Sorry to hijack this thread with hand history's and such, probably could have moved over to what game your currently in.... still a comeback in progress would've been cool.
Yeah Joose 500 was well within the money, with over 6000 players it paid down 900 places, if ya busted out in 900th you would get 250.00 or so. There's 2 ways to look at it, I played too loose myself for where and when I got that aggressive (I didn't need to). And there is allways the point of you got to play to win and poker is one of those games where stuff happens, if I would've won those hands I'd be a hero instead of out of the game. It's funny I KNOW one of these days I'm going to win a huge tourney, what I don't know is when.
Now back to huge comebacks.
Allthough I've done it in poker many times I can't remember any specific ones, I can testify that the saying "a chip and a chair" has real meaning. I've done it both live and online. Never give up, allways look for an edge to make a comeback.
There used to be in San Diego what they called "turn around buses" for 5 bucks you get on a bus to Las Vegas, you spend 5 hours in the sponsoring casino and then you get 5 hours free time, then get back on the bus and "turn around" and come back to San Diego.
On one of these trips I lost all but my last 5 dollars in the first 5 hours. I had 5 hours left and didn't like the prospect of having to hang around Las Vegas for 5 hours with no money. So I went walking through downtown looking for a movie theater figuring hey theres 2 hours I can actually not be bored.
On the way down the street I said "Screw it" walked into the Pioneer Casino and placed my last 5 dollars on a blackjack
table and proceeded to win 100.00, once I won that I walked accross the street and played at the Golden Nugget and won another 100.00, I went from casino to casino taking 100 dollar from each one until the bus left. I was 300 dollars ahead by the end of the day. That was a nice comeback.
Another time I was breaking even pretty much for the whole trip, 10 minutes to go before the bus left and I stepped up to a craps table. I never played craps before and hadn't a clue how to play. I put 5 bucks on the pass line and won, took the winnings and covered the hard ways. Someone tapped me on the shoulder and said the bus is leaving let's go. I grabbed my stack of red chips and went to the cashier and cashed out 500.00 dollars. Ending that day 500.00 bucks ahead LOL
Leaving Las Vegas by airplane once, pretty much down about 200 bucks. I was playing quarter slots
in the waiting area. The airline announcer said over the speaker system that my plane was now loading passengers. Exactly at the same time my slot machine lined up 7/7/7. No time for a cashier, I loaded up my pockets with 300.00 dollars of quarters, trying to hold my luggage and my pants up at the same time, going jingle changle jingle with every step, everyone laughing at my situation. Was hilarious
Ahh good times, good times