My Name is Waffles and I am a Donkey
Oh shit did I donkey good tonight. I played a nice, solid, Waffleish type game all through the 90-person SNG. MiamiDon is railing me and telling me I am a tight moron and I need to steal blinds. I honestly disagree with him in the 90-SNG. As a matter of fact any deep stack with < 200 people in it favors a tighter player. My reasoning? The chip difference at the final table or to get to the final table is going to be MUCH closer in a small tourney. So if I can hold on with 8K I can easily catch 1 or 2 hands to chip up and be in the top 5. I take these things so slowly it is sick. So anyway on to me being a donkey. I get to the short money and I have TT. I have a 16K stack with 2K blinds so I go ahead and raise it up. I get a re-raise AND a push before it gets around to me. Now I have 10K behind. The pot is going to be like 60K if I win. 6:1. Pre-Flop. With a probably dominated if not vulnerable hand in a multi-way pot. I grabbed my bag of oats and ehhhawhhhed a push. All three of us saw the flop and well TT hit a little harder than KK or AQ. So I am sitting on a huge 60K stack with 13 people left and I cruise into 3rd for a nice bankroll booster of $50.
I then get summoned by master Dreamy. He always likes to play poker with me so he can make up shit about how he kept taking my money. At the table were Penner, Absinthe, Fluxer, Mr. Dreamy and Chilly. Over the course of the night April, JJ, and several other would peek in or stop by. I got really lucky one of my first hands when the board 4-flushed. I had slow played my flush on the turn. I had $7 left when the river flush made it a 4-flush board with me holding a 2 and 4 of clubs. Ick. I got frustrated and made the call with my last $7. I thought for sure I was beat. I laughed my ass off when Penner showed 83o no clubs for the loss. It was an EXCELLENT move by Penner except for the fact that I was already pot committed or really close.
My next big hand would come at the expense of said Mr. Dreamy. I have QQ and raise her up to $2.. then I type into the chat "Oops, this is not 50/NL". Scott asks if I want a call and goes ahead and calls me along with another donator. The flop comes Qxx with 2 spades and a flush draw. Before I can say holy shit Batman, the Donator is re-raising the raise by Mr. Dreamy and is all in. I have the nutz. Even though my stomach leaps with trepidation I make the right call. Dreamy thinks long and hard and folds.. The turn brings Dreamy's straight but is no help to the tool with KQo. I end up scooping a NICE pot.
No other really big hands for me. The other huge winner at the table (besides Penner who made a nice comeback) was Fluxer! He played his normal mix of aggro-push monkey and trapping clever player. He was in alot of hands and played a wild game. The majority of the times he got money in the pot he was ahead.
The big loser of the night was April. I felt sorry for the girl and have burned a deck of cards to the poker gods for her. Man was her luck bad. She had Aces, Kings and all kinds of monster hands cracked usually for her entire buyin. She took it all in stride like the good camper she is and went off on her merry way to play Pineapple at Stars.
All in all I took another fifty off the 25/NL Blogger table and jumped the roll up to just shy of $500. Nice night.