June 01, 2009

Brit Blogger Game/BBT Big Game/BBT Big Game Mulligan

All I can say is wow from this day. Went from horrible feeling when I woke up to right now before I go to sleep feeling amazing. I finally did it I won a Blogger tourney and not just and blogger tourney but the Big Game with top prize of 1284.87. Today was my last shot to get my seat so basically this is huge for me.

But I will get into that when I talk more in depth on it. Brit game I didnt do so hot basically just getting smashed by the deck. Hand that took me out was opponents aces to my queens so out before first break.

The Mulligan game I was doing alright for a while and got my stack up to basically about 8000 which was my high then just I began to bleed chips and got knocked out in the bottom half not exactly sure where.

The Big Game. Basically when this started I was focused just to get into the points so I could secure top 20 since that would be nice even if I didnt get a seat for the TOC. Basically was getting knocked down and needed to double up a few time to get to the top 18 since I was getting low just missing or worse kicker those kind of things. When it got into the points I was short stack with about 4000 when chip leader had about 24k in that area so I was kinda getting desperate. I had a double up hit my way got to the final 10 then this hand happens
Full Tilt Poker Game #12551456110: Blogger Big Game (81289279), Table 3 - 500/1000 Ante 125 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:25:28 ET - 2009/06/01
Seat 1: pvanharibo (5,994)
Seat 3: MiamiDon (35,035)
Seat 4: OMGitsPokerFool (43,542)
Seat 5: Julius_Goat (18,771)
Seat 9: iaatg6296 (11,527)
pvanharibo antes 125
MiamiDon antes 125
OMGitsPokerFool antes 125
Julius_Goat antes 125
iaatg6296 antes 125
iaatg6296 posts the small blind of 500
pvanharibo posts the big blind of 1,000
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to iaatg6296 [Ad Kd]
MiamiDon has 15 seconds left to act
MiamiDon raises to 3,000
OMGitsPokerFool calls 3,000
Julius_Goat folds
iaatg6296 calls 2,500
pvanharibo raises to 5,869, and is all in
MiamiDon calls 2,869
OMGitsPokerFool calls 2,869
iaatg6296 calls 2,869
*** FLOP *** [9d Ks 2h]
iaatg6296 bets 5,533, and is all in
MiamiDon folds
Julius_Goat: did I miss a memo?
OMGitsPokerFool calls 5,533
iaatg6296 shows [Ad Kd]
pvanharibo shows [8c 8s]
OMGitsPokerFool shows [Ah Qc]
*** TURN *** [9d Ks 2h] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [9d Ks 2h 5s] [6c]
iaatg6296 shows a pair of Kings
OMGitsPokerFool shows Ace King high
iaatg6296 wins the side pot (11,066) with a pair of Kings
pvanharibo shows a pair of Eights
iaatg6296 wins the main pot (24,101) with a pair of Kings
Julius_Goat: gg lj
pvanharibo: gg
pvanharibo: gla
pvanharibo stands up
MiamiDon stands up
OMGitsPokerFool stands up
Julius_Goat stands up
iaatg6296 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 35,167 Main pot 24,101. Side pot 11,066. Rake 0
Board: [9d Ks 2h 5s 6c]
Seat 1: pvanharibo (big blind) showed [8c 8s] and lost with a pair of Eights
Seat 3: MiamiDon folded on the Flop
Seat 4: OMGitsPokerFool showed [Ah Qc] and lost with Ace King high
Seat 5: Julius_Goat (button) folded before the FlopSeat 9: iaatg6296 (small blind) showed [Ad Kd] and won (35,167) with a pair of Kings

This pot basically changed my whole thinking from ok I might get into the money to hell I have a shot at this thing now. Going into the final table I was 2nd or 3rd not sure which. Listening to BRD tonight was interesting since most of the people in the final 5 were on air and playing didnt really change much but was different since it kinda felt more to me at least like a live tourney. The final 5 people only Numb and I didnt have a seat so if I didnt win I would be rooting for Numb to take it down since hes a pretty solid player IMO and just didnt catch the cards at the right time, kinda like how I am 99.9% of the time. 4th went to Shabazz Jenkins when I had a higher pp then him. When it got to three handed with BuddyDank, MiamiDon and myself I asked if either would take a deal if it got to heads up with me, they both said no so I knew I had to win it to get it. I took a huge gamble vs miami when I heald 5's to his ace 10 off and he spiked a ten on the turn to basically cripple me I was down to 14k chips area with blinds at 2500/5k. I then became a card rack and clawed my way all the way back into connention when buddy doubled me up with ace 4 to my ace queen. A few hands later Buddy got taken out so it was down to me and MiamiDon. This was my best placeing so far so either way was happy with my play. First hand of heads up I double up when I hit a flush to his 2 pair. Next hand this happens.

Full Tilt Poker Game #12552452893: Blogger Big Game (81289279), Table 1 - 2500/5000 Ante 600 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:39:01 ET - 2009/06/01
Seat 5: iaatg6296 (173,180)
Seat 8: MiamiDon (71,820)
iaatg6296 antes 600
MiamiDon antes 600
iaatg6296 posts the small blind of 2,500
MiamiDon posts the big blind of 5,000
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to iaatg6296 [Qs As]
iaatg6296 raises to 172,580, and is all in
MiamiDon calls 66,220, and is all in
iaatg6296 shows [Qs As]
MiamiDon shows [Tc Kh]
Uncalled bet of 101,360 returned to iaatg6296
*** FLOP *** [2d 7s 2s]
*** TURN *** [2d 7s 2s] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [2d 7s 2s 6s] [5h]
iaatg6296 shows a flush, Ace high
MiamiDon shows a pair of Twos
iaatg6296 wins the pot (143,640) with a flush, Ace high
MiamiDon stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 143,640 Rake 0
Board: [2d 7s 2s 6s 5h]
Seat 5: iaatg6296 (small blind) showed [Qs As] and won (143,640) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 8: MiamiDon (big blind) showed [Tc Kh] and lost with a pair of Twos

I was just in total shock for like a minute since I went from having little to no shot, to taking down the title, the 1st place prize of 1284.87 and the final seat into the TOC. Is this my biggest win ever on a poker site, no. Is it something I needed to get some needed confidence hells yes. I wasnt feeling to great about my poker game just because I think I play too vanilla, maybe I still do but maybe this is what I needed to kick start what I used to be. See everyone at the TOC.



    Congrats, Dude. GL Next Sunday, I will try to get on BDR showing full support for you and try to get Numb to do the same, basically just to rub it in/throw off Buddy and Jo :-D