Welcome to Up For Poker! Hopefully soon, there will be more contributors than just myself. This will also help my Up For Anything readers avoid a majority of my gambling rambling.
So for my first post, why I didn't enjoy my last on-line tourney.
I was doing pretty well, had moved up from my starting 1,000 chips to more than 1,700. I had A-K suited when an A-8-4 rainbow came on the flop. I bet a solid amount when another guy came over top of me all-in.
During this game, this guy played pretty loose, just throwing chips around. I figured him for an ace, but didn't think he could beat my kicker. I called him, and was right... just A-10. Unfortunately, when the 10 came on the river, I was down to 600 chips.
I worked my way back up when I found myself holding pocket J's. A guy with a shorter stack in front of me went all-in pre-flop, and I called him. He showed A-9 suited. When the cards came 2-3-4-5 on the board, I was down to just a couple hundred chips again.
Now I'm down to next to nothing when I get a pair of 8's. It was now or never and I moved all-in. I got called by a guy who showed A-5 offsuit. Unfortunately, this time the board showed 3-4-6-7, and another damn straight sent me packing. Oh well...