Sunday, February 21, 2010

LA Poker Classic Event 34 Final Table Recap

Earlier this week I took down 3rd place in an event at the LA Poker Classic. If you haven't checked it out you can start with the Day 1 Recap.

It didn't take long for the action to pick up at the final table. Within the first few rounds the player to my right opened with a raise, I looked down at AK suited and pushed all in. He called with kings and I was in danger of getting knocked out for the first time of the tournament. But the first of several flips of went my way and I doubled up.  My kings would later get cracked by a set of nines,  my AK took out eights, AJ lost to AK, and my A7 upset AK.

As we got down to 5 and then 4 players I had several chances to build a monster stack slip away. There were a few hands that I just misplayed to keep knocking myself down after chipping up. By the time we were 3 way again I had built a stack again but failed to adjust to the fast paced action.  I lost a few key pots before shoving 2nd pair heads up and getting called by top pair. That was it and I went out in 3rd.

It's hard to describe the feeling after getting knocked out. I was a little disappointed that I didn't adjust as we got shorthanded, but I was also happy about how far I'd gotten. I had a great tournament and a lot of things went my way to get me there.


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