Thursday, November 11, 2010

ThePunk75 Takes 2nd in PokerStars NL Holdem – 6 handed Tourney

Take it away Punk!

“I had an all-nighter on Sunday. I entered a 500 max, 6 handed 4K Guar. tourney on PokerStars and had a pretty clean run to the final table and a 2nd place cash.

The cards didn't flow my way early on and I was down about a third of my stack kind of quick but pocket aces quickly revitalized my chip stack.

I probably had AA at least a half a dozen times and they held every time. In fact I was able to dodge the PS bad beat programmers for most of the tournament. I only suffered one suck-out of a turned set of 8's to my pockets 10's.

Also for most of the night I got all my chips in with the best hand, just once did I get them in bad with a turned two pair against a made straight but the board straightens on the river and I luckily settled for a chop.

I made my first giant jump in chips when there was around 18 players left I had (KsJs) and the board came [KT9] (two spades), all the chips ended up in the middle on the flop I and I was up against KQ, but a river [4s] gave me the winning flush and huge double up to well over 100K.

At around 9 players remaining with 450K in chips I had (AcJc) and raised to 45k (7.5-15k blinds) button called and the blinds folded flop comes [QcJc3h]. I bet out 55K, button pushes. I call. He shows AA and a turn straight draw gives me even more outs on river, but river is a blank and I’m left with about 120K in chips and about 10 blinds.

But some aggressive preflop shoves get me the blinds and antes and some breathing room. I doubled right back up to 400 K with a rivered straight a couple hands later.

Final table finally comes with the final 6 and I am 2-3 in chips. A knockout of the first two players gives me the chip lead at about 650K. Got to heads play down a little over 2-1 in chips - his 1 million to my 450k. But I was able to grind him down and eventually took over the chip lead after about 20 minutes of play.

But a flopped straight against my top pair doubled him up and the cards went cold. It ended when I flopped an opened ended straight draw with (34) and his top pair Jack held to my all in after the flop [J25]. 2nd place was worth 67 times my buy in."

Great job Punk! Faldo needs to do this.......very soon!


BigBriMar said...

Good job Punk, nice to see pocket Aces hold up for someone.

Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON -- Today is Veter ans Day. Do you know where your president is?

With his feeble flame of "hope" thoroughly doused here in the United States by last week's elections, President Obama has set out around the globe in search of throngs still enthralled by his flowery rhetoric.

He found them, of course, in Indonesia this week by telling them about how Americans must stop mistrusting Islam.

So that is why your president is halfway around the world instead of being here in the United States to celebrate the sacrifices American soldiers, sailors and airmen have made around the world to keep the real, still-burning flame of freedom alive.

President Obama is greeted yesterday in Seoul, where he arrived for the G20 summit.
Obama honored our veterans from afar by laying a wreath during a ceremony at an Army base in South Korea last night.

That is a distance from here matched only by the chasm that has opened up between him and the voters who elected him two years ago.

This aloofness of his really is becoming a problem.

Not that Obama doesn't appreciate the sacrifices of veterans. He absolutely does. Just ask the Indonesians.

He was in Jakarta for their Heroes Day this week to honor their veterans "who have sacrificed on behalf of this great country."

"This great country," of course, being Indonesia.

"When my stepfather was a boy, he watched his own father and older brother leave home to fight and die in the struggle for Indonesian independence," Obama told the audience.

And the White House wonders why so many people think there is something foreign about this guy.

In the same speech, Obama gave voice to a harsh criticism he has heard about freely elected governments.

"Today, we sometimes hear that democracy stands in the way of economic progress," he said.

The shocking statement raises the question: Where has Obama heard this fatuous claim and with whom has he been talking politics?

Thankfully, your president tepidly disputed this calumny against democracy, but the alarming questions remain. He went on to tell the Indonesians, "Democracy is messy."

"Not everyone likes the results of every election. You go through ups and downs," he said.

At least it sounds like Obama is starting to get the message voters sent him last week.

BeerHog (Veteran)

Proud Dem said...

Some you need to learn the truth about President Obama and why you wingnuts are wrong. Read Stram's blog here.

You are welcome.

Nik Faldo said...

Proud Dem??
That is like saying proud child molesting muslum terrorist...with bad breath.

Anonymous said...

WTG Punk! Your game just keeps improving. 67 X entry is nice. DD

Anonymous said...

Proud Dem.?

Proud to take the money that you made and give it to high paying government workers with unlimited benefits.

Proud that the unemployment rate is out of control. Obama said he would hold it under 8%. How is that hope and change working?

Proud that they can hold an entire welfare population down by keeping them on the government dollar. (Zero incentive to ever get off of it!)

Proud to put more regulations on the small business man so he is for sure to fail. (except for me of course)(Then again i couldnt have made it if I had started my business here in Michigan) (Thanks Granholm you ignorant slut to the unions)

Hey Stram (I doubt that is your real name. I am sure you are to much of a coward to use your real name.) How did that dem policy work for you here in Michigan? I think the voters have spoken.

BeerHog (Also known as Fred Kendall)

P.S. Stram (Also know as Idiot)