2010 not so bad after all?

Yay for Sundays. I came 4th in the PokerStars $22 1R1A for almost $8k. I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t at least top 3 but there wasn’t much I could do about it. I think overall I played really well and I felt really good for most of the final table.

When I think about it, it was a pretty up and down ride for me once it got down to 2 tables. On the final table bubble I lost a huge flip for the chip lead, and then I had to 3-outer someone to avoid being the bubble girl. I was short at first at the final table, and then I won some nice pots and was chip leader when we were 6 or 7 handed. Then chips got traded back and forth for a LONG time. I went down to last place and then back up to chip leader at one point, but for the most part I was 2nd in chips until we were 4-handed. Unfortunately people just didn’t bust when the opportunities presented themselves, and I ended up busting after shoving AQs over a button raise and running into KK. I sure hate getting snap called 😛

There’s quite a bit of playing left to do in December so who knows if I’ll still have a profit when it’s all over, but so far so good this month. I was about break-even before the day started so now I’m up a healthy amount. I would be pretty happy if I could go break-even for the rest of the year because that would mean a +$20k year for me playing donkaments. That is way above expectations considering it’s over only ~1k tourneys (or I guess by the end of the year it will be like 1200 tourneys). And also considering how badly it started with my downswing… well I’m really happy!

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  • Reply Joko December 14, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Awesome job Courtney!! That’s great that you’re doing so well now, knew you could do it!! I’ve been playing a lot of poker too while on my break in Vancouver (I’m currently working as a geologist in the Yukon), and I’ve been running really well :D. I’ve won $1800 consecutively while playing 1/2 NL at edgewater & boulevard =]. I’m trying to become a semi-pro, haha. GL with the rest of your year!

  • Reply donkeybrains December 15, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Wow Joko congrats on your success playing 1/2! How long are you in town for? Maybe we could get together in one of the card rooms and play a bit one night before you go back :)

    And thanks for the props!

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