A total of 44
We started with 2500 in chips and I built my stack up, then got lucky. I was all in with J-J versus K-K, oops. But the board had four clubs on it and one of my jacks was a club -- sweet!
My next big hand wasn't so lucky. $smokkee raised from UTG for three times the big blind. I was in the BB with 9-9. I don't like to play from out of position, but it only cost me two big blinds and if I hit a set I can bust him. The flop was sweet for me: K-9-4. I don't have a hand history available right now, but I bet he raised me, I raised him back and we got all the money in the pot. He turned over a nightmare hand: K-K for set over set! It doesn't get much more brutal than that.
The RNG was going crazy last night. Here's another cute deal. $mokkee and another player were all before the flop. They each turned over Q-Q. Ha ha, we all had a good laugh. One player wasn't laughing when it was over. Four hearts came and $mokkee (who had the ♥Q) had busted another player.
I had built my chips back up through
When we were down to 13 players, I had a big stack, around 12,500, and picked up Q-Q. I bet slightly more than three times the big blind (there were antes now) and the other big stack at the table shoved. What does he have? My reasoning was that if he had A-A or K-K, he would reraise, not try and push me out with an all-in bet. I was pretty sure he had A-K, so I called. Sure enough, that's what he had. The flop was all low cards, but the turn was an ace and the river was a king (not that it mattered). Did I have to call his shove? Of course not, but, in fact, I has happy to race with him. If I win that hand, I'm positioned to win the tournament. First place is where the "real" money is. I'm not bothering to play to try to come in 5th and win $25 or whatever. Ya gotta go for the mobneys -- I'm just sayin'.
You can read $mokkee's account of last night by clicking here. You can see the tournament leader board if you go here.
Thanks again to Bodog for sponsoring this event and to $mokkee for organizing it.