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PokerStars First Tournament

August 13 2011 ,
by Matthew J-B

Date: August 12th 2011
Buy-In: $30 + $3
Type: Freezeout
Entrants: 228
Finished: 1st (Tied)
Prize Money: $1,214.10

I got it all-in behind twice: once with JT v A9 and I flopped a Jack; and the other with A4 v AJ and I turned a straight. But I feel that this evened out two all-ins I lost when ahead: once holding QQ v JJ; and the other holding AJ v KQ. I guess I was lucky that when I was the player all-in (with the JT and the A4) I stayed alive.

The significant hands were after resuming from the break playing 5-handed: 5th, 4th & 3rd were knocked out in the first 3 hands. I knocked out the 4th place finisher holding QQ v A8, and again the 3rd place finisher this time holding AK v AJ. At heads-up I always fancy myself, especially as we had 65+BB’s each with the blinds at 2,500/5,000 and I started to grind out a 2-1 chip lead. My opponent, from Brazil, caught a run of cards to bring it back even. He offered a deal before and offered it again now that we were even again. The time meant I needed to finish so we agreed on a chop, $1,214.10 each, although I did become the tournament ‘winner’.

All in all I felt I played solid throughout, ending with a fantastic result for my first tournament played on PokerStars!

3 Responses leave one
  1. debo permalink
    August 14, 2011

    go on dude!! theres abit of run good for you, 1st tourney on stars, what a result!! Nice bit of prize money, well you know what to do dude, knock cash on the head and get mutlittabling them tourneys!!

  2. nobbynofold permalink
    September 12, 2011

    nice one mate thats a gr8 first result on stars for 1st tourney maybe u should stick to tournies for a bit and see how ya get on i aint done to bad at tournies on there myself although not massive cashes still had good few results at least u will get a better feel for the site. congrats mate

  3. nobbynofold permalink
    September 13, 2011

    also forgot to say still not as good as my $18k first prize lol remember i am the “DADDY” lol

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