1 PM Feb 10 2012, L.A. Poker Classic (Day 1D Heat 1), Commerce Casino, 68th (469 entries)
Had a pretty good shot at getting into the money in this tournament. The first
45 places got paid. On my last hand I was up against two other hands, but since
one player had called my all-in raise then folded to a higher raise, I would
have more than quadrupled my stack of roughly 15K chips if I'd won the hand.
My cards were
in early-middle position. With no players entering the pot in front of me
and the antes and blinds at 500-2000-4000, I pushed my remaining 15K in chips into the pot.
The other two players who stayed in the hand were also both all-in, holding
I was only a 22% favorite preflop against these two hands,
and while the flop wasn't great, it could have been a lot
worse for me since none of the overcards fell:
I was now only a 16% favorite to win the hand, but
the turn card, while not a 4, was the second-best
possible card for me:
This gave me eight
more outs and a 26% chance to win the hand.
Alas the river card was the
so instead of having a great chance of at least getting
into the money, I was out in 68th place. (Nobody had paired,
so the ace-king won the hand.)