Thursday, January 12, 2006

This Donkey rarely drew

The DADI was a blast last night. I managed to luck my way into 5th place out of 47, just behind SirWaffles and Fuh-Lee-See-Uh. I think I played pretty well in the beginning. I quartered people five times and only got quartered once. I managed to scoop a couple of times late which put me into the final table, but Jestocost had such an unweildy stack it soon became a contest for second place only.

My final hand was a blunder as I got all in with A345 with three to act behind me, and got called in two places. One was SirWaffles with an A2 and the other was ZeemJr with total garbage. Unfortunately that garbage included two clubs, and the flop came with all clubs. The only card that could save me for the low was a deuce, and that didn't come. I was left with 700 or so chips with the 1200 blind coming in two hands. ZeemJr tried to do me a favor by getting all in with crap again against the chip leader. Had he lost it would have moved me up to fourth place even though I was a sitting duck, all in on the next hand. Unfortunately ZeemJr managed to suck out again and eventually finished second.

There were some pretty horrendous plays in the tournament, but they were the exception, not the rule. And the nature of Omaha8 is fairly forgiving to those plays. It wouldn't be poker if you didn't see a painful suckout every few minutes.

The fun, of course, was harassing Felicia and GaryC all night, along with giving grief to the rest of the Poker Mafia who showed up in pretty good force, as players and railbirders. I'm anxious to hear the results of the multitude of last longer bets that seemed to be flying around.

The pain is that the tournament kept me up past 11pm and I had to get up for work at 4am this morning. After working second shift the last couple of days and sleeping in, it made me all the more miserable this morning. Ugh.

9 comments:

Jestocost said...

Great playing with you and congrats on making the final table. I'm certain that I was responsible for at least some of the horrendous play you referenced. All I managed to do was keep myself out of huge trouble (never quartered a pot or worse) and beat everybody over the head with my stack once I got some chips. It certainly was fun, although I think I've used up all of the O8 luck allotted to me for my lifetime.

Meek said...

Yeah, It was definately a good time. I'd like to know how which of my plays were horrendous though - this was my first O8 tournament. You can tell me, go ahead and be rude.

DuggleBogey said...

I'm not thinking of anything specific, I just remember wincing a lot.

SirFWALGMan said...

Great playing with you. I kept calling you down early with crap hands and losing. Glad I was able to pick up chips from other players and make it to the final table.

The thing with the final table is it became a pre-flop all in game with the blinds so high and that makes the game so much harder. Any four cards stand a chance then. It was a hell of alot of fun though!

DuggleBogey said...

My sentiments exactly.

Drizztdj said...

Once it becomes a pre-flop game you take ALL of the "skill" away from better O8 players.

Much like the HE All-in artists who annoy the pros at the big buy in events.

Maudie said...

Congrats! Looked like a lot of mayhem and fun...
---Maudie

TripJax said...

had a bad ass time. glad you could make it and hope work isn't too painful today.

Felicia :) said...

Please harass me, I need more!

I thought you played very well. If I could pick out one person who just seemed to be folding when he should be raising, raising when he should be folding, calling when he should be raising...it would be Zeems. But that was the only thing that truly stuck out in my mind as wrong (other than my own play the first hour).

Love,

Chane :)