We got six brave individuals to play week #2:

1st: V4Verdure (11 points)
2nd: ryanwold (9 points)
3rd: optsyn (7 points)
4th: straightnutz25 (5 points)
5th: badash867 (3 points)
6th: rookie761 (1 point)


rookie761 was the first to exit when he got involved in a big pot early with a weak offsuit Ace hand (not a great idea!) but still somehow managed to get his money in as a 3:2 favorite on the turn:

V4Verdure: raises 60 to 120
straitnutz25: raises 120 to 240
Rookie761: calls 240
3 folds
V4Verdure: calls 120

*** FLOP *** [Th 7c 8d]
V4Verdure: bets 240
straitnutz25: folds
Rookie761: calls 240

*** TURN *** [Th 7c 8d] [3d]
V4Verdure: checks
Rookie761: bets 395 and is all-in
V4Verdure: calls 395

*** RIVER *** [Th 7c 8d 3d] [4d]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
V4Verdure: shows [Jd Qd] (a flush, Queen high)
Rookie761: shows [As 5c] (high card Ace)
V4Verdure collected 2110 from pot
Rookie761 finished the tournament in 6th place

Better luck next time Rookie!

Next to exit was badash, taking a nasty 2 outer on the river after flopping a monster:

ryanwold: folds
optsyn: calls 150
V4Verdure: calls 150
straitnutz25: calls 75
badash867: checks

*** FLOP *** [Qc Jh 3d]
straitnutz25: checks
badash867: bets 500
optsyn: raises 550 to 1050
V4Verdure: folds
straitnutz25: folds
badash867: calls 296 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (254) returned to optsyn

*** TURN *** [Qc Jh 3d] [Kc]

*** RIVER *** [Qc Jh 3d Kc] [7s]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
badash867: shows [Qd 3h] (two pair, Queens and Threes)
optsyn: shows [7h 7c] (three of a kind, Sevens)
ryanwold said, “wow”
optsyn said, “no way.”
optsyn collected 2292 from pot
badash867 finished the tournament in 5th place

straitnutz25, last weeks winner, finished in 4th place this week when he got all in with a dominated Ace and didn’t improve.

optsyn: calls 200
V4Verdure: folds
straitnutz25: raises 670 to 870 and is all-in
ryanwold: folds
optsyn: calls 670

*** FLOP *** [Qd 2h 2s]

*** TURN *** [Qd 2h 2s] [Jd]

*** RIVER *** [Qd 2h 2s Jd] [8s]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
straitnutz25: shows [4s Ad] (a pair of Deuces)
optsyn: shows [Jc As] (two pair, Jacks and Deuces)
optsyn collected 2040 from pot
straitnutz25 finished the tournament in 4th place

optsyn had a much better showing this week, finishing a very respectable 3rd place. He would have finished much higher if I hadn’t gotten very lucky:

Dealt to ryanwold [Qs Kh]
ryanwold: raises 3719 to 3969 and is all-in
optsyn: calls 2366 and is all-in
V4Verdure: folds
Uncalled bet (1478) returned to ryanwold

*** FLOP *** [Kc 2s 3s]
ryanwold said, “ouch”
optsyn said, “****”

*** TURN *** [Kc 2s 3s] [6s]
optsyn said, “lol”
ryanwold said, “:|”

*** RIVER *** [Kc 2s 3s 6s] [8d]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
optsyn: shows [Ad Qc] (high card Ace)
ryanwold: shows [Qs Kh] (a pair of Kings)
ryanwold collected 5322 from pot
optsyn finished the tournament in 3rd place
ryanwold said, “sick”
V4Verdure said, “:-0”

So once again, I begin heads up play with a pretty sizeable lead and end up blowing it to finish in 2nd. I played very aggressively heads up, raising most of my hands all in preflop. V4Verdure caught me with my hand in the cookie jar when he was dealt pocket aces and ended up making a ROYAL FLUSH:

Dealt to ryanwold [9d 4d]
ryanwold: raises 5030 to 5330 and is all-in
V4Verdure: calls 3290 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1740) returned to ryanwold

*** FLOP *** [Qc Tc Jc]

*** TURN *** [Qc Tc Jc] [8d]

*** RIVER *** [Qc Tc Jc 8d] [Kc]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
V4Verdure: shows [Ad Ac] (a Royal Flush)
ryanwold: shows [9d 4d] (a straight, Nine to King)
ryanwold said, “wowwww”
V4Verdure collected 7260 from pot
ryanwold said, “ROYAL”
V4Verdure said, “Holy crap”

v4Verdure quickly took care of the rest of my piddly stack to secure the win.

Good game everybody! If you have other friends or family who might be interested in participating, feel free to forward the email with the sign up instructions. Thanks!