Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy dance

I entered a $1 + $0.10 9-player sit n go tonight, and got knocked out in 6th place. I then signed up for a similar 45-player tourney, and ended up with this:

PokerStars Tournament #80831143, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $1.00/$0.20
45 players
Total Prize Pool: $45.00
Tournament started - 2008/03/14 - 01:42:34 (ET)

Dear LauricT,

You finished the tournament in 2nd place.
A $10.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

You earned 52.03 tournament leader points in this tournament. For information about our tournament leader board, see our web site at

Thank you for participating.

Solid play, aggressive with the big stack, picking my battles with the small stack -- I think that's my highest money win in a tourney ever. At one point early in the tournament, I'm dealt QQ under the gun, two middle position players and the button go all in. I consider going all in; I'm getting 4-to-1 on my money, because I've got the biggest stack, but if I lose, I'll be crippled. With three other players in... I fold. The players show 99, JJ, and AA. There's a J on the flop, and no aces or nines show (and no queens, if you're wondering), and I pat myself on the back for a good fold.


Anonymous said...

WhooHoo! I'll be in town next weekend---does that mean you're buying dinner???

Way to Go!

travisl said...

Not so much. I played $3/$6 for four hours at Palace last night, and ended up down $35. I think I was +$60 at one point early, and was all in once during hour 3, but scratched my way back up until I was nearly falling asleep at the table.