13th of 1964
I called in sick today. I was feeling the beginnings of a cold (thank you Cricket) and didn't have anything pressing in work so I called in.
Over the weekend I had been playing MTT satellites into tourneys and winning tournament dollars (once I unregistered for the events I won entry into). But the last one I won was a $75 ticket - which is not the same as tournament dollars. It has to be used all in one place so I played a tourney that had a $15 knockout. Things didn't go well and I was knocked out before the first break.
I futzed around a little then decided to play the $11 $17,500 Guaranteed Tourney that started at 1pm. Yes I had been playing that tourney for over 8 hours (it's almost 9:30pm now) and I just busted out in 12th place.
On the one hand I'm pleased that I went so deep. (that's what he said) But I was soooo close to the final table which was big money but I just fell short.
I played consistent nitty poker that was aggro in very specific instances ONLY and it worked very well for me. At about 7:30pm I lost a race and was down to about 35K. By 8:30 pm I was just shy of 1,000,000 chips! (It was a deep stack)
So I busted out in 13th place, which got me $108....12th place was over $150, so I'm really kicking myself. I got into trouble when this German dude to my right raised and I jammed all in with 4-4. I shouldn't have.
He called with A-Q. Flop was jack high but he spiked the queen on the turn and I was shortstacked and out the very next hand.
As soon as I was out, while still staring at the laptop in shock, the phone rang. Ugh......any guesses who?
I am such a royal bitch when I lose, so we have to give him props for his bravery. I believe my first words were not hello, but "Can you give me a minute to catch my breath?"...
He was nothing but complimentary of my play and I agree. Even though I'm steaming I played really, really, well. My goal was to make the final table, which I fell short of, but there's nothing I can do about that.
And the more I think about the it, I played the same tourney for over 8 hours and made a net of about $98.
I feel like beating someone up. Lucky for Sugar Bear he's in bed.