Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Boom or Roar? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!

It's 2pm EST, 3am Tokyo time (I'm sure there's a more official way to say this)... all I know is I'm setting my alarm to make sure I wake up in time for the Mookie. I wasn't gonna stay up so late... but then I decided before I go to bed to play a quick tournament. I figured a KO tourney would be good enough so I signed up for it, thinking I'll donk around, have fun for $24 and go to bed. 5 hrs later, this is what happens.



Yes, you saw that right. I won. I know. Shocking. I actually played a nonblogger MTT. I guess I am glad I did. Sadly, this is my largest tournament score... I clearly have ways to go but at least now I can say that I have won an MTT, for what it's worth.

I actually played well in this tourney with no suckouts that I can think of until the final table. I didn't even have to race for too many chips. Funny thing was, going into the final table, I had only collected 3 bounties. And yet, this is what the start of the final table looked like.



I got good cards when I needed them, I recognized the weak EP limpers and shoved pretty much ATC, etc so it was rare that I went to showdown. I think there may have been one or two key races but at this point, I really can't remember. The final table, however, was a completely different story. I had one sick suckout and a few key holds.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6598713521: $7,500 KO Guarantee (49448738), Table 46 - 3000/6000 Ante 750 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:27:23 ET - 2008/05/28
Seat 2: RecessRampage (130,424)
Seat 3: dezyr_two (130,816)
Seat 4: crosby9 (32,986)
Seat 5: bikerHELL (79,396)
Seat 7: potter4ever (188,420)
Seat 8: G3N371X (246,649)
Seat 9: replay2007 (107,309)
RecessRampage antes 750
dezyr_two antes 750
crosby9 antes 750
bikerHELL antes 750
potter4ever antes 750
G3N371X antes 750
replay2007 antes 750
crosby9 posts the small blind of 3,000
bikerHELL posts the big blind of 6,000
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [As 4d]
potter4ever folds
G3N371X folds
replay2007 folds
RecessRampage has 15 seconds left to act
RecessRampage raises to 15,555
dezyr_two folds
crosby9 folds
bikerHELL raises to 78,646, and is all in
RecessRampage calls 63,091
bikerHELL shows [Jc Jd]
RecessRampage shows [As 4d]
*** FLOP *** [Jh Th Kc]
*** TURN *** [Jh Th Kc] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [Jh Th Kc 6d] [Qs]
bikerHELL shows three of a kind, Jacks
RecessRampage shows a straight, Ace high
RecessRampage wins the pot (165,542) with a straight, Ace high
bikerHELL stands up

This was obviously gross but I felt I was getting close enough odds and he seemed to have been reraising fairly light. Ah, what the hell. I don't really have a reason. I felt that it was close enough. That's all. Then when we were 3 handed, this is what happened.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6598970682: $7,500 KO Guarantee (49448738), Table 46 - 6000/12000 Ante 1500 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:54:44 ET - 2008/05/28
Seat 2: RecessRampage (145,826)
Seat 7: potter4ever (435,051)
Seat 8: G3N371X (335,123)
RecessRampage antes 1,500
potter4ever antes 1,500
G3N371X antes 1,500
RecessRampage posts the small blind of 6,000
potter4ever posts the big blind of 12,000
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [Ac 4s]
G3N371X raises to 27,555
RecessRampage raises to 144,326, and is all in
potter4ever folds
G3N371X calls 116,771
RecessRampage shows [Ac 4s]
G3N371X shows [9s Kh]
*** FLOP *** [Ad Qh 2h]
*** TURN *** [Ad Qh 2h] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [Ad Qh 2h 5s] [6c]
RecessRampage shows a pair of Aces
G3N371X shows Ace King high
RecessRampage wins the pot (305,152) with a pair of Aces

I don't know about G3N371X but he was very aggressive with his raises and reraises so I had to figure ace high was ahead of his range. I hated my kicker but with my stack size, I decided to go with it.

Turns out, ace high was my charm.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6598984067: $7,500 KO Guarantee (49448738), Table 46 - 6000/12000 Ante 1500 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:56:06 ET - 2008/05/28
Seat 2: RecessRampage (305,152)
Seat 7: potter4ever (421,551)
Seat 8: G3N371X (189,297)
RecessRampage antes 1,500
potter4ever antes 1,500
G3N371X antes 1,500
potter4ever posts the small blind of 6,000
G3N371X posts the big blind of 12,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [As 5c]
potter4ever: i dont think so
RecessRampage raises to 36,000
potter4ever folds
G3N371X raises to 187,797, and is all in
RecessRampage calls 151,797
G3N371X shows [Qh Kd]
RecessRampage shows [As 5c]
*** FLOP *** [8d 6h 8h]
*** TURN *** [8d 6h 8h] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [8d 6h 8h 6s] [9c]
G3N371X shows two pair, Eights and Sixes
RecessRampage shows two pair, Eights and Sixes
RecessRampage wins the pot (386,094) with two pair, Eights and Sixes
G3N371X stands up

