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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Morning After

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
ZeRat11: folds
Joanne1111: folds
on_thg: raises 200 to 500
Joanne1111 said, "yep - anisotropy took him out"
anisotropy: folds
Burnt79: folds
leftyhoyt: folds
pochen: folds
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.

12 comments:

Ignatious said...

holy shit - WAY TO GO! i had no idea thg was you.

thanks for making my day. :)

Chris Halverson said...

Way to go!!! You may consider yourself more of a reader, but us bloggers appreciate the fact that you held up the streak of bloggers winning these things :)

MtDewVirus gained instant readership/noteriety after winning the last one, you've got to step it up now :)

Congrats!

John-Paul said...

Hey THG, congrats on the tourney win. I'm happy you were able to take my KK vs AT "donation" and put those chips to good use!

fhwrdh said...

congrats. nice to know i was taken out by the winner. (33 vs qq).

Maudie said...

Congratulations on the win!

DuggleBogey said...

Great. My only mention in my blog is "Sean smoked duggle."

EXACTLY how I want to be remembered.

Sweet ass hammer play though. It must have happened moments after I got knocked out. It couldn't have happened to a lamer tournament leader than Revmod. That guy was terrified to make a move.

StudioGlyphic said...

Wow, that hammer play was awesome. Good job.

Uwannabet? said...

Congrats....You wouldn't have $906 I could borrow would you?? :)

Daddy said...

Congrats on the victory.

You mention in your sidebar that you enjoy cheese and grease. I think I have a recipe that you may be interested in.


Deep-Fried Swiss Butter Sticks

9 sticks of butter
16 slices of Swiss cheese
4 cups of flour
4 eggs
1 cup of buttermilk
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 quart of bacon grease

Combine flour, eggs, and buttermilk together to form a thick paste. Set 1
stick of butter aside. Wrap each remaining stick of butter in 2 slices of
Swiss cheese. Roll each of the butter/cheese sticks in the
flour/egg/buttermilk paste making sure to cover completely. Heat bacon
grease to a boil and deep-fry sticks for 5 minutes. Melt remaining stick
of butter and paint outside of each cooked stick thoroughly. Roll sticks
in powdered sugar and let cool 10 minutes before eating.

2 Servings

SirFWALGMan said...

Cut the crap with the Humility! You Played well. You deserved to win.

"A couple of the suckout victims -- with apologies: ".

None of those were what I would call real suckouts. You might have been very slightly behind with some of them, but you had a great chance. I am sure stuff like the 98 were when you had alot of chips and tried to knock people out. So just take credit for a great win! Like they say "Your AK's have to hit for you to win a Tourney".. your's were hitting, and combined with good play, you won. End of story.

Joanne1111 said...

Congrats on the win :) btw - I know that I raised with the hammer on your blind and showed, so I might be the guilty one ;)

hdouble said...

Congrats, good sir, and thanks for keeping the blogger record intact!