Having frittered all my poker
money away on their casino games
, I was eligible to play in the 25c giveaway tournaments. I really could kick myself for wasting my poker cash however, I did enjoy the slot
I was playing (Why is Chain Reactor Trails slot so addictive? - answers on a postcard please to.....
Anyway - back to the serious game of poker. I registered for the 25c 100 seater giveaway. The usual fishy players were going all in with rubbish and getting lucky so I just waited for a decent hand.
I did get
and decided to just limp in if I could. I'd been watching one player with his fishy hands, betting post flop and generally stealing the blinds almost every hand. I did manage to limp in with my pocket 8s and i saw the flop too which wasn't much help to me.
but having said that, my 8s look quite good. Inevitably, the fishy player was in the hand and bet the pot which was 200 if I recall. I decided to just call him and see what was to come on the turn. The other couple of players in the hand folded. The turn came and it was
. The other player bet the pot again and I just went all in and he quickly called. He showed his hand which was
. The river was no help and he was drawing dead anyway so I won the hand.
A good few hands on and I had to leave the room for a few seconds. A hand had just started so I had plenty of time. I was no more than 30 seconds and when I came back my timer was just running out so I quickly clicked my hand to see it and as I saw it was
, it folded me and sat me out. I was gutted. What a time to leave the computer.
All was not lost though, as a few hands on, I got the same hand. I raised pre-flop to 6xBB and the same person called. The flop came down
. I was first to act and just bet
2xBB and the guy re-raised to the pot. I took my time to call him. The next card was
and I checked. The opponent went all in and I promptly called. He showed his hand and he had
. This guy was turning out to be a bit of a muppet. Nothing came to help him and again, he was drawing dead and I wont the hand.
In the next few hands I managed to take most of this guys chips as I kept being dealt pocket pairs.
Looking at the the number of players, we were actually down to about 15 left by this time and the top 8 places paid.
I posted and folded for some time, won a couple of hands and eventually we were down to the final table. There were some terrible hands still being played at this point in the game like 82 off! I managed to stay in until there were just 3 of us left. The other female player was not really trying at all and she just allowed her blinds to be taken in most hands and before long she was out and there were just the two of us left.
My opponent had 104k in chips and I had about 46k. I won a couple of hands but nothing much to speak of.
On my final hand I was whooping the other player with 2 pairs and he had nothing until the river when he made his flush and I was knocked out. So, out of 100 players, I came second....and my pay off for all that hard work was a huge 5c! Well it was free money after all.
It was an enjoyable game but then it usually is on PKR
because of the "live game" feel it has.