Monday, May 31, 2010

This was dumb

Saw this on the Tilt Blog, talk about dumb.....a Lifetime ban seems appropro!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Pure Gold

He tweeted the day after this inteview that he went Busto! LOL!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

4th in the 55R

Close to another nice score, but 5K isn't too shabby either.


Futility Ends BBT5

Not a happy ending for 2BA, as I was an early bustout in last night's BBT5 finale. I re-raised with QQ from mid-early position, and a late position player flatted, and so did the original raiser. Flop came 3 middle cards, and the original raiser shoved. I put him squarely on AK, but was not sure about the late position flatter. Not to familiar with his game, so I did the generic blogger theory, and decided he would have repopped with KK or AA to isolate. So I reshove, and he insta calls, and I knew I was dead to KK/AA or a set. He had KK.

Good luck to the 20 of you lucky ones in tonight's TOC. With 3 10K Main event packages and 2 2k packages/T$, that is some incredible equity!

If you win, make sure to take care of Al, this was once again a great treat for all the bloggers. My sincerest thanks for all you do for this our little corner of the Interworld.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


If you can get your opponent to commit his entire stack as a big underdog, you will do good in poker:

That is of course, unless your in the midst of running bad. That was my bustout from last nights penultimate BBT5 game. Not much to analyze, the play speaks for itself. Funny that a few posts ago I wrote about how in Blind vs Blind in blogger tournaments, I don't seem to get much fact, I'm starting to think that my image is not what I think it is! LOL!

At any rate, the information is all there, blogger tournament or not. What you do with it, is another story.

Mookie Wednesday will be the last shot to get in the TOC. I don't know who won last night, but congrats to whoever it was.


Monday, May 24, 2010

BBT5 almost done

Tonight's Poker on the Rail will mark the end of the BBT5. It has gone by pretty fast, but I think overall, the shorter series and simpler format was a good alternative to the way it was before.

Sadly, barring a win tonight, I'll be shut out of the TOC. I had my chances, one in the invitational getting down to 3 handed, and once in the PFTR, losing heads up to LJ.

In last night's final Invitational, I made a mistake early on against TJ, calling off most of my chips preflop with AK to his QQ, which held. Then Garth puts the final nail in my coffin with this very standard suckout:

That by the way continues to be my 'bustout' theme. I was 2 outed a few times again yesterday, and generally am just getting outrunned by my opponents. I know it's going to turn, it always does, but sucks when your in the midst of a bad run of cards.

Finally, a big congratulations to BamBam for earning his TOC seat last night. I was tuned in just before that epic hand where BamBam took the mighty canadian hammer to victory! It was truly meant to be! Well done, and good luck in the TOC my virtual friend!

Pushmonkey also earned his seat, and my congrats to him/her as well. If you have a blog, leave me a comment, and I'll link you up.

BBT5 concludes tonight, hope there is a good turnout, and good luck to all (me too!) vying for the final slot.

EDIT: BBT5 ends two more shots. Had my data wrong...thanks HeffMike for pointing that out.


Thursday, May 20, 2010


Last nights mookie exorcism didn't quite go as planned. Waffles didn't do his part and was bounced pretty early on. Rant to follow I suspect.

I thought I played a pretty good game, and was starting to chip up nicely with about 1/3rd of the field remaining. But as has been the case in the current 'time slip' which I am in, I was once again 2 outed.

This time it was my JJ or QQ (it's a blur, I mean what difference does it make?) going down to TT (that is not a blur). Right there on the flop least the poker gods were merciful enough to not let it be the river!

So more congrats to OSU, he won again for I think either the 3rd or 4th time. He's the Bizarro 2BA as obviously he's running on the 'run good' parallel continuum...or maybe I'm the Bizarro OSU? Didn't watch all the good run, but I did see him outgun AK with AT, being all in for his tournament life, and when your doing that, what can you say, your definitely running good. When it got heads up, he was down something big to Veneno, but no disrespect to Veneno, it wasn't even close. She was just outmatched HU. I did not however understand the last hand, as she committed her entire 40BB stack with QT, after just having doubled up the previous hand. OSU had A-rag, and hit his A, and that was that. That I think was just inexperience, but what the hec do I know?

To all of you lucky TOC seat holders, he's single handedly upping your EV in this tournament, in a big way. Ship him a tip in the minimum!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Exorcism at the Mookie!

