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/Mar/2013

My Best Poker Moment

By: T-MacDaGoon @ 09:18 (EST) / 246 / Comment ( 0 )

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My best ever personal poker moment on Pokerstars came when I wont my very first 45 man sit & go. It was a 320 play money chip buy in (I know what ur thinking; he's talking about play money, what a loser. Just hear me out.) Honestly when I first started out, I may not have known the math, but I was definitely still a fairly talented player (imo). I watched poker on T.V. when ever it was on and I'd make plays similar to the plays that I'd seen the pro players make. Anyways, back when I first entered the tournament I was just playing for fun and for practice for when I played with my friends during our home games. I used to use the strategy of dwindling into the (play) money. I was down to 80 chips at the final table with 8 left, so we were one person to the money and the blinds were 400/200 with an ante of some amount that i cant remember. I was forced all in on the big blind with my 80 chips and it looked like I was going to be the bubble boy, but thats when things got a bit crazy. See this is the story of when I went on my first heater. So I was forced in and wouldn't you guess it, pocket aces, and the held in a 3 way pot and all of a sudden I had slightly over a big blind. The small blind hits me hard, and my cards come ace...ace, pocket aces again. a player from early position raises, another 2 call, and I call all in. The aces hold again, now I'm up to about 6 or 7 big blinds and I'm feeling like I'm going to take this tournament down, despite being the second shortest in chips. The next hand is dealt, king...king, the Butchers of Baghdad I laughed to myself, pretending to be Tony G (my favourite poker player). The shortest stack at the table shoves all in for about 5 big blinds and the big stack calls, now being the poker pro that I waned to believe I was, I was going to slow play my kings so as not to scare the big stack away witha bet of 2 more big blinds (very silly on my part, but I was fairly new to the game and was having alot of fun). The flop comes and all I see is a king, to be honest I dont remember seeing any other cards on the flop, just the king, and as fast as the action was checked to me, all my chips were in the middle (all 1000 of them that were left). To my dismay the big stack folds, and I lose out on an extra 2 blinds that I could have picked up  had I shoved all in pre flop, but wouldn't you know the short stack shoved with king jack off suit, so when he lost I couldnt help but needle him a little bit about over playing king jack (even though he didn't over play his hand at all really for only having about 5 big blinds). The bubble was broken and I stopped picking up big hands, so I stopped playing hands and folded my way into the top 4 quickly enough, and the new, overwhelming chip leader was stealing every pot, so when he raised my big blind, I decided to make a call with jack 9, intending to call him down all the way with any pair. Luckily I turned a straight and he tried to bluff me off the pot by shoving all in on the turn with his pair of 5's he made on the flop. Now I was slightly in the lead in chips. From there on I started winning pots more from playing smarter, rather than having to go to showdown with monsters. When I won the tournament, it was at that moment that I knew I wanted to keep playing poker, and wanted to try and be the best. Ever since then I've been playing and watching poker as much as possible. It is likely  thanks to that moment that I am currently writing this bling and am still playing poker.  

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