Mellow Yellow Posted the Win in Last Saturday’s Holdem Affair
In a tremendously hard fought event twenty-six players battled in this Holdem Affair. We lost only five players in the first hour. Just to give you an idea of how this tournament was shaping up, I have to tell you about its me its me. He had to have had some of the worst luck that I have seen in a poker tournament. He was cruising along through the first hour and we were just getting ready for the first hour break when these two hands came up. Hand 67 and its me its me has 1275 chips. Not a great stack but certainly not in trouble yet. He looks down and sees pocket Aces – whoopee – time to pick up some chips. Let’s just hope I can get some action, he must have been thinking. Two folds to Skippy and he raises to 210. Alright, its me its me re-raised to 625. Skippy responded by going all-in for his 900 chips. Wow, this couldn’t be better for its me. Of course he called and had to be thrilled when Skippy showed pocket kings. Well that explains things. The flop came 9c 5h Qs and its looking good. The Th on the turn doesn’t look threatening either. But the Jd on the river was a heart breaker, giving Skippy the straight and the pot.
Two hands later and its me its me holds pocket tens. With only 375 chips left it is all-in or nothing and all-in is the play. Papoorboy made the call with his As 6c. The flop was almost as good as it gets 8s 9h Td. A rainbow flop giving its me his set. Time to double up and get a little breathing room. The Qc on the turn is no danger but then the river brought the 7s. Can you believe it? Another straight to the bad guy. Poor its me its me was on the rail in 22nd place. Man that really sux.
The first hour break saw 21 players still in action. Here are the leaders:
- Str8playa = 4105
- Rankdizzle = 2790
- Krimpp = 2640
- Holdem2it = 2635
- fstbk65 = 2620
- ThreesRWild = 2475
- Mellow Yellow = 2350
- magey2802 = 2255
- navalbronco = 1930
- msrinny02 = 1900
I just missed the top ten in eleventh place. The second hour is when the real action happens in this tournament but this week was just a war. Krimpp made his move and climbed to the top of the list. Fstbk65 was right behind him. I hit a couple of good hands and climbed into the fray as well. One hour and fifty-nine minutes into the Affair the final table was seated. This is one of the latest tables that we have experienced.
- Krimpp = 9390
- fstbk65 = 5855
- Str8playa = 4140
- Papoorboy = 3740
- Sunbob = 3390
- ThreesRWild = 2960
- Winforlife = 2935
- Jewelcard = 2935 (tied)
- Mellow Yellow = 2350
- robnotdave = 1305
With good stacks for everyone the action was solid in the early hands. It wasn’t until hand 19 that we saw some damage inflicted. With antes 50 and the blinds 200/400, all folded to Krimpp in the small blind who completed. ThreesRWild held Ad Jc and raised to 1700. Krimpp thought for awhile and made the call holding Qs Js. The flop came 6s Qd Jh. Oh oh, it hit both. Krimpp went all-in and can you blame ThreesRWild for making the call with the second pair? To make matters worse the Qh fell on the turn and Krimpp won with his boat. That left poor TRW with only 120 chips and posting the small blind on the next hand. He had Js 6h but I was dealt pocket kings. No miracle straights for TRW and he was out in 10th place.
Papoorboy was hit hard on the 22nd hand when he pushed his pocket tens but ran into fstbk65 holding pocket kings. That left him crippled and easy pickings for Str8playa the next hand. Out in 9th place.
Hand 30 and the action got wild. I was down to 3260 chips after posting the ante and felt I needed to make a move. Kd Jh looked good enough for a blind steal so all-in was the play. Dang, Krimpp called me – then Jewelcard called me. Looks like I’m in trouble. Jewelcard showed Ac Kh and Krimpp held pocket tens. The flop came 4h Ts Js, giving me top pair but Krimpp his set. That was all it took to send both Jewelcard and me to the rail. I had 800 more chips when the hand began so officially Jewelcard was out in 8th place and I went out in 7th.
Hand 41 and robnotdave opens with an all-in for 1635 holding Ks Qh. Mellow Yellow held pocket tens and made the call. The flop gave Mellow Yellow his set and that was it for robnotdave.
Just two hands later winforlife is in the big blind and that post took half his stack. All-in with anything is the play and Kc 3c will have to do. At least it is soooted. Str8playa makes the call with Kh Ts. The flop brought 6c 4c 5s and winforlife looked like he might pull of the miracle, but the 8s and Th were no help. Winforlife was gone in 5th place.
Stra8playa was now the short stack and he lasted until hand 49. With 1040 chips after posting the ante Str8playa was all-in with his 9d 5s. Mellow Yellow had 11550 chips and Qc Tc. Making the call was just a hiccup in his play. The board missed them both and Str8playa was gone in 4th place.
At the beginning of hand 50 Krimpp held the chip lead with 18700, Mellow Yellow had 12890 and fstbk65 had 7410. By hand 75 fstbk65 held the chip lead with 20895 and Mellow Yellow held 17290. Krimpp was down to 815 and posting 600 in the small blind. Just completing took him all-in and that was the play with 9d 3h. fstbk65 was in the big blind and did nothing to make the call. He held 2d Qh and the board missed them both until the needless deuce fell on the river. Krimpp had to settle for third place.
The heads up match lasted 39 hands. The final hand looked very familiar to tournament players. Fstbk65 held big slick Ah Ks and opened all-in. Mellow Yellow was quick to call for he held the pocket rockets Ad Ac. A Kc on the flop gave fstbk65 hope but it was only a tease as the aces held up. Mellow Yellow had climbed from ninth place when we seated the final table to the victory.
That is the kind of hard fought, competitive action we like to see on Saturday Nights. That is what makes the Holdem Affair great. Well. . . . that and the boobies.