Chalk one up for consistency
Kuro checks his AF before playing in Sunday's WPBT circuit tournament
That I would be fine, even if I went bankrupt...
I'm all in, and when I see Joe Speaker's queens, I have "gg" already typed in the chat window, ready to go.
After a great start to the second WPBT circuit tourney, for some reason Full Tilt kicks me off of the Web site for the entire 80/160 round. I am furious. (No blogger can ever say Full Tilt "is the best online poker site." Just not true).
It's move-in time for me and my A8 of diamonds looks pretty good.
But the flop says otherwise: A5Q, and Joe has a set.
But then one diamond (the Q) becomes, two, and then three on the river for a flush and a crucial double-up.
I'm back in it, just like that. Another hand I flop aces full of nines.
Then I raise with JQs in the cutoff and hoyazo, the chip leader smooth calls.
Flop is 9KT and she bets it out. I reraise for just a little more than double with my str8.
I jump from 29th place to second in a matter of minutes.
The blinds are higher and I'm hovering between second and fifth. I feel calm, not superstitious, and more like one in a pack of runners in a long race. When you're running, you don't try to blow it all out at once. You carry your pace and see where it leads you and hopefully you have enough to kick at the very end.
Table_Max has been reraising me when I limp into his bb from the small blind, so I decide to set a trap when I have 66. I'm ready to put him all in to any raise. But surprisingly he just checks.
Flop is TT2 and I bet 1/2 pot and he raises all-in. I call and he has 24 for a pair, but I have the overpair, knock him out and have a nice chip lead.
But soon that's eroded after I lose half my stack to a medium stack who reraises all in with AK vs my 88. Hoyazo says "nh" to him, seemingly pleased but I can't help it when someone bets into your nut straight.
Last hand, A3 vs JT. I type in "gg" again in the chat, pretty sure where it's going to end up. A J falls on the flop and that's the end of it.
Out in 14th, same place as last week's WSOP satellite. Hopefully the circuit points board loves consistency.
Surflexus looked like he built a nice run near the end. Yay!