Paying for your education can be expensive, not to mention painful, but paying for your entertainment is a different thing entirely. Where nowadays can you get 4 hours plus of entertainment for ten cents?
The following 9 screengrabs are from two tournaments played October 15, 2012. The first was a 9c + 1c pot limit Omaha sit and go on PokerStars; the second was the Bronze Invitational Freeroll on Ladbrokes. The sit and go had 240 runners; the no limit hold ’em had 1,465 runners competing for the E200.00 prize pool, and paid 300 places. Not everybody turned up for that, so it was not extraordinarily difficult to cash. And cash I did, in both, so this wasn’t simply cheap entertainment, it paid, after a fashion. Something that is even better if like me you can multitask reasonably well, and do a bit of surfing at the same time.
October 15, 2012: A flopped straight, uncalled.
October 15, 2012: Quad aces - uncalled.
October 15, 2012: An inspired re-raise pre-flop netted our hero a massive pot.
October 15, 2012: Four hours and seven minutes of pure fun, and they even paid me for it!
October 15, 2012: Aces are cracked by a lucky river.
October 15, 2012: All-in pre-flop, AJ cracks queens.
October 15, 2012: He raised pre-flop with 6-7 and got lucky against the guy with J-10.
October 15, 2012: Going, going, almost gone, then a lucky river.
October 15, 2012: I cashed, after a fashion.
[The above article was published originally as a blog October 16, 2012 with the 9 screengrabs here. Should the title have an apostrophe - who cares?]
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