I’m laying on the bed watching the Celtics game and am totally, absolutely, entirely mentally spent.
Lyra and the kids went to her dad’s house yesterday while i stayed home for an appointment that had been arranged about a month ago. I took the dog for a walk around 12:15 and we cleared the entire radius of our cranberry bog in about 20 minutes, which is pretty good seeing that it’s at least 1.5 miles round trip. I got back just before 1 PM and decided to jump into the PokerStars 5K guaranteed $5 tournament.
I love that tourney. It’s in my price range and they give you 3,000 chips to start. If you know what you’re doing you can do well. I doubled up early to over 6,000 chips when I cracked aces with a straight (never slow play your aces) and I was off from that point.
Seven hours later I was on the bubble for the final table. Unfortunately I didn’t make the final table, which cost me a couple hundred bucks at least. First place paid a little over $2,300, which would have been a sweet score, to say the least. I ended up finishing 11th overall, for about 2,200 less than first.
It stinks to be that close and not take it down. It’s still a great accomplishment personally, though. In total there were well over 3,300 entrants into the tourney. I survived the bad players, some bad beats and my own fatigue to be on the cusp of my greatest score. Unfortunately that will have to wait. I was close, but no cigar today. Still, I’m pretty pleased with the end result.
It was hard not to think about the plasma TV I was going to buy with the winnings. Next time I guess. At least there’s enough to pay the cable bill this month. That’s something, I guess.
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