Sunday, November 6, 2011
Event No. 1 is in the books
Above: The Horseshoe Casino (Tunica) is the venue for the Magnolia State Poker Classic.
I finished 10th in Event #1 of the Magnolia State Poker Classic. Tenth out of 308 runners (some of whom were re-entrants) sounds good, but it was a let down.
Early on I called a raise with A-K. The flop was 8-high. How was I to know the villain had raised with A-8? Another 8 came on the turn and he moved all in. Boo on donk villains. I did manage to check top pair twice and let the same guy bet 60,000 into me on a bluff, so I got some of it back.
My bust-out hand was an ace that ran into a bigger ace. The blinds were 16,000/8000/3000 and a regular raise would have pot-committed me (I had around 125,000 chips), so I shoved. He thought forever and finally called.
Photo taken today with my P&S.