The Big "O"

I wasn't going to enter in Mookie's Big O Tournament tonight - I was down to 11.97 on Poker Stars, and the tournment was 10+1. But figured what the hell, got a cheque froma client today, and what else was I going to do with my night, watch bad tv and knit? (Well, yes actually.)

So I registered, along with 22 other assorted bloggers and Texans. The first hour is a serious blur of one point I was playing two tables, fixing an image on PhotoShop and giving Jules instructions on how to upload her new blog template before she left for New Zealand. Add in the chat windows with the usual suspects, and it got a bit loopy.

But for some reason, the poker gods smiled and gave me good cards. And I lasted. And lasted. I don't remember any of the hands (Mookie has made a most excellent live blog post here). I don't even really remember the luckbox hand where I took a whole bunch of Waffles chips. I just remember him stewing about it for the next hour (insert gleeful giggling here). And I do remember eliminating Mowenumdown by laying a bad beat on him which I still feel really bad about.

The end result: I won my first tournament. I've won SnG's but this was different. This was with BLOGGERS. The first thing I did was to do a happy dance, the next was to call Hunny Bunny in Vancouver. Even though he has no interest in poker, he has always been supportive of my hobby/obsession, and tonight was no exception - I think he was actually more pleased than I was!

So it's almost 1am, and I know Ihave a long day at school tomorrow. But I won't be able to sleep for a while! Thanks to all who railbirded!!

16 Responses to “The Big "O"”

  1. # Blogger Veneno

    Congratulations Kat! You deserve it!  

  2. # Blogger SirFWALGMan

    KQ vs Q7. Flop Qxx. You bet. I raise. Alot. You cold call. You turn a 7. I pay you off for your remaining 800. You giggle and say something about womans intuition. Ring a bell?  

  3. # Blogger drewspop

    That's karma Kat. Do a good deed, like brightening my blog banner, and vwala! You win.

    Sorry I missed it. Congrats. And at the hands of waffles, bummer, hehe.  

  4. # Blogger L'artiste

    Gawd, wanted to play but got home late. Watched for a little bit, it was towards the end and I pretty much felt you were gonna take it down. Well done!  

  5. # Blogger katitude

    Oh, yes, that was it SirF...ty for refreshing my memory. (still hee hee-ing)

    And don't diss women's's wrong a lot less often that one might think *grin.  

  6. # Blogger presidentdavelee

    Congrats on your win!  

  7. # Blogger TripJax

    Nice win and bad ass template by the way...  

  8. # Blogger cc

    Nice victory--you should play with your last ten bucks more often...  

  9. # Blogger mookie99

    Thanks for coming out to play and Congrats on your big win !! See you next week.  

  10. # Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo

    Great work, Kat. Glad you finally entered the world of blogtourney victories. Hopefully there will be many more happy returns there (except when I'm playing, of course).

    And to think, you started off Mookie's tournament by chatting that you were glad not to have any of us from my table playing with you at the time. And then you ended up being the killer, the suckerouter, everything.

    Congrats again Kat, nice to see you succeeding like that. Wish it could have been me. ;(  

  11. # Blogger Garthmeister J.

    Dang, now I really wish I had won last week, making it Waffles, myself, then Kat as winners of the tournament.

    Of course I finished in 2nd, so the moral of the story is that I suck.

    Would have liked to have made it last night, but the live game was calling...  

  12. # Blogger Garthmeister J.

    BTW - I think the intimidating new template put you over the top. Obviously.  

  13. # Blogger mowenumdown

    Great win Kat! While you cracking my Aces with KQ caused me to lose a little sleep, I am glad that it was to you. Great Job!  

  14. # Blogger TripJax

    You may already know this, but...if you like the blogger navigation bar at the top, cool, but if you don't like it, just put this code between your style tags...

    #b-navbar { height:0px; visibility:hidden; display:none }  

  15. # Blogger BrainMc

    Congrats Kat. I am really expecting to see some serious blogger action on ESPN later this year when they start representing during WSOP. All of these blogger events are like spring training and I can see you are definately getting ready for the season to open. Great job!  

  16. # Blogger huma

    congrats. I wish I could enter some of these blogger tourneys but they are always scheduled for some crazy time that precludes us poor GMT+10'ers. But one day, thanks to caffeine and/or adderall, I'll be joining in!  

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