Friday, April 3, 2009

A final table at the TPT

Last night I managed to play my way into the Final Table at the Twitter Poker Tour event on Full Tilt. I came into the tournament as the Bounty, and got very lucky early to chip up to over 3k. But I got stuck there for the most part, and went card dead after the first break.

At the final table, I re-raised a 3-bet from the BB with 6-6, and shoved it all in. Short stacked, I figured that if I was going to play the hand, I needed to represent a monster. Trouble was, it was an easy call by Gemgirl6 who tabled KK, and I was done in 9th place.

It was a little disconcerting given the fact that I came into the event in 2nd place on the Leaderboard Standings, made the final table, and then proceeded to drop 2 places in the standings. Great runs by @SteveBrogan (who cashed in 4th place), moved him up to 2nd in the Leaderboard standings. And a win by @Treystill vaulted him to the top spot from outside the top 10. It was @Treystill's second TPT win this season.

The TLB Standings are VERY close heading into Thursday's final event of the season on Pokerstars. The top 4 places are separated by less than 31 TLB points. Here's the top 10 as it currently stands.

1 taz31362 598.25
2 Steve_Treys/StevieTrips 575.80
3 rhoegg 572.10
4 Fleapid 566.60
5 Zonetrap (pokerplasm) 466.00
6 gemgirl6/LaBangBang 446.00
7 MustangFund 438.00
8 ungarop 424.00
9 sotied 416.80
10 cprpoker (geoffm33) 404.40

I'm feeling pretty confident that I should finish in the prizes as the top 5 positions are awarded a prize, but when it comes to poker, anything is possible. I would like to win an event, as I've yet to do that. My best so far is a 3rd place finish way back in the first event, but I've been pretty consistent for the most part throughout the season. A victory would be super sweet!

Congrats again to the cashes, and a special congrats to @Treystill for the victory. See you guys again on Pokerstars this Thrusday for the finale!

1 comment:

Steve Brogan said...

There is going to be a lot of pressure going into Thursday nights game at the TPT but it will be pressure we put ourselves, our worse critics. Just stay focused, don't give up. Try to see what the flop is before going all in and if it hits, make them pay. See you then.