Today we’ll hear from The Wild Card, a Business Analyst originally from Canton, MA. When this guest poster first came to SIG, she couldn’t properly shuffle a deck of cards. Through over two years of practice, she’s not only one of our players, but also a dealer in the tournament!
It was fun to hit the tables again after being out of practice for some time. Although it’s been a while since I’ve played, the core principles SIG has taught me came back, and with that and some good luck I managed to make it to Round 2 with a pretty good stack. I didn’t get into too many interesting hands in Round 2, because I was generally playing tight starting hands (A10 or better), and ended up being dealt only 2-3 of them all night. I picked up some chips with a KK, and collected some blinds with KQ, but that was pretty much it. That’s not to say that there wasn’t action at our table! During the first half of the night, I think we saw 9 of the tournament knockouts…it felt like we had a constant rotation of players! One hand that I particularly enjoyed watching happened about halfway through the round. Chip Leader at the table bets (stack ~12k), Late Position (stack ~6-7k) raises, CL shoves, LP thinks for a few minutes (building the drama, of course) then calls with QQ. The CL shove was with A9. I was initially surprised QQ called because I figured the CL didn’t really need to shove there and only would do so with better (AA, KK, AK), but after talking to a few people at the table, realized that CL would certainly shove with worse if he thinks he’s getting better hand to fold, which he very nearly did. Even so, a brave play by LP, who came out of Round 2 as the overall chip leader.
Get each new post sent straight to your inbox
We appreciate you taking the time to read our blog and share your feedback. Please be respectful and keep your comments as useful and relevant as possible. We reserve the right to remove comments that contain harassment, offensive language, or are promotional in nature.