Sunday, June 08, 2008

500 Equals a Win

Well this is post 500.

I can't really put into words what this milestone means to me. I would like to thank the all of my readers for their consideration through my...whatever.

Haha, 500 posts didn't seem to be that hard to do and I get to gloat over a win in a PLO o8 tourney. Thats right, I won something and will actually gloat over it.

I watched the TOC last night and noticed much of the blogger world had gone into hiding when it was over. So I found a $5 tourney and jumped in. My first big hand came when I limp called a big raise with another calle while holding Qc 9h Jh Tc. I'm giving up a low draw but I figured to be against AA2x and maybe AK23 type hands so I took an educated chance that they held each others outs. the flop comes 4h 9c 8s so I'm wrapped very well. The initail raiser bot bets and another player calls so I'm getting great odds to call and I do. The turn Th gives me the nut straight and a flush redraw and they get all their chips in the middle. I had the high locked and they were each drawing to a low. An 8 on the river gave me most of the pot and I'm sitting with over 4K.

For th rest of the, until the final table I stayed between 2K and 6K as I tried to chip up only to get beat out. At the final table I had 4.1K and sat 8 of 9 while the chip leader 75K. The action was crazy but I stayed focused as two of the bigger stacks got knocked out. With six players left I had 5K and the 5th place player had 15K. With five left I 6K with 4th holding 20K. With four left I had 4K while 3rd held 22K. I then doubled the next two hand to move to 16K and eventually we were down to three.

Seat 2: The Juan Grande (90,655)
Seat 7: Ignorant (106,329)
Seat 9: pokerenthusiast (20,516)

I was glad to improve my expected value and I'm ready to take some chances. But these other two players were at war so I took small shots as they sent chips back and forth to each other. I tried to maintain my stack and knew they would bump heads eventually.

When we got to heads up it looked like this.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6738119989: $5 + $0.50 Tournament (51101559), Table 8 - 1200/2400 - Pot Limit Omaha H/L - 0:18:43 ET - 2008/06/08
Ignorant: wow
Seat 7: Ignorant (200,778)
Seat 9: pokerenthusiast (16,722)
pokerenthusiast posts the small blind of 1,200
Ignorant posts the big blind of 2,400
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5d 4c 7d 6h]
Ignorant: third
pokerenthusiast has 15 seconds left to act
Ignorant: nice work poker enthusiast
pokerenthusiast: ty
pokerenthusiast: chop?

pokerenthusiast calls 1,200
riggstad (Observer): hahahahahaah
Ignorant: ill give ya ten bucks

Ignorant has 15 seconds left to act
pokerenthusiast: :)
Ignorant raises to 7,200
pokerenthusiast: lets go
pokerenthusiast has 15 seconds left to act
Ignorant: for the chop
Ignorant: lol

pokerenthusiast raises to 16,722, and is all in
Ignorant calls 9,522
pokerenthusiast shows [5d 4c 7d 6h]
Ignorant shows [9d 5s Qh 9h]
*** FLOP *** [Kd Ac 4h]
*** TURN *** [Kd Ac 4h] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [Kd Ac 4h Js] [4d]
pokerenthusiast shows three of a kind, Fours, for high
Ignorant shows two pair, Nines and Fours, for high
pokerenthusiast wins the pot (33,444) with three of a kind, Fours
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 33,444 | Rake 0
Board: [Kd Ac 4h Js 4d]
Seat 7: Ignorant (big blind) showed [9d 5s Qh 9h] and lost with HI: two pair, Nines and Fours
Seat 9: pokerenthusiast (small blind) showed [5d 4c 7d 6h] and won (33,444) with HI: three of a kind, Fours

riggstad (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

Seat 7: Ignorant (145,812)
Seat 9: pokerenthusiast (71,688)

riggstad (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

Seat 7: Ignorant (101,124)
Seat 9: pokerenthusiast (116,376)

riggstad (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
riggstad (Observer): chop?

Seat 7: Ignorant (83,124)
Seat 9: pokerenthusiast (134,376)

No more BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMs from Riggs...he fell asleep.

I had sat with this guy for part of the tourney and realized I was better right away. I turned up the aggression and he folded like a towel. I actually felt like bayne as I sat and waited for the right hands to play and let the monkeys knock each other out.

He should have offered a better chop.

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Riggstad said...


sorry for falling asleep.
But that guy was boring the shit out of me playing so passively with a chip lead of 1,000 to 1

He deserved to lose!

Well done!

Phils > Cubs


BamBam said...

Just catching up after Vegas PE.....

Nice to see the good guy's come out on top once in a while!