Cowboy Up... again.
My entry to the Sunday Warm Up was hacked to pieces by a bad beat reproduced at the bottom of the post, you can skip reading that bit if you like. After a great start losing that 80/20 put me on the short stack and no-one would allow me to double up and get back into the game. Disappointing but I was happy with my play at least.
If you were watching the PCA run down to the final table live on pokerstars.tv like me then you'll have seen a lesson for us all in class when Tyler Reiman with QQ and John Duthie with AA were allin preflop with nearly even stacks. A Queen flopped and Reiman took the pot. There was no screaming, no brash celebrating, just calm acceptance from both players that there was nothing they could do, it's just the nature of the game. It may not have made good tv but I thought it was great to see two players being gentleman at the table.
The $4 180 experiment continues at a pace and results are good with 79 games played, 16.4% ITM and a 92% ROI.
It looks like we're going to book to stay at Encore in June. I had preferred Caesars but lost at paper-rock-scissors so Encore it is. It's slightly cheaper anyway with the deal we've got but I hear everything else there ie food/drink is more expensive so not sure how much time we'll actually spend in the complex.
One question though, CK maybe you can advise me here, is it easy to pick up a cellphone each that we can use whilst we're there to stay in touch ? I don't know if I can just get a temporary SIM to fit in my UK phone or just buy a cheap throwaway one at the airport when we arrive ?
OK, leave now if you don't want to see a bad beat :)
Table leader to short stack in a heartbeat.
PokerStars Game #37955798934: Tournament #252020016, $200+$15 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (200/400) - 2010/01/10 19:33:32 UTC [2010/01/10 14:33:32 ET]
Table '252020016 145' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: rondom_hello (19256 in chips)
Seat 2: dalmicsek (8433 in chips)
Seat 3: ayking001 (13400 in chips)
Seat 4: timkrank (8980 in chips)
Seat 5: Charliegore8 (10090 in chips)
Seat 6: GreekToni777 (12350 in chips)
Seat 7: elmerixx (19849 in chips)
Seat 8: TanOrpheus (27597 in chips)
Seat 9: Guitou64 (25175 in chips)
GreekToni777: posts small blind 200
elmerixx: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TanOrpheus [Kh Kc]
TanOrpheus: raises 700 to 1100
rondom_hello: raises 700 to 1800
TanOrpheus: calls 700
*** FLOP *** [Ts Jd 3s]
rondom_hello: bets 3200
TanOrpheus: raises 5200 to 8400
rondom_hello: raises 9056 to 17456 and is all-in
TanOrpheus: calls 9056
*** TURN *** [Ts Jd 3s] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [Ts Jd 3s 4h] [Ah]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
TanOrpheus: shows [Kh Kc] (a pair of Kings)
rondom_hello: shows [Tc Ac] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
rondom_hello collected 39112 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 39112 | Rake 0
Board [Ts Jd 3s 4h Ah]
Seat 1: rondom_hello showed [Tc Ac] and won (39112) with two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 2: dalmicsek folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: ayking001 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: timkrank folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Charliegore8 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: GreekToni777 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: elmerixx (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: TanOrpheus showed [Kh Kc] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 9: Guitou64 folded before Flop (didn't bet)