Last night, I won my third No Limit Holdem tournament at an Eastern Poker Tour tournament. The best part of the night is that I played like I want to be playing. I increased the number of hands I play, self-corrected mid-hand, quickly rebounded from mistakes, and practiced almighty patience. Patience is really hard.
The Final Table started with 10 players. I came to the final table with a comfortable number of chips, say, in the high end of the middle range. Eliminations went along at a normal pace…as the blinds rose…the All Ins increased…and there were fewer players.
We started heads up with my opponent having me outchipped by about 50K – 60K.
Blinds were up to 4000/8000. I was in the Small Blind. How many chips? Errr… We kept passing them back and forth. On this hand, I had my opponent covered.
I had just won a little flurry of hands. I looked down at Qs 5h and decided to move All In, playing the mini-rush so that I could steal the blinds. Big Blind called. G U L P… He had Js 7c. I lucked out with a 5 coming on the Flop, on a board that was a mish-mosh rainbow.