Some people win. Some people bust out early. I eventually lose coin flips and finish 42nd. Often - just read through the archives. Again last night in the Skillz Series. Pot limit HA was a pleasant diversion, even though I didn't get much of anything resembling a playable hand in the Omadraw portion.
This was my bustout hand ...
Full Tilt Poker Table 1 - 80/160 - Pot Limit Hold'em - 23:04:51 ET - 2008/04/22
Seat 7: NumbBono (4,170) UTG
Seat 9: on_thg (3,960) UTG+2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to on_thg [Qh Ah]
NumbBono raises to 560
on_thg raises to 1,920
NumbBono raises to 4,170, and is all in
on_thg calls 2,040, and is all in
NumbBono shows [Jh Jc]
on_thg shows [Qh Ah]
Uncalled bet of 210 returned to NumbBono
*** FLOP *** [2c 4c Ks]
*** TURN *** [2c 4c Ks] [Td]
*** RIVER *** [2c 4c Ks Td] [7c]
NumbBono shows a pair of Jacks
on_thg shows Ace King high
NumbBono wins the pot (8,160) with a pair of Jacks
I was a little surprised that NumbBono would 3-bet shove with just Jacks - it's not like I'd played a hand in a while and I almost never re-raise (a failing I know) preflop, so I had *something*. It wasn't as if he was short and desperate.
I didn't have to go broke there. But I did. It's one of those things that happen when you've played 3.5 table hours between two tournaments (that and the Bodonkey, where I also went out mid-pack) and have been completely card dead - no premium pocket pairs since orbit number one. AQs looked like gold.
Stupid iron pyrite.
Once again I fail. Nice job taking those chips all the way to 2nd place, NB.
I will continue to treat these events as nothing more than entertainment. I have no chance, so to create unrealistic expectations would only lead to frustration, tilt and stuff being broken. When I play it will be for fun and only for fun.
M00kie tonight. 10PM ET, pw vegas1, Full Tilt. I prolly won't play, but who knows.