Wow. What a nice couple of days. I bubble out in Wil's tourney when favored, I then take a loan of $20 from BigChiefTokem to play the 180 person SNG (MTT?) on Stars. I cash in that for 3rd place. Then a WILD day winning Dr. Pauly's Saturday Special. These are running all month so catch one!
If you want the good play by play go read the Doctors Blog, he is much better at that than I am. You come to me for Raw Emotion and nervous breakdowns. So here are so of the key plays that I enjoyed.
Very early on I go over to Iggy to stoke the fires. He says to me "TT vs KK with SirFWALGMan.. Priceless.." we will get back to this later.
Early on. I play two hands really badly as the chip leader. Calling down draws and losing to third pairs. Dr. Pauly is ready to call any bet I make by this time because he thinks I am on tilt. Little does he know I have carefully laid a trap for him. Ok, I am not that smart, I got a good hand. I get pocket tens and raise it a little. The flop come 6xx. So I push and put the Doctor to the test. He has two things going against him. One, he has seen me do stupid things two hands in a row, and two, he has top pair top kicker (A6). So he calls. The tens hold up and Pauly gets crippled. Unfortionatly I had to leave him for another blogger.
The next high point is when Iggy sits down. Now I am still smarting from my last defeat. Not angry or anything but dissapointed and wanting some revenge. So I get AK and raise it. He calls. The flop is two spades and nothing else. The Iggster pushes and flips over a flush draw. I see signs of yesterday flash before my eyes but my AK holds up against his A7 and he is out. Revenge is .. priceless!
The final table was a blur. I basically channeled the spirit (or conversation) I had with Joanne last night. She was asking me why I was so aggressive with all the other small stacks around. So I tried to simmer down. Keep from calling all in unless I had a monster. I just basically played back and let people fall. They did fall off. Very quickly. I was a small stack until four left when I was able to double up. I then took Bob out and it was near even. Heads up I turned into a different monster, pushing in alot, raising hands, just not going too crazy with calling an all in or a huge raise. I was down to 30K in chips vs 100K at one point but I was able to catch up and finally this hand came.
I had A8o and I called a min raise with it. The flop was J86. I reached into my soul and pulled out the fact I was ahead. I let him bet 12K and then I pushed. With second pair. He thinks. He calls and turns over A6 for third pair and I hold up. I am so spent I can not even remember my worthy opponents name right now. Like I said go read Pauly. I think it was a good read and I am happy it worked out. First place in a Blogger event for the first time ever. I could not be happier.