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Monday, August 28, 2006


I'm a big fan of satellite tournaments as a general rule, they provide a good way for decent players with limited funds to enter some worthwhile tournaments and pitch their skills against the big boys.
I know some players disagree on this point, Highstack has said he would rather play STT's to win the money to buy in direct, I know Gatsby is a fan of the sats so I guess its each to his own.
Recently I've been playing sats for the $5k Gtd, £10k Gtd and £15k Gtd on Betfair with differing amounts of success.
The $5k remains my favourite with a win and a couple of final tables recently, I've also played the £10k without much success, but the £15k Gtd remains tantalisingly out of my reach, I can never seem to qualify for it, all my bad beat stories seem to revolve around satellites for this particular tournament.
As I'm still fuming from my latest demise, I'm afraid I'm going to inflict a hand history on you, I was going well in this sat, held the chip lead for a while before running two pair into a flush and halving my stack, I was on a recovery mission and was delighted to see KK when this happened
------HAND 4------
Game #3237562484: Hold'em NL (300/600) - 2006/08/28 - 17:39:46 (GMT)
Table "£15K_MONDAY 3300933 - 1" Seat 7 is the button.
Seat 2: Xxzuluxx (14080 in chips)
Seat 3: postus (7555 in chips)
Seat 4: lynchem (10440 in chips)
Seat 5: holker (5312.50 in chips)
Seat 7: ViceCity (7210 in chips)
Seat 8: 000si01 (2809 in chips)
Seat 9: ruffo (12117 in chips)
Seat 10: Kenpat001 (4845 in chips)
000si01: posts the ante 75
ruffo: posts the ante 75
Kenpat001: posts the ante 75
Xxzuluxx: posts the ante 75
postus: posts the ante 75
lynchem: posts the ante 75
holker: posts the ante 75
ViceCity: posts the ante 75
000si01: posts small blind 300
ruffo: posts big blind 600
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to holker [Ks Kc]
Kenpat001: raises to 4770 and is all-in
Xxzuluxx: folds
postus: folds
lynchem: folds
holker: raises to 5237.50 and is all-in
ViceCity: folds
000si01: folds
ruffo: folds
Returned uncalled bets 467.50 to holker
----- FLOP ----- [Ad Td 4h]
----- TURN ----- [Ad Td 4h][5c]
----- RIVER ----- [Ad Td 4h 5c][9h]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
holker: shows [Ks Kc] (A Pair of Kings, Ace high)
Kenpat001: shows [7h Ah] (A Pair of Aces, Ten high)
Kenpat001 collects 11040 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot 11040 Main pot 11040 Rake 0
Board [Ad Td 4h 5c 9h]
Seat 2: Xxzuluxx folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: postus folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: lynchem folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: holker showed [Ks Kc] and lost
Seat 7: ViceCity (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: 000si01 (small blind) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: ruffo (big blind) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 10: Kenpat001 showed [7h Ah] and won (11040) with A Pair of Aces, Ten high

One of these days I will qualify, and when I do, watch out, because I'm going to win the bloody thing

(Rant Over)

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