Saturday November 19th 2005, 3:05 am
Filed under: No-Limit Hold'em,PokerStars,S&G

After coming back from footie practice I felt like playing another little tournament, so I entered a 5$ + 0.50$ fee S&G – 9 players, top 3 pay, 1st: 22,50$, 2nd: 13,50$, 3rd: 9,00$.

I played a little tighter than usual and was able to survive some crucial early hands (A-9 vs K-3, board: 7-2-10-5-Q; 7-7 vs 10-K, board: 4-Q-8-5-3). After 5 players busted out it was time for the bubble and believe it or not: this time I made it…sometimes you need to be a little bit lucky I guess…caught the hilton sisters (Q-Q) and raised All-In from the button, the player after me called and showed his Cowboys (K-K), eek! I didn’t only survive though, I busted him out and doubled up when the board came up: A-Q-2-9-3….We’re in the money….couldn’t catch all that many hands, bluffed some pots though and won some minor pots (mostly holding an Ace and pushing a little), and was chip leader for a while (8k)…couldn’t survive though as I was pushed out of many hands…in the end I lost when I pushed all in with A-Q, one caller showing 9-9…board didn’t help either side and I was out in 3rd position…would have loved to at least finish second, but hey…better a 3rd and 9$ than nothing 😉

PokerStars Tournament #15296677, No Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $5.00/$0.50
9 players
Total Prize Pool: $45.00
Tournament started – 2005/11/18 – 19:25:44 (ET)

Dear Ingoal,

You finished the tournament in 3rd place.
A $9.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

Thank you for participating.

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