I actually ran OK early on at the Dank. Got in with jackace vs. Rakewell's AT on a A789 board with three clubs (no club in either hand) and held, then kept spiking turns vs. VJ when she kept playing Qx to my raises with AK and flopping top pair on dangerous boards.
Got up to 6K by the first break and kept sailing in hour two. Made some good reraises to get laydowns, held up with a flopped top two vs. a six-high flush draw and hit a 10K stack first for the chip lead.
Then the bottom started to fall out.
I openraise 66 on button to 975 with that 10K stack at 120/240/25, VJ jams for 1660 from the SB, and Numbbono finds a fold with AT and a 4K stack.
I'm up against VJ's 88, there's Ace on flop, and I drop back to 8K. Of course, if Numb has a little testosterone here, he rejams given our ranges to isolate and bounces Joe C out.
So Numb should get an extra special TY from VJ, since that helped her run deep enough to get immunity and take smboatdrinks with her to the Sunday final. As it was, with muhctim going out first, that was probably a given anyway...
Back to my silliness -
*openraise KQs, get shoved on with 55 for 10BB, can't get there, down to 5K
*run AK into KK for 7BB. down to 3500. I hit second break with just under a starting stack, 11/13.
*roached for a while, jammed a lot of hands, including the hammer, and made the final table. whee.
*got myself back up to an average stack seven handed... and then I bubbled.
Rejammed A7s for 13BB over a 4BB open, 23Warsaw/skidoo decided to call off half his stack with 66 from the big blind and flop a set.
I had third best hand anyway by the river. 5/35. BOOOOOOO.
By the way, who's idea was it to make me Hevad "BULLDOZER" Khan in the tribute video? At least get a Plankton vid to add to it, le sigh....
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