Went to a live tournament yesterday. The 6:30 pm $30 buy in at the Treasure Casino in Renton, that Matt turned me on to. Didn't get there 'til 6:15 though, so was #8 on the alternate list. Had a buddy of mine meet me there, and he took down $900 for a high hand jackpot with quad jacks playin $4-$8 waitin' for the tourney to start. And given his good fortune, he offered to cover my buy-in! I was freerollin'! Got into the tournament fairly quickly, before even the 3rd level started. Doubled-up early with 99 against some aggro-donk's 8d6d, with it all in preflop. But, didn't do much anything from there, fallin' out in 25th of the 52. Got knocked out bluffing at a big pot with an excessive continuation bet push, holding AhKh on a flop of 553... just to run into some donkey who flopped a set from the big blind. (The ball-wrinkle thought it appropriate to defend his blind to my 4x raise from mid position, with 58off.?)
It was a really cool tournament structure though, starting with 5,000 chips, 25/50 blinds and 20 minute levels. Thank you Matt for the recommendation, it was good times! My buddy even ended up 'quasi-cashing,' as right before the bubble burst it was agreed that the next out would get there buy-in returned... and he was the benefactor of the deal. I liked the little casino too, as by the time by buddy was out of the tourney I was up $150 playing $4-$8 against complete morons. Was a weird experience playing against such idiots, as on TWO occasions by two different people my river bet was called by a missed draw! Both times the opponent showed their NOTHING. It was mind-boggling,... not that I'm complaining. I could see myself back at that card room again in the future! And I didn't even mention their $1 well drinks!
So my buddy Andre and I had a couple girlfriends meet us up there after the tourney, and that was a bit of a bad idea. Our poker/gambling night on the town turned into an evening spent entertaining the opposite sex. We left the Treasure and went to the Muckleshoot in Auburn, so the girls could play their slot machines. I was actually up another $100 playing video poker there, but, that was before I went and lost all of the evening's winnings at the roullette wheel. And after falling down to even for the night, (and having some seafood fettuccinni at 2 am in the casino restaraunt,) I made my way home. It was a good night in all.
The night made for a tired Saturday though, and I'm lounging for the rest of the weekend. 'Til next time...
...I'm a talkin' donkey,