Blech, so close
You get nuthin' for nuthin'/if that's what you do...
I just placed 8th of 57 players in a $69+6 satellite to the FTOPS Main Event. When we hit the final table, I was in 7th and two smaller stacks had to make their move. But they both doubled up, leaving me as the short stack.
In the end it was me with 22 on the button vs. QQ. No good. I cashed, as 8th place paid out money (9th was the bubble) but no $500+35 seat for me (top 7 got seats).
I felt good about my play, though. Poker Ace HUD showed me there were four people to my left who would fold to any steal, so that accounted for a lot of my chips.
Anyway, so it goes.
POKER CATS NOTEBOOK: It's been a good weekend. I crossed 31 or 32 miles of running for the week, have dropped 7 pounds since I've been running for about a month, actually improved a notch on my prescription from my annual eye exam (that's never happened to me, nor did I know it could happen), made some money playing bloggers NL25 on Full Tilt while totally drunk, threw some mean frisbee with Empire and Brigid.
Would have liked to have played in an ATL blogger home game with Surf and friends, though. Also would have liked to have secured my seat in the FTOPS ME.