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First win in 180 people tournament. Hooray!

    • LuckyDimes
      LuckyDimes
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 76
      Hey guys. I wanted to share my success with you. Recently I played in a 180 people sit n go on full tilt. There were no money rewards. However, winner got a ticket to 240 dollars buy in tournament sattelite. And gueess what? I won it! Got extremely lucky because at the start of final table battles I had only 3k chips. But somehow I managed to take the win after (i think) pretty solid game when we left heads-up. Could look kinda silly for you, because I didn't win any money yet and I will also have to fight in sattelite in which I could lose. However, it is quite a good experience in playing in these kind of tournaments and final tables. Wish me luck in the sattelite! Here some of my played hands on final table:

      Lucky hand 1:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $3000/$6000 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $56430.00
      BB:
      $129422.00
      MP3 (Hero):
      $24284.00
      CO:
      $42784.00
      BU:
      $17080.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, 7.
      Hero raises to $24,284.00(All-In), 2 folds, SB calls $21,284.00, BB folds.

      Flop: ($54568) 6, 7, 7 (2 players)


      Turn: ($54568) J (2 players)


      River: ($54568) 4 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $54568.


      Opponet had KK. Lucky huh? But you can't win tournament without a bit of luck.

      Lucky hand 2:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $4000/$8000 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $56226.00
      BU:
      $103638.00
      SB (Hero):
      $48568.00
      BB:
      $61568.00


      Preflop: Hero is SB with T, 6.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $48,568.00, BB calls $40,568.00.

      Flop: ($97136) K, K, 7 (2 players)


      Turn: ($97136) 9 (2 players)


      River: ($97136) 8 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $97136.


      Here I tried to steal blinds, but got called. Was fortunate once again.

      Lucky Hand 3:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $5000/$10000 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $31226.00
      BB:
      $90638.00
      CO (Hero):
      $82136.00
      BU:
      $66000.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K.
      Hero raises to $20,000.00, BU folds, SB raises to $30,000.00, BB raises to $40,000.00, Hero raises to $82,136.00, SB calls $1,226.00, BB calls $42,136.00.

      Flop: ($195498) 5, 5, 6 (3 players)


      Turn: ($195498) 8 (3 players)


      River: ($195498) 5 (3 players)


      Final Pot: $195498.


      I was favourite here againt A8 and A2. That was probably the last hand before leaving heads-up. KK helped me to build nice stack and keep things under control later in the game.


      Hand 4:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $10000/$20000 No-Limit Hold'em (2 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):
      $202498.00
      BB:
      $67502.00


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, T.
      Hero raises to $60,000.00, BB raises to $67,502.00, Hero calls $7,502.00.

      Flop: ($135004) K, Q, 6 (2 players)


      Turn: ($135004) A (2 players)


      River: ($135004) 5 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $135004.


      Opponent called with J4s. Don't know why, but I think he realised he's done. After this I won my first tournament.
  • 1 reply
    • Salivanth
      Salivanth
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2011 Posts: 587
      Congratulations! By the way, if you don't want to play in the satellite, you can unregister and get the buy-in in T$ if you'd rather pad your bankroll. So you don't have to fight in the satellite.

      Still, well done: I've never won an MTT (Though I don't play all that many of them)