Saturday, March 01, 2008

Small 3 for 3 on a Friday

Being sick sucks. Especially when the weekend is upon us. I rather be out at a bar, drinking and socializing instead of being at home, sneezing and coughing.

Rather than continue my quest for PLO8 ring game mastery, I went to PokerStars and Full Tilt to see what tournaments were about to start. I found an $8 PLO8 game about to go on PStars with 220 runners and a $5 HORSE on Full Tilt with 55. About my speed considering how poorly I have played tournaments lately. Plus with feeling I may hack up a lung at any point, I didn't want to lose a good buy in if I keeled over and died.

I think the patience of waiting for a good hand in the ring games has paid off as I slugged my way into the money in the PLO8 game, finishing 32. I made a bad move to go out when I was short stacked and tried to steal with a high only hand. I was called by a big stack who flopped an A to easily knock me and my K K Q J out. The situation seemed right, but unfortunately the BB caught a hand to call with.

In the HORSE game, I got lucky with 20 left and hit a full house in the Stud portion to propel me to a 10th place finish. Talk about ugly. I had a pair of 9s underneath with a A showing. I completed to collect the bring in and antes but a big stack on my right raised. I was committed to putting my last chips into the pot. He had K K underneath and hit a K as I hit my second A. Next card for me would be another A to give me a boat just as he filled up as well. Very strange hand. But my luck would be used up there as in the Razz portion, I would be 2 3 4 5 and brick, brick, brick and lose to a 9.

To top off the night, I did survive the $75 token frenzy so I should be around for the Big Game tomorrow.

Let's see if I can make some money in the PLO game sponsored by Pauly. Going into the first break I am sitting at 1470, well below the leaders who have over 4k.

Update: Made the second break and the money. Tournaments are running goot this weekend.

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