Thursday, September 22, 2005

Fisherfries Came from Behind to Win

Fisherfries Came from Behind to Win

It was an amazing final table. Fisherfries was in second place when we seated the final table then fell back to 5th. But at the end it was Fisherfries taking home the title.

Twenty-four people sat down this Saturday night to go at it in the Holdem Affair. We have put the afternoon event on hiatus at least for now. The first hour was marked by the excellent play that has become the trademark of this event. We were down to 17 when the first hour break came around.
  1. Bushes = 5010

  2. Holdem2it = 3600

  3. marti = 3220

  4. Sengar = 2985

  5. Mellow Yellow = 2705

  6. Krimpp = 2620

  7. DebiMac = 2325

  8. fisherfries = 2315

  9. ThreesRWild = 2160

  10. winforlife = 1575

The second hour is usually when the real action occurs in our little gatherings and this week was no different. Holdem2it was looking good at the first break but ran into some tough hands and was gone in 16th. I was totally card dead the whole event and busted out in 13th place again this week. I’ll have to work on my tournament game and get back to that final table next week. We seated the final table 1 hour and 46 minutes into the night.
  1. Sengar = 6145

  2. fisherfries = 5740

  3. Papoorboy = 5550

  4. Bushes = 5475

  5. Krimpp = 5385

  6. robnotdave = 2410

  7. marti = 2045

  8. ThreesRWild = 1630

  9. Tai pan = 895

  10. DebiMac = 725

The very first hand of the final table DebiMac was all-in with her very short stack holding Kh Jc. Two kings fell on the flop and the fourth came on the turn giving DebiMac quads and a 2175 pot. She was a lot healthier now. The second hand saw Tai_pan limp and then call papoorboy’s raise to take him all-in. Tai held Ac 2c and Papoorboy showed a pair of red sevens. The board landed 5d 9c 9s 4s Ks. No ace for Tai and he was the first one gone from the final table.

Hand 10 and ThreesRWild is the short stack with 1180 and all-in is his open holding Qh Jc. I suspect he would have been happy with the steal but Sengar made the call with his pocket fives. The table totally missed them both showing Ah 4s 4c 2h Tc, and ThreesRWild was out in 9th place.

That put Sengar in 2nd place with a sound chip stack. That set up hand 22. With the antes 25 and the blinds 150/300 – Sengar opened for 1400 and Krimpp, with the chip lead, smooth called. The flop came 6c Ts Jd, Sengar made it 3300 to go and Krimpp made the call. The 9h on the turn brought Sengar’s final 125 chips into the middle and Krimpp called easily at this point. Sengar showed pocket fives but Krimpp held Ah Th and the higher pair. The river 7h was no help for either and Sengar was on the rail in 8th place. Krimpp was now the commanding chip leader.

The very next hand saw Papoorboy go all-in for 1655 and Bushes made the call. Bushes held As 8d and Papoorboy showed Ac Kc. Looking good for Papoorboy but the flop came 9s 7d Th. Wow, Bushes flopped an opened ended straight draw. The turn card closed the deal with the 6c and poor Papoorboy was gone in 7th place.

At the second hour break we saw 6 players still battling for the title. Krimpp had a huge chip lead, almost half the chips in play.
  1. Krimpp = 15705

  2. DebiMac = 6725

  3. Bushes = 5955

  4. marti = 2890

  5. fisherfries = 2515

  6. robnotdave = 2210

Over the next twenty hands we saw the battle fortunes go back and forth. Then hand 46 came up and robnotdave held Ah Jc. With the antes 75 and the blinds 300/600, robnotdave opened for 1200. Krimpp reraised to 1800 and robnotdave responded with all of his 3470 chips. Krimpp was quick to make the call holding Ac Kh – big slick is worth the all call. The flop came 8h 7s 5c and it was looking bad for robnotdave. But the turn brought the Jh and that was all it took to lay the bad beat on Krimpp for a 7690 pot. Robnotdave had now climbed out of the bottom and was in second place. Krimpp was still in first place but no longer had the overwhelming chip lead he had enjoyed earlier.

Hand 49 Bushes , Krimpp, DebiMac and fisherfries all see a cheap flop come Td Jh Kd. Hmmmm, this could get ugly. Two checks to Krimpp brings a bet of 600 and fisherfries and Bushes come along for the ride. The turn adds the 3d to the board. Bushes checks, Krimpp checks, and fisherfries bets 600 – Bushes calls and Krimpp mucked his cards. The river is the 9s putting four to straight on the table along with the three diamonds. Bushes went all-in for his last 2690 and showed Qc Tc. He had hit his straight. Fisherfries called and turned over Ad 5d. He had hit his flush on the turn and had trapped Bushes when the straight hit. Bushes was out in 6th place. Fisherfries was now the chip leader.

It was twenty hands later before the next action. The antes were 100 and the blinds 400/800 – Krimpp opens all-in for 3710 and robnotdave made the call. Krimpp showed Ac Qc (not a bad play) and robnotdave held pocket deuces. A classic coin flip with the gutsy call from robnotdave. The flop came 9d 2d Jh and it was over for Krimpp in 5th place.

Hand 77, and DebiMac is all-in posting the big blind, holding 6s 7c. Fisherfries called with Kd 8h. The flop came 8d Qh 5s giving Fisherfries the pair but Deb had a straight draw. Even Fisherfries was cheering for Deb to hit. But the turn was a Tc and the river a 5d and DebiMac was gone in 4th place.

We are ITM and robnotdave held the chip lead. We battled for 18 more hands to get to hand 96. Antes 125 and blinds 600/1200. Marti opens all-in for her last 2435 – fisherfries made the call. Marti held Qc Tc but fisherfries held As Jd. The board came low 9s 7h 2h 6s 4d and Marti had to settle for third place money.

We are heads up and robnotdave held 24385 chips to fisherfries with 11615. The next three hands were traded back and forth then we got to hand 100. Fisherfries raised to 3200 and robnotdave smooth called to see the flop come Kd Ad Js. A minimum bet with a call and we see the turn – 8h. another cheap card brings the river 2c. That woke up fisherfries who went all-in to steal the 13100 pot. Fisherfries had taken the chip lead.

The very next hand completed form the small blind and robnotdave raised to 5100. Fisherfries reraised to 15600 and robnotdave pushed all 17435 into the middle. He held Qh Qs and was feeling good until fisherfries turned over his pocket aces. WOW. It looked grim for robnotdave but the flop was a miracle Jh Qc Ts. Can you believe it? Robnotdave flopped his set. Amazing. But we have two more cards to go. And here come the turn – Kd. It took me a moment to see what had happened. I was looking for an ace but fisherfries had just hit his gut shot straight. What a hand, and what a great way to end another week of Holdem Affair play.

Great game to all of you and another wonderful week of fun. See you at the final table next week.


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