Password is Vegas1.

Those nasty 2 outers to beat me, are still coming. I can't seem to shake them.

I think what I need is some kind of exorcism. In Poker, that's some kind of major suckout. Like cracking aces with the Hammer! yeah...thats the ticket! But the key to the exorcism, is you need the right 'sacrifice'

Hmmmmm.......Waffles? You playing tonight? ;-)


Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday Crap up

Well, this past weekend saw me crash and burn about as bad as one can possibly accomplish that. I was going to put together all of the bad beats, but what's the point? Take the good with the bad, and this past weekend was pretty bad.

The cliff note version was how many freaking times I got 2 outed. It was unreal! I suppose that over years and years of playing, you are bound to have a day, where everyone and their dog makes the miracle catch.

You name it....FTOPS Mini main event, SCOOP (4 in all this past weekend, mid and low), and assortment of rebuys, etc, etc, etc....without exaggeration, my bustout hand in almost every single one was holding a dominating big pair, against a caller "who would not believe" he's beat, despite getting 3bet popped preflop, calls a pot bet on flop with his middle pair (aka - the nuts), and then see his 2 outer hit the Turn/River.

The one that did me in the most was in the Main Event Scoop (medium) where I had this Ronny call a 4x 3 bet preflop. I'm holding AA (which I had cracked every single time), flop comes 9 5 2 rainbow, I bet 2/3, he flats, Turn comes K, I bet Pot, he calls. At this point the pot is huge, I got 2/3 of my stack in, and see the flop come an apparent blank 8, which hits his set, and busto I go.

The only nice cash I had was in the 33 rebuy, where I wound up 11th out of 1200 or so, and again got killed not once, but twice by the same luck box. Both times I had AA, only to see her stack off preflop with AJ and TT. AJ making a straight on the river, and TT hitting the 2 outer on the river as well. The latter pot would have given me the lead, and obviously a great shot at the 5k first place.

As for yesterday's BBT5 invitational, I vaguely recall losing a flip to lose most of my chips, BVB. Interestingly, especially in Blind vs Blind, or if I open raise the button, bloggers never give me credit, and always think I'm stealing. This is ok, just that I've been on the losing end of pretty good dominating situations. That's freaking poker too god damn it!

Well, thats about the best rant I got, which isn't much. If you want to see a good rant, check out our resident rant king.

And congrats to Lighting and Shabazz on making the TOC. (no offense to waffles)


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Suckage continues

I took a bunch of real crappy beats tonight. I can somehow manage to make my way through thousands of players and win, yet I can't seem to make it past 60 some odd bloggers.

This was my KO from last nights game:

I didn't hang around to see who won, I have to get up early to get on a plane tomorrow, as I'm going out of town on business.

Good luck to all playing The Mookie.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Resistance is Futile!

Futile: The quality of having no useful result

Always loved that line, I think first hearing it on Star Wars Next Gen, delivered by those lovable Borgs.

Pretty much sums up the BBT5 so far for me. I made another final table yesterday, and then proceeded to get dealt about every possible garbage hand in the book. And by garbage, I'm not referring to Ace-rag or King-rag type hands. This was a steady dose of Hammer hands, Canadian Hammer, French Hammer, German Hammer, Italian Hammer, you name it. Of course, I had to raise a few times just to keep up, but even given my steady folds, my opponents still felt the need to re-raise me. Point noted Mr Goat (just know, paybacks being a bitch and all!), and congrats on taking yesterdays BBT5 invitational down. Along with Mr Goat, Mr Jim Mcmanus also got a seat, so hooray for the Full-tilt "red pros", as they now have 2 representing in the TOC, one of which is a real poker player.

At the same time that Futility was rearing it's ugly head in the BBT5, I was also making a deep run in the 750K. In fact, at one point with 200 left, already in the money, I was the chip leader. BFD! It's how you finish that counts. I wound up busting somewhere around 80th, and went to bed pretty disgusted with myself.

BTW - I had left the lobby open and noticed that Katy_Sexy took it down. Who is he/she? I have no freaking clue. But I can tell you this. I won a huge pot of this person, which was what propelled me to the lead. Katy was left crippled with about 2K in chips. Again, highlighting that one should always make the best of it, and sometimes good things happen.

