Monday, April 12, 2010
A dream comes true
The Gold Strike Casino (see image above) has a freeroll on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. There's only $500 involved and it's divided between the top three players. There were 67 who signed up, so bad odds, but I decided to play anyway.
The starting chip stacks were $3000 and blind levels were 15 minutes. It quickly became a shove-fest, but, hey, the price was right.
During the second level, the blinds were 50/100 and I had chipped up to 3800. I raised to 450 and the villain was looking at: ♠Q ♠J, and called. It's a loose call, but you have to get chips quickly or you'll be left behind, so I don't think it's terrible given the uber-turbo nature of this particular game.
The flop was: ♦J ♣10 ♠10. I checked and the villain bet 700. I check-raised to 1500 and he called. The turn was the ♥4. I bet 800 and the villain moved all in!
That was all right by me. My hand: ♥10 ♦10.
It's not very often you flop quads and the other guy puts you all in -- a dream come true and all that.
I'd like to say that propelled me to the win, but actually I busted out around level 6. Afterwards, my thought was: "I'm not going to play in this dumb tournament again," but maybe I will. It's a good chance to try different strategies and approaches.
Image taken with my P&S at 7:55 p.m. last night (notice the sky is still quite blue for so late in the evening).