The WWdN, running good and the hand after which I wanted to throw up on my keyboard
Wednesday January 24th 2007, 2:53 pm
Filed under: MTT,No-Limit Hold'em,PokerStars,Tournaments

Entered the WWdN just before it started, not that many players…the host…missing. He made it just in time though and sat down at my table, which was cool – it’s always fun to play with Wil.

Starting table

Played my usually tight game, which turned to tight aggressive once I commited to a hand and wow, I was running good, sort off. Had some crucial hands for all the marbles and yes, I went in with the best and came out with the best, all the marbles. So I’m sitting pretty in chips and just prior to the final table I win another big one (flip 10-10 vs AJ) and so I sit pretty as the final table begins.

Final table

As we were only 36 players strong though, final table isn’t ITM this time. 5 spots pay so we’re still a long way to go until the bubble bursts. After a bone-headed blind-defense, I look down at a measly stack once the second break rolls around…not a pleasant spot to be in on the bubble…

2nd break

I’m 6th of 6 with 5 spots paying, so I better catch something soonish. I do as I get a free look at the flop in the BB.

Dealt to Ingoal [5c Qc]

*** FLOP *** [8c 5h 8h]

ringo6624: bets 1200 < - well, if you got the 8 I'm done, if you got an overpair and limped I'm done, but I don't think so Ingoal: raises 530 to 1730 and is all-in <- all you can eat baby o-hole-ne: calls 1730 <- uh-oh ringo6624: calls 530 <- well, that was expected *** TURN *** [8c 5h 8h] [Kd] <- hmm...not really the card I wanted to see ringo6624: checks o-hole-ne: checks *** RIVER *** [8c 5h 8h Kd] [6d] <- hmmm...if that helped anyone I might as well throw up on my keyboard *** SHOW DOWN *** ringo6624: shows [3h 6h] (two pair, Eights and Sixes) Ingoal: shows [5c Qc] (two pair, Eights and Fives) o-hole-ne: shows [4h Ah] (a pair of Eights)So indeed, I went in with the best, both were flushing, it didn't get there, but the 6 on the river was enough to kill me...ouch :(Goooo...bubble boy... Bubble boy

All in all, I can’t be too unhappy though, played a good game, went in with the best at all times (apart from one time where I sucked out with J9 vs J10) and everything went fine until the last hand…what can you do? Apart from that ugly finish, I witnessed some of the more brutal exits…that’s another reason why I can’t feel to bad (I was 64% to win the hand, A4 was 29%, 63 was 7%)…compare that to the hand Wil lost early on AA vs AdQ with a diamond four-flush hitting the river or the following hand…can you say runner runner ROYAL FLUSH against ACES – that’s a bad beat for the ages!!!

PokerStars Game #8091395859: Tournament #40759931, $10+$1 Hold’em No Limit – Level IV (50/100) – 2007/01/23 – 21:24:54 (ET)
Table ‘40759931 1’ 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: jeciimd (3784 in chips)
Seat 3: BrainMc (2070 in chips)
Seat 4: GScottW (865 in chips)
Seat 5: o-hole-ne (3125 in chips)
Seat 6: A’arab Zaraq (2456 in chips)
Seat 7: gangof9 (1170 in chips)
Seat 8: VTepes (1980 in chips)
BrainMc: posts small blind 50
GScottW: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
o-hole-ne: folds
A’arab Zaraq: folds
gangof9: folds
VTepes: raises 300 to 400
jeciimd: calls 400
BrainMc: folds
GScottW: raises 465 to 865 and is all-in
VTepes: folds
jeciimd: calls 465
*** FLOP *** [Js 4s Tc]
*** TURN *** [Js 4s Tc] [Kc]
*** RIVER *** [Js 4s Tc Kc] [Jc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
GScottW: shows [Ac Qc] (a Royal Flush)
jeciimd: shows [Ah As] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
A’arab Zaraq said, “OH”
o-hole-ne said, “wow”
GScottW collected 2180 from pot
A’arab Zaraq said, “MY”
GScottW said, “wow!”
A’arab Zaraq said, “GOD”
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2180 | Rake 0
Board [Js 4s Tc Kc Jc]
Seat 1: jeciimd (button) showed [Ah As] and lost with two pair, Aces and Jacks
Seat 3: BrainMc (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: GScottW (big blind) showed [Ac Qc] and won (2180) with a Royal Flush
Seat 5: o-hole-ne folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 6: A’arab Zaraq folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 7: gangof9 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 8: VTepes folded before Flop

P.S. Don’t even ask me while the last part of this post is one giant link, I tried everything, even reposting this, but somehow WordPress get’s the job done to totally fuck this up…oh well…

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