Here are the results of the only online tournament I played this weekend:
Hoo-ah. This $10 rebuy was only a little tighter during the 1/2 hr. rebuy period than Katitude's Friday Donkament is. I didn't help myself by getting AT on the button during the very first hand. I pushed hard against the limpers (which was everybody) and the small blind woke up with Aces.
After that, I doubled up against with top pair against somebody calling with overs who didn't get there, then went back down to original stack with pocket sevens against somebody calling with top pair fives and a Jack. Jack on the turn. YARGLE. Briefly tilted, I proceeded to call my chips off with overs and didn't get there.
With the rebuy period almost over, I played
Then the wheels fell off. Rough beats I won't get into now since bad beats in a brag post might just cause the streams to cross, which would result in either a) all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light, or b) the Stay Puft Marshmallow man.
Finally, I found myself with a very short stack (M around 5.5) and pocket fours. I pushed and instantly got two customers, one of whom pushed the other out and showed Jacks. Fortunately, I'd already nailed a four on the flop, and I was tripled up. I got moved to a table with jeciimd, who was playing a solid tight game, and quickly got to a chipleady sort of place, capped by a ransacking the number two stack, who had never shifted gears from the re-buy and was stacking off with absolutely any two cards. I caught him with top pair calling with two overs and I had three times the chips as anybody else heading into the Final Table, and top three got a prize.
From there, it was fold, fold, fold and watch the shorties win, win, win. Finally the blinds were too high and I had to try a semi-bluff resteal with KJs. Actually, I thought I was likely ahead, as this guy had been raising to steal about 75% of hands, but he showed me A6 and I was a bit behind in the race. Until the flop brought me a K-high flush draw and the turn made me the flush, that is.
That was about it, pretty much the last hand I played until the bubble burst and we autopushed. I skillfully took the shorter stacks down with Q3o.
There you go. Sorry to jeciimd, who played quite well, but whom I regrettably knocked out right before the final table. I promise you, every time I raised your blinds, I had a good hand. And thanks to Hoy, who is now 2-0 when he suggests to me what satellite to play. Seriously, ask him what to play. That guy will serve up a beatable tournament. The $10 rebuy for Event #1 is softer than last month's bananas.
Hope to see you out there for FTOPS #1. Bloggers represent!