- May 13, 2005
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Played in a $11 45 seat SNG at Stars last night and I have to say it was the worst run of cards I ever saw. I think I played about 5-6 hands during the whole event and only had 3 real hands all night. By carefully avoiding confrontations and stealing when I could, I limped into the final table as shortstack. It was obvious that I wasn't going to win this one as the hands still weren't coming so I chose to try to make it into the money. The tourney paid down to 7th so I just steered clear of challenges and let other folks duke it out. Was able to steal 2 pots (the blinds which was 600/1200 by then) by raising hard from the small blind when all had folded to me. Anyway the strategy worked and I ended up 6th and cashed for $30. Many folks will probably say that playing to place rather than win is a wimpy strategy; however, I cleared $21 which allows me to play 2 more of these - just hoping the cards run a little warmer. Dorkus and I were in chat during this game and I was entering the hands I was getting so he can testify just how cold it was for me. Think I played this one very well and it was the first time I ever played to place...