Thursday, October 21, 2010
Sharks have teeth, but I do, too
There's something called the Shark League that Wolfie told me about. Blogger lightning36 also plays there occasionally. The head Shark gets Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker to add money to the prize pool, so there's an overlay.
I've played three or four times and never done anything. Mostly, I haven't played because the games are on the weekend and I'm doing other stuff.
Today, I opened my e-mail and there was a note saying they were having a tournament tonight, so I made a note to check it out. Good move (don't get excited - it wasn't for big money).
When we got down to four players, I had (around 38,000) more than the rest of them put together (they were in the 8000 to 12,000 range), so I was able to abuse them and build my stack -- each of them wanted to move up the payout ladder.
In a big tournament, they say you have to come from behind twice to win. In a small one like this, you don't usually have to do that -- just avoid bad beats. I did get lucky in the deal above, however, when a guy slow played his ♥A ♦A.