Presto is gold -- at least it was for LJ. Her ♦5 ♠5 held up against Rizen's ♦A ♦J. Besides the 75 bucks, she will receive an autographed copy of Lynch's new book, Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time.
EDIT: Rizen wrote about the event on his blog site, and you can read about it here.
I finished 20th. When I was the big blind, WilWonka, who had accumulated a giant stack via unmitigated aggression, raised enough from the button to move me all in. My cards were K-8 and that was an easy call. Why? I had a short stack and I expected him to have a raggy ace (or something similar), meaning my two cards would play well against his range. I was more than shocked when he turned over 9-3 offsuit! But a 9 came on the turn and I was outta there. I did last longer than "Rizen" who busted out around 24th. Wilwonka eventually settled for second, losing to 23Skidoo, so props to him. Skidoo's comment on his web site afterwards: "What a country!"
You can see all the results here. The buyin is $11, but Bodog adds some money to the pot which makes it a sweet deal. I'll
Changing gears: I'm leaving tomorrow (Friday) for Santa Fe for a few days. There is a casino 20 miles north named Buffalo Thunder Resort that I heard about from this blog that I read. They have poker and I might have to check them out. I also expect to go wild and take some photos that both of my readers will be subjected to when I return.