Clash of the Titans
So my second result this week places me in perrrrfect position to win the Klup vs Kunoba poker challenge. Mtt vs Cash, Greece vs Germany (even though he is called the Swiss fish) or as I prefer to call it – Class vs Crass
Definition of crass
adjective: crass; comparative adjective: crasser; superlative adjective: crassest
showing no intelligence or sensitivity.
synonyms: stupid, insensitive, blundering, dense, thick, vacuous, kunoba, mindless, witless, doltish, oafish, boorish, asinine, bovine, coarse, gross;
Disclaimer: The crass part is only a joke – Kunoba is an awesome friend and a great poker player, but I love giving this Arsenal purest some proper stick! :-)
So after earning a hard fought battle, I managed to secure second place for a prize of $530 in the very same $7 rebuy I played in and won earlier this week. I sense I’m just one result away from turning the Swiss fish blue – which leaves me with just one decision left to make …
Which Chelsea shirt should I send him? Twitter your thoughts to @loveplayinpoker
Today the Klup has thrown down the gauntlet and it is now up to the Swish fish Kunoba to up the ante!
Entering a $2,500 GTD event on Betfred Poker this morning, I did so half heartedly in an effort to kill time. The last thing I expected was to find myself on the final table so it was even more of a surprise when I managed to take down the $7 buy in event.
The win came courtesy of a fair chunk of patience and a slice of luck, but not much luck, as I did lose my fair share of flips. In the early stages, I built a stack and then tightened up to pick my spots in the middle stages.
After losing a flip (99 vs AK) I found myself sitting amongst the short stacks in the mid to late stage of the tournament. I also had to contend with avoiding the bubble. It took an age to burst and as the shortest stack I pushed my last 3000 chips into the middle with JJ only to be snap called by an A6 soooted. However the poker gods shined on me and I faded all outs (including a straight draw) to get a much needed double up.
I chugged along watching the players fall one by one and made it to the final table with all but one player boasting stacks much healthier than mine. By the time there were 8 left, I had taken a commanding chip lead and could even afford to lose a tasty all in flip QQ vs AK and still be in good shape. That was a minor setback and thereafter it was plain sailing.
The coup de gras was my A7 suited, out-flopping and out-turning a pair of 5′s and the nut flush had the fat lady singing. The skinny Swiss fish was left squirming for some cash table action in a desperate bit to stay in touch in the Klup vs Kunoba poker challenge!
Eat some of this Swiss fish ;-0 !!
So day 1 has started a bit miserably – played in half a dozen games and from the very first hand the challenge felt doomed.
I late registered into a $5 buy in – first hand up, I’m dealt KK and three bet shove pre flop only to get called by AJ who rivers a queen high straight.
Moments ago AJ was the hand to undo me once again. It was a $5K gtd MTT with a buy in of $7. Having been patient for a while, I end up boasting AA on the button. Folded round to me, I raise and the SB 3 bets me. In an effort to maximise, I flat call, see a K63 flop, get some more chips in, a Ten on the turn sees the SB put me all in. The river Q gives him broadway and leaves me seething.
Im still in one game but having just been rivered for an important pot, it feel as though Day 1 belongs to Kunoba.
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