WOO HOO! PokaPaloma just won a no limit hold’em satellite!
I’m at the Eastern Poker Tour’s 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Johnson & Wales Inn in Seekonk, MA. As a part of the celebration, they are sponsoring a $15K No Limit Hold’em Tournament at 3:00. Buy-In is $125.00 with an add-on of $15.00.
From 10:00 am – 2:00 pm they are holding no limit hold’em satellites. The top two from each ten-person satellite table win entrance into the $15K tournament this afternoon.
I arrived shortly after 10:00 am, paid for the satelite with a voucher that I had won when I placed third in Seekonk in March, added my name to the list, and was seated shortly afterward.
I had played with 3 of the other players at the table before. One I had in the maniac bucket. “Oh damn…”, I was thinking. “He’s got to be at my table?” I got some great cards in between long periods of blanks. I had Aces twice and Kings once. My final hand at this table I had Jacks. Jacks had been hot so far, holding up 3 times in the hour and 10 minutes we had been playing. So with 3 of us left, I went all in from the Button. The Small Blind folded and the Big Blind called blind, putting himself All-In. Turns out he had an Ace and an 8? Anyway, the Jacks held up and the maniac and I move on to the tourney this afternoon.
So, I’m registered, paid for the add-on, and am going to have a good lunch before the big tourney begins.
What about you? Are you an EPTer? Did you attend the event? How’d it turn out for you?