Run Good, Play Better! I just got finished chopping the 100r a little bit ago with nofingclue11 (CrazyZachary)
I had the chip lead 1.05m to 750k and we did a chip count chop so I won 20.5k and he got 19.5k about. He's a very good player it would of been a fun heads up match but chopping it is fine with me. We were in between playing it and chopping it but we ended up working it out and going with the chip count chop.
The final table was really tough. There were some really good players who had chips and position on me. I had AK87 to my direct left. He hardly let me win any pots off him and used his position really well against me. I played one pretty sick pot with him when we were 5 handed. I saved the hand history.
PokerStars Game #30698569932: Tournament #180540631, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level XXIII (5000/10000) - 2009/07/21 2:15:54 ET
Table '180540631 31' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 2: nofingclue11 (305455 in chips)
Seat 5: supadphat (167880 in chips)
Seat 7: Cre8ive (503305 in chips)
Seat 8: AK87 (392771 in chips)
Seat 9: supreamdream (433589 in chips)
nofingclue11: posts the ante 1000
supadphat: posts the ante 1000
Cre8ive: posts the ante 1000
AK87: posts the ante 1000
supreamdream: posts the ante 1000
supreamdream: posts small blind 5000
nofingclue11: posts big blind 10000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [7d Jh]
Cre8ive: raises 14000 to 24000
AK87: calls 24000
*** FLOP *** [9s 5h 6d]
Cre8ive: bets 40000
AK87: raises 50000 to 90000
Cre8ive: raises 388305 to 478305 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (388305) returned to Cre8ive
Cre8ive collected 248000 from pot
Cre8ive: shows [7d Jh] (high card Jack)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 248000 | Rake 0
Board [9s 5h 6d]
Seat 2: nofingclue11 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: supadphat folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Cre8ive collected (248000)
Seat 8: AK87 (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 9: supreamdream (small blind) folded before Flop
I normally don't ever show but I decided to show here against him to try to get him off my back a little bit. This pot really gave me momentum towards the end of this tournament. He crushed me in the 3-4 pots we played prior to this. He is a really tough player and gave me some trouble, but luckily I ended up getting the best of him.
I played the final table pretty well. I got my money in good just about every time. 3 handed I sucked out pretty hard when I made it 40k on the button with JTo and supreamdream shoved his 100k stack. He had QK and it came K469Q and I hit runner runner to knock him out and get heads up. He was real short but after that flop he's a huge favorite.
Whenever I chop a tournament I ALWAYS END UP GETTING 2nd. My buddies always make fun of me saying that it reflects bad on my database lol. They love seeing me get 2nd after I chop. Maybe when I don't chop I will stop getting 2nd.
Hans is giving me a little crap for not playing HU lol. He said since I had the chip advantage I should play it out. I was going to play it out if the chip count deal didn't work out. The difference between 1st and 2nd was 6k so it wasn't too much but still... In my eyes if I could chip chop it would be better for me because it's basically like winning (minus like 2k in money) but you get the confidence and rush of winning. I feel like that outweighs the disappointment of getting second. The money isn't a big difference. I am not guaranteed to come in first and I'm playing HU vs a good player. I have a pretty good amount of heads up experience but I guess I need to play some of these tournaments out and not chop it. I just hate playing so long and getting so deep and then eventually NOT winning. It bothers me so much lol. I guess just playing it out and losing/winning would be better experience and better motivation overall. I would either be mad I got 2nd and learn from my mistakes, or be more excited I finished out the tournament and won it completely. Oh well, there's always next time.
No results yet about the ultrasound I had today. They scanned my liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Hopefully I hear back from them soon and we can figure out what's going on with this elevated bilirubin test result.
Guess that's it. Remember guys "Run Good, Play Better." Goodnight.