It looks like I may make tonights PFTR BBT5 tourney, but I won't be around for the Mookie.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

2nd Banana again

At least, I got paid a little better for it this time:


BBT5 TOC Bubble boy redux

First off, congrats to LJ for the win, she dominated this tournament, probably took out half the field, and had a ridiculous monster stack going into the final table.

In fact, I had a hand in getting her off to a great start. Very early on, I get moved to her table, and she still sitting on the 3k starting stack. She opens from early for 3x, and I flat. The flop is pretty coordinated with 2 spades, KJ9. As expected she bet the flop, and I flatted, trying to keep the pot manageable, and of course, it's just too early to get crazy. The turn came an offsuit 8, and she potted the turn. At this point, I feel I'm ahead, and I'm putting her on AK or AQs, and called again. I could have taken a more aggressive route here, but LJ can be a bit crazy, and decided a call was better, and will have more info on the river, and of course, I don't want to see a spade. Unfortunately the river did put the 3rd spade on the board, and she insta shoved for her remaining 2k. I laid down a pretty good hand, and still had 2k of my starting stack, so I was ok releasing the hand.

As is usually the case, I was playing multiple tournaments, so I had it on CC in the Mookie. I must say with my current success on Stars, been hanging over there quite a bit, and have played some of the SCOOP events. I have a few cashes, including one in 5 card draw the other day! Was going to blog about it, but what the fuck do I know about 5 card draw??? LOL! Well, not entirely true. That was the game me and my beloved grandmother use to play when I was a kid. She loved to play poker, and she played it hard. We mostly played 5 card draw and then she taught me Stud, and some variant they play in South America called 'Sonso', which my uncles use to play all the time in the makeshift nightclub we had in the basement in our Flushing Meadow Queens home.

Anyway, back to the Mookie....when we got to the final table, I had busted out of my last tournament, so I was able to give it my full attention. Here were the stacks, with LJ as the monster chip leader:

Seat 9: pvanharibo (159,207)
Seat 1: twoblackaces (17,403)
Seat 2: cardgrrl (18,609)
Seat 3: Troublecat (19,473)
Seat 4: TOMLOY (11,220)
Seat 5: BrainMc (20,875)
Seat 6: Julkeus (7,524)
Seat 7: OtisDart (10,397)
Seat 8: riggstad (32,292)

I don't really have time to go through a full recap, but there were a few key hands when we were heads up that I'll the category of what the poker giveth, they also taketh:

Full Tilt Poker Game #20617244657: The Mookie (157063636), Table 3 - 1200/2400 Ante 300 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:36:25 ET - 2010/05/06
Seat 1: twoblackaces (91,262)
Seat 9: pvanharibo (205,738)
twoblackaces antes 300
pvanharibo antes 300
twoblackaces posts the small blind of 1,200
pvanharibo posts the big blind of 2,400
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to twoblackaces [9h 4h]
twoblackaces raises to 4,800
pvanharibo calls 2,400
*** FLOP *** [9c 2h Jc]
pvanharibo checks
twoblackaces bets 6,500
pvanharibo raises to 13,000
twoblackaces calls 6,500
*** TURN *** [9c 2h Jc] [4s]
pvanharibo has 15 seconds left to act
pvanharibo bets 16,800
twoblackaces has 15 seconds left to act
twoblackaces raises to 44,400
pvanharibo raises to 187,638, and is all in
twoblackaces calls 28,762, and is all in
pvanharibo shows [Js 9d]
twoblackaces shows [9h 4h]
Uncalled bet of 114,476 returned to pvanharibo
*** RIVER *** [9c 2h Jc 4s] [4d]
pvanharibo shows two pair, Jacks and Nines
twoblackaces shows a full house, Fours full of Nines
twoblackaces wins the pot (182,524) with a full house, Fours full of Nines
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 182,524 | Rake 0
Board: [9c 2h Jc 4s 4d]
Seat 1: twoblackaces (small blind) showed [9h 4h] and won (182,524) with a full house, Fours full of Nines
Seat 9: pvanharibo (big blind) showed [Js 9d] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Nines

That suckout gave me the lead, and in my reaction to the river, I accidentally ripped my mouse from my laptop, and had a momentary time out occur on my end, as I don't know how to work the keys, and the pad didn't respond right away. Nevertheless, I will take what the poker gods give, as they equally if not more, take just as much away....which segways into this hand:

