Monday, December 24, 2007
Ok, lets be honest. There were 12 players, its was a $6 rebuy, and I got lucky when I chased a flush on the next to last hand, fully sure of the fact that I was a big underdog to Hoy, especially when I started heads up at 10-1 underdog in chips. But I hit my draws, I got a LOT of great cards in the heads up against Hoy, and I managed to win my first Hoy tournament. Which has really been a goal of mine since I first played it over a year ago. I feel good that I managed to play the rebuy period well enough that I never had to rebuy, and even though it was only worth 2 big blinds when the add-on came, I took it because I was low on chips. I felt really good about how I was playing my position when we were short handed, and how I would open up my hand requirements depending on how many players and what my position was. I had a big fold when we were down to 3 players, as I was last act and the short stack went all in, and then Hoy called, while I had AK. I figured I may have been better then the short stack (I was) but I was likely racing with Hoy (I was). The board came down with two Kings, so I would have scooped it all and been much closer to even with Hoy to start heads up, but all things considered I still think I made the right play. Thanks again to Hoyazo for hosting the event, loved the format for a smaller group like he knew he had. Wish I was able to play on New Years Eve next week, but I will likely be out and drinking/play cards live.