......this was doubly satisfying as I had managed to lay down QQ the hand before under great resistance and re-raises to my initial raise.
Then after raising too much with 2 limpers in the pot (possibly because of my outdraw memories from earlier) another KK was wasted as everyone folded and I reached the break 9th of 35 remaining with 3,970 chips. I feel my stack would have been much bigger than this at this stage had I taken down some pots when I had the chance and not being so worried about building a pot with my 2nd KK.
In the 2nd hour I got straight into another unlucky outdraw when my flopped 2 pair 78, hit the flop of 789 almost smack in the face, but the Ten turn slowed me down and I was happy with how the pot size had been controlled to only have to call a small bet on the river to be beaten by J9 with a minimum loss.
After a couple of unsuccessful moves my dwindling stack was again bolstered by a nice looking KK when it set up again against AQ all in, leaving me 11th with 20 left. A couple of hands later than that I raised smaller this time with AA, only to see all fold and give me the blinds.
By the 2nd break I was desperate sitting 10th of 13 left; would be nice to hit the final table and earn myself an extra point at 9th place, but it was looking bleak.
But patience is one of the things I have in abundance and managed to steer my stack just into the money and to 3 points total for my first League appearance.
Until next time
Keep it tight!