When I got to work this morning I went straight to the Time Kiosk we have in the lobby of the hospital to see where my hours were at. I had 40 hours as of Thursday night and since my boss does not like overtime I decided to work a short day and save some hours. Well, the short day turned out being 5 hours and I finally got out of the office at 1PM. When I got home I went through my email and was reading some blogs I usually read on a daily basis and then decided to go to Jokers Casino for the 3PM Poker tournament.
When I arrived at the Casino I went in and signed up and paid the buyin which was $15 + 5 for the afternoon tournament. I was surprised at how many people showed up for the afternoon tournament. We had 25 people which meant we had 5 alternates.
I tried to play as many hands as possible especially if I could get in for the price of the big blind. I was able to win a few hands and that kept me in the game. I was able to bust 2 people out of the tournament and so I knew I was getting good hands. I was hoping they would just keep going. I hadn't seen a final table in awhile. We finally arrived at 10 players left and we all moved over to the final table. By this time my stack was dwindling and I knew that with the blinds at 500/1000 it wouldn't take long for me to be blinded out if I didn't get playing some hands. I finally got a pocket pair 44. Now normally I would not play this hand, unless I could get in cheap and see a flop. I did not have much left. I decided to go all in. I, of course, got called and my 4's got beat. I figured they would but I had to give it a chance. I came in 8th for this tournament.
Wouldn't it be fun to play everyday.
Have fun and keep the cards going.