Poker Is Not Always A Party


Party Poker has never been my favourite site, primarily because it doesn’t have a great choice of games, in particular there are no razz or stud hi lo tournaments. Having said that, it has a fair selection, including a decent number of freerolls, some totally free, others that require qualification, for example through a points buy-in. It also runs frequent promotions, which can include freerolls. The screengrabs below, in chronological order, are all from Party Poker.

February 23, 2008: $6 pot limit hold ’em, 110 runners, 16 places paid. This was the first regular tournament I won on the site, and is still my biggest win here. After this, I hardly played on it for another 3 years.

March 9, 2012: Runner up in the $6 stud.

March 24, 2012: Quad 8s in the $6 stud tournament.

April 10-11, 2012: Flopping 8s full in the late night freeroll.

April 26, 2012: Third in a small turbo tournament.

May 5-6, 2012: Flopping quads in the late night freeroll. Having been in 9th place at one point. I finished 64th of 9,923 runners winning 32c.

May 25, 2012: Rolled up 8s; everybody folds to a raise.

May 29, 2012: Third in a small buy-in tournament.

June 4, 2012: Aces full.

June 4, 2012: Jacks full first 5.

June 18-9, 2012: 8s full crush AK in a late night sit n’ go.

July 6, 2012: A magic river leads to pocket 6s beating the bullets, but I was out the very next hand with a pocket pair.

July 12, 2012: A house of jacks in one of the stud tournaments.

July 12, 2012: Rolled up kings can’t improve, and lose heads up. This was very painful because it was the second time in the same tournament I’d started with a prial and lost.

July 14, 2012: Deuces full split the pot at Omaha hi lo, but look at the hand that folded. If I call with this garbage, I make a straight flush!

July 17, 2012: Runner up in a small turbo stud tournament.

September 4, 2012: Congratulations, you have won 13c.

September 4, 2012: Flopping a small house in the late night freeroll. No callers.

[The above article was published originally as a blog October 13, 2012 with the 18 screengrabs here.]

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