Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Another Big Score on Pokerstars

Have I told you lately how pokerstars is my new favorite online poker site in 2011?



Blooom!

I am hoping to get up a writeup later on this one, as even though I did not win I have posted a tournament recap on the blog for every five-digit score I have ever won, and frankly, I do love doing the recaps. As much work as it is, the tournament recaps I do here on the blog are just a somewhat more involved and more detailed version of what I review in every mtt I play after I play it. What did I do well, where did I go wrong to get eliminated, and most importantly, what can I do to avoid making that same mistake again? And in a strange way, I enjoy doing them, even though it is a very time-intensive endeavor to do a tournament recap on a blog just right the way I like to do it. Anyways, I am hopeful I will get to recap this one tonight.

When it all came down to the end and I had a chance to win it, the chip leader eliminated the short stack guy to enter heads-up play at a more than 3-to-1 chip advantage over me. It didn't help that the hand I chose to take a stand and shove preflop with two big cards -- just the sixth hand of heads-up play, mind you, with me down about 4-to-1 in chips at the time -- I pushed right into my heads-up opponent's pocket Aces to lose it. Oh well. It never feels good to lose, but a five digit win on pokerstars is never anything to scoff at, and as I always like to evaluate a nice score after a deep mtt run, a hundred buyins is a hundred buyins no matter how you slice it. A hundred buyins is why I spend so many hours a year sitting in front of a laptop screen playing these infernal nlh tournaments.

OK so more on this later. Winning 10k and then just a couple of hours later heading to work, having gotten less sleep than any night you can remember and yet having a noticeable bounce in your step still in the morning is kinda like the Matrix -- you can never quite understand the feeling until you experience it for yourself.

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10 Comments:

Blogger l.e.s.ter said...

Nice score, Hoy! Not bad for seven hours' work.

8:59 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

Congrats!

1:07 AM  
Blogger Josie said...

Impressive. You better play this well on Donkey Island. :)

1:57 AM  
Blogger pokerpeaker said...

If you write even one more bitch post this year I'm going to throttle you. Nice score.

2:05 AM  
Blogger jjok said...

very nice bub....hahaha.

3:55 AM  
Blogger BWoP said...

Nice job Asshat.

4:31 AM  
Blogger Fred aka TwoBlackAces said...

Very nice score Hoy!

5:46 AM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Nice job.

5:47 AM  
Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Nice score! And that Matrix line is awesome.

5:59 AM  
Blogger The Neophyte said...

Well done, very nice score indeed.

10:54 AM  

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