It was a small and intimate tournament. 20 runners with the top 3 winning prize money. I had to play the tournament from my hotel room at Red Rock. Luckily it went off a couple of hours before the Elite 8 games.
I tripled up by the third hand and busted two players. I blew a sick chiplead and although I made the final table, I busted out before the money bubble.
My starting table included schlepp571, MrMojo, phxman00, oceannlv, AlCantHang, and Skow-go.
On the first hand I found As-Ad-Jd-Js. Two players limped. I potted to 110. Skow-go called and everyone else folded. The flop was Ah-6c-6d. I love it when I flop a big boat. Skow-go checked. I severely under bet the pot and Skow-go called. The turn was the Kh. Skow-go check-called a 120 bet from me. The river was the 9h. Skow-go checked. I value bet 400 and was called. Skow-go had A-6 for a small boat. I won the pot and jumped to 2.2K.
On the second hand, I found Ks-Kd-6h-2s. I limped into a three-way pot. The flop was Kh-10s-4d. I flopped top set. I under bet the pot again and schlepp571 called. The turn was the 7s. I bet 170. Schlepp571 min-raised me to 340. I raised to 1,190. He moved all in for 1,430. I called. He had Ah-10h-7h-7d for a set. My set was better and held up. I won the pot and schlepp571 busted out in 20th place as Gigli.
I got moved tables and on the next hand, I got A-A-x-x again. I got it all in on the turn when I turned top set. I busted Slow-go in 19th place. I doubled up a player and still had 3K as the chipleader. With 14 to go, Skidoo took over the lead. I slipped to second with 4.7K.
Then I lost a big hand to MrMojo. I had Qd-9s-8s-8h and limped. The flop was 10c-8c-3h. MrMojo bet 200. Smarkacz called. I raised to 1K. MrMojo re-raised all in for 1.8K. Smarkacz folded and I called. He had Qc-Jc-3d-3s. Not a bad hand... with bottom set and a straight flush draw. The turn was the 5c and I lost the lead to MrMojo's flush. I still had outs to win the pot if the board paired anything except the case 3. I missed on the river. MrMojo won the 4K pot. I slipped to 6 out of 13 with just 1.6K.
I advanced to the final table with Family Ice again. I was 2nd in chips with 5.3K behind Skidoo's 5.8K. Here's who made the final table:
Seat 1: 777GMoney (2785 in chips)At the break, I was second with 5,555. Holdin-ragz! took the lead with 6.1K.
Seat 2: 23skidoo (5940 in chips)
Seat 3: holdin-ragz! (2860 in chips)
Seat 4: Family Ice (900 in chips)
Seat 5: MadameMojo (3825 in chips)
Seat 6: DrPauly (5305 in chips)
Seat 7: AlCantHang (1810 in chips)
Seat 8: MrMojo (3515 in chips)
Seat 9: dredful (3060 in chips)
I busted AlCantHang in 9th place when I caught a runner-runner flush. Family Ice busted out in 8th place and could not cash in his third straight Saturdays with Dr. Pauly.
I snagged the lead for a bit with Ah-9s-4s-2h. It was a two-way pot. The flop was 8d-5h-4h. MadameMojo bet 300 and I called. The turn was the 5c. MadameMojo check-called a 750 bet from me. The river was the Qd. She checked. I bet 2.4K and she folded. I only had two pair and busted draws. That was good enough to win.
I won four pots in a row to jump up to 7K. It was all downhill from there.
I busted out in 6th place. I had 2.7K and found Kh-Ks-10h-7h. I raised 900 from UTG. MadameMojo called. The flop was Kd-Qd-6s. MadameMojo bet 1,950 and I moved all in for my last 1.8K. She showed Kc-Qs-Js-4h for top two. My set was ahead until she caught running spades to win the pot. She flushed my set of Kings and I was out in 6th place.
GMoney finished in 5th place. By the second break, MrMojo was the leader with 11K. Holdin-ragz! was the bubble boy.
On the final hand.... 23skidoo had 16.8K to MadameMojo's 13.1K. MadameMojo raised to 2400 from the small blind. 23skidoo re-raised to 7200. MadameMojo re-raised all in for 13.1K. 23skidoo called.
The flop was 9h-7d-3s. The turn was the Qh and the river was the 6s. 23Skidoo was ahead with Kings and ended up with a flush to win the pot. MadameMojo was eliminated in second place, while 23skidoo won the tournament and finished in first place.
Week 9 Money Winners:Congrats again to 23skidoo for winning Saturdays with Dr. Pauly. He finished in second place three weeks ago. Well done, sir!
1. 23skidoo - $100
2. MadameMojo - $60
3. MrMojo - $40
Hope to see everyone next weekend. Thanks again to everyone who played and pimped the event.
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