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Busted out., but in the money! 
8th-Apr-2006 01:43 am
slanty, martha
A few unsuccessful steals and one badly-played hand left me short-stacked with 100K, and I wasn't getting any cards, so I just sat and got blinded and anted away and waited for other people to bust out until the field dropped to 40, putting me in the money. Shortly thereafter, I rereaised all-in with 55, and the original raiser (John Juanda) called me with JT of spades. He made his spade flush on the turn, and I busted out in 36th place. This won me $12,500, which wouldn't be much if I had paid the full $10,000 for the entry, but given that I got in for $1000, is a nice profit. But I was soooo close to getting in the really big money. If only I had won the race! Still, I've only played in two $10K events, so finishing in the money once out of 2 isn't bad.

Thanks to all who backed me or rooted for me; it really helps to know you have people on your side.
Comments 
8th-Apr-2006 02:48 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm certainly impressed, even though I don't understand half (or more) of what you just said! You sound like a real (okay, I was about to call you a card sharp, but in the nick of time, it occurred to me that I might want to look up the definition before I did so, in case I might be insulting you unintentionally. And guess what? I would've!) big-league poker player!
8th-Apr-2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Isn't it great to do something fun AND get paid?
8th-Apr-2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Hot damn! Go you!
10th-Apr-2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
12th-Apr-2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
Blah, blah, blah. Where's my money?

;-)

Seriously, that was a cool accomplishment and lots of us were following your progress all day on pokerwire.
12th-Apr-2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
You're stupendous!!!

I also wanted to thank you guys for this weekend. What a blast! Your DDR prowess is far beyond my reach.

Hey, new LJ friend! :-)
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