Played a small rebuy tourney on Stars tonight. It’s amazing how big the prize pools get for these things – they guaranteed 10K in the prize pool but ended up giving 5K for first place alone.
I ended up placing 26th out of 1450, a decent place, although my elimination was rather ludicrous. I raised with AQs in early position and got called by one other player. The flop came A 7 J rainbow. I had enough left to push all in for a pot-sized bet. The other player thought for a few minutes and then called with A8o. Surely he had calculated his odds of hitting a T and a 9 and decided he was getting the right price. He had me covered just barely, and won the monster pot and knocked me out of the contest.
Off to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with Chris’ family in Syracuse. It’ll be a break from poker so we can focus on what’s really important: manicures and Division I basketball! I hope everyone enjoys a safe holiday with family and friends.