Lucky Straights

The ramblings and mumblings of a wannabe poker pro

Full Tilt Freeroll

I’ve just got busted out of my first ever Full Tilt Poker freeroll. I was a little disappointed with not making the final table but have no doubt I played the best I could and feel I did well to reach as far as I did, considering I’ve never sat in an FTP freeroll before. I made it to 22 out of 2,364 entrants.

Unfortunately there was only one prize on offer for the 1st place finisher, Phil Gordon’s Final Table DVD, so my hard work didn’t reward me with anything, though I did really enjoy it, far more then any other freeroll I’ve done on Poker Stars in fact. Some of the players, well lots of the players went to the river with nothing rather a lot, but otherwise it seemed far more “real poker” then what I’ve experience on Poker Stars freeroll’s so far, I guess that could be put down to the larger field.

I was fortunate enough to flop a full house here, and I wasn’t short of action :


Biggest bets I got to witness, guess this is high stakes :p


I couldn’t hold out any longer so go all-in here. I won this hand, but lost to the next hand seen bellow.


Heres the final hand that busted me :


November 9, 2007 Posted by | Freeroll | , , , | Leave a comment

End of Session

Well after a little beauty sleep I decided to hit the tables again, although not a winning strategy, I was only really hoping to cash, 3rd place would do, as that 60c profit coupled with my earlier 1st place winnings would turn my earlier losses into a slight increase on my bankroll.

I did a little better then that though and came 2nd. 1st place was on the table for me, but my opponent made his flush on the river and took the chip lead at a crucial moment, my stack was decimated and I never recovered.

It was a huge battle for me, by having to resist the temptation to see the flop, following one of many huge pre-flop raises and then having to remain a float whilst I was card dead. Once it became shorthanded, the game was a total bloodbath!

I couldn’t put him on a hand which I could beat that he would go all-in with here, so I folded. Even if he only had a set with the case ace, its almost certain is kicker was better then mine.

Tired to take down a pot with A9 off suite as I was getting desperate for chips, but the flop didn’t fall my way.

Had to push all-in here, been card dead for ages and my stack was critically low, thankfully it payed off for me.

This was probably the highlight. I was fearing a straight on the turn to beat my flopped two pair, but come the river I was relieved 🙂 My opponent didn’t hold much competition here.

Here’s the hand that cost me the tournament, just not immediately. As soon as he went all-in on the flop, I new he had the flush draw. I think I made the right decision here…?

The final hand. I must have been steaming after the previous hand to go all-in here on little but hope.

November 9, 2007 Posted by | Sit-N-Go's 2 | , , , | Leave a comment