Carbon Poker $200 HORSE Freeroll (1,000 chips)
I called UTG with 9
I won a big hand at the beginning of Omaha Hi-Lo, then got rocked back down to 600 chips. I was down to under 400 when I played 6
Lost big with a flopped full house on the next hand when my deuces full of nines were beat on the turn by deuces full of aces, exactly the type of situation I’d been concerned about in previously. The river 5
I was down to 277 chips but still active with 4
Razz was my downfall. I ended up mostly all-in with 6
Seventeen minutes, 33 hands. 2,476th of 2,546 entries.
The Final Table $1,000 Guarantee, +$200 First Place
Really can’t remember this one. It was the last of the +$200 for first place games I could make in the year, I re-bought but didn’t add on because I had a bunch of chips, then I busted out not long after the break.
The Final Table Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
Got into the PLO8 game a little late but did reasonably well, including my usual variant stack. Made it to the final table and got into a couple of hands with C, winning one big pot but eventually losing it all well before the money.
Two hours and forty minutes. -100% ROI. 9th of 27 players.
Oak Tree Casino Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
I’d had reasonable results at Foxwoods playing Omaha Hi-Lo, and I figured if I could do well there, I should be able to do okay at the new Oak Tree Casino in Woodland. I wasn’t disappointed. Sitting in the game for an hour I picked up a tidy profit and moved on to my next task for the day.
One hour. +29 big blinds.
2011/12 Puffmammy Event #13
Action was tough and I did not last long beyond the re-buy period end, but I did manage to snag one of the bounties, the only player not in the money to do so.
Ninety minutes. -67% ROI. 8th of 9 players.
Oak Tree Casino Limit Hold’em
There were seven names on the board for Omaha, but they weren’t opening up a table. Finally, I sat down at a Hold’em table and proceeded to prove to myself how much more I like tournament Hold’em over cash games.
Two hours. -33 big blinds.
Encore Club Pot Limit Omaha
Really, I shouldn’t have even been playing this tournament. My plan was to check in on the size and head to Oak Tree if it was small (which it was) or at the very least wait until the $1,000 guarantee game at 8pm. My failing for playing games I don’t get to play often took hold, though, so I signed up and ended up being the first man permanently out (after a rebuy).
Forty-five minutes. -100% ROI. 8th of 8 players.
Encore Club $1,000 Guarantee
Was doing pretty well then made an extremely bad call with the bottom end of four cards to eight-high straight on the board. My opponent had nines, of course, and I lost 80% of my stack. Eventually, I called an all-in with A
Oak Tree Casino Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
Wandered back up to Woodland to see if I could recoup some of the day’s losses. At first, it looked like I’d just be adding to them—at one point I was down to only about 40% of my original buy-in—but I got back in the game and started pulling in pots, particularly from one player who I think thought he’d had me pegged as a fish in the beginning. I may be a fish, but some of us have small, sharp teeth.
Two hours. +37 big blinds.
Carbon Poker $200 HORSE Freeroll
Things started off on the wrong foot when Carbon’s client didn’t respond to my click for a call fromUTG with 5
A river 5
My “garbage hand” 3
A set of threes (with one hidden) pushed me back into contention for a bit, but a full house in Stud Hi-Lo brought me down.
Thirty minutes, 40 hands. 1,802nd of 2,955 entries.