Not so much me winning, but still a lot of winning.
Dave Long` (above) and I made it to Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, Oregon an hour or so ahead of Saturday’s Event #1 $150K GTD NLHE. The tournament was a re-entry, and I had to do that just before the first break. In the first hour, the player on my left had lost pretty much every pot he’d been in, and when he 3-bet me and action folded back around, I could have called, but instead I shoved with my Q
I’d expected to hit the bank to get my cash for the week before the tournament started, but the Lincoln City branch of US Bank was Monday–Friday only, and I borrowed $200 of my buddy Brad Press to re-enter because I’d maxed the ATM card already. I got back in and sat down after break. Ten minutes in, I get A
I doubled up against the player who’d broken my set with A
I played Event #2 10-Seat GTD NLHE Final Event Satellite, just one entry and the add-on, but didn’t make it even half-way through the field.
Day 2 of the $150K GTD got under way at 11am on Sunday, with 54 players coming back and everyone in the money.
Sunday’s Event #3 $75K GTD NLHE got off to a good start for me, but it started even better for Jacki Burkhardt, this year’s PNW Poker Golden Girl, when she got news via Twitter that she’d won a PokerStars Platinum Pass via the #mypokerstory contest run by writer/poker player Maria Konnikova (and judged by Helen Ellis, Jen Shahade, Matt Salsberg, and Melanie Weisner). Jacki’s heading off to The Bahamas in January to play in a $25K buyin tournament. Plus she cashed the $150K before she bought into the $75K.
I’m excited to announce the winner of the #mypokerstory Platinum Pass Challenge, @jackiburkhart81! Congrats to all of the finalists—and a huge thank you to the judges, @WhatIDoAllDay @msalsberg @JenShahade @melanieweisner. And thank you to @PokerStars for the opportunity! pic.twitter.com/qD5Oujqtj1
— Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) October 21, 2018
I made the second break of the $75K with about triple the starting stack. Over two hours I paid blinds, folded raises to reraises, and laid hands down after unpleasant flops until I was under 30bb after just about five hours.
— Poker Mutant (@pokermutant) October 22, 2018
Then I picked up A
More exciting poker today!
Special shoutout to Darrel Dier (a vet of the days when Deepstacks Poker Tour was here) who’s going to be returning to the tsunami zone this weekend after winning a main event at Stones Gambling Hall.
Darrel D. @DarrelDier takes down the Stones Fall Classic Main Event for $27,494
— StonesLivePoker (@StonesLivePoker) October 22, 2018