Total SNG's played: 2
Money finishes: 1
total profit: -$4
I have played a little poker over the past week. I played a few of the 180 SNG's on Stars and in both ones I played I was patient and managed to build a good stack by picking up some good hands. In the first one, I got into a raising war with a guy when I had KK and he had JJ. We both got all-in preflop and I flopped a King on a rainbow. The rainbow included a ten and. The Queen on the turn raised my eyebrows and the Ace on the river sealed my fate. It was the worst beat I have taken in awhile and I got a little steamed. After I had calmed down I fired another one up and this time managed to work myself into the chip lead with about 50 remaining. My hands started to dry up and I dropped to about 5th in chips. The leader was at my table and I picked up TT and raised it and was re-raised by the leader. I don't know why but sometimes I just get it in my head that someone is bluffing. I called his raise and pushed to a queen high flop. He insta-called with pocket Kings and I am done and he is now a massive chip leader. I don't know why I do things like that. I was in good chip position and I was out of position on the table, I should have just thrown the tens away to the initial raise.
In other news, because I am a Full Contact Poker Charter member and I played the required 300 ring game hands I now have four chances to qualify for the 20 player tournament that will send the winner to Atlantis in the Bahama's for the Daniel Negreanu Protoge final table. I am thinking that each qualifier will have at the most 400 participants and the top 5 make it to the final. You are also allowed to play in all 4 of the qualifiers. Based on my recent success with smaller field MTT's, I am pretty confident in my game. I am thinking the field might be a little stronger than the Stars SNG's though. The first one is this Sunday, I might be up north but should be able to play.