Full Tilt Poker Game #20617398967: The Mookie (157063636), Table 3 - 2000/4000 Ante 500 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:47:42 ET - 2010/05/06
Seat 1: twoblackaces (189,024)
Seat 9: pvanharibo (107,976)
twoblackaces antes 500
pvanharibo antes 500
twoblackaces posts the small blind of 2,000
pvanharibo posts the big blind of 4,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to twoblackaces [5h As]
twoblackaces raises to 8,000
pvanharibo raises to 20,000
twoblackaces calls 12,000
*** FLOP *** [Tc 5s Ah]
pvanharibo bets 20,000
twoblackaces has 15 seconds left to act
twoblackaces raises to 52,000
Joanne1111 (Observer): lol
pvanharibo raises to 87,476, and is all in
twoblackaces calls 35,476
pvanharibo shows [Ac Qh]
twoblackaces shows [5h As]
pvanharibo: gg
*** TURN *** [Tc 5s Ah] [Th]
pvanharibo: figures
*** RIVER *** [Tc 5s Ah Th] [7h]
pvanharibo shows two pair, Aces and Tens
twoblackaces shows two pair, Aces and Tens
pvanharibo wins the pot (215,952) with two pair, Aces and Tens
Joanne1111 (Observer): Did you get all transfers Pinky?
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 215,952 | Rake 0
Board: [Tc 5s Ah Th 7h]
Seat 1: twoblackaces (small blind) showed [5h As] and lost with two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 9: pvanharibo (big blind) showed [Ac Qh] and won (215,952) with two pair, Aces and Tens

LJ says gg when she see's I outflopped her, but it wans't meant to be.

I recall last BBT4 I came one card from winning a seat, and then got shut out. I recalled that instantly when this hand went down, and I'm pretty upset at myself for letting those negative thoughts enter. I still had 80k, and wasn't dead, but I was a bit deflated. I didn't catch any cards, and in the end I had to make a stand with 66:

Full Tilt Poker Game #20617437430: The Mookie (157063636), Table 3 - 2000/4000 Ante 500 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:50:32 ET - 2010/05/06
Seat 1: twoblackaces (50,048)
Seat 9: pvanharibo (246,952)
twoblackaces antes 500
pvanharibo antes 500
pvanharibo posts the small blind of 2,000
twoblackaces posts the big blind of 4,000
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to twoblackaces [6c 6s]
pvanharibo raises to 246,452, and is all in
twoblackaces calls 45,548, and is all in
pvanharibo shows [Td 8d]
twoblackaces shows [6c 6s]
Uncalled bet of 196,904 returned to pvanharibo
*** FLOP *** [Tc Qh Ac]
*** TURN *** [Tc Qh Ac] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [Tc Qh Ac Ah] [2h]
pvanharibo shows two pair, Aces and Tens
twoblackaces shows two pair, Aces and Sixes
pvanharibo wins the pot (100,096) with two pair, Aces and Tens
pvanharibo: gg
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 100,096 | Rake 0
Board: [Tc Qh Ac Ah 2h]
Seat 1: twoblackaces (big blind) showed [6c 6s] and lost with two pair, Aces and Sixes
Seat 9: pvanharibo (small blind) showed [Td 8d] and won (100,096) with two pair, Aces and Tens

So again my congratulations to LJ, and wish her the best of luck in the TOC. Will I make it? who knows, but I'll try. I already know that Sunday is iffy, given that it's Mothers day and I have family plans with three very loving moms in my life! I will also be out of town next week on business, although barring any late meetings (will be on East coast), and obligatory cocktails, I should be able to make the Monday night game, but most certainly won't be around for next week's Mookie.

At any rate, I think were halfway through the BBT5, so good luck to all on the virtual felt!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

BBT5 Rolls on tonight

Password is Vegas1. See you all there!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Getting out-setted

Just a quick note on last night's BBT5 poker from the rail tournament. And by quick, I mean my rather quick exit. It reminded me of the Seinfeld episode where it was deemed that Jerry was 'even stevens', and I got a little pay back from the poker gods in that vein, although just in reference to the past two BBT events.

