Reversal of Fortune

A couple of hours into a tournament with $7,400 in guaranteed prizes and I’d managed to recover from a couple of drastic losses to get back to the middle of the remaining pack of about 500, with over 26K in chips. One of the big stacks in the game—with twice my chips—was playing just before me.

The blinds were 500/1,000/100 and I was in the big blind. Everyone ahead of the big stack small blind folded. Stackie pushed his 52K onto the table. I had AA so I called. He turned up JJ but nothing untoward showed up as the rest of the cards appeared, so we basically flipped chip counts.

I cashed out in 207th place fifteen minutes later trying to pull in a pot of 151K.