Poker Mutant Birthday

I’m not in Prague.

But the past couple of weeks haven’t been too bad for the Poker Mutant. Just after my last round-up, I had another short dry spell after a min-cash in the daily Bovada $4K morning tournament, including a stab at the first event at the 2Pair Poker Tour series in Eugene (at the High Mountain Poker Palace) on Thursday. Small turnout, just 20 entries, went out 14th. Cold five-bet JxJx from the big blind and got called by the four-better on the button. Flopped Kx4x5x and found out it’s damned hard to bluff an old man off a flopped set of kings. So that only lasted a couple of hours.

2Pair Poker Tour streaming final table at High Mountain Poker Palace in Eugene.

2Pair Poker Tour streaming final table at High Mountain Poker Palace in Eugene.

It’s my 53rd birthday today, and I began the day playing in the First Friday $20K guarantee at The Final Table. Only 106 players with 19 re-buys and there was more than $3K in overlay. By the time we got near the money bubble, I was at half average, and got down as low as 4BB at one point before catching lucky by shoving QxJx UTG, getting called by AxKx in the BB, turning two pair and avoiding a ten on the river. Did not bubble the final table a third big game in a row, making it to seventh place after shoving 6BB with KxJx over a big stack UTG raise with Ax4x. He caught a four on the board. I would have been out with AxKx. My third consecutive cash in Friday/Saturday night games played in Portland and 11/33 in live and online tournaments over the past couple weeks. I can live with that.

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Eight and a half hours. 7th of 106 players. ROI: 388%.