Nothing elaborate, just a couple of short tournaments since the last post.
Full Tilt $10,000 Rush Guarantee (1,500 chips)
Came into the Rush game I’ve played before ten minutes late but near the beginning of the second level (15/30). No problem there. Didn’t lose any huge hands until the end but never managed to crack 2K.
Picked up K♦K♣ after 15 minutes of play (at 30/60) and raised to 180 from the cutoff after everyone ahead of me folded. Big blind called. The flop was 6♣9♥J♥ and he put me all-in. I called and was ahead of his A♣6♦ until the A♥ turned over. No king on the river for me and I was out 344th of 1,210.
Full Tilt Step 1 Turbo (1,500 chips)
This was downhill from the first hand. I literally did not win a single pot, losing the last hand holding T♣6♣ on a glop of 3♣K♠A♣ to a pair of jacks that wasn’t made until the river.
Cake Poker Irish Open Quarter-Final Freezeout (2,000 chips)
Another bad start here. There were three tables when I began and we were five-handed on my first hand as I was in the big blind with 2♠3♠. The cutoff raised to 70 after a fold from UTG. The small blind came along and a I didn’t throw my hand away as I should have. The flop was 6♦5♠5♦. Action checked to the cutoff and he bet 125. The small blind folded but I decided to chase the straight and called.
The 4♠ was the turn. I had my straight. I had four to a flush—I even had two outs for a straight flush—I bet the pot for 460 and got a call. Then the 5♣ landed on the river. I checked, my opponent bet 380, and I paid him off to see his T♠T♦ make a full house after pulling a 9% chance out of his pocket.
I maintained at around 900 chips for about ten minutes until I pulled J♦J♠. There were six players at the table and I was back in the big blind (still at the 10/20 level). The cutoff, button, and small blind limped in and when I raised to 100 everyone called.
The flop was T♣6♣3♦, pretty safe for my jacks. I bet 790 all-in after the small blind checked and the button was the only caller, flipping over T♠9♣. And, of course, the 9♦ was the next card to flip, with a useless Q♠ on the river, and I was the second player eliminated from a pretty small field.