Sunday, July 10, 2011
Today is another day
Yesterday I went deep in the poker tournament, then had a hiccup to finish out of the money. At the end of my post, I said tomorrow's another day -- and it is/was!
I played today in the 2 p.m. tournament at the Horseshoe Casino (Tunica). The entry was $110 and 49 runners sat down to 20,000 in chips. Early on, I was card dead, but then the cards started coming. I had A-A twice and K-K twice and got big action all four times.
At the final table, there were 980,000 chips in play. When there were eight left, I had 320,000 and the other seven had 80,000 to 100,000 range. Several times a player suggested a chop (divide the prize money) of the $4,050 prize pool. I kept saying let's play for a while. Finally one of them said, let's give the big stack $1,000 and divide the rest ($440 each). That was good for me, so we did.
I wish I could write about how awesome I played, but actually I stayed out of trouble and didn't have anything bad happen. And, oh yes, I had good cards. Hard to beat good cards.
Photo of the Horseshoe taken by MOJO with my P&S.