Thursday, October 22, 2009

live and steps

well, i made it to the live tourny i halfass mentioned in my last entry and i faired well. both wth playing and the 'getting around/card handling'. i finished 9th outta 54. made it to the final table. went out with A5s vs 'i forget' at about the 3rd or 4th hand of the first round..

i shoulda posted soon as i got home cuzi had went over the details all the drive home.

i was short stack to start with and blinds were going up pretty quick. i think they were 400/800 when i made my allin move(2100tc) and they would be 600/1200 with me in the bb wthin in the next cpl hands.

one caller. dont recall his hand nor if i was better off. bot ii dink i turned a flush only to see him spike his boat on the river. johns out.

was fun. i got a koozie and a key chain for showing up. got a photo album when they drew my name fer a door prize.

top 2 pizes were really nice poker chip sets. basically the same cept one was in a metal box the other wood or plastic, not sure.

i had a huge bottle of water and used that to hide my cards when i peeked at them.
dealers were there soo i didnt have to worry about shuffling.

it was a fun experience.

steps - well instead of trying to come up with witty words, ill use cut and paste, or u can click the link, if i did it right. feel free to use my name if your joining absolute fer da 1st time. SLAYRE

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