Thursday, November 17, 2011

Borgata Poker Open Final Table!!!!!!!

That's right folks....yours truly outlasted 253 runners and made it to the final table of the $500 NLHE Bounty tournament, and if you add in the 8 bounties I scored, I went out in 7th for just a little over 4K. You can read all about it at

Without a doubt this has been my finest month of poker, like, ever. 2 Bodog scores ($9100 and $700) and now my first ever Event Final Table!!!! Sure, I've cashed in some Borgata events, but all min cashes. To add to the fun, I had Josie there to help cheer me on (she busted out but apparently killed it at the cash tables), and Hoyazo, whose link I cant seem to find, bubbled out of the final table in tenth! So bloggers were representing this week at the Borg.

I wish I could be like Jordan and take notes about pivotal hands....I know, at some point I busted out 8 people. Unfortunately I can only remember clearly when my bustout occurred.....all in with 8's versus 6's preflop ( I shoved with about 12BB's on the button), and they guy spikes the 6 on the turn. Ewwww! I can give a general overview, though....Throughout the grueling 14 hours I played some of the best poker of my life - I was focused and patient, bluffed in some great spots, and actually never was at risk for ALL my chips until the final table. I had some memorable doubleups, AA v KK, AA v. QQ, KK v. AK.....these ALL happened to me....and all held up. The one break I do remember that resulted in a bit of a suckout was AK v. 55 where I squeezed a shorter stack...the flop came 10 9 10, blank on the turn then a 9 on the river, counterfeiting his hand and busting him. The biggest flurry of chips came against the biggest stack at my table when we were down to 3 tables...I dont quite remember the blinds, but I min-raised into him with AA, knowing that a few other times he had 3bet anyone coming in that light. He did indeed do that - and I shoved, and he prett much snap called, with QQ....and it held up.....I had about 178K in chips and this doubled me up to 350K, and there were so many chips it almost took me an orbit to organize them.

At the final table I was card dead....literally when it was folded to me with 8s I knew I had to make a move before I got run over. This whole experience though - wow, makes me wonder if I could ever do the WSOP. I mean, I played a Borgata Open Main Event for 3 days, but for some reason...maybe it was the structure, or whatever, it felt nothing like this tournament.

So far November has been a $14K month? That's so incredible and unbelievable. Coming up....the WSOP Circuit Event in AC, and you bet I will be there with bells on trying to extend this streak!!!


  1. nice job! Gratz to Josie on the cash game win too.

  2. Great job. You're really on a roll!

  3. Dude! This is AWESOME news! Congratulations! You are seriously on a roll.

  4. Wow -- read about the Borgata success on Josie's blog and then read what happened at Bodog. Talk about a major heater. Huge congrats!