OK, once again, I am a man of my word. I guaranteed that I would claim victory. and for that reason I am pleased to announce . . .
THE BBT FREEROLL IS SOMETHING I WON fifth place in.
Ahem. Now, in all seriousness, the BBT was a great series, and a joy to take part in. The freeroll at the end was the icing on the cake. I took a screenshot of the opening hand. Pure bloggy goodness. Feast your eyes, ye donkeys, upon Al's works, and weep!
And here's the final table:
I'm quite pleased. I feel like I made it a long way through a very tough field with just one big suckout (sorry Waffles, TT is gold vs. JJ), hit the final table, made some good plays, and then got too tight and was forced to call Jordan's all in with two live cards. Fifth against that field is gratifying, and though I really think I had a chance to take it down, I'll take my showing with pride. I will also take the money.
Now . . . about the BBT. Let's keep this short.
Thank you once again to Hoy.
Thank you once again to Mookie.
Thank you once again to Don.
Thank you most especially to Al, who by all accounts was the man behind the plan. You guys have created something that brought new life, new blood, and integration to the blogger tournaments. It's a beautiful thing, and in my opinion beauty of the whole overcomes any particular quibbles one might have about the details. Especially if you aren't doing the work. For my part, I hope we see it again one spring day.
The BBT is done. Long live the BBT!
Now here comes the Big Game. Gear up, everybody. I think I feel a guarantee coming on.