In two hands, G3N371X and I basically swap positions. Then, the very first hand heads up.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6598988943: $7,500 KO Guarantee (49448738), Table 46 - 6000/12000 Ante 1500 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:56:36 ET - 2008/05/28
Carpe_Diem1966 (Observer): wanker
Seat 2: RecessRampage (501,949)
Seat 7: potter4ever (414,051)
RecessRampage antes 1,500
potter4ever antes 1,500
potter4ever posts the small blind of 6,000
RecessRampage posts the big blind of 12,000
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [Kd 4h]
getmoneyordie23 (Observer): VNH
getmoneyordie23 (Observer): RECESS
bnorris85 (Observer): lame
getmoneyordie23 (Observer): CAN U LOAN ME SOME MONEY
BlaDeRRR333 (Observer): gg unlucky
potter4ever raises to 48,000
Carpe_Diem1966 (Observer): vnh BEGGARS
xCarl Madgwickx (Observer): GO POTTER
bnorris85 (Observer): ace rag is pwning
RecessRampage has 15 seconds left to act
RecessRampage calls 36,000

*** FLOP *** [Kc Js 9s] <--- golden glove baby!
bnorris85 (Observer): gg
RecessRampage checks
potter4ever bets 99,000
Carpe_Diem1966 (Observer): F***KING BEGGARS I HATE THEM
RecessRampage raises to 452,449, and is all in
potter4ever calls 265,551, and is all in
RecessRampage shows [Kd 4h]
potter4ever shows [Qd Jd]
Uncalled bet of 87,898 returned to RecessRampage
*** TURN *** [Kc Js 9s] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [Kc Js 9s 7d] [7s]
RecessRampage shows two pair, Kings and Sevens
potter4ever shows two pair, Jacks and Sevens
RecessRampage wins the pot (828,102) with two pair, Kings and Sevens
potter4ever stands up
RecessRampage stands up



With everyone else having bigger scores, I'm not totally psyched or anything but gotta start somewhere. See you all at the Mook!

22 comments:

Bayne_S said...

Obviously photoshopped.

And an amateurish job at that

Astin said...

Congrats!

Mike Maloney said...

I knew there was something fishy about this post. Thanks for clearing it up Bayne.

And last time I checked, a 4-digit score is reason for excitement. They don't exactly hand those out to bloggers not named Chad or sucko.

Poker Brian said...

Grats on the cash holmes!

Thanks for leaving the rail chat in, it gives the whole thing a certain realistic feel. Just wait till the charities start asking for donations ;)

I would take special pride in being dubbed a wanker!

Shrike said...

Way to go. Nice result.

pokerpeaker said...

Jesus, 2K??? I'd be excited for weeks after that. Nice score bud!

lucko said...

CHOOOO CHOOO!!!!!!!!!

Fuel55 said...

It's about fawking time you learned how to use photoshop.

oossuuu754 said...

Way to go

lj said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!

wtg alan! A rag FTW

also, i hate you too :)

Matt said...

I don't think BOOM or ROAR is appropriate considering you did this from Japan. Something more Godilla-like is better, like a RREEAAWWRR.

Or whatever noise Mothra makes.

WTG holmes.

Wwonka said...

BOOOOOOM. Congrats on the Win.

Shrike said...

Hahahaha a Mothra reference!!!

TuscaloosaJohnny said...

Very nice Alan. It's been awhile since I've had a tourney score nearly that good, and would kill for some 22 Benjamin action right now. Would do wonders for the WSOP/Vegas bankroll...you going out there at all?

Loretta8 said...

wow youre challenging me for the title of biggest preflop calling station ;)

congrats dude, very well done

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lightning36 said...

Big congrats, Alan. Now use the money wisely -- stake me in The Big Game -- he he.

4dbirds said...

Congrats. Great score.

$mokkee said...

KoA-r!

nice cash.

crushmastac a.k.a. CheckinMyAA said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

Ya I wouldn't sleep for days if I won 2k. lol at "not totally psyched". Spoiled imo

RaisingCayne said...

Nice Recess! Way to go man! Congrats!

And I do like Matt's point... what's Japanese for "booom?"

SubZero said...

Know it's a million years late, but big respect!

Here's to many more....