August 23, 2007

My greatest comeback ever.

Filed under: PolenPoker, HA! — Twin C @ 10:25 pm

So I’ve been playing much smaller tournaments ever since I shanked my bankroll. This will help me get back on track a little:

PokerStars Tournament #58540301, Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20
412 players
Total Prize Pool: $824.00
Tournament started - 2007/08/23 - 18:30:00 (ET)

Dear Dr. Suckout,

You finished the tournament in 3rd place.
A $81.17 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

You earned 158.46 tournament leader points in this tournament.
For information about our tournament leader board, see our web site at
http://www.pokerstars.com/tlb_tournament_rankings.html

Congratulations! Thank you for participating.

The amazing thing? Midway through the tourney, check these hands out (keep in mind that they’re all in a row):

PokerStars Game #11654017054: Tournament #58540301, $2.00+$0.20 Omaha Hi/Lo Pot Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2007/08/23 - 19:36:28 (ET)
Table ‘58540301 8′ 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: bignickel11 (4328 in chips)
Seat 2: justmepudge (691 in chips)
Seat 3: sousou24 (3987 in chips)
Seat 4: davmal (385 in chips)
Seat 5: Dr. Suckout (715 in chips) (I’m hurting. Gotta try and get some chips.)
Seat 6: bulldogv8 (3466 in chips)
Seat 7: mmmjmmm (6671 in chips)
Seat 9: bullerot11 (1225 in chips)
bulldogv8: posts small blind 75
mmmjmmm: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Dr. Suckout [Kh Td 4s As]
bullerot11: folds
bignickel11: folds
justmepudge: calls 150
sousou24: folds
davmal: folds
Dr. Suckout: raises 525 to 675
bulldogv8: folds
mmmjmmm has timed out
mmmjmmm: folds
mmmjmmm is sitting out
justmepudge: calls 525
*** FLOP *** [7h 8s Th]
justmepudge: bets 16 and is all-in
Dr. Suckout: calls 16
Jesse5times is connected
*** TURN *** [7h 8s Th] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [7h 8s Th 7c] [Ad]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
justmepudge: shows [Ah Qh 6s 9d] (HI: a straight, Six to Ten)
Dr. Suckout: shows [Kh Td 4s As] (HI: two pair, Aces and Tens)
justmepudge collected 1607 from pot
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1607 | Rake 0
Board [7h 8s Th 7c Ad]
Seat 1: bignickel11 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 2: justmepudge showed [Ah Qh 6s 9d] and won (1607) with HI: a straight, Six to Ten
Seat 3: sousou24 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 4: davmal folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 5: Dr. Suckout (button) showed [Kh Td 4s As] and lost with HI: two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 6: bulldogv8 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: mmmjmmm (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: bullerot11 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)

PokerStars Game #11654060313: Tournament #58540301, $2.00+$0.20 Omaha Hi/Lo Pot Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2007/08/23 - 19:38:56 (ET)
Table ‘58540301 8′ 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: bignickel11 (4328 in chips)
Seat 2: justmepudge (1607 in chips)
Seat 3: sousou24 (3987 in chips)
Seat 4: davmal (385 in chips)
Seat 5: Dr. Suckout (24 in chips) (Well, that didn’t work. Get ‘em in and go home.)
Seat 6: bulldogv8 (3391 in chips)
Seat 7: mmmjmmm (6521 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 8: Jesse5times (3277 in chips)
Seat 9: bullerot11 (1225 in chips)
mmmjmmm: posts small blind 75
Jesse5times: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Dr. Suckout [2s 4c Kh Kc]
mmmjmmm has returned
bullerot11: folds
Dr. Suckout said, “awesome.”
bignickel11: folds
justmepudge: folds
sousou24: folds
davmal: calls 150
Dr. Suckout: calls 24 and is all-in
bulldogv8: folds
mmmjmmm: calls 75
Jesse5times: checks
*** FLOP *** [Tc 9c 3c]
mmmjmmm: checks
Jesse5times: checks
davmal: checks
*** TURN *** [Tc 9c 3c] [Ac]
mmmjmmm: checks
Jesse5times: checks
davmal: checks
*** RIVER *** [Tc 9c 3c Ac] [Qs]
mmmjmmm: checks
Jesse5times: checks
davmal: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mmmjmmm: shows [4s 6s 4d Js] (HI: a pair of Fours)
Jesse5times: shows [Ks 7h Qd 3s] (HI: two pair, Queens and Threes)
davmal: mucks hand
Jesse5times collected 378 from side pot
Dr. Suckout: shows [2s 4c Kh Kc] (HI: a flush, Ace high)
Dr. Suckout collected 96 from main pot (The poker gods are messing with me.)
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 474 Main pot 96. Side pot 378. | Rake 0
Board [Tc 9c 3c Ac Qs]
Seat 1: bignickel11 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 2: justmepudge folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 3: sousou24 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 4: davmal mucked [Kd 5s 3d 5d]
Seat 5: Dr. Suckout showed [2s 4c Kh Kc] and won (96) with HI: a flush, Ace high
Seat 6: bulldogv8 (button) folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 7: mmmjmmm (small blind) showed [4s 6s 4d Js] and lost with HI: a pair of Fours
Seat 8: Jesse5times (big blind) showed [Ks 7h Qd 3s] and won (378) with HI: two pair, Queens and Threes
Seat 9: bullerot11 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)

