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Thursday, February 16, 2012

WSPL Goes to Vegas Game 4

Game four is a little more  lethargic than our previous games.  Two players couldn't make it, Noah and Jason.  The rest of us either weren't getting cards, or learned to fold before getting sucked out on the river.

The most interesting thing for most of the game was that Cookie decided to make all his bets in powers of two.  He'd bet 64,128, 256, 512 and 1024.

I tried to get cute on few hands early and found myself short stacked.  I was able to double up with pocket threes, against Smacks AQ. He hit a K on the flop and a 10 on the turn, but I rivered another three to stay alive.   I built back up to an average to slightly above average stack after that.

Down to 5 players I get 99 under the gun and raise, getting Cookie to call.  The flop is A78.  I bet hoping he doesn't have the ace, and he calls.  The turn is ten and we both check.  The river is Jack to complete my straight.  He about the pot, just like I was hoping he would and I push all in.  He turns over KQ for the bettter straight, and I'm out in fifth out of seven that actually showed up.

The good news is that players I fear most don't make the top three.  Aaron and Shane are both at the bottom, so them getting a bunch of points doesn't matter, and while Cookie is in the lead, I don't think he can keep it up over a season's worth of games.  Things are getting interested again.

Here's the current standings.

Week 4
  1. Aaron
  2. Cookie
  3. Shane
  4. Archie
  5. Me
  6. Smack
  7. Rich
  8. Noah (DNP)
  9. Jason (DNP)
  1. Cookie (38 Points)
  2. Smack (31 Points)
  3. Me (30 Points)
  4. Archie (24 Points)
  5. Aaron (23 Points)
  6. Shane (21 Points)
  7. Rich (19 Points)
  8. Noah (16 Points)
  9. Jason (15 Points)

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