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I thought AA was supposed to be good.

Was frustrated last night to get knocked out of the $7 bodog mtt 7 away from the money when I got my AA in pre-flop vs AKs. Of course, the flop gave my opponent a flush and I was gone out of the money instead of having a decent stack to make a run at the final table.

Of course tonight finds me w AA and two callers to my raise pre-flop. Here, see for yourself:

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Hand #52393429-110 at 9:30PM-004 (No Limit tournament Hold'em)
Started at 08/Apr/08 23:24:54

sildog is at seat 0 with 8405.
vinnieaces is at seat 1 with 10200.
tamrus is at seat 2 with 4500.
BigWheel32 is at seat 3 with 10245.
rinaldij is at seat 4 with 7680.
HoosierK is at seat 5 with 9930.
PEANUT ROCKS is at seat 6 with 12840.
pdpoker is at seat 7 with 4620.
SluggerWV is at seat 8 with 3620.
bmw528 is at seat 9 with 3750.
The button is at seat 3.

rinaldij posts the small blind of 150.
HoosierK posts the big blind of 300.

SluggerWV: Ac Ad

Pre-flop:

PEANUT ROCKS folds. pdpoker folds. SluggerWV raises
to 850. bmw528 folds. sildog folds. vinnieaces
folds. tamrus folds. BigWheel32 calls. rinaldij
calls. HoosierK folds.

Flop (board: Qs 4d Jc):

rinaldij checks. SluggerWV goes all-in for 2770.
BigWheel32 calls. rinaldij folds.

Tournament all-in showdown -- players show:

BigWheel32 shows Qc Ks.
SluggerWV shows Ac Ad.

Turn (board: Qs 4d Jc Qh):

(no action in this round)

River (board: Qs 4d Jc Qh Js):

(no action in this round)

Showdown:

BigWheel32 has Qc Qs Jc Qh Js: full house, queens full of jacks.
SluggerWV has Ac Ad Qs Jc Qh: two pair, aces and queens.


Hand #52393429-110 Summary:

BigWheel32 wins 8390 with full house, queens full of jacks.
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I do hate the bad beats. Oh, well.

Congrats to Mathclub for making a couple of final tables yesterday, including a 2nd of 334 in the $3rebuy at UB, and as Jakehekejnr on PokerStars, anothee 2nd of 498 bringing in $1394.41.

Congrats to iLLNuGWichee for finishing 3rd of 156 in the UltimateBet $19K Guaranteed Rebuy for $2185.00.


Good luck at the tables everyone.


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Stud Final Table at UltimateBet

It was a great weekend at the tables. Even though it was a small field, I was happy to make the final table in the $5.50 Stud MTT at UltimateBet. After making a final table yesterday, I was really excited to make another run deep into a tourney today. It's been a really long time since that has happened for me.

I also made it to the final three tables of a no limit hold em bounty tourney at UB tonight too. I didn't cash for a lot of money and only got one and a half bounty, the half bounty resulting from a hand where my AA and another guys AA knocked out a guy with KK, but it was nice to have another solid tourney today to go with the final table.

I wish everyone good luck as well at the tables.


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RIP Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston was a great actor and a man committed to his beliefs. I was sorry to hear about his death this morning. RIP Sir

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American actor and Oscar winner Charlton Heston joins civil rights protesters picketing a whites-only restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okl., on May 27, 1961. Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing "Ben-Hur" and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s, died Saturday April 5, 2008 according to a statement from the actor's family. He was 84. (AP Photo, FILE)

Final Table at PokerStars

I haven't been able to play much the past week and the two tourneys that I did get to play saw my KK chased down by two outers on UB. I had a few hours to play Saturday and decided to try out PokerStars since I could play longer if I went deep. Well an A6 suited thought it wise to call me twice with nothing and hit an ace on the turn to crack my aces in the hold em tourney I entered so I wasn't feeling terribly optimistic. But I joined a PL Omaha tourney after busting out of the hold em tourney. I like playing PL Omaha Hi Lo but haven't played many PL Omaha Hi tourneys and have had little success. But I got off to a good start in this tourney and, after what seemed like a day and a half when we got down to ten players, I was able to make the final table. It was my first final table at PokerStars in a long time. I was able to finish 5th after starting the final table in 6th place.

One hand helped me when the big blind decided to defend and only served to double me up when the big blind's draw missed after the flop. I personally try to avoid recklessly doubling up the short stacks late in a tourney. The chips I might win never seem to be worth the risk of throwing away chips to the ss.

I was too aggressive with my last hand and pot committed myself with a pair of jacks and a suited ace. Of course someone behind me had aces so I was done. It was great to get to the final table but I wish that pocketfives.com hadn't been down. I was only able to talk to a couple of friends via AIM while the tourney was going on. I really like talking to people while playing. I guess I shouldn't but it seems like ti actually helps me play better. It's also nice to let people know that I play a little too.

Good Luck at the tables everyone. I'll see ya soon.

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iLLNuGWichee rolls to Five Final Tables Friday

On Friday, April 4, 2008, iLLNuGWichee had a day at the tables that few dare dream about. He made 5 final tables at 4 different sites.

He finished 2nd of 62 in a Bodog 10K guarantee for $2000.
He finished 2nd of 486 in the $109 buy in $25,000 guarantee at PokerStars for $7290.
He finished 5th of 113 in the $20k guarantee at UltimateBet for $1400.
He finished 3rd of 188 in a Bodog 10K guarantee for $1190.
Finally, he finished 5th of 245 in the $22k guarantee rebuy at FullTiltPoker for $1644.90.

A fantastic effort by a great guy. Very well done sir.

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