Monday, May 24, 2010

How To Make $1k In 4.5 Hours

Haven’t posted in quite some time. I suppose a cash in a real live poker tournament should be enough reason to post.

The setup:

After taking 2nd at a home game Friday night for $165, I slept for 5 hours then woke up to play a tournament with my buddy Seth at Snoqualmie Casino. $60, 4k stacks, top 10 pay (usually about 85 runners), 1st place typically around $1400.

The story:

Took out a near equal stack with KK vs AQ on a Q-high flop. Pushed me up to approx 9500.

Relied on my near-impeccable poker skills to double up through chip leader & take out another short stack with KK vs AA and AK. I was in the BB and made the comment that I only need to see 1 hand to call, referring to AA. KK was good enough to call until I saw the CL’s pocket aces. 1-outer on the turn pushed me to nearly 20k and probably chipleader at the time.

Spewed some chips raising with A9c and KJd. Doubled up QQ with the A9 hand, had to fold KJd to PF shove.

Stole some chips from prev AA guy when his minraise wasn’t enough PF and was ruled a call. In BB with 63o, CRAI when he c-bet the A63 flop.

After spewing more chips with K9h, doubled up through AA guy with 66 vs TT when 6 hit flop.

Doubled up to about 45k with AK vs QQ when K hits flop.

Down to two table, grew stack to 70k at 3000/6000 level with hands like 77, 99 and KQ.

Maxed out around 80k when AT held vs KT.

Reached final table in 3rd or 4th place with about 65k, blinds at 5k/10k. CL had maybe 90-100k.

8 people agree to 10-way chop. CL and I decline.

Shrink down to about 35k when I call 24k push with TT. AK hits two aces on the flop.

Shoved K2 UTG, steal some blinds.

Win race with 88 vs AK to get back up to around 70k.

Down to 8, topic of chop comes up again. No one has more than 8BB with blinds soon to double. 8-way chop pays slightly less than 3rd place money, so we all make $530 after buyin.

The epilogue:

While my buddy plays blackjack, I sit down at a roulette table. Within 1 hr, $100 becomes $625 thank to a streak where I hit 6 out of 9 numbers by having at least $2 on the number itself and $10-$20 on the corresponding 2:1.


I run good sometimes.


At May 24, 2010 at 2:44 PM, Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Nice job!

At May 25, 2010 at 11:44 AM, Blogger Schaubs said...

Atta kid.

At September 12, 2010 at 11:03 PM, Blogger Rakeback Power said...

Very nice. Any day that ends in the positive is a good day but 4 figures is always nice. Keep it up.

Adam - The Daily Donk


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