it's good to know that I can still keep my skillz sharp.

Atlantic City this coming weekend. I'm super excited for it. Ali will be in Connecticut with her family, shopping for wedding dresses. Bonus for me, since it will be the first time in FOREVER that I'll be able to crack out at the poker tables until whatever time I want. The weekend can't come fast enough.


Memphis MOJO said...

Congrats on the ca$h and GL in AC.

BWoP said...


Have fun in AC :-)

Are you gonna play any pink chip O-8?

Jamie said...

I'm hoping to get into a pink chip game, but you know as well as I do that the real profit potential is in 1/2. So I'm torn. I don't get to play as much as I want so I won't have as many opportunities to recover any pink chip losses in 1/2 NLHE.

Still, it's pink chip! Not sure what I'm going to do. :-(