Nothing feels better than going to sleep after an undeserved, lucky win in a tournament, doubly so when the tournament you'd been playing was with (against) people whose blogs you visit most every day.
I can't say the win was the result of good play. Reviewing the hand histories, it appears to have been the perfect storm of ubertight uberweak play (by me), a couple lucky suckouts and a final table card rush. I lost some sizable pots with QQs and 66s, but never got crippled beyond redemption.
A couple of the suckout victims -- with apologies:
* Took out EJ333's 55 when my 98s hit a 9 on the river.
* Doubled up on JCostales (KK) when my AT flopped a 10 and turned an A.
* Rivered mirven with KQo vs. ATo when the A also gave me a flush.
* Later knocked out mirven with ATs v. AKo when I flopped the nut flush.
* Picked off The Venetian's all in blind steal (K7o) with AA in the BB.
* Hammering -- I have to give credit to Dr. Pauly for the finest use of the hammer (7-2 off) ever. Here was my best hammer effort:
PokerStars Game #1161980008: Tournament #4684031, Hold'em No Limit - Level IV
(50/100) - 2005/02/02 - 21:59:58 (ET)
Table '4684031 3' Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: anisotropy (2915 in chips)
Seat 2: Burnt79 (1660 in chips)
Seat 3: leftyhoyt (2770 in chips)
Seat 4: pochen (1450 in chips)
Seat 5: RevmodPoker (6200 in chips)
Seat 6: ZeRat11 (2840 in chips)
Seat 7: Joanne1111 (1005 in chips)
Seat 8: on_thg (1490 in chips)
leftyhoyt: posts small blind 50
pochen: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to on_thg [7c 2s]
HeyKidsItsBG [observer] said, "sean smoked duggle"
RevmodPoker: raises 200 to 300
on_thg: raises 200 to 500
Joanne1111 said, "yep - anisotropy took him out"
RevmodPoker: raises 5700 to 6200 and is all-in
on_thg: calls 990 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [Qs 9s 3c]
Up4Poker [observer] said, "lol"
*** TURN *** [Qs 9s 3c] [7s]
*** RIVER *** [Qs 9s 3c 7s] [Jc]
Burnt79 said, "Ohhh"
*** SHOW DOWN ***
RevmodPoker: shows [Ks Ah] (high card Ace)
on_thg: shows [7c 2s] (a pair of Sevens)
pochen said, "hammer!"
RevmodPoker said, "D'oh!"
on_thg collected 3130 from pot
Burnt79 said, "NICE"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3130 | Rake 0
Board [Qs 9s 3c 7s Jc]
Seat 1: anisotropy folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Burnt79 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: leftyhoyt (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: pochen (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: RevmodPoker showed [Ks Ah] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 6: ZeRat11 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Joanne1111 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: on_thg showed [7c 2s] and won (3130) with a pair of Sevens
I won one other hand with the hammer, but to my shame also laid it down about three other times (at various points in the hand). I also recall RevmodPoker stealing my BB with the hammer and showing.
Major thanks to PARTY POKER BONUS CODE: IGGY for getting this set up. Fun time.
Last but not least, as an aside to anyone who might end up reading this thing for the first time, you probably don't want to venture too far down the page. As I say, this blog is 99% content free, unless you get some bizarre enjoyment out of bad beat stories, boring recitations of tournament play, or just general drivel. Read on at your own risk.