The Southern Poker Challenge began yesterday and I played in Day 1A of the first event. It's a $75,000 guaranteed prize pool sponsored by Horseshoe Tunica, but actually played next door at The Roadhouse. Buyin is/was $350, levels are 30 minutes, and the Patience Factor is 20.25, i.e. a good structure.
I'd like to say I did great and qualified for Day 2 (Sunday), but it didn't work out that way. There's another shot Saturday (Day 1B) at noon, and I may give it another try.
I did play in the 7 p.m. tournament that was a $110 buyin and finished seventh for a min-cash (nine were paid). Ran 10-10 into K-K to bust.
I heard two stories. First one a guy told about playing in one of the casinos in Atlantic City. A lady was in the $2/5 nolimit game and had pocket 9s. By the end of the hand, she had quad 9s, but unfortunately for her, there was also quad 10s and a straight flush. In other words, she lost her stack and didn't get the bad beat or the loser's share of the bad beat. She did get a player's share.
Another story: On the river there were two guys left in a hand. Player A made a bet. Player B thought and thought. Player A said, "Are you actually thinking about calling me?" Player B said, "No, I'm thinking about pussy, but yes, I am calling you," and turned over the winner.