No token again
Tuesday February 21st 2006, 2:48 am
Filed under: Casual Play,Full Tilt Poker,No-Limit Hold'em,S&G,Tournaments

I played my usual NL HE today and was able to finish ahead more than 5 buyins. Nice. Because of that I played another 2 table 6$+0.60$ token satellite (top 4 get a 26$ token, 5th gets 4$). One player at the table had the deck hit him in the face most of the first half dozen orbits and so he busted out 6 players in no time to chip up to 9k (1.5k starting chip count). Wow, haven’t seen that before – although I imagine that this has got to be a cool way to play such a SnG (get cards at the right time or maybe even cards at all time, then just sit around and watch the others bust out as the token is a lock unless you do something stupid). No such joy for me, but I hang in there until we were down to 5 players…at least I was down 2.6$ at most…unfortunately I was a big dog with 1.3k chips to over 4k (places 3 and 4), so I had to get something going with blinds at 100/200. I’m in the BB and look down at AKo…All-In…UTG who tried to limp in calls…the rest folds…he shows Ad5d…5 on the flop…no help for me…so that makes me 0/3 in those 2 table satellites for a 26$ token. Hmm…can it be so hard to get one of those? Not really as I’ve seen bad players hit it big more than once now…I guess it’s just a matter of time until I can catch a break on one of those buggers. Until then I’m going to win the buyin on the cash-tables first and then try again 🙂


Stick with those 2 table thingys. Over time you will get into a groove and kill them. In a matter of about a month I won probably 6 tokens in 11 tries. Money to be made…

Comment by TripJax 02.21.06 @ 5:18 pm


I think my current strike rate is 1 hit in 3 attempts. Which is better than break-even (while still being a small sample size).

Comment by Garthmeister J. 02.21.06 @ 5:21 pm


1 out of 3 and 6 out of 11 sounds really good…I guess it’s just a matter of time/tries until I get my first one… 🙂

Then it’s time to bust some balls in the 26$ satellites/tourneys…

Comment by Ingoal 02.21.06 @ 5:39 pm