Today i did something i'd never done before...
Started the day with the intent of playing the the Million. I hit a $10r and spent $41 to no avail, and then the $39 lost a CF with QQ and no joy there.
So i had stuck $80 trying to get into the damn thing that only costs $215 to buy into! So....i decided, why bother playing satelites when i could play $12 45's and freeroll myself into it.
So at half 5 i played my first batch of 4, i had four hours to earn $215+$80 (to freeroll entry and satelite losses)
The first batch i ran ok, and made $51...the 2nd one i made 3 finals and finished $260 to the good. I was thinking of taking the money, but a good friend told me you only live once. So i took the plunge and put $215 into the tourny.
Managed to double up to 26K after a short while with a 9s7s on a Ks Js Xx Xs 9x board vs QT.
Soon after this i was up to 50K and playing well, the i got AA on the button, utg min raise to 3200, cut off made it 9700, so i pushed for 50K, utg folded and the cut off called with JJ, i held up and i was up to 100K! The bubble burst, I had cashed in the sunday million!
I managed to take my stack from 100K to 250K without have to show down a hand. Soon we were moving steadily up the pay brackets and this hand arose:
I get Ts8s in LP and limp for 12K,
SB completes and BB checks.
FLOP - Qs 9s Td
SB checks, BB bets 36K, i move all in for 200K, SB folds and the BB calls with Q9.
I miss the draw, and im out in 287th for a tidy $809.04
I was very happy with how i played, and was in a 50/50 to gain 400K in chips and have a real shot at some big money.
I think it is still a little expensive to make it a regular thing with my current BR, but we'l see if i feel like trying again in a few weeks!