done 63 of 101 in the Mookie, but at least it was a hell of a ride.
-get it in on the flop with AA vs. 76 on a 754 flop, hold for early double up to 6K.
-get it in on the flop with 55 vs. JJ on a 234 flop, don't get there, give it all back down to 2500.
Both hands were raised pre before they got to me, I reraised and got flatted, so it's not like I was tarping. Can't win every time.
-build back up over 4K, then donk half the stack off bluffing river with 42o on an AK755 board with a flush and almost getting AQ to fold - thanks Grump...:-)
-jam JJ into 99, double up again.
-somehow win a pot with King high when I donkbet the turn from the blinds in a limped pot, check the river with air, and MHIG.
-finally open AA with 16BB effective in LP, monkey VBPro, who covers, flats from the BB, flop K66 with two spades, I have the As, VBPro checks, I bet, he raises, and I'm like, fuck, did you really call me pre with a 6?
Yep, 64s. I turn a third spade but the board fills him up on the river anyway. Sigh.
Strange, it's the first really "bad beat" I took in the series. Usually I got coolered in a sick spot, or jammed a good hand into a better one (or shit hand into something decent), or lost a flip. Granted, I'm way behind when the money goes in, but I really can't fold in that spot given stack sizes anyway...
Oh, yeah, I took the final kick in the junk by playing the Dookie Razz too. Amazing how the made 7s and six-draws on fifth street never hold or get there. Should have been Gigli, wasn't, made the FINAL TABLE with like 1 chip, out 8/24.
Anyhow, yes, I will update the leaderboard before the ToC, probably late tonight after the Mookie just to get it out of the way - and will post something BBT5 related before tomorrow's 10pmET showdown just because. Given structure, should be 3 1/2 or 4 hours before it's all decided.
One quick thing. If you're checking the leaderboard, or been playing the BBT5... keep playing now. Play the Mookie, play the Very Josie, play the PokerSlut Tour, play whatever charity tourney OhCaptain is running soon, hell, if you love Stars play AIPS... and I'm probably missing something like the old crazy Friday night rebuys... but keep these blogger/community-type tournaments running. Just pick something once or twice a week and play a regular game.
It's kind of depressing to realize most of the people that come out for the BBT don't stick around and just play weekly to play. I like mobney too, but I make that playing randoms doing other things. I run these type of tourneys because I think it's good for the game, and for everyone's else game/sanity, and I will play as often as I can in the future, babygirlheff and life notwithstanding.
Anyhow, I'm basically disappointed overall, because I never even gave it a good, close run in this BBT5: 8th place is not a high water mark to be proud of. But w/e, it happens over the short-term.
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