Hi everybody

10.00am BST open skill tournament result - 1186th / 10,000

Been a bit slow for the first few levels, no hands came along, had to muck most of them and wait for decent hands to come along.

Best hand of the tournament for me was this one.....

PokerStars Game #68456843082: Tournament #447029303, Freeroll  Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (80/160) - 2011/10/04 10:43:57 WET [2011/10/04 5:43:57 ET]
Table '447029303 226' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: romeo278 (16126 in chips)
Seat 2: domingos000 (4525 in chips)
Seat 3: Naghiof (490 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 4: SaintKarl (12930 in chips)
Seat 6: fishman121 (2530 in chips)
Seat 7: Stinki Pepe (1500 in chips)
Seat 8: Cinders1985 (8630 in chips)
Seat 9: viper20101 (830 in chips)
romeo278: posts the ante 15
domingos000: posts the ante 15
Naghiof: posts the ante 15
SaintKarl: posts the ante 15
fishman121: posts the ante 15
Stinki Pepe: posts the ante 15
Cinders1985: posts the ante 15
viper20101: posts the ante 15
Stinki Pepe: posts small blind 80
Cinders1985: posts big blind 160
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to SaintKarl [Ac Kc]
viper20101: folds
Naschi81 is connected
romeo278: calls 160
domingos000: folds
Naghiof: folds
SaintKarl: raises 320 to 480
fishman121: folds
Stinki Pepe: folds
Cinders1985: calls 320
romeo278: calls 320
*** FLOP *** [8c Jc 6c]
Naschi81 has returned
Cinders1985: bets 2080
romeo278: raises 4800 to 6880
SaintKarl: calls 6880
Cinders1985: raises 1255 to 8135 and is all-in
romeo278: calls 1255
SaintKarl: calls 1255
*** TURN *** [8c Jc 6c] [Th]
romeo278: bets 7496 and is all-in
SaintKarl: calls 4300 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (3196) returned to romeo278
*** RIVER *** [8c Jc 6c Th] [9s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
romeo278: shows [Jh 8s] (two pair, Jacks and Eights)
SaintKarl: shows [Ac Kc] (a flush, Ace high)
SaintKarl collected 8600 from side pot
Cinders1985: shows [Qs Qc] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
SaintKarl collected 26045 from main pot
Cinders1985 finished the tournament in 2346th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 34645 Main pot 26045. Side pot 8600. | Rake 0
Board [8c Jc 6c Th 9s]
Seat 1: romeo278 showed [Jh 8s] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Eights
Seat 2: domingos000 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Naghiof folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: SaintKarl showed [Ac Kc] and won (34645) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 6: fishman121 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Stinki Pepe (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: Cinders1985 (big blind) showed [Qs Qc] and lost with a straight, Eight to Queen
Seat 9: viper20101 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

A good hand, but I could not understand why Romeo278 shoved his chips in when there was a flushy board, knowing that someone had to have a club in their hand and may call.

Cinders1985 had a Queen clubs in her hand, so I understand why she called a very big bet from Romeo for most of her stack, but she missed her flush, but as she was pot commited  all her chips went in and I called knowing i had the nut flush.

Then the bottom end...I ended up out of the touranment with this hand.

PokerStars Game #68457547768: Tournament #447029303, Freeroll  Hold'em No Limit - Level IX (150/300) - 2011/10/04 11:14:20 WET [2011/10/04 6:14:20 ET]
Table '447029303 799' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: koman777 (33670 in chips)
Seat 2: DDD2176 (19355 in chips)
Seat 3: SaintKarl (15305 in chips)
Seat 5: dinas5 (3955 in chips)
Seat 6: crowlonli (4720 in chips)
Seat 7: zeba1966 (11725 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 8: get2siva1985 (23890 in chips)
Seat 9: gayka177 (1230 in chips)
koman777: posts the ante 30
DDD2176: posts the ante 30
SaintKarl: posts the ante 30
dinas5: posts the ante 30
crowlonli: posts the ante 30
zeba1966: posts the ante 30
get2siva1985: posts the ante 30
gayka177: posts the ante 30
SaintKarl: posts small blind 150
dinas5: posts big blind 300
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to SaintKarl [7d 7c]
crowlonli: calls 300
zeba1966: folds
get2siva1985: folds
gayka177: folds
maksim123321 is connected
koman777: calls 300
DDD2176: raises 900 to 1200
SaintKarl: calls 1050
dinas5: folds
crowlonli: folds
koman777: calls 900
*** FLOP *** [Ts 2d Td]
SaintKarl: bets 14075 and is all-in
koman777: folds
DDD2176: calls 14075
*** TURN *** [Ts 2d Td] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [Ts 2d Td 5s] [4d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SaintKarl: shows [7d 7c] (two pair, Tens and Sevens)
DDD2176: shows [Ac Ah] ( two pair, Aces and Tens)
DDD2176 collected 32590 from pot
SaintKarl finished the tournament in 1186th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 32590 | Rake 0
Board [Ts 2d Td 5s 4d]
Seat 1: koman777 folded on the Flop
Seat 2: DDD2176 (button) showed [Ac Ah] and won (32590) with two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 3: SaintKarl (small blind) showed [7d 7c] and lost with two pair, Tens and Sevens
Seat 5: dinas5 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: crowlonli folded before Flop
Seat 7: zeba1966 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: get2siva1985 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: gayka177 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

My reason for the way I played this hand , is that DDD2176 was an aggressive player and that I felt that he would overbet the pot and push me out of the hand.

As expected he did raise pre-flop, so I called, then I felt that he did'nt have a ten in his hand for trips, so shoved all my chips in, believing that he would fold, only for him to call me with pocket aces.

My feeling was right he did'nt have trips, but he had better then me...:roll:

Happy with how I played for now, next one at 2.00pm BST, see you there people