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  • "a chip and a chair"

    This takes "a chip and a chair" to a new level. I am in Las Vegas and decided to enter the Tuesday NL tournament at the Golden Nugget. It was a $60 entry with 1 rebuy of $40 and 1 add on of $40.

    The GN has moved the poker room from its temporary quarters in the back of the casino to upfront. Its not quite as nice but rumor has it that a new 25 table room is planned for their upcoming new addition to the existing building.

    Anyway I play very tight for the first hour and take the rebuy and add on. I am average stack at the beginning but a run of awful cards slowly depletes my stack to $3,000 by the time the blinds get to $1,000/$2,000. We started with about 65 players and at this point we were down to two tables. So its my turn in the BB. There goes 2/3rds of my stack. I have J3 suited. Another player makes a big raise giving me some protection so I toss in my last $1,000 chip. I was crushed to see I was up against AJ.

    The flop was J74 with none of my suit. Im begging for a 3 when the turn brings a 7. Im still begging for a 3 when the river brings another 7. I say "nice hand" and start for the door. I get out of the room and another 10 feet or so when I hear everyone calling me back. Then it dawns on me that it was a split pot. As I sit down again I find I have about $5,000 and a chair. A few hands later I triple up with AK. 10 minutes later I am the chip leader with around $48,000.

    Well we get down to 5 players and make a deal for a split. 4 of us took $700 and the big stack at that point took $1,000.

    The joke at the final table was, I had come back to cash in a tournament where at one point I had neither a "chip" nor a "chair".

    Someone said they were going to tell this story on RGP. Well you heard it first right here at PSO.

  • #2
    Classic Bill! W/your experience, I thought you would have known better . Great post and glad to see you make some money! Hope to see you at muzzeys on the 1st. Your friend and fellow chapper, Iambrant C.H.A.P.S.

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    • #3
      Funny story. Another reason why "cards speak" is so important.

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      • #4
        Hold the presses! The other Bill cashes in a tourney? I have to go find my hard hat, the sky is falling.......

        Bill

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