Tuesday, January 11, 2011

T3chlady Wins Her 2nd NPP Tourney

Seventeen players were on hand tonight. Another light turnout, but two new players were on hand. Actually one new player – Gnosis1970 - and a re-tread, but a nice re-tread – Duder1123.

Last week was a marathon, but tonight was a sprint. Players left so fast, Faldo’s record keeping could not keep up. Several things were going on behind my chair here at NPP headquarters – while the action was going on. I was not at peace to play cards until after 1st break.

Plus, a player wanted in the tourney without going thru pre-registering with Faldo and I was busy both chastising and coaxing the player to join us.

T3chlady FINALLY got some love at PokerStars. Not only did a friendly card finally hit the board for her, but her hands actually held up for once!

I of course have seen her career at NPP and her luck as been as bad as anyone’s on NPP nights. Faldo included. The only difference is, where Faldo whines, T3chlady simply would say, “Oh well. See you all next week!”

I got to practice that type of graceful exit from lost tournaments. Starting next year.

Congratulations T3chlady!

On to the action (as much of it as I got):

2 min: Odds2win777 (17th) goes with (As Qs) with a [Q] and two spades on the flop. But Faldo’s (KK) holds on.

10 min: Wingsfancurt (16th)
25 min: Suetman1 (15th)
28 min: Sirgash (14th)
31 min: Douge2 (13th)
32 min: Tommydoo (12th)
35 min: Derf-63 (11th)
38 min: Pre01 (10th) sees his (55) fall to Nixi44’s (AQ) with an [A] on the flop.
49 min: A SS (short stack) Tomservo2 (9th) goes with (KJ) and runs into Absea98’s (KQ).

55 min: Nixi44 (8th) makes a semi-bluff with (Ac 7c) and a flop of [3c 4h 6c], but cannot run down T3chlady’s (JJ).

56 min: The Break Monster gets revved up a little early. Two big stacks collide when a flop of [7K4] hits Duder1123 (K4) and Gnosis1970 (77) at the same time! Duder is crippled.

57 min: Break Monster not done! Theedouble*d gets crippled as his (6h 3h) hits a bingo [Jh 5h 2h]! T3chlady has to call with (JJ). The [5s] on the turn – moves DD to dd.

60 min: Break Monster STILL not done! A SS ThePunk75 (7th) finally gets a hand (AK), but runs into Gnosis1970’s (AA). Wow Break Monster. You can rest now.

1st break:
T3chlady 11310
Gnosis1970 8781
Mikeniks-Faldo 2292
Absea98 1260
Duder1123 1107
Theedouble*d 750

A record speed close to our tournament:
63 min: Theedouble*d (6th) moves with (77), but T3chlady is holding (JJ). Ouch!
64 min: A SS Duder1123 (5th) runs into T3chlady with (AA).
65 min: A SS Absea98 (4th) tries with (A7) but Faldo has (AJ).

67 min: Is it time for a Faldo rush? Yes, right out of the tournament, naturally. Mikeniks-Faldo (3rd) hits bingo with (T5) in the big blind. T3chlady limps in with (KT). The flop is [T56] and Faldo is salivating (72%). He might be able to get back in this thing.

T3 bets and Faldo raises, hoping for a fold – well aware that over-cards could do him in. When T3 calls, he knows that is exactly what he is up against – a pair with an over card kicker. Maybe trips, but Faldo is pot committed anyway.

The turn is the [9c] and Faldo pushes and gets called (80%). The river is the [9d] and my kicker problem kicks me out.

Heads up: T3chlady 20000 - 5500 Gnosis1970

70 min: A SS Gnosis1970 (2nd) has to ship it with (AK) on a flop of [8d 7s 6s]. T3chlady calls with every draw in the world (Js 9s). A [5] on the turn ends it.

Congratulations to T3chlady on her 2nd NPP win!

1st – T3chlady – 24 points
2nd – Gnosis1970 – 19 points
3rd – Mikeniks-Faldo – 15 pts
4th – Absea98 – 12 pts
5th – Duder1123 – 9 pts
6th – Theedouble*d – 7 pts
7th – ThePunk75 – 5 pts
8th – Nixi44 – 4 pts
9th – Tomservo2 – 3 pts

Every one else earned one (1) point. Standings are on the right side of the blog.