and a couple of hours of nl cash game...
Another day, another well spent tournament buy-in. The sarcasm in my voice is definetly loud enough to be heard over this blog. What a shocker that I got it in with Aces and lost, but the wackiest part was who I lost it to. We started with 2000 chips and the blinds at 25-25 for the women's event yesterday, so let the crap shoot begin! My first survey of my table brought me to the conclusion that although it wasn't an extremely tough table, most of the women at my table had some idea of what they were doing. I recognized a few from past tournaments, and one or two from the no limit cash games, but nobody to feel immediately threatened by. My strategy was to sit back and watch, as my friend "Prince" Gaspard once told me, "you can't win a tournament in the first couple of rounds, but you sure can lose it." I wasn't trying to do anything fancy in the beginning, as the pots worth playing for won't be until the blinds get bigger, thus making raises more substantial and all the good stuff that comes with that. But man, my table was turning into a cold deck nightmare for many. Within the first round aces were dealt 4 times and spread among three different ladies. Twice they were up against kings. Then, early in the second round, one woman raised on the button, got reraised by the small blind and pushed. She turned over aces and the small blind turned over kings. A good ol king on the flop sent that woman packing. Several hands later another woman turned over aces against the same woman who had flopped the set of kings,and that woman turned over a-k off. A king on the flop and a king on the turn and another k.o. for pocket rockets. From this point on I will refer to this woman as Human Luckbox. A few hands later lo and behold the human luckbox raises in front of me and I look down at aces almost in agony but push none the less. She calls, flips over pocket nines, and I said to her, "let's see how you do against them a third time." Of course with a Q73 flop and a 5 turn, the human luckbox still managed to find a third 9 on the river for her third time cracking aces and we were barely halfway through the second round. I went bye-bye and left her stacking my chips which brought her to a nice hefty total of 14,000 chips or so with the blinds at 25-50. The funniest part was that 2 hours later, I went back upstairs to check how the tournament was going and someone else had taken her seat. LOL!!!!!
So thats how my tourney went, but the no limit cash game downstairs was as juicy as ever and I left a pretty decent winner which more than made up for what happened. A couple interesting hands went down for me and I will have a continuation blog to elaborate, but lets just say in the words of my good friends and fellow nl cash game players Mike from Vegas and Mo from Chicago, there were plenty of victims. Probably going to play tonight and see if I can't make another winning session of it. My motivation is starting to gain some momentum, I hope to be playing more and more as the rest of the LAPC rolls by. Full steam ahead. More later!
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