Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Change Makes Online Final Table, Is as Shocked About it as You Are

I have an opus written about some misadventures in Key West, but reporting that I actually won at poker is so time-sensitive.

7th in the Daily Double-A

Yeah, it's vain. I know. But I played tournament poker like I haven't in months. Even so, while the payday is nice and the confidence boost is needed, it's still not first. But 7th of 1,466... I'll take it.

I actually played both Daily Doubles tonight since the jackpot is getting huge ($35,000 today) and finished about 100 off the money in DD-B after getting all in pre-flop with A-K vs. A-Q. Q on the flop ended my chance at the "double cash" bonus, but I kept on truckin' and never gave up in the other. It was a roller-coaster ride against pushdonkeys, but I just stuck to solid moves and perhaps a more conservative style than how I'd play against trickier opponents. But these guys were strictly Level 1 for the most part. I ultimately met my demise when A-K suited lost to pocket jacks twice in a row on pre-flop all in re-raises.

Also,there was a player in there called "Matty Bacon." Did someone get a screen name change?

For Key West photos, head to my Flickr page.


Pauly said...

Nice score. I fell asleep when it got down to the final 2 tables.

lj said...

well done -- congrats!

peacecorn said...

Way to go! Garth played in that one last night and sat next to Mr. Matty Bacon. He's got a screen cap up.

iamhoff said...

Nicely done, Change. You seem to be en fuego lately. Congrats! Now you can fund the liver transplant that probably many of you need, post-Al.

Unknown said...

Was that pic of me near Turtle Krral's?

That whole day was a bluuuuuuuuuuur.

Congrats on the score!!

jusdealem said...

Very nice! Congrats!

Garthmeister J. said...

Nice work Change! As Gracie mentioned, I hit up the DD last night as well. Finished 9 off the bubble in A when short and ran TT into AA, and finished 39th in B.

I'm a little rusty - life has been kicking my ass and I haven't played much if any poker in a long time. I played Monday night and was awful, but felt pretty good for the most part last night.


CarmenSinCity said...

Congrats change!!!!!

David Westbay said...

WTG Change! That's a big field to outlast and outplay.

Keep up the good work.

Irongirl01 said...

Way to go Change!!! Nice Score. Do you think watching and reporting all those hands this summer helped your play in any way?