Posted by Johnnymac 10:52 PM
The tourney was a huge success today. I am sure Fro will have an long wrap-up post sometime this week. Congratulations to Beau Ryan for winning it all and thanks to everyone who participated.
As for me, my strategy today was to go in and play tighter than I have ever played before in a poker tournament, avoid most confrontations, and hope to catch a big hand somewhere along the way. The first part worked well - I stayed out of most pots and simply outlasted a lot of the other guys, but I never was able to get one those one or two big pots that were necessary to be competitive at the end. I made it to the final table and 9th place, but with the money starting with 8th place, I was just first place out of all of the broke guys. I didn't have enough chips to be competitive and I wasn't lucky enough to slip in behind a big confrontation.
But enough about me. The tourney was a big success and lots of fun and we're glad you all could make it. Thanks to all of the guys who let us borrow stuff and helped out - Eric D, Junell, Canonico, Boyd - and thanks especially to Merry for letting us use her house.
And to the cop who gave some of us parking tickets for being on the wrong side of the street - kiss my ass.