Last night I played my eleventh EPT (Eastern Poker Tour) No Limit Hold Em tournament in Milford MA. I wanted to win so that I could secure entry into the Eastern Poker Tour’s Championship event in January. I came SOOOO close…but it wasn’t meant to be.
Played heads-up. Heads-up play started out looking good for me. First hand, my A 5 o beat my opponent’s pr K. I had my opponent out-chipped almost 6:1 (like $290K to 50K). Then it was over in a matter of 4 – 5 hands. I got my money in with the best cards every time…and the boards favored him.
Here’s how the reversal of fortune played out…
One hand…I’m in the Small Blind. Blinds were 20K and 40K. Other player is down to the felt and goes All In with 9 2 o. I had K 6 o and figured I had to call with any two cards in order to finish this up. I’m favored…and he gets two pr and doubles up.
Another hand…I was in the Small Blind. Blinds still at 20K and 40K. Other player goes All In with 5 4 o. I called. He gets a straight and doubles up again. I learn that he is going to shove with any two cards.
The very next hand… Blinds still at 20K and 40K. I was in the Big Blind with a pr A. Other player had Q J o and went all in. I called. Board came with K ? 9. Forgetable card on the Turn and the River was a 10. A miraculous hit! He doubles up again!
Came in 2nd. Won $25.00. Earned 122 points for the event, and my average points earned per tournament is at 65+.
After 6 Eastern Poker Tour tournaments, I was in 134th place in the Season’s Top 200 for the Central Massachusetts Region. This was my eleventh EPT No Limit Hold Em tournament, so, once the numbers are upated, I should move up substantially. Cut-off ranking for the Championship is currently at 63rd place.