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happiest poker moment during past months

    • dubadal
      Joined: 05.09.2008 Posts: 263
      moneyz might seem light, but its really not about money. And where did the share your success forum go anyway?

      After a year or so of playing bad poker and occasional bad luck (or vice versa in PLO HL), I've gotten to play in a live tourney, freeroll at that for kicks giggles, where I got a 33USD ticket to tourney for winning a 2nd place (tiny northern european network which sponsored the event). Took 5 hours and 30ish players to get there, not too tough, but a surprise none the less, seeing how bad my run was and how many brewskies I had that night.

      Then a week later after checking out that site tonight I semi-randomly decided to play a freeroll tourney there, since I am BR-broke and had/have no intention of depositing until I can muster up my a-game, since it would otherwise just be money lost gambling (done some of that as you might guess).

      Freeroll had a whopping 33usd gtd, giving 1usd to first 33 players. 5 cent rebuys and 10 cent addons however all were to go to 1st place. about 240 players registered, starting stacks 25bb and 6 minute levels.

      My original intention was to luckbox into top 33 and get a buck for some cheap sngs. That plan held up, as I had 6bb when the bubble burst after 2-3 hours of play.
      Then I somehow managed to get to final table over the next half hour as 2nd shortest stack, due to half of top 33 shoving any two every hand.

      And then I won the bloody thing, for a 22usd first prize. It came slow, like wow, Im final table. Oh, still will get same payout for 9th or 2nd (1usd). Wow, 5 people left, wow, Im 2nd biggest stack. Wow, Im chip leader with 4 people left, do I have a shot? Wow, Im HU with 2x advantage against a tight-passive player. Wow, I won 69s vs A9o shove for victory...

      The feeling of an unexpected victory is just overwhelming. It felt better than any of the wins I've had in the past years, which I care to remember. :heart: poker. Wish everyone of you to get more of those!

      If you feel carebear-like after reading this - share your fuzzy moment :f_love:
  • 10 replies
    • Naems
      Joined: 27.05.2008 Posts: 1,920
      Telling myself i would need a laptop. Starting a 10$ rebuy tourney just for fun while coaching a friend in cg. End up winning the tourney for 6,6k. Buying a mac book pro. gg
    • stinkvinger
      Joined: 19.08.2012 Posts: 138
      That's funny, I have never experienced such a feeling, I am deeply familiar with the feeling of an unexpected loss
    • ikkvr
      Joined: 19.12.2012 Posts: 995
      Yet to come the feeling of winning a mtt May b never too :s_evil:
    • BobbyCrosby
      Joined: 22.03.2013 Posts: 17
      My happiest poker moment in the past few months was quadrupling up with pocket kings in a $225 buy-in MTT at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. I had just made a dumb call to lose 2/3 of my stack near the bubble, leaving me with 9 big blinds, when I got dealt pocket kings under the gun. I decided to min-raise instead of shove, an odd play for me, and I surprisingly got four callers. Flop was K73r. I slowplayed it the whole way and ended up getting all-in on the turn against a set of 3s and a flush draw and the kings held. I ended up min-cashing.
    • Alficor1
      Joined: 16.06.2010 Posts: 7,291
      It's kinda funny but prob the best feeling I ever had when playing poker was when I won my first 27-man play money sng on FTP back in 2009. Didn't matter that like 9 of the 27 players were sitting out and the rest were major donks and I won no money, I felt like a total boss. :D I even shared that win with my mom which I've never done again.
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,026
      Winning a live tournament was pretty damn awesome! We made a deal HU because it was 4am and I had to get a train at 5am.

      Good fun though and the €1k was nice too!
    • MERIT900
      Joined: 02.05.2012 Posts: 44
      my happiest poker moment - learring how to connect 2 screens to my computer :)
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      Fixing HEM2 to show HUD popups normally - had to enable Windows Aero for that ?( .
    • ThatGuyMatt
      Joined: 03.12.2010 Posts: 3,765
      Originally posted by HollyMichelle
      Winning a live tournament was pretty damn awesome! We made a deal HU because it was 4am and I had to get a train at 5am.

      Good fun though and the €1k was nice too!
      The highlight of this event was obviously meeting me, who you kidding?
    • muel294
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 1,225
      Playing a live tournament at my local casino. Paying an extra £1 for the royal flush jackpot.

      Got all in pre w/ A :heart: K :heart:

      Flop: Q :heart: T :heart: Xx
      Turn: J :heart:

      Boom! £1025 :megusta: