Sunday, May 13, 2012
Vegas Or Bust Poker League Tourney
The winner of each tourney gets 10 points, with second receiving nine, third, eight, etc. I have gotten off (waiting on a comment here from Gary concerning my word choice) to a fast start, placing third in the inaugural tournament and then running off three consecutive wins. My closest competition going into the tournament were Ollie the Accountant, J-Dawg, Philly Phanatic, and Lil' Annie Okie. The earlier they went out, the better for moi.
Seated at the table from left to right on your radio dial were Annie, Ollie, Tin Man, Philly, Dealer Larry, Bobby Dee, J-Dawg, Stamps, Big Daddy, and your humble scribe.
I won the first hand in which I was involved. I raised a limped pot 3X from the cutoff with A-K soooted and got a call from Dealer Larry. We both whiffed the flop, but I was in position and c-bet, resulting in a fold from Larry.
Unfortunately, I gave it back on the next hand I played when Big Daddy's second pair, ace kicker beat my king kicker. Things got better for me shortly thereafter.
Philly got into a big pot with Ollie early in the tournament and was felted when his top two pair ran into Ollie's full house. Tin Man was toe tagged not much later when his pocket jacks were outdrawn by J-Dawg's A-K.
Annie check called herself into becoming the short-stack, and was forced to go all in with her last $50 as the BB. Stamps and Ollie got into a betting war, so Annie knew she was in trouble even before the river card was dealt. She was right and exited in eighth place.
Bobby Dee was next to go when his K-9 was dominated by Ollie's A-K. Big Daddy had his best tourney to date, amassing a large stack early, but started frittering away by playing second pair to the river too many times and finally busted out in sixth place.
J-Dawg went out in fifth on a bad beat. Blinds were at $300-600, and J-Dawg only had $1,300 in his stack. The action folded to him in the cut off and he pushed with K-7. Stamps folded his SB, which left me with a $700 call from the BB. I hated to call with my 8-5 offsuit, but the pot odds left me no choice. J-Dawg paired his king on the flop, which left me drawing thin, but runner- runner clubs put four of them on the board. J-Dawg didn't have any clubs, but my 5 was a club and sent J-Dawg packing in fifth place.
I also busted Stamps in fourth and Dealer Larry in third and had a huge chip advantage when Ollie and I got heads up. Ollie pushed his last two BB on the first hand and I peeked down at an ace and called without looking at my kicker, which turned out to be a deuce. Ollie tabled K-9, but didn't improve and I won the league tournament for the fourth consecutive month!
Duck Dynasty indeed!
Through five tourneys I am leading with 30 points, followed by Ollie and J-Dawg with 26 each, with Philly camped in fourth with 25. You can click here for the complete standings.
So far, so good, but there's still a long way to go.
Till next time, win the flips.