So it goes
As far as matches went, it was like an overtime game that lasted for 60 minutes. He definitely had much better cards, but the cat made do with betting out nearly every flop or raising without hands.
In the end, the better cards won. I just didn't have any. The way the format was, at the end of 60 minutes, the game was over and the winner would be determined by who had more chips.
So in this "sudden death" format, you really had to disregard your M and push way ahead of time. I had a slight lead into the last three hands, but quickly lost ground. I bounced out with AJ unimproved vs TT.
Because it was double-elimination, I had a second match. But I was pretty worn out and really just wanted to gamble. That one was over pretty quickly, even against a weaker player.
Mark went on to have a huge lead into the final match but lost two in a row to Drew, whose aggressive raises and over-the-top raises whittled away at Mark. It was pretty impressive -- I'm thinking "Get that dude a bankroll," he could probably do well in tournaments. I'm also happy that I'm Drew's PartyPoker affiliate. LOL.
Next time, I'm hoping we have a few small changes. First, no time limit. Let the escalating blinds do the talking. Second, all of the tables should have players facing each other (in the second match, I was at a coffee table where each player wasn't). Single elimination might be good -- it's exhausting to have to keep going back into game after game. Some semblance of seeding would be nice.
All was not lost though. I was down $20 from the tournament, but made more than $300 by playing $5/10 limit in Eurobet, loose 6-max games on Crypto and at loose NL games on Full Tilt, which I inexplicably returned back to, just out of curiosity more than anything else.