re: Poker & Big win last night
Didn't need to rebuy - won all in hand early with pair of queens and higher kicker. Took it easy early going. There was one table where 2 players were continually going all in with rubbish. Got between them once, but lost despite having best starting hand. Funny thing was 1 rebought 3 times, the other twice, when myself and someone else on table both had over 5,000 chips. Just sat out that table whilst they burnt themselves out.
Got beat 3 times by same player on all ins - AQ v KJ twice (I hate that hand - lost to exactly same in CC buy-in) and QQ v 77 (I was fav in all 3). I had bigger stack so survived, and played aggressively to build stack up each time (as I said in first post, lost 7 straight all-ins when called). Towards end I was just trying to creep into top 20.
On final table I hit an inside straight on river to triple up, and guess who I beat? The guy who got me 3 times earlier! He still moaned about it which made it all the funnier. Again played aggresively (as per Mr Harrington in his great book), and got to 50000 chips on final table (leader had 80000, rest had 20000 ish). Broke leader down to draw level before got booted out. Then the 30 most infuriating, frustrating minutes of my life. I haven't cried for 23 years, but I came damn close then! Got in game twice and had aces both times so pushed all in. Crashed out again before I could see results, but must have won them, cos I finished 2nd. Was gutted cos I thought I was going to win the way I was playing, but in hindsight I was so aggressive, I would probably have run into a monster and got bust out 3rd or 4th.