Monday, April 2, 2012
Enough poker for now
Above: This was a shot of the shot clock when I busted out of the final event of the Delta Gold Poker Classic. Monday's event was called "The Farewell Shot," a good name.
I played poker again today and busted out just short of the money. I was 13th and 9 of the 112 entrants got paid. It was a $135 buyin with 10K chips. My bust out hand was K-10 vs. 7-7. The 7s held.
A guy I know had a big chip stack. When we went to dinner break together, I asked him how he got them. The villain had A-9. The final board was ♠A ♣Q ♣9 ♠ 9♣8. My friend, Marcel, moved all in and the villain called with 9s full of aces. Marcel had ♣J ♣10 for the straight flush.
When we were down to two tables, two players were all in at the other table. One had A-A and the other K-K and a king came on the flop. Live tournaments are so rigged.
I have to say I've enjoyed the tournaments, but I'm about pokered out. Playing is fun, but the hours are long. Tomorrow I'm going to work in my yard -- time to pull some weeds and work up a sweat.
Above: The Gold Strike, an MGM property, was the venue for the just-concluded Delta Gold Poker Classic.
Above: Tournament staff get some of the 12 tables ready for play Monday.
Photos taken with my P&S.