Friday, April 10, 2009
I played my usual Thursday night tournament last night. Having not made a final table in my other 2 live tournaments this week I figured I was due after making final tables all last week. Anyways my very first hand I look down at pocket Aces. I honestly couldn't believe. I hadn't seen these babies in so long that I forgot what they looked like together. Anyways I bet it 3.5 x the big blind . Got one caller. Flop was Q 63. I bet and she folded. I was off to the races. I kept getting decent hands and was very slowly building up my chip stack.
I got moved to a new table and about the fifth hand in I got AhJd. Someone had already raised so I just called. I think there was 3 of us in the pot. Anyways flop came QhJh7h. Pretty good flop for me second pair and a flush draw. The original raiser bet and I just called. The other person folded. Turn brought the lovely Kh. Gee I have the nut flush. It also gave the original raiser his flush (he had the 10). So he bet and I went all in. He called right away (had me covered) and of course was upset to see my Ace. River didn't matter and I picked up a huge pot.
That gave me the chip lead and it was looking good until we got down to two tables and 5 people at each. I picked up KQc. Someone in early position raised. I called. Flop came J96 rainbow. He bet out of turn so I just checked which forced him to check too. Turn gave me the Q. He bet and I just called. Thought maybe he had hit his Q or was he betting on the J??. River brought another J. I thought I was good so I bet. He raised me. Okay here is where I should have folded. I still thought I was good or at least a chop. I called (dumb move) and he had AJ. That crippled me. Dumb me should have realized he hit his J on the flop. A few hands later I was out.
If I had folded I would have made the final table as just after I went out 2 players at the other table were eliminated.
Checked out the Pokerstars freerolls they are offering all weekend. Pretty good payouts as the one I entered paid like top 350 and first prize was 70 bucks. Not bad. Of course 350th paid like 35 cents but hey its still free money. I think I was like 500 something so just missed the cash. Might check out another this weekend sometime.
I am not much of a tv watcher (other than certain sports and of course poker) but love to go to movies. This being a 4 day weekend for a lot of people I thought I might catch a movie. Uh. Nope. Not one single thing that was worth paying to see. Whats with the crappy movies this time of year??