Thursday March 6th
After a couple of weeks off with the back problem I decided to try a game on Thursday.
I was told about the tournament by a mate an it really is good value with quite a number of players having qualified through satellites.
They have the tournament every month and it's one I plan on playing every month.
So, on to the tournament.
Plenty of limping and plenty of tells, particularly one player who had a habit of tapping his folded arms when he had a good hand which saved me a couple of times from tptk which would normally have cost me fair chunks of my stack. Even better was he was showing his hands, confirming what I already thought.
Didn't do me any good though because whilst it did save me from losing chips when I was behind it did help that I was always behind when I was involved in a pot with him.
I did last 4 hours and I eventually went out with a stack of 8500 when the blinds were 500/1000. I open raised all in with AK from mid position and was called by 77 in the next seat.
Don't mind the call as that is why there is value in the tournament.
Had a bit of trouble with the back and had to do plenty of stretching in between hands, as well as lying down during the break but it ws good to be back playing live since it has been quite frustrating.
Also still having trouble opening Mick McCool's blog. For the last couple of weeks it has been saying that I am not authorised to view it. This did happen a few weeks before so don't know whether he has taken it down or not. I hope not because it is one I really enjoy reading and since Snoopy has stopped updating every day and Amatay is away on holiday I'm not getting my daily read!
So if you read this Mick, hope you are still posting and if you have restricted access hope you'll add me.
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