by jnells | Published Apr 22, 2012
Friday April 20th
Finch: Hey Joe what do you want to today Brain
Joe: Same thing we do every night Pinky, Try to take over a donkament!
This weekend started in the usual fashion, I borrowed money from Finch and headed up to Seabrook with Finch his Dad and his brother. Finch and I played the 630, Bob (finch's dad) wanted to play the $30 rebuy instead, and Sonny (brother) wanted to wait until SnGs started to run since it is a relatively simple form of poker and Finch and I have been giving him a bunch of pointers on SnG poker in general. I got off to a really good start when I made a straight-flush against an old lady who paid off a check raise with a Q high flush even though there were 4 cards to a flush on the board. There were not many interesting spots at this stage of the tournament I just had a lot of good hands and got into 2 big preflop coin flips, one of which I won and one that I lost.
There was a moderately interesting dynamic when there were 2 tables left because I was moved to Finches table so we obviously started with the table talk. "you are the worst ever" "You are a huge nit" you know standard best friend stuff. I tried to 3bet bluff him in a spot where I was in position with A rag off suit in a spot where I feel he should be shoving or folding but he flatted which I don't think is optimum but this time it worked out after he called my cbet and I failed to double barrel in a great spot when a K came on the turn. Soon after that hand we were off to a final table and both had a shot to get the $1600 first place prize.
The final table started off really standard with the most important hand I played was when I raise/called A9dd against Finches shove, he had KQ and I felt like I was drawing dead but somehow managed to hold which bubbled Finch (thanks for the loan buddy). That pot put me in a commanding chip lead and most of the rest of the final table was me correctly playing 7-13 BB effective stacks and figuring out how best to exploit the fact that the guy to my direct left was shit faced and making some silly mistakes. In the end I ran well in some all in pots and I took it down for $1600.
Then on Saturday me and my sisters drove up to NH to get our new puppy who's name is Augi, and he is the man. I will be spending a decent amount of time training him in the next month but I am sure that I will find time to play some poker.