Posted by Dr Fro 5:51 PM
I wrote some notes during the blogger poker tournament at poker.com. It is not very well written, seeing as how I was busy playing poker. I fixed a few typos, but other than that, here is my journal:
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There are 56 bloggers registered. We all get 2,000TC.
I moved up to 14th place pretty early on, but I got cold for a long spell and have now dropped big time. Oooo, I just got QQ vs. a poor guy's KK all-in pre-flop. I flopped a set! (Damn I have flopped a lot of sets lately.)
Two hands later... I just spent a lot of money chasing a straight that didn't come. I find myself at 23rd out of 27 players left.
A desparation move (QTs allin preflop) on the next hand and I double up - 15th place. What a rollercoaster. Flops are not cheap in this game.
I just stole a pot and am in 11th place with 4,030TC. There are 23 players left.
I just stole a pot with nothing. Board showed TT3, and I couldn't imagine anybody else hit it either, so I stole it.
Now 11th place with 4,030TC. There are 23 players left.
I just hit top pair top kicker with AJ. Got bet into by QJ and I doubled up. Sixth place.
We are down to two tables and I am in 7th place. We have been playing for 83 minutes. The break is in 7 minutes. I am sitting back waiting for a very good hand. Too much tricky/aggressive/loose play out there to be trying to steal blinds. Plus, there are several guys with similiar size stacks - all at my table. I have won 14 of 90 hands so far.
OK, we are at the break. I stole the last pot from the BB when the board came up scary again (kinda my bread and butter today). I have 7,735TC and am in 9th place out of 16. They pay cash to the top 10 and give a free entry to the finals to the top 4. The winner of the finals (I don't know when it is) goes to the WSOP. Everybody is trying to figure out which player is Dutch Boyd. There is a player named "TheBigSurprise" and that is what most people have their money on. Dutch is at my table if so. Blinds are 300-600.
I just got dealt 33 and folded to a 4,840TC pre-flop bet. People are in all in pre flop mode every hand. Short stacks keep winning these heads-up all-ins, and that is making this drag on a bit.
One man down! 2/3 of us will win money.
Another down (other table)
I just broke the 8k mark when everyone folded to my BB. Nice to win with 82o.
I just went all in w A2 and won the blinds. Opponent paused for what seemed like forever. Gulp.
Just won another small one...now I have 8,635TC and am Table Chip Leader! Good to know
I can't get eliminated on a single hand right now. Five players have bigger stacks and they are all at the other table. Glad to be at the minor league table.
JUST DOUBLED UP. My TT vs his 55, and my TT held up. I have 14,590TC and am in third place now.
Players dropping. Eleven left on the bubble. We are taking turns stealing the blinds from UTG. First to act gets the pot. Havent seen a flop come in ages. Just one person calls before the flop and we can get this thing down to the final table.
Geez, it has been 30 minutes with two tables!!! Some well-timed theivery and I am up to 16,290.
Wow down to 7 after only three hands. One guy has 40k (won a big 3-way pot). I am in second with 16,290.
I have 18,540. Guy to my right is all-in in the bb. He doubled up. Bastard.
Guy flipped quads and knocked a guy out...down to 6.
Down goes another I am 3rd of 5 right now.
My 77 v his TT. I rivered a 7. Omigosh, this is my day! I had him pretty well covered, so it wasn't that desparate of a situation.
I just flopped the nut flush w AKs and won a ton off of a guy that made trips on the turn. I am in first place.
We are down to 3. Uh oh. Three-way all-in. I have AT, Leader has 88. Other guy has junk. I get my Ace and we are down to 2. I am doing all the eliminating lately.
I have 105,000TC and he has 5,000TC.
I have KQ and flopped QQx. I checked the flop and turn. He bet into me on turn. I Won.