Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A Poker Player and a Gentleman

I could tell you all how I took down the Mookie. It was pretty cool. I basically got good hands combined with that eerie radar you sometimes have. Every time I folded AK I would have lost, every time I called with it I beat a small pocket pair. I also got a lot of Aces. Duggles will tell you how I was really lucky and hey it is partially true. Busting Hoyazo was fun too.

However I want to commend my HU partner instead. GaryCox was the small stack at the table and played typical Gary from what I could tell. He raised his big hands. Was not afraid to get into it with a good hand or fold a bad one. Classic Gary Style. He held on and made the right moves until it was finally HU.

That is not the unbelievable thing though. Mr. GCox changed his game up so drastically that I did not know if I was coming or going when we got HU. I mean it was like Satan possessed the guy and some aggro-demon came out and started picking on me. Now I like to think I am good HU. Especially with a nice 4/5-1 chip lead.. but Gary played as well or better than me HU. The decisive hand came down to, well, Poker.

The Flop comes out 7h8cQc. Gary has the made part of Poker. Q7. I have the draw part of Poker QcTc. I had so many outs it made the hand a 50/50 coinflip and when the T came on the turn Gary took it well.

I was extremely concerned about losing this game several times. Great Game Sir! I did not know you had it in you to play that way HU but I will never underestimate you again.

12 Comments:

Blogger Jules said...

Class Act Sir..

and yes, watching the final table was amazing! Nice to know I even picked the final three

11:26 PM

 
Blogger Wes said...

Two Qc in the deck, I knew online poker was rigged!

12:11 AM

 
Blogger presidentdavelee said...

Well done last night. Glad to see that you did well even after I busted Kat. Looking forward to next week. Take care.

3:04 AM

 
Blogger "The Rake" said...

Congrats!

3:40 AM

 
Blogger katitude said...

"eerie radar"...I like that.

Congrats on the finish dood!

4:02 AM

 
Blogger FishyMcDonk said...

nice job man. wire to wire. too bad I wasn't there to see it. one day I'll meet you HU, one day...

5:41 AM

 
Anonymous Ingoal said...

Congrats!

5:55 AM

 
Blogger jjok said...

hey man, congrats on the win....well done sir.

7:38 AM

 
Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Waffles, I congratulate you on the win. Last night it was definitely your tournament. You won all the races when you needed to, you made the big laydowns at the right time, and your twelve hands of pocket Aces didn't hurt either man. Nice work.

7:55 AM

 
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

oops Wes.. Either way it was a Flush, Straight, and TP decent kicker situation.

8:08 AM

 
Anonymous mookie99 said...

Great job last night. Another awesome heads up match.

8:33 AM

 
Blogger GaryC said...

Waffles,

Wow, thanks buddy. i'm not sure I know what to say other than thanks.

You played a great match and fully deserved to win. I felt lucky to make it that far and even luckier to get back to even, but like you said, it's poker.

Congrats again and thanks for the kind words.

G

3:38 PM

 

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