Friday, February 08, 2013

Playing Pub Tournaments

The last two weeks I have been playing in a Pub on Thursday evening.  It is different than playing in the casino with dealers taking care of everything.

The tournament is a bounty tournament with a $15 buy in.  We get T$3,000 in chips to start but the blinds are 20 minutes in length.  It does move well since they did take some of the usual levels out of the middle part of the tournament structure.  It takes about three to three and a half hours to complete the tournament with the eighteen players.  We each take turns dealing the cards so we don't see as many hands during the levels but the increased time does help make up what we loose in dealer time.

Last week I made the final table and then went out in 8th place.  This week I again made it to the final table and this time I had the chip lead with two players left.  It was now 10:30 and both of us were ready to go home after the three and a half hours sitting and playing.  I was up about 2 to 1 against him and probably could have finished it but instead I told him that I was willing to chop the money and we both could go home happy.  He looked at me and told me it was an offer he couldn't refuse. 

As it turned out I didn't lose any of the money I would have gotten anyway for first place because of the amount of bounty chips I had in front of me.  Overall it was a good night.

I will play this tournament again next week.  In the meantime I will try to play some online when I get the chance.

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