The Poker Mutant will be retiring (mostly) from poker on 1 January. This is the latest installment in his thrilling countdown to the End of Times.
Played the Ignition Casino $4K GTD NLHE Turbo after I got home from a family thing this evening. Right off the bat, I got lucky and managed to not only hit two sets but get two players to stack off against with with top-top. I was on top of the leaderboard, ma! ~500 blinds is a nice place to be, even in a turbo.
That lasted for a little while as a couple of other players started to catch hands and I missed flops, laid down queens, etc. My peak was a bit over 60K when that was still 60bb. Then I lost a flip and stayed down in the 40K range most of the rest of my tournament.
We were closing in on the bubble, with blinds at 1500/3000/300 and I was in the small blind with 14bb and a pair of tens. UTG raised to 9K and action folded around to me. I had UTG nominally covered, and shoved the tens. The BB folded, and UTG called with nines. And naturaly there was a nine on the flop.
I was left with just over 1bb. I watched the Players Remaining count drop as the blind approached me again and I was dealt hands like T
I managed to survive until my BB. The bubble broke on the hand before and I was all in, taking 70th out of 72 paying positions.
Good luck to everyone from the Pacific Northwest playing the WPT Five Diamond. Wish I was there with you!