In Sunday's invitational, where I came in 3rd on the bubble for the TOC seat, I got a real good headstart when on either the 1st or 2nd hand of the tournament, I flopped a set of 9's, and unfortunately for Joanne, she had flopped a set of 4's, and I was off an running.

Last night, within the first 15 min, I called a standard raise from the button with 44. My opponent made a standard continuation bet on an ace high flop, and I called. Unfortunately for me, my plan for the hand changed with I turned a set. All the $ went in on the river, and he had flopped a set of aces. C'est la vie!

I made another nice deep run in the Pokerstars 40K last night as well, busted 15th for a nice little cash.

I've made some more adjustments in my late game play. Funny that you can read a ton about all parts of the game, but in the end, everyone still tells you that you gain the most from your own experience. Well, unless you get to the end of the tournament alot, you don't get that experience! So, I think now that I have plenty of deep runs over the years, I'm starting to get into a groove for that late game drive.

Sometimes you will bust, but if you keep applying what you've learn, good things will happen.

As always, good luck to all on the virtual felt!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Going deep

Yesterday, I played a bunch of tournaments as I mentioned in my last post. I did both the FTOPS events including the Main Event. Sadly, I didn't do much in either of those, but I did get pretty far into the Freeroll Main event race. However, only the top 3 got seats, so going deep there don't mean much.

I also went very deep in the BBT5 Invitational, in fact was the TOC seat bubble boy:

Not to make any excuses, but I was a bit pre-occupied with the Pokerstars Sunday 500. It's a whopping $500 buy in tournament, and given my recent score, I decided to treat myself to both this tournament, and the SCOOP #1 (2nd and 3rd tier). I took a brutal 1 outer beat for about 40k in the SCOOP $215 when AQ outran my AA. I cashed in the $22 which got a billion players, so I think it was only for about 50 bucks or so.

But in the 500, at one point, I was top 4 with about 100 runners to go, and had my eye set on making a good run at the top prize which was a whopping 97K. Sadly, I busted in 27th for a little over $2200:

My bustout hand was a major mistake on my part, perhaps a little due to being tired, but nevertheless, a mistake. The hand in question was JJ. (Ironically, I layed JJ down in the BBT5 in a 4 bet pot at the final table, which I'm now also questioning.)

Sorry, but today, JJ was not ok.

In the bustout hand, I made it 2.5x from middle position, and the guy to my left reraised small. Of course that should be red flag #1. The flop was 355, and I checked. He made less than a half pot continuation bet, and I tanked. This guy had been rather loose, and I think I put too much weight on that fact. Other than that, and short of any other info on the player, he had played it like he had AA. Having put 30% of my stack in the pot, I did one of the things I'm trying not to do, and ignored my sticky that folding is only a small mistake. I had about 20 bets behind, so I wasn't in dire straights.....nevertheless I shoved, and he insta called with AA, and out in 27th I went.

In the BBT5 (from memory) TexansBaby raised from the button. I had just finished reraising her, and thought this time I'd trap with JJ. Unfortunately, NewinNov shoved his stack (45kish) and then Texansbaby shoved huge, she had me covered, obviously wanting to isolate and play the pot headsup. I really thought I was ahead, but with the TOC seats on the line, I figured between the 2 of them, they had overcards. At the same time, I got involved in another big pot on the Sunday 500, so I had to tank the BBT5 hand. In the end, I mucked the JJ, and TB had Ace rag, and I forget what New had, but TB binked an ace on the river and took a huge pot, and eliminated New.

Oh well, disappointed yes, but overall I had a very successful weekend, so I'm not going to complain.

Congrats to both to TB and Rambler for winning their TOC seats.

Tonight is the next BBT5 tournament on Fulltilt. Click the BBT5 badge on the right for details.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

70K victory recap

Even though the tournament ended around 4am CST, I was too pumped up and it took another hour before I actually was able to fall asleep. Of course, I was up again around 8am, so needless to say, I felt it the rest of the day. Nevertheless, a score like this makes it all very worthwhile.

