AIPS 4, PLO tournament on Stars, singlestack, $5.50 buy-in, 9pm ET, nothing at stake but cash and a glorious banana... over 110 runners.
Mookie, NLHE tournament on Full Tilt, doublestack, $11 buy-in, 10pm ET, part of the BBT4 with some WSOP prizes involved... and we get 98 runners.
Don't know if it's meaningful or not.
So, anyway I busto 77th in incredibly boring fashion (flop a straight on a rainbow board, get it in, watch someone gutterball a bigger straight on the turn) and don't make the first break in AIPS.
But in the Mookie..... I ALMOST make magic happen again...
I finish second to this guy...... I had him dominated pretty good, at one point a 6-1 chip lead, but to his credit, he kept plugging away, didn't give up, and boned me nicely in two 70-30 hands where we got all in preflop (A8>A4, 4 on flop, 8 on river... and KT>T9) and Jordan gets the seat... I lost my focus and he took advantage like the good player he is.
BTW, I said up front when we got heads up I wasn't chopping for the seat - just to stop any of the hubbub from last year over buying spots, etc... not to be a dick or anything.
I think we should all earn our way in.
I also think if someone wants to chop heads up for a seat, that's their business.
Hey, I asked Goat about it last year, but neither one of us had a seat, so it didn't apply there.
I decided I just won't do it for this series. YMMV.
More to review later, but the night's gone late enough already....
I did take down a 90-man donk-N-go while I was running deep in the Mookie, so having a +600 night isn't all bad....
PS. I hate losing heads up. :-(