I have just finished at the Truro, Victoria Inn Pub Poker League ... and have won again!
I have played 4 times here .. Now won 3 times and 4th in the other, I think thats good stats against anyone holding 2 cards.
I also find out tonight that they have a league yearly winner where the champion gets a nice trophy and the top 6 get to play off for a tournament in France ... unfortunately me playing one week a month cannot ever win that.
Tonight it was a £5 buy in, there were only 17 players and it paid top 3 - £50, £25 and £10
Anyway, as always I was pretty quiet in the early rounds and kept just above average. There was a maniac player with chips who was taking on every raise of mine which made me cautious.
When there were about 10 left I got back to back Aces at blinds of 300 / 600 and only managed to extract about 3K from those hands, mainly because I was playing very fast to deter the maniac from playing any 2 cards and out drawing me.
Anyway the maniac went out on the bubble and I was left the small stack. The player to my left was quite passive but did seem to change gears by raising more, just with the wrong hands at the wrong time. I made most of my comeback chips from him!
My heads up opponent ended up taking him out.
Heads up lasted quite a few hands and we agreed to take £30 each and play for the last £15. With the blinds at 5K/10K -about 107K in chips on the table. The final hand came when I limped in the SB, he raised all in for about 35K total . I could call and still leave about 40K behind with 79spades. I called and he showed Q8os. A Q on the flop gave us both the obvious emotions, but the other two cards got me a straight redraw ... and I filled my straight on the river.
So a few more winnings again to add to a very small cash table win at the Gala last week (£3) my live bank roll sits at £193.
Just a quick note on my live bank roll ... I will be adding a small amount from other gambling funds every month ... so I expect to still be able to play live poker if my current bank roll falls back to zero.
So onwards and upwards with my bid to play some bigger buy in tournaments ... but for now I remain a Poker Wannabe.
Until Next Time
Keep It Tight!