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May 16, 2004

The Iggy Invitational Sucked!--Version CJ

by Luckbox

Maybe I'm just bitter, but I think the Pacific Poker tournament structure is terrible. You only start with 800 chips, and blinds go up really, really fast. Plus, they don't believe in filling tables, so the blinds eat you up even faster.

That said, I didn't get much in the way of good cards either.

I won an early hand against Otis when my Big Slick caught two Aces on the flop and a King on the turn. I couldn't get much out of him, though.

From there, I couldn't catch a thing. I played a few marginal hands and hit no flops. That combined with the blinds ate me up pretty fast.

At one point, I got KQs and raised pre-flop on the button with one call from the BB. The flop brought J-10-x, giving me a straight draw and two overcards, but no flush draw. I bet out and got raised. I should have folded or gone all-in, but I called. The turn brought another blank and I couldn't call another big bet.

That knocked me pretty low with the blinds going higher and higher. I went all-in with A6o and got two callers. Thankfully, Otis folded A-10 from the BB and an Ace on the flop helped me triple up. But I only tripled up to 420T, with 50/100 blinds coming my way.

From there I got moved to another table... and after the blinds knocked me in half, I went all in pre-flop with pocket 9's... and got called by pocket K's. There was no help for me, and I went out 15th out of 30 players.

The only saving grace is that Otis is the chip leader at the break. I'm rooting for him!

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