Ok I lied.
Despite being my 8th Wedding Anniversary and the fact that we close on our house in a week I was able to get entered into the WWDN because of several circumstances.
1. I worked my ass off when I got home.
-I finished cleaning out the attic, consolidated trash, fed and bathed the kids.
2. The girls.
-The mother and sister inlaws were there. They came, they saw, they packed. All the women did was pack, smoke cigarettes, clean, and drink. In that order, until about 12:30. What can I say, the wife was busy, I was released for good behavior.
3. Boo boos
-In addition to my legitimately ailing back, I managed to get a nice sliver of glass in the bottom of my foot, making walking a bit uncomfortable. (yes that's a bit understated)
So I fired up PS and joined. I was able to get a few hands in before I had to take the kids up to bed. I managed to donk off a good bit for no apparent reason. I can't remember.
I got back a few minutes later and was able to play wait n' see. Blinds were still very low and I was able to grind back up a bit. Now I wish that I could give you some truly special insight to key hands and analyze my thinking, but to be perfectly honest, I was in one of those unconscious in the moment moods. I'm not sure if its good or bad, but I honestly don't recall any monumental calls or bad beats. Maybe HOY can help you there.
All I do know is that when we got to the final table I was chipleader and stayed so until we were 3 handed. The one hand I DO remember is HU with HOY. I have a lot of respect for hoyazo since he obviously puts much more time and effort into blogging and into poker than I do. He was playing shortstack poker, which is essentially push with anything that might possibly win. I get KJ in the bb and he HOYs on a TQx hand. His range is decent but anywhere across the board. He could have matched up the x. What's really funny is as I'm thinking, I type in 'oesd' to see if he will say anything. Nothing. Essentially it comes to the fact I've got 2 overs, and a chance at the nut straight. I call and Hoy says 'nice read I have oesd' . Cards turn and he's got the baby end of the draw. I say yipee!!! 'me too' except he fills his on the river and takes the 2-1 lead instead of losing. c'est la'vie. My spirit was broken, and I couldn't recover.
Actually, I was pissed....really pissed. From 20 players down I felt totally in control and played like it. It was my tournament to win and I couldn't close the deal. I went outside to vent with the girls but they weren't much help. NO 'At least you got second' doesn't work. SO I decided to make my $80+ profit work for me.
I joined a HORSE table with the minimum and donked it away fairly quickly. This was easily the most aggressive HORSE table I have been at, and I did not adjust. Bye Bye $40.
I played a $12 double shootout to the Sunday mill and made it to 3 players at the first level. I pushed with a good sized stack with TT and was called by ultra-agg with QJo.....next
8.50 RAZZ turbo Satellite. IGH in 90th out of ~225.
And Finally I say 'fuck it' and join a $55 2-table SNG. Again I get sucked out HU. Me with A3c villain with Ks6d. He rivers a flush after I hit my A. Was looking at 400+ profit and had to settle for ~300 which when you play my usual stakes is a pretty hefty profit. GO ME!