Bounced! 89th Place...
I came in 89th place today in a No Limit poker tournament on Party Poker. There were 786 entrants and I played for 2.5 hours before I got bounced! Entry fee was $6. Total prize pool was almost $4000... with $900 going to first place, $550 to second, and $275 to third. The tourney paid prize money to the Top 60 finishers (51st thru 60th got $15 each). And I was pretty close to making it... I grinded my way to the Top 90 and went on tilt and got knocked out after a horrible bad beat when my A-K lost to an A-3 suited when the fucker caught a flush on the river. I was playing very well, made some bold moves and semi-bluffs and was easily in the Top 40 money wise before I got knocked out. I'll blog more details to the Tao of Poker later... I'm too irked to talk about this insanity some more.
OK, OK... so 89th out of 786 is not too bad for my first multi-table tournament. I made it to the Top 10%... but I got so close I felt I had a chance to win it all... and that's why that bad beat hurt. Man, I was playing some of the best poker I played in a long time... OK, I'll really stop now.
Just in case you were wondering... SNGs (Sit and gos) are single table or ten person tournaments (each Texas hold'em table seats 10 players). So when I won my first SNG, I placed first out of 10. Yesterday I came in 5/10 and 6/10 in the 2 SNGs that I bought into. I've played in 8 or 9 SNGs since last Tuesday, with a first place and a third place finish.
Today, I played in a multi-table tournament with 786 players. I think for $6, I'll play in at leats one or two of those a week. It's a great way to hone my No Limit skills. And plus, it's great practice for the upcoming poker blogger tournament called Grublog Poker Classic... held online on Feb. 22nd! I'm pumped and I'm ready to play against my fellow poker bloggers.