Saturday, October 27, 2007

DriveULoonie from start to Finish

DriveULoonie came out on top of a small but very competitive field this week. The final table showed some masterful play and it was only solid and timely aggression that took the honors tonight.

Here is the tale as told by this fool.

I don’t like to be late to most things. Promptness is one of those attributes that I value. Well, I’m here to tell you that showing up 5 minutes late for the Holdem Affair really bums me out. Here I am on the rail and all I get to do is watch. Oh well, let’s see what happens tonight.

It’s a small field this week, only 27 entries. But it looks like a good field for a hotly contested night of tournament poker.

It looks like Sengar and DriveULoonie are going to battle for the early lead. Each has control of their respective tables.

Fifty-six minutes into the Holdem Affair and we are down to two tables. DriveULoonie is our leader.

Hand 61 – over on table #2, Mellow Yellow worked Medic Chicky perfectly to get all his chips into the middle and showed his QQ to her JJ. But as happens in this vicious and brutal game, the turn was a jack and our good friend Mellow Yellow is done for the night.

That little hand was good enough to catapult Medic Chicky into the lead as we take the first hour break. Here is your leader board:
Medic chicky = 4650
DriveULoonie = 3655
Xgames4me = 2885
Hungry Guppy = 2880
Marti = 2540
Avata = 2405
Kryptic = 2160
Daggit13 = 2125
Sengar = 2075
Tai pan = 1910

Another sick suck out on table #2, hand 65 and Agro is all-n with AA against kickin Lisa with A2 of spades. Lisa hit the flush to double up.

Hand 105 on table #3 and there goes bugman22j. His pocket fives ran into Papoorboy with AQ. A queen on the flop did him in.

Table #3, hand 114 – Avata tried a BB steal when Marti was the only limper. He pushed with just 72o but Marti wasn’t going anywhere holding big slick. Avata is done for the night. Gutsy play but the timing was off. That puts Marti in the lead.

Table #2, hand 78 and Tai pan caught the nut flush to oust Agro.

Hungry guppy knocked out kickin Lisa and now is our leader.

Down to 13 with the blinds 75/150. Still plenty of room to play post flop for most of the field.

Table #3, hand 127 – Azale held A8 and ran into DriveULoonie with AQ. Loonie is now our leader and Azale is on the rail.

Blinds are now 100/200 and Sengar is over on table #2 with only 600 chips. Let’s see if he can climb back into the fray.
Hand 101 and there he goes with JJ and Xgames called with TT. Sengar doubled up.

Over on table 3 Papoorboy pushed his A7 but ran into daggit13 with AJ. Down to 150 chips and very short now.
Hand 140 - Papoorboy is all-in posting the BB. Showing T9o – he is done for the night in 12th place.

Dealing hand by hand now.

Blinds just went up to 150/300.

We have our final table. Daggit13 was our bubble victim tonight.

DriveULoonie is our leader as we go to the final table. Here is your leaderboard:
DriveULoonie = 8940
Hungry Guppy = 6785
Sorry4urloss = 4950
Medic Chicky = 3550
Sengar = 3400
Xgames4me = 3335
Marti = 3170
Tai pan = 3070
Big Lar8 = 1930
Sukinout = 1370

Update on Sengar, hand 5 of the final table and he has succeeded in climbing back into third place.

Hand 6 and sukinout is done. Tai pan flopped sixes and fours to do the damage.

Antes have kicked in and DriveULoonie is still our chip leader.

Hand 10 – Marti held TT but Xgames had flopped a pair of queens. Marti is on life support now.
Hand 12 and Marti is all-in with KQo and she doubled up. She will have to do that again though to get healthy.

Hand 14 – there she goes – AJs and she doubled up off Sengar this time.
Can she do it again? – She has a big hill to climb.
Hand 15 – Tai pan pushed but no takers.
Hand 16 and there goes Marti again. – she flopped the nut straight and doubled off Tai pan this time.

As we go to the second hour break, Marti has climbed back from 65 chips to now hold 2185. She is still the shortest stack at the table but at least now when she pushes people will have too think about the call. On our other story line Sengar has 4035 and is sitting fifth in this 9 player field. DriveULoonie is still our chip leader with 9960. When we come back the blinds will be 200/400 and the antes 50.

Hand 24 – flop is 777, Marti and medic chicky split the pot.
Hand 26 and Marti is back down to calling for the medics. (810)
Hand 29 – Xgames saw a cheap flop holding the Brunson (T2) and flopped TTT. Sorry4urloss held 55 and doubled him up. Xgames is our leader now.

Hand 32 – sorry4urloss just pushed his 22 and they held up.
Hand 36 – Marti is all-in posting the BB. 1 caller and she shows A8 – it held up and she doubled up.
Hand 37 – guppy is all-in with AK, along with Big Lar8 but DriveULoonie showed 99 and flopped a set. Hungry Guppy is gone – 8th place. Wait big lar8 was in that hand and busted in 9th place. What was I looking at?

Hand 39 and Marti pushes again – 2 callers and she held AK. Medic chicky was in on that as well but sorry4urloss paired the 8 and knocked them both out.
Hand 41 and Sengar is done.

Paying only three tonight with the short field. It’s bubble time.
Hand 44 – not for long. Tai pan took out sorry4urloss and we have our cash table.

DriveULoonie is our leader with 17715, tai pan and then Xgames.

Hand 50 – DriveULoonie just sent off Xgames when x hit the straight but loonie rivered a full house.

Heads up action.
Hand 53 and we have our winner. DriveULoonie has done it again.

Another fun night of poker. I wish I had been 5 minutes sooner and I could have played. But hey, I liked telling the story.

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