With only 184 chips left in my stack and wondering why Poker Tika seems to be getting all the good cards, my luck changed. This being about my 5th try this month to win a ticket to the Sunday Women's Spades Tourney; I was determined to make it through to the final table and get one of the 9 prize tickets on offer. The above are five of the winning hands which helpded me rebuild my stack and make it to the FT. 

The following is my final hand in which I left the FT in 9th place, happy to have earned my ticket and fatigued after having played about 10 tourneys. Not bad for someone who is using Poker as a therapy to rebuild my cognitive stamina; having sustained permanent brain damage in an accident on the job 6 years ago.