Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I won't claim to be a great poker player. But one thing I am is stubborn. I'll stretch out my stay in a tournament as long as possible, even if I've got a ridiculously short stack. Tonight I was playing a sit and go on Pokerstars with some money I won there on Sunday. I didn't play well tonight, including having pocket aces cracked twice, which might not have happened if I played them better pre-flop. Come bubble time in the tournament and I and the other tiny stack were down to our last couple hundred chips. In the end on his final hand he had just a tiny bit fewer chips than I did, so he was forced all in by the blinds and antes, while I had a grand total of two bucks left that allowed me to fold. He lost the hand, and became the bubble player, while I won 50 cents. A silly way to win that money, but still fun anyways. Of course if I played better I might still be in the tournament playing for more than 50 cents.