Great to see a record 28 players come out to play the Britbloggerment game last night on 'Stars.Thanks to all who showed up and helped make it an excellent game.Where else does a $5 game with 28 players take nearly 3 hours to complete?
Congrats to Mikesaban for destroying the field with some fine poker and to Tripjax for putting in a great display too and earning himself the bridesmaid dress!
I made the final table again but crashed out in 8th after a move I'm still unsure of.Pokermunkey raised preflop and I decided to take a stand with my 44 and pushed all in.I had hoped there was a chance PM would fold A10-AQ or 22- 88 ( it was for his tourney life too)but he made the call with AK sooted,hit his King and sent me to the rail.
I could maybe have waited for a better spot but felt if it was a coin flip and I won it then I would have a far better chance against the remaining sharks.I usually play to get in the money first in most of the turbos I play, but at the Britbloggerment game I'd rather take a chance to double up than sneak into the money.
Other key hands I recall were whupping the San Jose Salmons ( Al eleven) hammer with my AJ,always seeming to have a hand on Burnley Miks big blind and knocking Juice ( Quixote) out with JJ.
After the game I decided to play some cash at Stars and was enjoying my table as it had one really poor player who seemed intent on donating his stack to the rest of us.
All was going well until a hand where I had raised preflop with As10c,hit my 10 and when the villain ( not the fish) made a 50c bet ( Flop Qd 10d 6s)I meant to reraise to see if he was on the flush draw but instead of a $5 bet I realised to my horror I'd bet $50! Just my luck that the villain wasn't flush drawing and called with his badly played trip queens.( unless he was hoping to lure the eager fish in with a weak lead type bet).
I even hit an Ace on the turn but all to no avail and I left the table annoyed at my tired,fumbling error.
Righty that's all for this bank holiday Monday.Just time to remind my English blogging friends not to get too carried away because an Englishman won the Blogger game.I counted 13/28 English starters.Well done on improving your pitiful record in the competition though :-))