What happens when you get A-A five times! You win -- that's what's supposed to happen, and that's exactly what did happen tonight. The first two times, I raised and everyone folded. But two of the next three times, I won big pots.
I also had Q-Q three times. Twice I raised and won the blinds and antes. The last time it was raised by shockerkitten in front of me. I sometimes reraise, but I had position and decided this time to call. The flop was A-9-7 and shockerkitten made a huge bet and I gave up my hand.
When we were down to three, I had a huge stack, shockerkitten had around 4500 and SuzyQ500 was hanging on. She played very patiently and eventually had more chips than shockerkitten. I forget the hand she busted out on, but she finished in 3rd place.
The final hand, shockerkitten raised on the button (something he had done a lot, although not overly so). I had K-10 and reraised him and he moved in (for not much more) and I called. He had A-9, so he was a slight favorite. According to the Card Player magazine odds calculator, he's nearly a 58% favorite.
The flop and turn were no help for either of us, but a 10 on the river sealed it for me.
Wolfshead was 4th and Baywolfe was 5th, so congratulations to them, too.