Whenever I play any tournament, my mindset is on hitting certain goals, with the ultimate goal being to win the tournament. One of the things that has helped me considerably is having 'a plan'. This plan is pretty much the same for all tournaments, but I try to stick to it as much as I possibly can. I find that by doing this, I'm not caught up in what others in the tournament are doing, and helps me navigate, as you would in any other goal oriented task. For example, if your going to climb Mt Everest, you don't start by thinking about the final climb to the top of the mountain. Now I'm no mountain climber, but I'm sure that the 'plan' is all about hitting smaller milestones, and each of those is a victory in it of itself. Once you start to get to the rarified air, then that's when it gets exciting, because the final milestone is within your sites. For me, that's making the final table.

As poker players, that is our rarified air. And it sure smells sweet.

This tournament had some setbacks along the way. This is why the plan is important. Going back to the mountain climb, there are times I'm sure that events that are out of your control, force you to take steps back. Maybe it's weather, or impassable terrain, but the bottom line is you need to retreat before you can move forward again. In poker, this comes in the forms of suckouts/badbeats. If there is one area of my game where I think I am doing better, is certainly around handling these when they come up. This is not to say I don't tilt, I just tilt less I suppose. But one of things in my plan, is that when I do suffer a setback, I don't throw my tournament away. I use to do that all the time. If you have read some of my sad sack entries in the past, you will see that very clearly. The old chip and a chair was just a story of some lucky dude who gets super lucky to come back, and it's like hitting the lotto. The reality is that unless your down to a literal chip, you usually have some time to at least get your money in selectively, rather than just dumping all in on the next hand

In this tournament, this was my first setback:

This kind of beat use to set me off in the worst way. 93% fav on the flop when the money goes in, only to see the runners hit the board. Thats about as brutal and demoralizing as it gets, and in the past, would have been the reason for me to throw the rest of the tournament in the toilet.

Next setback occurs a little later on, when I make a move on a late position raiser who was playing timid, but he actually had me dominated:

As you can see, the result was I only had 24K left, basically 4 bets plus. I was on the button the next hand, so I again, instead of just throwing my last few chips in the toilet, I knew I had a few more 'looks' before I had to go allin. That came a few hands later:

So that gave me a little breathing room, and shortly thereafter, I went on a mini rush, were I was able to basically steal the blinds and ante's a few times in a row. My next big hand was with QQ, and I got max value:

This hand gave me another bump up, was happy to keep the pot manageable:

From this point, it was mostly lots of steals, and picking spots all the way to the final table, which looked like this at the start:

Seat 1: Mntnman (514227 in chips)

Seat 2: aranator (180373 in chips)

Seat 3: simply2cool (298368 in chips)

Seat 4: LunaPiena (282734 in chips)

Seat 5: sspAAdess (850828 in chips)

Seat 6: froso65 (433806 in chips)

Seat 7: bigbrains (242775 in chips)

Seat 8: Hickboy (1416775 in chips)

Seat 9: Pocket Quads (382114 in chips)

So 7th out of 9 was my starting position at the final table, with the binds at 6k/12k, and I had about 23 bets. Not great, but not desperate either.

It didn't take long to lose the first player, I think this was like the 3rd hand at the FT:

I picked up a nice pot here with cowboys:

We lose the next player on this bad beat:

I pick up another nice pot here against BigBrains, although I must say, I have no idea why I didn't shove the river?

Brutal beat here to take us down to 6:

BigBrains pp can't win the race and were to 5:

Then a big hand where I finally get AA, and I get paid off nicely:

Boom! moved me up to 2nd in chips, and now in really good shape to take this down!

A few hands later this hand leads to frodo's exit and we are down to 4:

A few hands later hickboy eliminates spades and takes a huge chip advantage:

From this point, Hickboy and I tangle in many pots, with the lead exchanging several times. All the while, mntnman, was pretty much staying out of our way, taking the occasional blinds to keep up.

This hand was the pivotal hand, as it gave me the lead, and pretty much command of the tournament...freaking awesome time to get the bullets!

Obviously this was huge. From this point on, all I had to do was lean on these 2 guys, and here are the final 2 KO hands for the tournament:

and Presto wins it for me here:

Certainly a very satisfying win to say the least, and I'm hoping to keep going with even bigger scores in the future!

Who knows...maybe today I can cash in on some of the big tournys today....FTOPS & SCOOP filled day! Also will be in the BBT5 Invitational & a main event freeroll race sponsored by good old

Good luck all!


Ship the 70K!!!

Can you say BOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How sweet it is the fruits of victory!!!!! Recap to follow!