I go back second in chips at the DTD £100K guaranteed. There are 65 left of 385 runners with 36 cashing and £34k ftw.
I played really well all day and never had my entire stack all in until the penultimate level.
I got Aces bust in an 80k pot where I flatted a raise pre and got it in against the raiser on an 894 flop with 2 diamonds and FML he had one hand I didnt want to see 910dd. It came Queen clubs Jack clubs to make him a backdoor straight and I was left with 4k at 800/1600 with a 200 ante.
My chips went in very next hand with 66 and I got 2 calls but binked on the flop to get back up to 14.5k. I reshoved twice to then get a workable stack and then just played quite patiently managing to chip up to 63kish when I played a huge hand with the chipleader. By far and away the most active player at the table, opening with a v v wide range he opened to 5k at 1k/2k and I called in the bb with 9Jcc. Probably the second time I had flatted a raise from OOP all day.
The flop of K103 all clubs fitted quite well with my hand and I check called a bet of 8k. The turn came a red queen and I checked to villain who bet 18.5k. He's a very good player who's game I respect and I know he's not bet folding in this spot and with like 27k back it's a pretty easy shove. He snapped and turned his hand and one card was kind of stuck to the other but all I could see was the 6 of clubs. Knowing he didn't have a set I was like FML if this guy has A6 clubs leaving me drawing to one out but luckily it was 56cc and the 130k pot was shipped my way. I won another hand with the nut flush and raise folded 1010 on the last hand of the day against a reraise and an all in from the two shorter stacks. I was up against AA and AJdd and would have missed which helped me sleep easy.
Some really good players left in, Jerome Bradpiece, Pete Linton, Nick Hicks, Ashley Mason etc all of whom I'd rather were in Luton but I'll just dig in and see what happens.
After the tournament we also did a Larry the Lobsterathon at DTD with 10 members of blonde poker putting £100 each into the Larry the Lobster machine and cashing out £1100 for a £10 profit each. It was good fun and a nice way to wind down after the tournament finished for the day.
To see the thread, look here..... http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=43026.0
8 months ago