Don't believe everything you read!
The bummer of it is we didn't even play on the same table. Even so, he lasted longer than I did, so he has earned his "ass-kicking" status. And he DID kick ass, just not mine.
Coop played well and got lucky a few times, which was a formidable combination. I remember him having back to back aces....he was catching some nice cards and some nice rivers. Of course I also remember him over playing his middle pair, but who am I to cast stones? He was a chip leader from the beginning and stayed there till there were 5 players left. Then suddenly the tide changed and my boy Lightning36 all of a sudden took the lead.
Now one of the things that make me such a good poker player (except last night) is I have oodles of women's intuition and know how to go with a gut feeling. My gut feelings tend to be right. And at the beginning of this tourney, while Lightning was shortstacked and crippled, I stated that he was the horse I was betting on to win the tourney. And damn, but wasn't I right?
Oops I gave away the ending story!
Let's take a look at a few hands, shall we?
Hand one - There are raises and re-raises and before you know it Memphis Mojo is all in with KK, and he's up against QQ. The flop is Q, rag, rag and before you can say "geezer", Memphis was out of the tournament.
Hand four - My sista, The Lovely Cricket, is in the hand. KeepFloppin raises, and I call with 9,9. Cricket re-raises and Keep Floppin calls and I fold my nines. Too much money for a middle pair.
Flop has a king. My sis has a king too. K,Q to be exact. She bets and Floppy goes all in, and sista calls. Floppy has A,A and Cricket is down to 150 in chips. She lasted a few more hands and then was out.
I was out tenth, right before the final table. I didn't play as well as I could've. I think I was too focused on chatting, and not on the game. I won't make that mistake again. My final hand was ace/ten, and I caught an ace on the turn and pushed with it. I kinda liked my kicker and thought I was up against kings. Turns out I was up against trips - mutha fucka.
Then there's Jew Boy - He was out 7th - but before that happened he had plenty of chips and was chip leader for quite a while...I was chatting so I dunno what happened to them.
And I didn't realize it but The Poker Grump was in my game! Holy Sheet! Not only that, he also TWEETED about my game. How cool is that? Grumpy, I hope you had fun...and the most important thing to remember is I lasted longer than you!!!!! Grumpy came in 12th place. Poker Grump I want a rematch with you. You're one of those vegas professional guys - and I betcha I can take you. Care to make a wager?
Coop took him out with A,K. Grumpy had A,J.
Coop, I want a rematch with you too and I want you at my table. And we're upping the side bet. You sure don't play like an old guy.
Back to the game...Final table and Coop is still the chip leader. Mr. GoBurn1 is short stacked. He's been playing tight - just like I remember him. Tight and smart. I know he's a good player and has won plenty of cash both online and live. And he's cool as a cucumber. I'm pretty sure ice wouldn't melt in his hand. This guy does not get rattled. He's choosing his spots and pushing all in quite a bit. And no one calls him. He's picking up blinds but very short stacked.
GoBurns doesn't live too far from me, so I offer him some incentive - take out my nemesis, DB Cooper and I'll make you a homemade calzone. My homemade calzone is so good it'd make you cry. The only problem is whenevery I make it, it disappears almost instantly.
Of course Go Burns is very shortstacked and coop is the chip leader when I make this offer - but I just had a feeling....almost two hours after I offer my incentive it happens - Go Burns takes out Coop and coop is bubble boy!
Lightning was the chip leader and won the tourney - with Go Burns in 2nd with a calzone bonus. Newin Nov came in third. Who the heck is he?
And you know who's a funny bastard? Floppy! Floppy, you're my second favorite Jew!I must be your favorite Shiksa, no?
Oh and one other thing.....part of my bet with Coop is to add a hyperlink to this post and it'll shoot you over to his blog. And I'm gonna do that just how he likes it. On the very last sentence.
That's the most fun I've had with my clothes on.
Lots Of Olympics - Good morning everyone, and while I'm at it, Happy New Year! As I lay here watching Switzerland and Germany skating to a current 1-1 tie in the 2nd period ...
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