Originally Posted by KerouacsDog
I have no idea, but tell us how you won it bud, and congrats!
Thanks. I had 10,200 VIP Points which I've earned over the last 3 years. Used them to buy a ticket (value $162) to the daily $50,000 guaranteed tourney. This is by far the highest buy in tournament I've ever entered. There were 879 entrants and I came second for $17,601. Started at 9pm. Finished 4.15am. Glad I didn't have work the next day! No special strategy tips. Just 600 hands of solid poker. The only mistake I'm aware I made was calling an all in with 88. Lost this hand to AA which halved my stack. When we were down to 20 players, and prize money was rising fast I folded AKo which is a first for me. I had raised 3X from early position. Got 2 callers then an all in from a solid player who had me covered. It felt like my AKo was beat by AA or KK, but I'll never know for sure because the rest of us folded pre flop. If I'm right, this decision made the difference between coming second and coming 20th. One decision - worth around $17,000!
To celebrate I'm treating my long suffering wife to a holiday in Tenerife. I'll shove £8000 into my retirement fund. I'll invest the rest (over the next 12 months) in my poker education