PSO League #5
On to the action...in the first couple levels I found KK in on the button and reraised a MP raiser and a LP caller by making it about 4x his raise. I do not fuck around in the early stages by slowplaying. If your going to draw out on me so be it but I'm going to make you pay. They both call and the flop is a beautiful KJ9, they check to me and I bet 300 into a 600 pot and MP insta pushes and I make an easy call and he flips 99 for bottom set and I am the chip leader. I maintained a top 3 chip position for most of the tournament and don't remember too many hands till I got heads up as a 60/40 favourite.
The guy who I made it heads up with was an absolute card rack. He knocked out person after person at the final table and had a huge 60k, 20k, 20k lead in the final 3. I punished him during the final 3 to have the lead going into heads up. He turned a gutshot after calling a potsized bet on me to take a meaningful pot, he won with QQ vs my AJ, he won JJ vs my 99, and hit pot after pot to take a 95k to 5k lead. I battled back to almost even and then get him to commit his stack KQ vs K8 and we fucking chopped, he would of been crippled but the poker god's wanted to tease me, I guess its better than a complete suck out. Next hand I hit TP on the flop and shove over his raise and he has AA to finish me off.
I'll take a 2nd place finish as I had to play perfect poker to make it that far and heads up lasted over 60 hands easily. A 70 person tournament lasted 3:40. That just shows the caliber of play in these things is very high. I guess ill add my name to the choking list along with Actyper and MathP. :(