1. We both ended the tournament with the same hand in basically the same situation. We had QJ offsuit, with the ability to only afford 3-4 more hands and figured a raise was better than a call, and folding wasnt an option.
2. He didnt mention it, but he got 16th place, I believe.
3. His friend Michael that got 3rd place was the guy that eliminated me. The guy that "coulda been me......." in my post.
4. To put $'s in perspective there was approximately $1,000,000 in chips, so when he had $130,000, he controlled 13% of the chips.
5. While he did not state it, it is implied in his post that the blinds/antes escalated at an unbelievable pace, pirmarily because the tournament started late and slow. They had to vacate the place by a certain time, so the 25 minute intervals became more like 10 minute intervals. Consider that Junell had $70,000 (1/14th of the total) with 16 players and his stack was completely in jeopardy from the blinds (he only got app 3 more hands). Only one guy had more chips and it wasnt even 2x. Thus, all 16 players' stacks were in jeopardy from the blindss at this point. This structure lends itself to luck being the deciding factor over skill to a degree seldom seen in a $200 tournament. It is unfortunate, bc I think that if Junell could have had longer to wait for decent hands, he could have outplayed several of the guys.