As I've repeatedly written here, I've never won and this time was no exception, it even went worse than usual, finishing last out of five players.
Turned a Queen-high flush of diamonds, bet and got an all-in that I called. There was a straight draw and a flush draw on the board and this player often uses bully tactics. Nope, he had the Ace of diamonds. Bye bye.
Some dramatic hands:
- Player M, chip leader, versus player P. Player P goes all-in preflop, M calls. P has a pair of tens, M 45 suited. The first two cards of the flop are turned over and they're 4 and 5. Two pair for M! The third card is a ten! Trips, set, three-of-a-kind. No further help for M.
- Final hand. P and M remaining, it's gone back and forth, M sometimes losing his big chip lead. The flop comes T, 7, 6 and P is all-in. M quickly calls. The cards are turned over and P had flopped a 6-T straight. M two pair, tens and sixes. Looks like P is going to win this, eh? Then M's tournament win is seriously in jeopardy.
Nope. The turn is another six, giving M a full house and P is drawing dead. To add insult to injury, the river is the last six, giving M four of a kind. What are the odds?
Well, well, all in good fun but DANG!
I'm on a semi-hiatus from online poker, waiting for a reload bonus. I've "consumed" all my bonus money and winnings, the only thing I've gained is a poker table, a cap and a visor in merchandise. But as Mike says in that poker flick "You can't lose what you don't put in the middle. Can't win much either.". I've had a shot, at least, at bigger money since my strategy has been to grind out enough to go on to a Sit-and-Go, Steps/ladder games or multitable tournaments for bigger prize money. So for now I'm keeping my bankroll stashed. As I said, waiting for a reload or a really good deal, but I'm reluctant to start playing at yet another site so it'll have to be an excellent bonus wh*ring proposition.