PokerStars Game #11654079650: Tournament #58540301, $2.00+$0.20 Omaha Hi/Lo Pot Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2007/08/23 - 19:40:01 (ET)
Table ‘58540301 8′ 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: bignickel11 (4328 in chips)
Seat 2: justmepudge (1607 in chips)
Seat 3: sousou24 (3987 in chips)
Seat 4: davmal (235 in chips)
Seat 5: Dr. Suckout (96 in chips) (Still not enough to do a damn thing. Get ‘em in.)
Seat 6: bulldogv8 (3391 in chips)
Seat 7: mmmjmmm (6371 in chips)
Seat 8: Jesse5times (3505 in chips)
Seat 9: bullerot11 (1225 in chips)
Jesse5times: posts small blind 75
bullerot11: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Dr. Suckout [2h 5h 7d Qs]
bignickel11: folds
justmepudge: calls 150
sousou24: folds
davmal: raises 85 to 235 and is all-in
Dr. Suckout: calls 96 and is all-in
bulldogv8: folds
mmmjmmm: folds
Jesse5times: folds
bullerot11: calls 85
justmepudge: calls 85
*** FLOP *** [8h 6c 9h]
Jesse5times is sitting out
bullerot11: checks
justmepudge: checks
*** TURN *** [8h 6c 9h] [3h]
bullerot11: checks
justmepudge: checks
*** RIVER *** [8h 6c 9h 3h] [Ts]
bullerot11: checks
justmepudge: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bullerot11: shows [Ad Ks 5d Qh] (HI: high card Ace; LO: 8,6,5,3,A)
justmepudge: shows [Td As Tc 3d] (HI: three of a kind, Tens)
davmal: shows [8c 7s Ah 2d] (HI: a straight, Six to Ten; LO: 8,6,3,2,A)
davmal collected 209 from side pot
davmal collected 208 from side pot
Dr. Suckout: shows [2h 5h 7d Qs] (HI: a flush, Nine high; LO: 8,6,5,3,2)
Dr. Suckout collected 230 from main pot (Huh. Two in a row.)
davmal collected 229 from main pot
Jesse5times has returned
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 876 Main pot 459. Side pot 417. | Rake 0
Board [8h 6c 9h 3h Ts]
Seat 1: bignickel11 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 2: justmepudge showed [Td As Tc 3d] and lost with HI: three of a kind, Tens
Seat 3: sousou24 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 4: davmal showed [8c 7s Ah 2d] and won (646) with HI: a straight, Six to Ten; LO: 8,6,3,2,A
Seat 5: Dr. Suckout showed [2h 5h 7d Qs] and won (230) with HI: a flush, Nine high; LO: 8,6,5,3,2
Seat 6: bulldogv8 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 7: mmmjmmm (button) folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 8: Jesse5times (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: bullerot11 (big blind) showed [Ad Ks 5d Qh] and lost with HI: high card Ace; LO: 8,6,5,3,A

