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8 chips and a chair
« on: March 11, 2011, 10:39:08 AM »
Not really a blog but wasn"t sure where else to put this. And i may well post further exploits on here.

Having recently won the £30 freezeout at Walsall i figured i"d head back into the donkament world and play Star City last night. The standard was pretty similar and to any regular APAT players highly recommended as chances are you"ll be well ahead of it!

Things went pretty normal until a big hand came up with the blinds at 400-800 when i flopped a huge draw, got them all in and missed. Subsequently i ended up with 1 big blind of 800 chips left, and i"m on the big blind next. Bum. All set to go home i shove in my last 800. There"s a raise in front of me, and a call. I don"t even bother looking. Flop comes, guy bets out, other guy folds. He turns over QJ, no Q or J on board he was just hoping to take it down. I turn over my cards. The mighty 8-3. No 8 or 3 on board but on the turn comes the miracle 8. Treble up. 3 bbs. Woohoo! Next hand, in front of me, all in and a call. I suppose i"d better look. Pocket Queens, sweet. Another treble up. 9 bbs. Short stack ninja! Next hand folded around to me. I look down at A-10s. All-in. Called by KQ. Double up. 18 bbs. Back in the game!

Next hand, raise and a call in front of me. I look down at pocket 3s. Shooovv... erm, nope, lets just have a look. Flop K-7-3. Happy days. Initial raiser bets out, caller calls, i flat call. Next cards a blank. Original raiser bets out again, caller calls. Hmm, now this is getting interesting, they must have something. Raise. Original raiser calls, guy beside me shoves, i can"t raise as he doesn"t have enough. I call, original raiser calls. River, another blank. Original raiser now checks. Sod that, i"m all in, he calls. Guy next to me turns over aces. Oops, should have re-raised pre mate! Original raiser turns over the mighty King Jack for top pair which he obviously thought was ahead of the two other players who"ve been re-raising and shoving as he seemed really dissapointed!

To cut a rather long story short (wasn"t actually intending to waffle on quite so much!) I revert to big stack ninja and go on to win the whole thing.

I"ve come back from short stacks before but was rather pleased with last nights efforts. My mate on the other hand was a bit miffed as he got knocked out early and then had to wait until 5 in the morning having seen me go down to 1 big blind and putting on his coat ready to go at about 12.30.

So, the moral of the story is, it is possible to come back from the dead. Having seen Carl Lybert come back from 2 and a bit BBs last year in APAT Cardiff to take second i knew it was but never actually come back from so low before so figured i"d ramble on about it on here rather than bore the wife!  :)

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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 11:05:35 AM »
Result!

Following in might large footprints there

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Straus
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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 11:31:31 AM »

Result!

Following in might large footprints there

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Straus


Well, i am 6" 5" with size 12 feet. And my favourite hand is 7-2 os!

Be nice to be able to play as well as Treetop too. Great player.

Might have to get me a suit like that.  :)

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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 11:36:46 AM »
Never done it live but I did come back from 2 BB on-line to win in a 600 runner comp. We was down to about 150 or so at the time  

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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 11:59:31 AM »

Never done it live but I did come back from 2 BB on-line to win in a 600 runner comp. We was down to about 150 or so at the time  


Nice!

"Tis a great feeling.

Comedy moment of the evening was shoving all-in as a blind steal and getting the BB who was sat with 8 bbs to lay down KQs with the immortal words - This is a big laydown but i think you"ve got a monster. I decided at this point i"d best actually look at my cards rather than just flipping the edges. 2-4 os. Sweet.  :)

Needless to say i didn"t show!

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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 12:01:49 PM »
nice back to back results andy, and great comeback there.

had an online comeback recently in a 200 runner comp, when down to 125 chips at 150/300/a25 level with 90 left - finished 6th.

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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 12:20:11 PM »

nice back to back results andy, and great comeback there.


Cheers Steve. Hoping to make it 3 with my first gold at APAT Coventry!

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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 12:27:01 PM »
Similar thing happened to me live, details on this link

http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=37048.0


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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 12:53:07 PM »

So, the moral of the story is, it is possible to come back from the dead. Having seen Carl Lybert come back from 2 and a bit BBs last year in APAT Cardiff to take second i knew it was but never actually come back from so low before so figured i"d ramble on about it on here rather than bore the wife!  :)


Nice result Andy, well done...!!!

You were almost right... I had 3000 chips after my accident and the blinds were 6000 with a 500 ante..!!  And.. It was Swansea, lol
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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2011, 12:56:52 PM »


So, the moral of the story is, it is possible to come back from the dead. Having seen Carl Lybert come back from 2 and a bit BBs last year in APAT Cardiff to take second i knew it was but never actually come back from so low before so figured i"d ramble on about it on here rather than bore the wife!  :)


Nice result Andy, well done...!!!

You were almost right... I had 3000 chips after my accident and the blinds were 6000 with a 500 ante..!!  And.. It was Swansea, lol


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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 14:11:19 PM »

Similar thing happened to me live, details on this link

http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=37048.0




Nice. Definitely a sweet feeling when you"re all set to head home and then the comeback begins! Been working on my shortstack game a lot the last year and improved no end. Got lucky in this case but it"s nice to have "short stack ninja" in your arsenal and i"ve had a few decent cashes over the last year by getting it right. My good friend Andy Duncan is still the best short stack player i know and there"s definitely more to it than most think and it"s an area i used to sorely lack in .

Particularly love this bit of your post by the way :

"Horror upon horror, the broke the table up at that very moment. I struggled to carry my 3 chips over to table 4 seat 1,"

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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 14:13:05 PM »


So, the moral of the story is, it is possible to come back from the dead. Having seen Carl Lybert come back from 2 and a bit BBs last year in APAT Cardiff to take second i knew it was but never actually come back from so low before so figured i"d ramble on about it on here rather than bore the wife!  :)


Nice result Andy, well done...!!!

You were almost right... I had 3000 chips after my accident and the blinds were 6000 with a 500 ante..!!  And.. It was Swansea, lol


Jeez, picky picky!  ;)

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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 14:31:06 PM »

My good friend Andy Duncan is still the best short stack player i know


That"s cos he gets lots of practise, having folded his way to the short stack so many times :D ;)

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Re: 8 chips and a chair
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 14:39:07 PM »


My good friend Andy Duncan is still the best short stack player i know


That"s cos he gets lots of practise, having folded his way to the short stack so many times :D ;)


Hehehe. It"s funny "cos it"s true.  :)