Sunday, December 1, 2013

A nice score

Even though this sign at the Horseshoe Tunica reminds players that the temporary poker room is next door, only 45 runners signed up to play in the Saturday 3 p.m. $160 buy-in tournament. This is a tournament that routinely draws 100 players. I believe there was a tournament at Harrah's with a big guarantee which also siphoned off players.

We started with 12,000 in chips and five players were to be paid with first getting $2038 down to fifth-place getting $398.

Early with the blinds at 200/400/25, I limped in. A player with pocket aces raised to 1200. Because this wasn't much of a raise, another player called, so it cost me 800 more to win a pot that was already 3650 -- easy call. The flop was 10-10-3 with two hearts. It checked to the raiser, he made a continuation bet and the other guy folded. I moved all in and the guy with A-A didn't even think much before calling. I showed him 10 8 and he looked surprised. If he had raised a little more, the third party wouldn't have called, so I wouldn't have either. Instead he put his stack in jeopardy. Greed is a terrible thing.

I don't remember many of the hands, but I chipped up nicely and made it to the final table. With seven left, a bad player made a hopeless all-in bluff and gave her chips to me (I had A-J on a board with A-J and some lower cards). We agreed to give 6th place $160 to speed up play. The other bad player busted soon, and serious play started.

It seemed to go on forever. We took a scheduled 10-minute break, and when we returned, a guy had used an app on his phone to work out a chop. The chip-stacks were 54K, 65K, 105K, 138K and 176K. They took out five times fifth-place money and divided the rest of the prize pool based on the percentage of chips each player had left. I've heard this method short-changes the shorter stacks, but I didn't care because I was the one with 176K. It was almost 11 p.m. and players were tired so all agreed. That gave $1400 to that wonderful guy we call MOJO (moi) which worked for me.

Photo taken with my phone.

20 comments:

  1. Nice! Congrats on the tourney! Good money.

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  2. I limped in
    I showed him ♠10 ♠8
    he (AA) looked surprised


    You nefarious Devil. :)

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  3. You're my hero... :) Congratulations!

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  4. Wouldn't it be easier to post when you DON'T cash? :)

    Nice one sir!

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  5. Nice job! That chopping formula is nuts, though! It could potentially give more than 1st-place money to a big enough stack. I don't know the "right" formula but it can't be that.

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  6. It is great to hear from you and to know that you are still a winner! Thanks for the comment and we wish you a wonderful holiday celebration!

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  7. Greetings, again! Hope you are having a nice weekend. Coming back to Florida anytime soon?

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  8. That ol' cat in the shop in Micanopy didn't give a hoot about anything. I could have shot off a canon there and I don't think it would have moved!

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  9. You must be heading south of Ocala on the Turnpike. The weather isn't very nice here at the moment and we're going to have some cold mornings, so you'll probably have more fun in south Florida - if that's where you're headed! Send me a note if you're coming through Ocala.

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  10. Sebring is nice. Hope you have a wonderful time!

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  11. Congratulations! ..keep it up!

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  12. Hi Dave! Nice to hear from you. Are you home or still in the Sunshine State?

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  13. Pretty neat to have your own town, right? Actually, Lowell, Florida, consists of a post office, a couple of other buildings and the women's prison. It's just north of Ocala. :)

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