Have you ever tried
to come in second... avoiding 1st place for all you're worth?"
Well, I did exactly that tonight in a Qualifier Tournament... It was a crazy end game, that's for certain...
The reason I tried so hard to come in 2nd was that 1st place got a ticket to the $7K final this weekend and 2nd place got $53.00. So, enhancing my bankroll seemed the better choice for me right now which led me to work really hard for 2nd place.
It turned out to be quite tricky staying behind the chip leader, but in front of the 3rd place guy at the final table... Big Stack kept taking on Little Stack and losing the pot and causing him to get closer to me in the middle. BS did it one more time and LS was gone.
So, here we are head to head and now he keeps losing to me and I am desperately trying not to beat him. I folded AA in the pocket, a straight, a flush, and a full-house in my effort. Boy that felt weird. Finally I went all in on a very weak suited set of cards and managed to lose and end the game.
I think all-in-all that was one of the most suspenseful games I have played so far in my short poker career.