Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Review of 2006 - Part #2 - Poker Highlight of the Year!

My poker highlight happened by accident while on the road, we were in Jaco on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica one rainy weekday night... Mrs mftpg was tired and resting so I decided to venture out to a local internet Cafe with my Laptop to play a few hands...

Joined a couple of SNGs and one MTT - a $5 rebuy on Pokerstars. Not too much experience with rebuys at this point in time so although suprised when the number of participants went over 2000 it was not unduly worrying. Anyway, things went well, slowly but steadily chipped up for the first few hours with the occasional big pot coming my way too. Mrs mftpg arrived after a few hours to find out where I had got to.... we were soon deep in the money and heading for the final few tables....

Then a problem, we were the last customers in the net cafe and the owner (a friendly enough guy) wanted to close... oops, by this time I was 5th in chips with 3 or 4 tables left.... what to do? We remembered a bar with wireless access not far away and headed there, except they were closing! I rejoined the game while Mrs mftpg managed to get us some drinks (in plastic glasses as they wanted to wash up the glass ones). 45ish minutes later we made the final table... just us, the increasingly restless staff and the band packing up for the night and now a new problem, my laptop saying '20 minutes of power to go' (never was too good at keeping it topped up).

10 more minutes and we have been asked to leave again, band almost done and staff wanting to go home (fair enough).... 2 or 3 gone from final table and I have an average stack... pick up 77 in the cutoff, nothing for it really - got to shove. Button calls (AJ and missed) BB calls too with JJ....
GG me, out in 6th for $2.6k.... laptop now saying 6 minutes to go...

Could have done better but a fun experience none the less!

1 comment:

littleacornman said...

Could you not have bribed the keyholder to hang back for a bit longer? Good story.

Just read todays post.Happy birthday.Have a good one...