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it's my biggest online cash, and although i woulda been happier w/ first, i went into hu w/ a roughly 7.5 to 1 chip deficit, and was happy to even last 39 hands. i went out when i called his button shove w/ KT. he was raising a lot there, and i'm pretty sure KT was ahead of his range, although results wise i'm bummed i couldn't double up (he had A2 or A3s) and give myself a shot at first.
i've got a busy day at work today so i'm not sure when i'll have time to write up more, but it was a really straightforward tournament for me. for awhile i almost forgot i was playing, b/c nothing noteworthy was happening, and i was mostly hitting fold. when blinds got to 250/500 i remember having 5500 chips and feeling nervous, but i stayed patient and waited for good spots. after a quick look at my hands in pxf (puff = 32) i found that i won most of my money w/ the few premium hands i was getting -- JJ, QQ, and AKs. i think i won one big pot w/ 99, but i definitely wasn't making moves or hitting flops w/ crappy cards.
i had a super loose retarded player to my right for a long while when we got down to about 4 or 5 tables, and at one point he raised on the button (maybe co) and i shoved from the bb w/ AQ. he tanked and called me w/ K4o. a K flopped and i felt ~ sick, but my river A resuck doubled me up and put me in a position to play more of my game. he was the cl for awhile, but doubled the second cl when they got all in pre w/ AK v. QQ and the QQ of the other dude held up. i was pretty bummed, and QQ dude was the one who went on to win the tournament. he has a 318% roi in 340 tournaments, so obviously he runs like a god.
i moved from a decent stack at the ft to 9/9 when i shoved on the bb from the sb w/ T6 and he woke up w/ JJ. i jammed the next three hands, and i think the only one i got action on was J7s and i got called by T7o and won. considering how the ft started out for me, and how close i was to going out 9th, i really can't be upset about 2nd too much.
thanks to lucko, bayne, leftylu and hoy for the rail and support. congrats to lucko for winning a 1k seat in a winner take all satellite for the big monday tournament, and congrats to bayne for his 3rd place cash in a big stars o8 tournament. that guy can hang around as a shortie like nobody i've ever railed. lastly, congrats to smokkee who made a killer cash in the 40k a few days ago.