PokerStars Game #11654100427: Tournament #58540301, $2.00+$0.20 Omaha Hi/Lo Pot Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2007/08/23 - 19:41:13 (ET)
Table ‘58540301 8′ 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: bignickel11 (4328 in chips)
Seat 2: justmepudge (1372 in chips)
Seat 3: sousou24 (3987 in chips)
Seat 4: davmal (646 in chips)
Seat 5: Dr. Suckout (230 in chips) (Still not enough to matter. I have to push any four cards.)
Seat 6: bulldogv8 (3391 in chips)
Seat 7: mmmjmmm (6371 in chips)
Seat 8: Jesse5times (3430 in chips)
Seat 9: bullerot11 (990 in chips)
bullerot11: posts small blind 75
bignickel11: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Dr. Suckout [6d Ad 7d Kd]
justmepudge: folds
sousou24: calls 150
davmal: folds
Dr. Suckout: raises 80 to 230 and is all-in
bulldogv8: calls 230
mmmjmmm: folds
Jesse5times: calls 230
bullerot11: folds
bignickel11: calls 80
sousou24: calls 80
*** FLOP *** [Qc Ts 5d]
bignickel11: checks
sousou24: checks
bulldogv8: checks
Jesse5times: bets 300
bignickel11: folds
sousou24: folds
bulldogv8: calls 300
*** TURN *** [Qc Ts 5d] [3d]
bulldogv8: checks
Jesse5times: bets 600
bulldogv8: calls 600
*** RIVER *** [Qc Ts 5d 3d] [Js]
bulldogv8: bets 450
Jesse5times: folds
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bulldogv8: shows [6h 8c 7h 9c] (HI: a straight, Eight to Queen)
bulldogv8 collected 1800 from side pot
Dr. Suckout: shows [6d Ad 7d Kd] (HI: a straight, Ten to Ace)
Dr. Suckout collected 1225 from main pot (And, we’re back!!!??!?!?!)
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3025 Main pot 1225. Side pot 1800. | Rake 0
Board [Qc Ts 5d 3d Js]
Seat 1: bignickel11 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 2: justmepudge folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 3: sousou24 folded on the Flop
Seat 4: davmal folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 5: Dr. Suckout showed [6d Ad 7d Kd] and won (1225) with HI: a straight, Ten to Ace
Seat 6: bulldogv8 showed [6h 8c 7h 9c] and won (1800) with HI: a straight, Eight to Queen
Seat 7: mmmjmmm folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 8: Jesse5times (button) folded on the River
Seat 9: bullerot11 (small blind) folded before Flop

PokerStars Game #11654132064: Tournament #58540301, $2.00+$0.20 Omaha Hi/Lo Pot Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2007/08/23 - 19:43:01 (ET)
Table ‘58540301 8′ 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: bignickel11 (4098 in chips)
Seat 2: justmepudge (1372 in chips)
Seat 3: sousou24 (3757 in chips)
Seat 4: davmal (646 in chips)
Seat 5: Dr. Suckout (1225 in chips) (Playable, almost.)
Seat 6: bulldogv8 (4061 in chips)
Seat 7: mmmjmmm (6371 in chips)
Seat 8: Jesse5times (2300 in chips)
Seat 9: bullerot11 (915 in chips)
bignickel11: posts small blind 75
justmepudge: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Dr. Suckout [Ah 7d Qh 2c]
sousou24: calls 150
davmal: folds
Dr. Suckout: raises 300 to 450
bulldogv8: calls 450
mmmjmmm has timed out
mmmjmmm: folds
mmmjmmm is sitting out
Jesse5times: folds
bullerot11: folds
bignickel11: folds
justmepudge: folds
sousou24: folds
*** FLOP *** [7c Kc 8d]
Dr. Suckout: bets 775 and is all-in
bulldogv8: calls 775
*** TURN *** [7c Kc 8d] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [7c Kc 8d 4s] [As]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Dr. Suckout: shows [Ah 7d Qh 2c] (HI: two pair, Aces and Sevens; LO: 8,7,4,2,A)
bulldogv8: shows [Ac 9s Ks Kd] (HI: three of a kind, Kings)
bulldogv8 collected 1413 from pot
Dr. Suckout collected 1412 from pot (Perhaps I shouldn’t push my luck???)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2825 | Rake 0
Board [7c Kc 8d 4s As]
Seat 1: bignickel11 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: justmepudge (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: sousou24 folded before Flop
Seat 4: davmal folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 5: Dr. Suckout showed [Ah 7d Qh 2c] and won (1412) with HI: two pair, Aces and Sevens; LO: 8,7,4,2,A
Seat 6: bulldogv8 showed [Ac 9s Ks Kd] and won (1413) with HI: three of a kind, Kings
Seat 7: mmmjmmm folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 8: Jesse5times folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 9: bullerot11 (button) folded before Flop (didn’t bet)

And from there, with a barely workable stack, I played relatively tight aggressive, caught a few amazing hands, and eventually made it to third place. I still can’t believe I made it that far. . . gotta love poker.

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