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Sunday, April 24, 2005

A Winner at Last

Played in a $5 MTT with 678 other PokerStars fanatics. Worked my way into the top 100 and ITM, made it to the final table, and then final three. I eliminated them both on consecutive hands to win first place and $848.

Final Results from the Sunday $5 NL Hold'Em Tourney

The final two hands went as follows: I have about 460,000, the other players have about 250,000 and 310,000. Blinds are 6,000/12,000 and I'm the big blind with Ad 2s. Button folds and SB goes all in for 250,000. I call figuring I will still have over 200,000 if I loose. He turns over 6d 6h, I'm way behind. The FLOP comes [Jc Kc 8h], no help for either of us. The TURN pairs the board with [8d]. The beautiful RIVER hits...[Ks]. This makes his sixes irrelevant and my Ace kicker is the winner.

Now we are heads up and I'm dealt pocket 8's on the very next hand. My opponent goes all in, I call, and he turns over Ad 2c, sound familiar. This time the pair held up and even improved with an 8 on the flop.

All in all, it was a great way to kill 4 hours on Sunday. My overall stats for the tourney:
Dealt 338 hands and saw flop:
- 21 out of 52 times while in big blind (40%)
- 9 out of 48 times while in small blind (18%)
- 30 out of 238 times in other positions (12%)
- a total of 60 out of 338 (17%)
Pots won at showdown - 21 of 27 (77%)
Pots won without showdown - 51


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