Itís a good thing I can multitask, because if I had sat at the poker table for 4 hours and 14 minutes to walk away with 65c I think I would have cried. As things go, I was writing for this site - which pays even less - and watching videos as well. The ten screengrabs here are all from the $250.00 No Limit Hold íEm Freeroll played nightly on Party Poker and its skin, WPT Poker. There were 9,137 runners and 1,100 places paid. Unlike the Depositor Freerolls on PokerStars, this is a freezeout. From the above figures you can tell that it is not terribly difficult to cash - with the usual caveat of a bit of luck - but difficult indeed to make the final table. I nearly did, and perhaps should have.
Outflopped by ace rag, pocket 8s come good with a flush on the river.
The nut straight on the turn with a Royal Flush draw, but the board pairs and the short stack is destroyed on the river.
Pocket 9s hold up in a 3 way pot.
Winning a big pot with a house of jacks at level 20.
Jacks are outflopped by big slick, but come good on the river.
Big slick holds up against garbage after a scary flop.
Itís always the ones you fold that win; if I play here, I make quads.
I fold the garbage - but winning - hand.
Outdrawn by the moron who can never fold an ace. The last hand for me, and I finished in 13th place.
[The above article was published originally as a blog October 7, 2012; all ten screengrabs are from September 23-4, 2012].
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