Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mama's on Fire!



I played in a league tournament last night and I won. First place baby! It took 3 hours, and not only did I win the cash in the picture shown here, but I won 60 points for the league thingy.

This is the 2nd tournament for this league. I missed the first one, but regardless of that, with last night's win, I'm tied for 2nd in the league. I rock!

Marvin tripled up while the blinds were still 25-50 so he was the chip leader. It felt like I couldn't get two cards higher than nine for the first two hours so I played very little at first.

When I finally did get a decent starting hand and bet, everyone would fold to me. I wasn't going anywhere fast.

But everyone else was. They dropped like flies. We played 3 handed for almost two hours. Marving, me and Lynne, with Lynne the very shortstack.

I had doubled up and was doing okay but no where near Marvin.

Then I got A-5 in the big blind. I hate Ace Rag! Marvin doubled the blind but I figured I'd take a look see so I called. I guess it's not a terrible hand, 3 handed. :)

Flop was 5,5,K!

I checked and Marvin bet. I went into the tank for about 5 minutes. Merrill Streep would've been proud of the acting. I finally, grudgingly, called.

Turn was a 7 and I checked again.

Marvin went all in! I said "really marvin? I call!" He said YOU CANNOT HAVE A FIVE. I showed my trips with ace kicker. Marvin turned over k-7 for kings over sevens.

River was a 5!

Quads!

I have "high hand" status in the league with the quads. It pays something at the end of the year. (don't ask me what)

I became chip leader. Then I took out Marvin. He was not happy to be bubble boy!

It was funny because when I was heads up with Lynne and I had a huge chip advantage, I thought to myself, if I can't beat Lynne heads up, I shouldn't be playing poker. Yes, she's that bad, but she came in 2nd!

And I came in first! Very Josie played VERY WELL.

Anyway, Happy Easter Peeps!

Play smart, especially if I'm at your table.

Josie

5 comments:

dbcooper said...

That league sounds like ours. Congrats on the win. Do you have to pay to enter?? How much was the win??

Memphis MOJO said...

Good job and congrat$ on the ca$h.

Josie said...

re: league - It costs $100 per year to be and how she does it is she has a tournament every 3-4 weeks. The tourney costs $25 to play plus a $5 scratch ticket that's the bounty. When you play, on top of that you give her $10-20 every time and that goes toward your $100 league fee, until its paid off. So the $25 is prize money for that night.

8 people didn't show up so I got a little over $200 for my 1st place win.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

You kill me.

Josie said...

Hi Linda! LOL Remember, this blog exists because you told me to!!! BTW I just finished BH for the second time, and rarely do I read a book twice but it inspires me.